HELLENIC-AMERICAN 
CULTURAL ASSOCIATION 
OF COLORADO 

Activities Fall 1995 / Spring 1996


LECTURE 
November 20 
1995 
Iphigenia in Avlis  
Directed by M. Kakoyannis, and based on a play by Euripides (5th century B.C.)   Agamemnon's sacrifice of his daughter, Iphigenia, to gain fair wind for the invasion of Troy.  Introduction, focusing on the figure of Iphigenia and Greek myth, by Harold Evjen, Professor Emeritus of Classics, University of Colorado at Boulder.

LECTURE
February 8 
1996 
Olympic Games in Ancient and Modern Greece
by Harold Evjen, Professor Emeritus of Classics, University of Colorado at Boulder.

LECTURE 
February 29 
1996 
Teaching in Greece: Greece through the eyes of an American 50 years ago (1945-48, during the civil war).
Recollection of years spent at Pierce College (Amerikanikon Collegion Theleon). Dr. Hazel Barnes, Professor of Classics, Emerita, University of Colorado at Boulder. 

LECTURE 
March 
23 
1996 
Life and Art in Ancient Santorini, 1600 B.C.
Presentation of the findings from the excavations in the island of Santoriniti by the late Professor Spyridon Marinatos.  Houses 3 stories high with frescoes unparalleled in beauty are some of the unique discoveries.  Dr. Nano Marinatos has participated in the excavations and she will focus in her lecture upon the knowledge we gain from the interpretation of the archaeological findings and the frescoes in particular.   Religious practices, social activities, interrelations with other cultures and the daily life of that society was emphasized.  Prof. Marinatos is Professor of Archaeloogy for the College Year in Athens Program.

LECTURE 
April 

1996 
Greek Ethnicity in the United States: Towards a Mosaic Society.
The last U.S. census (1990) and the end of the century provided us with the opportunity to examine the current status as well as to speculate about the future of the Greek presence and experience in the United States.  Particular emphasis was placed on the "fourth" generation of Greek-Amricans and the vacillation between a personal search for belongness, the search for roots, and the advantages of ethnic identification.   By Dr. Evan Vlachos, Professor of Scoiology, Colorado State University.

LECTURE 
April 
20 
1996 
The Consul General of Greece in Los Angeles.
Mr. Christos Panagopoulos, the Consul General of Greece gave a talk on subjects of interest to our community.  More information.

LECTURE 
May 4 
1996 
The Greek Education in America of the Third Generation of Greek Americans: How Effective Is it?
Dr. Andrew Kopan, Professor of Education, Emeritus, DePaul University, Chicago, IL.
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Prof. Kopan

LECTURE 
May 5 
1996 
The Black Athena: The Betrayal of Hellenism -- The Attempt to Negate the Greek Achievement.
Dr. Andrew Kopan, Professor of Education, Emeritus, DePaul University, Chicago, IL.