The University of Findlay has invited Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Emily Jane Goodman, New York State Supreme Court Justice, for an intensive week-long visit Jan. 30 – Feb. 3. Goodman will conduct classes, seminars, workshops and lectures and will meet with students and faculty members informally throughout the week.
At 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Goodman will be part of a panel discussion on the best-selling book “Still Alice” and the tragedy of early-onset Alzheimer’s. She will be joined by Gwen Ebner, of Winebrenner Theological Seminary, and UF professors Charles Mosler, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, and Lindsey Buddelmeyer, instructor of occupational therapy. Community members are welcome to attend.
“Still Alice” is this year’s Community Read selection. Community Read is an initiative of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation.
Goodman is a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow and has been a Charles H. Revson Fellow. Goodman has served on numerous boards and has been active in women’s issues and civil rights. The Collected Papers of Emily Jane Goodman recently have been acquired by the City University of New York and are available at Brooklyn College.
Before becoming a State Supreme Court Justice in 1990, Goodman served in civil, criminal and family courts. She has taught at the New York University Law School and the Center for Urban Legal Education at City College. Holding an M.J.A. from Columbia University in addition to her law degree, she writes on such subjects as mediation, custody, divorce, housing discrimination and battered women. She has authored and co-authored several books.
The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program, which is administered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C., brings prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders and other professionals to campuses across the United States for a week-long residential program of classes, seminars, workshops, lectures and informal discussions. For 35 years, the Visiting Fellows have been introducing students and faculty members at liberal arts colleges to a wide range of perspectives on life, society, community and achievement. The Visiting Fellows program is available to all four-year college and universities. For more information, visit CIC’s website at www.cic.edu/visitingfellows.