Spring 2014 Event Details
2014 Asian World Center Distinguished Lecture Series
"Death Zones and Darling Spies: Seven Years of Vietnam War Reporting"
By Dr. Beverly Deepe Keever, Professor Emerita, University of Hawai'i
Tues. March 4, 2014
Harper Center Room 3023
Dr. Keever’s presentation will focus on her book “Death Zones and Darling Spies” where she talks about her experiences as a farm girl from Nebraska traveling halfway around the world to cover the Vietnam War. Tales from her travels include braving elephant grass with American combat units armed with unparalleled technology to observe their valor and stories of the two Vietnamese interpreters, self-described as “darling spies,” who helped her decode Vietnam’s shadow world.
What began as a two week trip to South Vietnam turned into seven years, leading to Keever’s nomination for a Pulitzer Prize and earned her the distinction of being America’s longest-serving Vietnam correspondent.
Before retiring in 2008, Keever was a journalism professor at the University of Hawaii for 29 years. She is an alumna of the University of Nebraska College of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Excerpts of her memoirs have been published in the New York Herald Tribune, the Christian Science Monitor and the London Daily Express.
Keever is also the author of “News Zero: The New York Times and The Bomb” as well as a co-editor of the “U.S. News Coverage of Racial Minorities: A Sourcebook.”
This event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Asian World Center, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Journalism, Media and Computing. At the event, the Asian World Center will also launch its second book, co-published with the Center for Global Nonkilling, for which Dr. Keever wrote the Foreward. (Link to Creighton News Center release)
Liberty in North Korea: Multimedia Presentation
"Challenges Faced by North Koreans Today"
Thurs. March 6, 2014
Skutt Student Center Room 104
Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) is a grassroots organization devoted to the North Korean human rights crises. It provides protection and aid to North Korean refugees and utilizes a modern-day underground railroad through Southeast Asia to rescue refugees and help them reach freedom. Three LiNK representatives will give an interactive, multi-media presentation covering four main points:
1. The history of North Korea presented in four minutes.
2. The current challenges the North Korean people face under their brutal regime.
3. How the North Korean people are overcoming those challenges.
4. How we can help the North Korean people now.
Attendees will leave the event knowing how they can make a difference in one of the most ignored issues in our world today. This event is sponsored by the Asian World Center of the College of Arts & Sciences and is free and open to the public.
Chinese Teapots and Hand Fans Exhibition
Mon. April 7 - Wed. April 9
Skutt Student Center Ballroom
Twelve Chinese artists will visit Creighton University to showcase a variety of handmade teapots and hand fans. Demonstrations will also be given. This event is free and open to the public. More information will be posted soon.