From fun activities to thought-provoking lectures, there’s plenty going on at Colgate this week! Here’s a
few events to check out.

While it’s not surprising that accounts of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have emerged as contradicting
narratives of the violent events as told by historians from different parties, they still raise questions
regarding historians’ motivations.

In “National Myths: Truth Telling and the Writing of History in the Israel-Palestine Conflict,” guest lecturer Hillel Cohen will examine the epistemological limits of historians and their roles in times of conflict, while focusing on the historiography of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and analyzing the tension between national commitment and the historian’s commitment to the truth.

Come by Persson Hall Auditorium on Monday at 4:30 p.m. to hear Cohen.

For a fun and tasty study break this week, come to the COOP at 11 a.m. Tuesday to make your own crepes! Hosted by the Shaw Wellness Institute, you can watch a cooking demonstration and get to work making your own chocolate or fruit-filled crepes.

Bring a friend or come alone for this quick and yummy activity. For more information, go here.

Visit the ALANA lounge this Friday at 6 p.m. for Black History Month Release Night! An opportunity for students on campus to express themselves openly and speak about social, political, and economic concerns, Release Night is a welcoming and encouraging space for dialogue.

Hosted by the Black Student Union, this event is a chance for Colgate students to make their voices heard and gain support and recognition for their struggles and achievements in a supportive environment. Be sure to stop by!

This Saturday head over to ALANA Cultural Center at 5:30 p.m. to join the celebration of the Lunar
New Year with the Lantern Festival. Also known in Chinese as Yuanxiao Jie, the occasion brings friends
and families together to enjoy lanterns and to eat traditional rice dumplings called tangyuan.

The event is sponsored by ALANA Cultural Center, Asia House, Broad Street Association, and the Chinese Interest Association.  Stop by to enjoy the Lantern Festival with lights, food, and friends!

These are just a few events at Colgate this week. To find out what else is going on, be sure to check out
the full Colgate calendar of events!