Porterville College

Porterville College C.H.A.P. Draws Famed Egyptologist

Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures at UCLA, Dr. Kara Cooney.

Porterville College’s Cultural Historical Awareness Program (C.H.A.P.) fall schedule continues on Friday, Nov. 7 when famed author, TV personality (Discovery Channel’s “Out of Egypt”), Egyptologist and Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures at UCLA, Dr. Kara Cooney, will present a special talk on “Hatshepsut: How a Woman Ascended the Throne of Ancient Egypt.”

While many are familiar with the stories of Cleopatra and Nefertiti, perhaps the most powerful woman in ancient Egypt was Hatshepsut – the longest-reigning female pharaoh and a woman we hardly remember today. In this presentation by Dr. Kara Cooney – a leading figure in Egyptology today – guests will learn about Hatshepsut’s rise to power as Cooney paints a compelling and startlingly modern portrait of her life, the efforts decades later to erase the evidence of her reign and the modern struggles to understand her life and the place of women in the ancient world.

The talk will take place from 7-8 p.m.in the PC Theater. The event is open to the public and free to attend. Parking permits will not be required for the event.

Don’t miss a special talk in honor of Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 10 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.in the PC Theater. A panel of local veterans, from various time periods will discuss and answer questions regarding personal experiences and perspectives pertaining to their time in military service. The event is open to the public and free to attend. Please visit the front desk to obtain a parking permit for the event.

Be sure to attend the talk “Recovery and Identification of U.S. Missing-In-Action Personnel: Forensic Science and The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command Mission” with Deputy Laboratory Director of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, Central Identification Laboratory in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dr. William Belcher, Friday, Nov. 14.

Since the end of the Civil War, the U.S. Government has worked to recover and identify the remains of U.S. service members who were considered “missing-in- action” in order to provide a proper burial for these individuals. In recent years, the forensic sciences have been used to help analyze and identify the remains of missing service members throughout the world. The identification process will be examined using specific examples from several military conflicts, including the excavation of a WWII bomber outside of Mojave, California where several individuals from Porterville College and the California State University, Bakersfield assisted.

The talk will take place from 7-8 p.m. in the PC Theater. The event is open to the public and free to attend. Parking permits will not be required for the event.

The Porterville College Cultural and Historical Awareness Program (CHAP) was organized in 2002 to enhance community awareness of certain important aspects of our society to which they may previously have had little or no exposure. For more information about C.H.A.P. call Richard Osborne at (559) 791-2298.

Porterville College is located at 100 E. College Avenue in Porterville. For more information visit www.portervillecollege.edu or call (559) 791-2200.

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