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AU professors to share memories of the ’60s during Bergren Forum presentation

Vietnam War Era protesters march on the AU campus

Vietnam War Era protesters march on the AU campus

The Alfred University Bergren Forum presents "Hippies and Radicals in the Vietnam War Era" on Thursday, Feb. 16, featuring AU Professors Tom Peterson and Larry Greil. The program begins at 12:10 p.m. in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center, and is open to the public free of charge.

Peterson and Greil will provide insight on what it was like growing up during the 1960s. From protest movements to the essence and cultures of the time period, the presentation will focus on each of the professors’ unique experiences during the decade.

Peterson, professor of religious studies, also team teaches several studio art courses including "Body, Time and Movement" and "Image, Text, and Culture."

He earned a master of theoretical studies degree from the Harvard Divinity School and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Greil is a professor of sociology and chairman of the Social Sciences Division. He is currently a part of a seven-person team conducting research on the psychosocial outcomes of infertility through a three-year, 5,000 women panel study.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in religion from Syracuse University and both a master’s degree and Ph. D from Rutgers University.

The Bergren Forum, sponsored by the Alfred University Division of Human Studies and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, meets Thursdays during each academic semester at the University. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch; coffee and tea will be provided.