St. Bonaventure University will show off all that it has to offer Thursday, Oct. 27, when members of the university community visit the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown.
The Jackson Center has hosted St. Bonaventure Athletics Department events in the past, but this will be the first time the Center will host a university-wide event since the two institutions signed an agreement to take advantage of each other’s resources.
Members of the university’s admissions, academics, athletics and alumni departments will be on hand for the informal 90-minute event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. with a brief presentation moderated by Greg Peterson, a board member of the Jackson Center.
Heavy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served beginning at 7 p.m.
Registration for the free event is required by Oct. 21 at www.sbu.edu/jacksoncenter. For additional questions, contact Seth Johnson at 716-375-2382.
The collaboration between St. Bonaventure and the Jackson Center was forged in May to enhance scholarly research, educational opportunities, advocacy, and expansion of Jackson’s legacy.
“We are pleased and proud to be partners with the Robert H. Jackson Center,” said Dr. Joseph Zimmer, provost and vice president for academic affairs at St. Bonaventure. “Their programming aligns with our mission, and their unique collection has great historical value that we hope to make more available to the broader academic community. We look forward to this event and further collaborations with the center.”
The Jackson Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting liberty under law through the examination of the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson.
The center engages students of all ages, scholars, educators, national officials, and international dignitaries in analyzing contemporary issues of equality, fairness, and justice through the lens of Justice Jackson’s body of work.
The Jackson Center’s mission is to advance public awareness and appreciation of the principles of justice and the rule of law as embodied in the achievements and legacy of Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954), U.S. Supreme Court Justice and chief U.S. prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials. Jackson grew up in Frewsburg, just outside of Jamestown, N.Y., where the Jackson Center is located.
Jackson Center and university officials began talks in fall 2015 to learn more about each other and their respective missions. Ultimately, officials realized they could utilize each institution’s resources and form an educational partnership.
Among the highlights of the agreement:
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