Marek Haltof (English) published a book titled Polish Film and the Holocaust: Politics and Memory (New York: Berghahn Books, 2012), the result of his 2006 Peter White Scholar Award research. This book is the first to address the representation of the Holocaust in Polish film and does so through a detailed treatment of several films, which the author frames in relation to the political, ideological and cultural contexts of the times in which they were created. During World War II, Poland lost more than 6 million people, including about 3 million Polish Jews who perished in the ghettos and extermination camps built by Nazi Germany in occupied Polish territories. The book offers more than just a study of Polish cinema, history and politics, since several discussed films, such as The Last Stage (1948) – arguably the “mother of all Holocaust films” – served as models for Schindler’s List and other Holocaust classics.

Julie Rochester (HPER) is quoted in an Inside Higher Ed report on a full meeting of faculty athletics representatives (FARs) who discussed the role of the FAR in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s enforcement process. Fewer than 10 in attendance indicated they had ever been involved in or contacted by the NCAA about a major infractions case. Given that the incidence of some types of violations is increasing and that NCAA leaders are in the midst of "a crusade to sanitize the association's image," the reporter wrote that it’s not surprising so many FARs are trying to be proactive. Click here to see the story. On a related note, Rochester previously attended the first Division II FARs Advanced Leadership Institute Oct. 14-16 in Indianapolis. The 16 representatives at the gathering were charged primarily with developing a model FAR document, something organizers would like to become part of the family of Division II model documents. So far, such papers have been created for model athletics programs, conference offices and strategic communications.


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