Oct. 11, 2013
Cara Benson (left); Reginald Betts
WHAT: Prison Panel: The Unbalanced Scales of Justice
WHO: Professor Randall Horton's Prison Literature class will be hosting a panel that will consist of Cara Benson, a poet, who teaches creative writing at Mt McGregor Corrections in Saratoga, N.Y. and two of her former students, Derrick Anderson and Sean Dalpiaz. Also, joining the conversation will be Reginald Dwayne Betts who was sentenced as an adult at the age of 16 and now serves on President’s Barack Obama’s Council on Juvenile Justice and is a first year law student at Yale University as well as a poet and author of the award-winning books Shahid Reads His Own Palm and A Question of Freedom.
WHEN: Oct.16, 1:40 p.m. to 2:55 p.m .
WHERE: Haraguri Hall 115
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico and California. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. The University enrolls approximately 6,400 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and College of Lifelong & eLearning, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.