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Emeriti Council speaker offers insights on Italy

Nov. 6, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Monica Nahm will be the featured speaker at the Wednesdays II program sponsored by the Western Michigan University Emeriti Council from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Heinig Emeriti Lounge on the second floor of Walwood Hall's east wing. The talk is free and open to the public

Nahm will share some of the discoveries she made and surprises she encountered while conducting research for the book "Saga of the Italian Peninsula: People and Places." The 396-page book was published by Pentland Press in 1999. It details the formation of Italy from its earliest beginnings to the establishment of the United Kingdom of Italy following World War II.

The work has been described as an "outstanding historical collection" and "a perfect tool to learn more about the magical but true tale of the boot of Europe."

Nahm is a part-time instructor in the WMU Department of Foreign Languages and teaches enrichment classes in beginning Italian and Italian advanced conversation at Kalamazoo College's Stryker Center.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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