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Reading  |  Stan Searl & Gene Grabiner

Part of the Burchfield Penney Writers and Poets Series on M&T Second Friday

Friday, March 11, 2016, 7:30 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

Gene Grabiner holds both a PhD and an M. Crim. from the University of California at Berkeley. He teaches sociology, American history and Honors classes at Erie Community College (ECC) in Buffalo, New York, and has published more than 26 scholarly articles and book reviews. Grabiner is also a published poet.

In 2005, he was an invited scholar at X’ian International Studies University in X’ian (XISU), Shaanxi Province China. While at XISU, he addressed American social structure and constitutional theory; presenting lectures on topics ranging from the role of intelligence testing in American education, to the American Constitution, natural law theory, and race relations in America.

As a result of his experiences in China, Grabiner became interested in developing a faculty/student exchange program between ECC and Chinese colleges and universities.

In 2009, Grabiner worked with Michael Yang, Dean, Guangdong College of Industry and Commerce, to develop a study abroad experience for ECC students during the 2009-2010 winter inter-session.


Stanford J. Searl, Jr. lives in Culver City, California and for twenty-five years taught as a Core Faculty member in a person-centered, interdisciplinary doctoral program for Adult Learners at Union Institute & University. He's married to Rebecca Maris Warren of Whittier, California and taught as an English Instructor for the Weekend College Program (Instructional Television) in the Los Angeles Community College system.

Searl has a Ph.D. in English from Syracuse University. He has published two books about Quaker silent worship, including Voices from the Silence and The Meanings of Silence in Quaker Worship. He co-edited a book that presented formerly unpublished essays by the intellectual historian, Perry Miller, entitled The Responsibility of Mind in a Civilization of Machines. He published Quaker Poems: The Heart Opened in 2014 and Homage to the Lady with the Dirty Feet and other Vermont Poems is being published on March 15, 2016 by Foothills Publishing.


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    Friday, March 11, 2016, 10 am–8 pm

    On the Second Friday of every month, thanks to the support of M&T Bank, the Burchfield Penney hosts something great!