FARMINGTON — While the world watches the continuing crisis in Egypt, faculty at the University of Maine at Farmington have provided opportunities for students to discuss and learn more.

A faculty panel discussion will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in Lincoln Auditorium in Roberts Learning Center on the Evolving Crisis in Egypt. This is free and open to community members who are invited to bring a lunch and attend all or part of the time.

Panelists include Scott Erb, professor of political science; Anne Marie Wolf, assistant professor of history; Jonathan Cohen, professor of philosophy; Waleck Dalpour, chairman and professor of business; Doug Rawlings, director of institutional research and founding member of Veterans for Peace; and Sarah Maline, chairwoman and associate professor of art history.

Melissa Clawson, honors director, will moderate the discussion, which is sponsored by the UMF Honors Program.

Last Friday, and again on Wednesday this week, Maline, Clawson, Erb and others have invited students to spend time watching the news on a large screen in the Landing of the Student Center with them. They provided insight and opportunities for students to discuss the crisis, something they anticipated would last for a while and cause a ripple effect throughout the Arab world.

They also wanted to plan an event such as Friday’s panel discussion for the community as a whole, they said. The public is welcome.

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