Aviation artist exhibit at college Nov. 30

The Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution will welcome artist and author Keith Ferris, who will present his original combat artwork Nov. 30 from noon to 1:30 p.m., and 7:30-9:30 p.m. The exhibit will be held in room 220 of the ATEC building.

In addition to the presentation, Ferris will relate the stories behind each piece. He began his art career in 1947 painting for U.S. Air Force publications, and his mural “Fortresses Under Fire” adorns a gallery of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

The event code is XWWTS 005. For fee or more information, call (732) 224-2315.

The visiting writers series will continue Dec. 1 with “Men’s Lives in Poetry” at 7 p.m. at the Brookdale Performing Arts Center. The event will feature Patrick Donnelly, associate editor at Four Way Books, whose most recent publication is his first collection of poems, “The Charge”; Charles Lynch, an associate professor of English at New Jersey City University whose essays, articles, reviews and poetry have been published in several periodicals; Peter Murphy, a consultant to the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s poetry program and an adviser to PBS, whose poems “Stubborn Child” will be published in January; and Patrick Rosal, a winner of the Palanquin Poetry Series Award and Allen Ginsberg Award, and an assistant professor of English at Bloomfield College. For more information, call Laura at (732) 224-2053.

The International Center will offer a faculty-led study abroad program, “La Bell’Italia — History and Art in Venice, Rome, Florence and Tuscany,” May 17-26. Information sessions about the class will be held Dec. 2 and 14 from noon to 1 p.m., and Dec. 8 from 5-6 p.m. Students may earn credits for the World Civilization I history course. The trip will include walking tours of various areas in Florence, a tour of Lucca in Tuscany, and visits to the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain in Rome.

An information session on the study abroad program to Normandy, France, will be held Dec. 6 from 7-8 p.m. in room 107 of the MAC building. Trip participants may earn credits for the History 295-SA course. Participants will visit the Normandy invasion site, Caen, the capital of the province, Paris, and other areas. To register, call (732) 224-2799.