College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Dean Martin Hershock reads Wilfred Owen's "Dulce Et Decorum Est" during today's World War I Poetry Reading. UM-Dearborn will look back on the impact of World War I in a series of events this week sponsored by Mardigian Library and the Veterans Office. See the campus calendar for more details.
"The legacy of World War I affects us all a century later, a greater impact than any war in history," said Librarian Bob Fraser. "From the dissolution of old empires, revolution, the ravishing of economies and the imposed redrawing of borders to the dawn of modern warfare and a global pandemic with 40 million deaths, 90 percent of the world had to choose sides and take the consequences."