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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

CANCELLED — Robert Gibb, 2017 Sandeen Prize Winner, Reading


Location: Hammes Campus Bookstore

Robert Gibb was born in the steel town of Homestead, Pennsylvania. He is the author of eleven books of poetry, including The Origins of Evening, which was a National Poetry Series winner. He has received numerous awards, including two National Endowment for the Arts grants, seven Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grants, a Best American Poetry Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and The Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize, among others. He lives on New Homestead Hill above the Monongahela River.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

SENS: Trish Bredar


Location: 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall

The Seminar in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Studies (SENS) in the Department of English is pleased to announce its third presentation of the semester, "Wild Wanderings: Gender and Pedestrian Travel in Charlotte Smith's Elegiac Sonnets," by Trish Bredar, Department of English. Please join us for the talk on Thursday, March 1, at 5:00 pm in 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall, with discussion and conviviality to follow.…

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Lawrence Principe: Alchemical Lecture & Demo


Location: 101 Jordan Science Hall

Professor Lawrence Principe
“Alchemy, with a Demonstration of Alchemical Practices”

Monday, March 19, 2018
3:30-4:30 Jordan Science Hall 101

Lawrence Principe is Drew Professor of the Humanities, Department of the History of Science and Technology and Department of Chemistry, at Johns Hopkins University. Professor Principe is also Director of the Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe. Professor Principe, author of The Secrets of Alchemy

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Teju Cole Reading


Location: Eck Center Auditorium

Teju Cole is a writer, art historian, and photographer. He is the Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College and photography critic of the New York Times Magazine. He was born in the US in 1975 to Nigerian parents, and raised in Nigeria. He currently lives in Brooklyn. He is the author of four books.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Conference: Education, Literacy, Community, and Citizenship

Location: Eck Visitors Center

Join us for free, interactive, community centered one day conference honoring the career contributions of Dr. Stuart Greene, Friday, March 23, 8:00 am to 6:30 pm. Together we will explore the intersections of education, multiple literacies, and democracy with the hope of inspiring, connecting, and sharing with others in our community.…

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American Area Seminar: Margaret McMillan


Location: 210 DeBartolo Hall

The third meeting of the 2018 American Area Seminar will take place on Friday, February 23, from noon to 1:00 pm in 210 DeBartolo Hall.

Margaret McMillan will present her work in progress, "Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen: Lili’uokalani’s Lament and Incorporating Hawaiian Voices in the Classroom." Margaret's presentation will be somewhat shorter than most, followed by what we hope will be a robust discussion with the audience concerning methodological approaches to writing and speaking about Hawaiian authors.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Natasha Trethewey


Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium

At 5 PM Meet The Speaker, McKenna Hall room 106

6 PM reading, McKenna Hall Auditorium

7 PM book signing McKenna Hall

Natasha Trethewey was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, the daughter of poet, professor, and Canadian emigrant Eric Trethewey and social worker Gwendolyn Ann Turnbough. The daughter of a mixed-race marriage, Trethewey experienced her parents’ divorce when she was six. She subsequently spent time in Atlanta, Georgia, with her mother and in New Orleans, Louisiana, with her father. Encouraged to read as a child, Trethewey studied English at the University of Georgia, earned an MA in English and creative writing from Hollins University, and received an MFA in poetry from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 

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