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2003-2004 Programs

Luncheon Series

Each of these brown-bag luncheons will be in the Media Center at the Robert M. Strozier Library, on the FSU campus. Feel free to bring a sandwich, yogurt, or whatever; we will furnish ice, sodas, and of course cookies. Speaking of dessert, remember that Q&A will follow each of these informal presentations.
  • Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 16, 12:30-1:45 p.m.:
    "Bioterrorism: What we need to know"
    by Robert BROOKS, M.D., Associate Dean for Health Affairs, FSU College of Medicine.
    An especially topical presentation! Dr. Brooks joined the FSU faculty in September 2001, having served as Secretary of Florida's Department of Health since January 1999.
  • Monday, OCTOBER 20, 12:30-1:45 p.m.:
    "Booker T. Washington's Tour of the Sunshine State, March 1912"
    by David JACKSON, Jr., Associate Professor of History, Florida A&M University.
    Dr. Jackson co-edited the Booker T. Washington Encyclopedia, and he recently published A Chief Lieutenant of the Tuskegee Machine: Charles Banks of Mississippi.
  • Wednesday, NOVEMBER 5, 12:30-1:45 p.m.:
    "A Special Treat: A Reading by Jimmy KIMBRELL"
    Since the mid-'90s, we've had one reading each year by a faculty member from FSU's program in creative writing. Introducing Prof. Kimbrell will be his colleague and fellow poet, David Kirby, who recently became a Guggenheim Fellow and FSU's latest Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor.
  • Tuesday, November 18, 2003 8:30am-4:30pm:
    Friends of the FSU Libraries Book Sale
    Books from all different genres being sold at incredibly low prices 10 tables stretching from the Bellamy Plaza (located between Strozier Library and the Bellamy Building) and ending in front of Strozier Library
  • Tuesday, JANUARY 27, 12:30-1:45 p.m.:
    "Escaping Controls on the Availability of Information"
    by Dave GOWAN, Ph.D., long-time volunteer with Project Gutenberg.
    It's the international group which seeks to translate all out-of-copyright literary texts (science, arts, political texts, romance, humor, drama, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and more) into plain-vanilla ACSII electronic text--and to make these texts available free to libraries, authors, scholars and webmasters. He'll also talk briefly about ways copyright continues to stifle distribution of information.
  • Tuesday, FEBRUARY 17, 12:30-1:45 p.m.:
    "Land of Hybridity: Religion in the Louisiana Purchase"
    by Amanda PORTERFIELD, Professor of Religion at FSU and president, 2001, of the American Society of Church History.
    She has written books on New England Puritans, American missionaries, and the transformation of American religion since the 1960s and has also written on broader themes in the history of Christianity and the comparative study or world religions.
  • Tuesday, MARCH 23, 12:30-1:45 p.m.:
    “Unrooted Chilldhoods: Memoirs of Growing Up Global” by Faith EIDSE and Nina SICHEL, co-editors of the brand-new collection by that name (copies will be available in area bookstores).  The Friends are pleased to co-sponsor this program with the FSU International Center’s “Global Gatherings,” another worth series of brown-bag luncheons serving the FSU community.


 

Suggestions? Comments?
Please contact our Program Chair, Prof. Dennis Moore, at dmoore@english.fsu.edu.

 

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