November 22, 2011

The Birds of Baghdad

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — pam @ 1:58 pm

“The Birds of Baghdad,” a performance arts piece by Library Scholar-in-Residence Edgar Nkosi White, is an impressionistic eyewitness account of Iraq on the eve of the American invasion.

One performance only!

Tuesday, December 6th, 6 p.m.

Cohen Library Archives, 5th floor

To quote the author: “I left City College and went to Iraq in search of camels and magic carpets and instead ran into myself and a Wall Street.”

Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

November 18, 2011

Poet Laureate Philip Levine

Filed under: News — Tags: , — pam @ 4:02 pm

Congratulations to the new Poet Laureate of the United States, Philip Levine, who took office in mid-October. To hear a selection of his readings from his 2007 program at Cohen Library, click here. [photo: Frances Levine]

November 1, 2011

Torture & Cruelty

Filed under: Exhibitions — Tags: , , — pam @ 9:52 pm

In conjunction with the “Cry Uncle” exhibition on display in the Cohen Library Archives Nov. 7 – Dec. 21, several talks will discuss these important topics:

“The Ethics of Cruelty” by author José Ovejero, who will discuss his novels with Prof. Jennifer Morton (Philosophy), Thursday, Nov. 10 @ 5 p.m., Rifkind Seminar Room NAC 6/316.

Exhibit opening reception talk featuring Dr. Allen S. Keller from Survivors of Torture, Bellevue Hospital, Thursday, Nov. 17 @ 6 p.m., Cohen Library Archives.

“Torture within the Army” talk by Prof. Marie Rose Mukeni Beya on her research with Congolese children, Monday, Nov. 28 @ 6 p.m., Cohen Library Archives.

“Cry Uncle: The Artwork of Frances Jetter” showcases the artist’s conceptualization of man’s inhumanity to man in a 23-page accordion fold limited edition book with linoleum block images and hand letterpress type.


Check Out Our New Subject Guides

Filed under: Digital Resources — Tags: , , , — pam @ 3:45 pm

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