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2001 - 2002 Programs

Brown bag luncheon programs will be held at lunch time at the FSU Oglesby Student Union, room 312-13, unless specified otherwise.  Bring your own brown bag lunch, complimentary beverages and cookies will be provided. An informal question and answer session will follow each program.  All programs are open to the public.

  • Thursday, September 13, 12:30-1:45 p.m.:
    "The Book That Has Most Influenced My Life -- Lately"
    by ALTHEA JENKINS, newly named Director of the FSU Libraries. Dr. Jenkins' informal talk will focus on Lee G. Bolman's Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership.
  • Thursday, October 11, 12:30-1:45 p.m.:
    "The Impact that Isabel Allende's Books Have Had on This Human Rights Lawyer"
    by TERRY COONAN, director of Florida State's new Center for the Advancement of Human Rights
  • Thursday, November 1, 12:30-1:45 p.m.:
    A special treat: ELIZABETH DEWBERRY reads from her forthcoming novel,
    Sacrament of Lies (2002)
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2002, 12:15-1:30 p.m.:
    "Global Warnings: Climate Change 2001 and the U.S. National Assessment"

    by JACK WINCHESTER, distinguished professor in FSU's Oceanography Department, who reminds us that "January is a good time for global warming issues and how the state, nation, and world should react to the latest and most reliable information we have." That information includes two reports issued this fall, describing "global warming science, impacts, and mitigation strategies."
  • Thursday, February 14, 12:30-1:45 p.m.:
    "Books We Love: An Informal Discussion"
    co-leaders: BETTY NIEDORODA and the Friends' president, MARY JANE RYALS B.Y.O.B.B.: Bring Your Own Beloved Book to discuss
  • Thursday, March 7, 12:30-1:45 p.m.:
    "Pumpkins and Prothonotary Warblers: The Weird and Evolving Bibliography of Hiss v. Chambers, the American Dreyfus Case"
    by BILL SUMMERS, Dean Emeritus and Professor of FSU's School of Information Studies and, during 2000-'001, University Librarian. Based on his long-standing interest in this case that has helped define the expression "Cold War mentality," he will update us on such issues as intellectual freedom, McCarthyism and related demagoguery.
  • Friday evening, April 12, dinner!
    Following in the tradition of our April '001 presentation by the journalist and novelist Shirish Date, local writer and activist CHRISTINA JOHNS has agreed to be this year's after-dinner speaker. Watch for details on time and place and ticket price.

To suggest speakers for future programs contact Vice President and Program Chair, Dennis Moore, dmoore@english.fsu.edu

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