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Meet the Author: Rebecca Pacheco

Date/time: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
Location: 
90, Snell Library
Type: 
author talk
Topic: 
Author Talks

Do Your Om Thing: Bending Yoga Tradition to Fit Your Modern Life

Meet the Author: Suzanna Walters

Date/time: 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 12:00pm
Location: 
90, Snell Library
Type: 
author talk
Topic: 
Author Talks

The Tolerance Trap: Hor God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality

Meet the Author: Sarah Wildman

Date/time: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Room 421, Snell Library
Type: 
author talk
Topic: 
Author Talks

Join Sarah Wildman for a discussion of her book Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind. Wildman writes of discovering her grandfather’s letters to woman named Valy in WWII Vienna, the woman her grandmother referred to as his true love. Fascinated by Valy and her story Wildman takes off to discover what happened to Valy and reexamines a story she was told all her life.

Sarah Wildman has reported for The New York Times, Slate, and The New Yorker. Paper Love originated as a series in Slate for which she received the Peter R. Weitz Prize from the German Marshall Fund of the United States, “for excellence and originality in reporting on Europe and the transatlantic relationship.”

 

For more information, contact Jen Anderle at 617.373.2821 or j [dot] anderle [at] neu [dot] edu.

Meet the Author: Val Wang

Date/time: 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Room 421, Snell Library
Type: 
author talk
Topic: 
Author Talks

Beijing Bastard is a humorous coming-of-age story set in turn of the century Beijing. Val Wang tells the story of leaving her strict Chinese- American household for China, the country her parents left before the Communist takeover of 1949. Wang arrives in Beijing to stay with her traditional relatives and find a city turning against its roots. She attempts to find a new and modern identity as the city around her struggles to do the same. 

 

Val Wang is an author and multimedia storyteller. She is the creator of Planet Takeout, an interactive, multiplatform documentary on the role of Chinese takeouts as a vital cultural crossroads in America. Beginning in Fall 2014 she will be an assistant professor in the English and Media Studies Department at Bentley University.

 

For more information, contact Jen Anderle at 617.373.2821 or j [dot] anderle [at] neu [dot] edu.

CANCELLED: Meet the Author: Thomas M. Menino

Date/time: 
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:00pm
Location: 
The Fenway Center, 77 St Stephen St
Type: 
author talk
Topic: 
Author Talks

Unfortunately, Meet the Author: Mayor Thomas Menino has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Join Mayor Thomas M. Menino for a discussion of his political memoir Mayor for a New America. Mayor Menino writes about his political legacy, which stretches from the bussing crisis of the 1970’s to the city’s response to the Marathon bombings in 2013. He shares behind-the-scenes stories of urban politics and provides insights and advice for those in Washington.

 

Thomas M. Menino was elected five times as Mayor of Boston and five times as a city councilor. Following his final term as mayor, he accepted a position at Boston University as co-director for the newly founded Initiative on Cities (IoC).

 

For more information, contact Jen Anderle at 617.373.2821 or j [dot] anderle [at] neu [dot] edu.

Meet the Author: Lisa McCubbin and Clint Hill

Date/time: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 1:30pm
Location: 
Blackman Auditorium
Type: 
author talk
Topic: 
Author Talks

Clint Hill will forever be remembered as the Secret Service agent who jumped onto the back of President John F. Kennedy's limousine in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963 in a heroic effort to shield the president from an assassin's bullets. Hill's primary responsibility was the protection of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and for his actions that day, Hill received the nation's highest award for bravery. 

 

Even though the world viewed him as a hero, Hill lived with overwhelming feelings of guilt and responsibility for being unable to save President Kennedy, and after retiring in 1975, he languished for decades in what he calls his "emotional prison."  In 2012 Hill collaborated with journalist Lisa McCubbin (mother of a Northeastern University student)  to write his poignant memoir, MRS. KENNEDY AND ME, which became a #1 New York Times Best Seller, and served as a catharsis for Hill to face his demons and finally realize he had done all he could that dreadful day in Dallas. In 2013, they collaborated on another bestseller, FIVE DAYS IN NOVEMBER.

 

McCubbin and Hill bring history to life with stunning rare photos and videos as Clint Hill tells his story--how a Secret Service agent who started life in a North Dakota orphanage became the most trusted man in the life of the most captivating First Lady of our time. With tender, often humorous anecdotes about life with the Kennedy family during those years of Camelot, as well as his riveting moment-by-moment account of what really happened that day in Dallas, Hill's incredible story is one of courage, integrity, and resilience. 

 

Q&A and book signing will follow.

For more information, please contact:

Nina Shah

617.373.5452

401.864.9064

nin [dot] shah [at] neu [dot] edu

Meet the Author: Seng Ty

Date/time: 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Room 90, Snell Library
Type: 
author talk
Topic: 
Author Talks

 

Join us for a lunchtime presentation of The Years of Zero: Coming of Age Under the Khmer Rouge! Refreshments will be served.

 

Seng Ty tells of his harrowing survival of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia in his memoir The Years of Zero: Coming of Age Under the Khmer Rouge. The Years of Zero follows a seven-year-old Ty on the march from his Phnom Penh suburb into the jungle and an agricultural labor camp. Ty spares the reader no detail as he explains how his mother was worked to death and his siblings starved. He tells of how he survived the starvation, torture, and brainwashing campaigns of Khmer Rouge and went on to escape to a Thai refugee camp. 

 

Seng Ty’s story was featured in the Time Magazine story “Children of War” in January 1982. He has also shared his story on the Phil Donahue show and CBS 60 Minutes. Ty is currently an educator in the Lowell, MA School System.

 

For more information, contact Jen Anderle at 617.373.2821 or j [dot] anderle [at] neu [dot] edu.

Meet the Author: Carla Kaplan

Date/time: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Room 90, Snell Library
Type: 
author talk
Topic: 
Author Talks

Join us for a discussion with NU English Professor Carla Kaplan about her most recent book, Miss Anne in Harlem. Kaplan discusses what she calls “the most reviled but least explored figures in American culture”, the white women of the Harlem renaissance. Miss Anne in Harlem focuses on six of these polarizing figures including Fannie Hurst, author of Imitation of Life, and Charlotte Osgood Mason the famed Park Avenue patron of Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and others.

 

Professor Kaplan is the Davis Distinguished Professor of American Literature at Northeastern University. Her previous works include Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters and The Erotics of Talk: Women's Writing and Feminist Paradigms.

For more information, contact Jen Anderle at 617.373.2821 or j [dot] anderle [at] neu [dot] edu.

Meet the Author: Chris Nilan

Date/time: 
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 12:00pm
Location: 
The Varsity Club, Matthews Arena
Type: 
author talk
Topic: 
Author Talks

Meet the Author: Chris Nilan

Fighting Back: The Chris Nilan Story

Meet former Northeastern student and NHL player Chris Nilan, who recently published his autobiography Fighting Back: The Chris Nilan Story. After playing hockey for the Northeastern Huskies, Nilan went on to play for the Montreal Canadiens, the New York Rangers, and the Boston Bruins, winning the Stanley Cup while with the Canadiens and breaking several records throughout his career. Nilan will discuss his Boston roots, his hockey career, his troubled post-hockey life, and his eventual triumph over his addictions.

 

Lunch provided.

 

Co-sponsored by the Northeastern Athletics

 

Meet the Author: Dan Kennedy

The Wired City: Reimagining Journalism and Civic Life in the Post-Newspaper Age
Date/time: 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Snell Library Room 421
Type: 
author talk
Topic: 
Author Talks

 

In The Wired City, Dan Kennedy explores the ecosystem of online journalism at the local and regional level using the New Haven Independent, a nonprofit community website, as a case study. With the print newspaper industry taking a downturn in recent years, Internet news sources have been rushing in to fill the void. The Wired City tells the stories of those who are doing it right. With input from journalists, activists, and civic leaders, The Wired City is a testament to the potential of online journalism in the volatile and dynamic world of local and regional news.

Dan Kennedy is an assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University who writes on media issues for the Nieman Journalism Lab, the Huffington Post, and other publications and websites. He is a panelist on Beat the Press, a weekly program about media issues on WGBH-TV (Channel 2) in Boston. His work has an emphasis on blogging, multimedia, and social networks, and he teaches news reporting, media law, and other journalism courses.

Co-sponsored by the NU School of Journalism and the NU Libraries.

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

Please contact Thomas Urell at T [dot] urell [at] neu [dot] edu with questions or to RSVP.

 

 

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