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Meet the Author: Jessica Hagy

Date/time: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Room 90 Snell Library
Type: 
author talk
Topic: 
Author Talks

 

     Join writer and artist Jessica Hagy for a discussion of her work, The Art of War Visualized: The Sun Tzu Classic in Charts and Graphs. Hagy will discuss her illustrated adaptation of Sun Tzu's The Art of War. The original text consists of 13 passages that communicate several war strategies. Hagy has been able to help readers grasp the complex concepts conveyed by Tzu using almost 300 corresponding diagrams. 

Jessica Hagy is best known for her Webby Award-winning blog, Indexed. Her work has been described as "deceptively simple," "undeniably brilliant," and "our favorite reason for the Internet to exist."

By attending this event, you will be given the opportunity to enter a raffle! 6 names will be drawn at the end of the presentation and each of those lucky winners will walk away with an original print signed by Jessica Hagy. 

 

Free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. 

Meet the Author: Rebecca Pacheco

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

 

     Join yoga instructor and writer Rebecca Pacheco for a discussion of her book, Do Your Om Thing: Bending Yoga Tradition to Fit Your Modern Life. Pacheco tells her readers of the benefits of the ancient wisdoms of yoga and relates them to our everyday lives. She provides guidance for form, balance, and acheiving successful meditation. 

Rebecca Pacheco is known for her wellnes site Om Gal and her participation in numerous ad campaigns for Reebok, New Balance, and Ibex. She also ran the Boston Marathon in 2009 and 2014. 

 

Free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.
This event is co-sponsored Northeastern Athletics and Fit NU.

Neighborhood Matters: Jim Vrabel

Date/time: 
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 12:00pm
Location: 
90, Snell Library
Type: 
author talk
Topic: 
Author Talks

 

     Meet the author Jim Vrabel for a discussion about the community organizing that halted the construction of the proposed Southwest Expressway through Jamaica Plain, and advocated for the creation of the Southwest Corridor bike path. 

Guests:
Jim Vrabel with community orginizers Tom Corrigan and Ron Hafer
 

Learn more about A People's History of the New Boston by Jim Vrabel. 

Learn more about the Neightborhood Matters Series hosted by Northeastern Center for the Arts. 

 

Free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.

Meet the Author: Suzanna Walters

Date/time: 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Room 90 Snell Library
Type: 
author talk
Topic: 
Author Talks

 

     Join NU professor Suzanna Walters for a discussion of her book The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions Are Sabotaging Gay Equality. The Tolerance Trap covers the gay community's route to acceptance and their fight to obtain full civil rights. Walters states that the gay community has not been accepted by society, but is rather only tolerated by it. She further expresses that toleration should not be considered a victory and the the gay community should continue in its pursuit for equality. 

Suzanna Walters, director of Women's, Gener, and Sexuality Studies and Northeastern University, has written and lectured extensively about sexuality and feminism.

 

Free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. 

**POSTPONED** Meet the Author: Suzanna Walters

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

**This event has been RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, Feb. 4th, at noon.** 

Join NU professor Suzanna Walters for a discussion of her book The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions Are Sabotaging Gay EqualityThe Tolerance Trap covers the gay community's route to acceptance and their fight to obtain full civil rights. Walters states that the the gay community has not been accepted by society, but is rather only tolerated by it. She further expresses that toleration should not be considered a victory and that the gay community should continue in its pursuit for equality. 

Suzanna Walters, director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Northeastern University, has written and lectured extensively about sexuality and feminism. 

 

Free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.

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.anderle [at] neu.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.anderle [at] neu.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.anderle [at] neu.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.shah [at] neu.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.anderle [at] neu.edu.

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