Exhibits, Lectures, Workshops, Conversational Lunch in University Libraries

This semester, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s libraries are the places to be for varied events and activities — from lectures about Alexander Hamilton and photography exhibits to a display of visual journals, writing workshops and a conversational lunch.

Weiner Library, Metropolitan Campus

Alexander Hamilton Exhibit and Events

The national traveling exhibition, “Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America,” is on display through Friday, December 5, at the Weiner Library. The exhibit tells the story of Hamilton’s rise from an orphaned, 15-year-old West Indies immigrant to George Washington’s war-time aide — a Revolutionary War patriot and soldier, financial and legal genius and an ardent opponent of slavery. Exhibit hours are Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m.–11 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon–10 p.m. The exhibit was organized by the New-York Historical Society, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and American Library Association with funding from National Endowment for the Humanities.

Several accompanying free events to the exhibit are being held at the Weiner Library. These include: “Reason and Passion: Alexander Hamilton – A Staged Reading,” with Ellen Spaldo, English (Metro), on Thursday, November 13, 2 p.m., at the periodicals department (seating limited to first 25); a presentation on “Art and Architecture of Hamilton Grange” by Joan Taylor, fine arts (Metro), on Monday, November 17, 3 p.m., in the Auditorium; a lecture titled “Hamilton: Law and Judiciary,” with Michael Glass, Petrocelli College (Metro) and lawyer, on Tuesday, November 25, 12:30 p.m., in the Auditorium; and a lecture on “Hamilton v. Jefferson: The Information Revolution,” with Robert Taylor, history, Bergen Community College, Paramus, N.J., on Monday, December 1, 3:40 p.m., in the auditorium.

For information about the Hamilton exhibit and its accompanying events call 201-692-2279.

Eric Dong Photography Exhibit

Photographs by Eric Dong are on exhibit through Friday, December 12, in the Metro Writing Studio, on the second floor of the Weiner Library. The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–10 p.m.; and Saturday, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. For additional information about the exhibit, contact Della O’Malley, reference librarian (Metro), at 201-692-2140 or dellao@fdu.edu.

Writing Workshops, Conversational Lunch

The Metro Writing Studio is holding various workshops as well as an English-as-a-Second-Language conversational lunch where non-native English speakers can practice their spoken-language skills. Upcoming workshops include “Advanced MLA Format,” on Wednesday, November 12, 3:30–5 p.m., at the Metro Writing Studio; “Lab Reports and More: Technical Communications Basics,” on Wednesday, November 19, 3:30–5 p.m., in Room 105, Muscarelle Center; and “Business Memos and Etiquette,” on Wednesday, December 3, 3:45–5:15 p.m., in the Weiner Library Auditorium. A conversational lunch on basketball will be held on Friday, November 21, from 2:30–4 p.m., in the Metro Writing Studio with Jeanette Adams, University College (Metro).

For more information about the workshops and conversational lunch go to http://ucoll.fdu.edu/metro/events.html .

College at Florham Library

Display of Afghan Photos, Kites

As part of The Kite Runner Enrichment Events organized at the College at Florham, “Afghanistan’s Children: The Next Generation,” an exhibit of selected works by acclaimed photographer Steve McCurry, is on display in the foyer of the College at Florham Library. In addition, seven authentic Afghan kites have been hung from the ceilings of the foyer and the Orangerie. The exhibit runs through Wednesday, December 17. Hours are Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–11 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Sunday, 2–10 p.m. A display of related texts are also on display in the library’s Reference Room. (See related article ‘The Kite Runner’ — Focus of Events, Freshman Read http://inside.fdu.edu/otw/0811/kiterunner.html .)

Students’ Visual Journeys

“Altered Books Altered Experiences: Students’ Visual Journeys Through England’s Great Museums,” a culminating project of students in the course Exploring the Great Museums of England: History of British Painting and Photography, is on exhibit in the Orangerie through Thursday, December 18.

The course, which was taught by Kristin Baxter, art history (Flor), included a 10-day trip to England. The group stayed at Wroxton College, took day trips to 13 museums and historical homes across the country and saw three theatrical performances. The exhibit is a visual journal created from a found book, through which students reflected on and made meaning of their adventures throughout the course. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, November 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the Orangerie.

Exhibit hours are Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–11 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Sunday, 2–10 p.m. For information call 973-443-8516.

Kristin Baxter, front row, second from left, art history (Flor), with students, front row, from left, Brenna Walsh, Janet O’Neil, Lindsay Keevil, Rensy John, Roseanne Parrotta, Rebecca Krantz, Allen Ashby and back row, from left, Aaron Wilson, Hans Tielman and Cabral Zimele-Keita in front of the National Gallery in London, England.

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