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Events Archive | January – December 2008

Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature - Identity and Imagination program 
August 7, 2008, 11:30 am

Let's Talk About It:  Jewish Literature - Identity and Imagination program in McWherter 226 moderated by Dr. David Patterson, Holder of the Chair of Excellence in Judaic Studies and Director,  Bornblum Judaic Studies Center, University of Memphis featuring the book, Mona in the Promised Land by Gish Jen


Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature - Identity and Imagination program 
September 4, 2008, 11:30 am

Let's Talk About It:  Jewish Literature - Identity and Imagination program in McWherter 226 moderated by Dr. David Patterson, Holder of the Chair of Excellence in Judaic Studies and Director,  Bornblum Judaic Studies Center, University of Memphis featuring the book, Neighbors by Jan T. Gross


Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art Display 
September 9, 2008 

Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art display of ancient artifacts of writing as developed by the Chinese begins in the McWherter Library


Nancy Knight, curator of Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art 
September 24, 2008, 12:00 pm

Nancy Knight, curator of Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art, speaks in McWherter Library 225 on the unique Belz Museum in downtown Memphis on Main Street


Banned Books Week readings 
September 29-October 3, 2008,

Banned Books Week readings.  Some 25 faculty, students and others read from books which, according to American Library Association records, have been challenged or banned from library or bookstore shelves by groups in American society.  A celebration of the freedom to read without censorship.


Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature - Identity and Imagination program 
October 2, 2008, 11:30 am

Let's Talk About It:  Jewish Literature - Identity and Imagination program in McWherter 226 moderated by Dr. David Patterson, Holder of the Chair of Excellence in Judaic Studies and Director, Bornblum Judaic Studies Center, University of Memphis featuring the book, Red Calvary by Isaac Babel


Clothesline display in rotunda
October 6-10

Clothesline display in rotunda sponsored by the Student Activities Council apropos of Domestic Violence Week 


Confucius Institute Program
October 8, 2008, 12:00 pm

Confucius Institute  Program (Hsiang-te Kung, Director of the U of M Confucius Institute with colleagues), McWherter Library 225


Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature - Identity and Imagination program 
October 30, 2008, 11:30 am

Let's Talk About It:  Jewish Literature - Identity and Imagination program in McWherter 226 moderated by Dr. David Patterson, Holder of the Chair of Excellence in Judaic Studies and Director, Bornblum Judaic Studies Center, University of Memphis featuring the book, The Assistant by Bernard Malamud.


Turning Points: Milestones That Made Memphis the City That It Is
November 5, 2008, 12:00 pm

Memphis history panel program in the library moderated by Ed Frank

Turning Points:  Milestones That Made Memphis the City That It Is
Moderator:  Edwin Frank, Curator, Special Collections; panelists:  Beverly Bond, Associate Professor, U of M and Director, African-African American Studies Program.; Wayne Dowdy, Curator, Memphis Room, Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library; John Harkins,  Research Associate, Memphis University School


Confucius Institute Panel
December 3, 2008, 12:00 pm

December 3, 12:00 pm:  Confucius Institute Panel plus musical performance


Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature - Identity and Imagination program 
December 4, 2008, 11:30 am

Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature - Identity and Imagination program in McWherter 226 moderated by Dr. David Patterson, Holder of the Chair of Excellence in Judaic Studies and Director, Bornblum Judaic Studies Center, University of Memphis featuring the book, A Journey to the End of the Millennium by A.B. Yehosha


William Michael Porter
December 16, 2008, 5:00 pm

William Michael Porter, reading O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi during the library holiday party


Ayanna McFarland, Mama, Please! program
December 17, 2008, 12:00 pm

Ayanna McFarland, Mama, Please! program.  A high-school-student author discusses her new book dealing with the sometimes troubled relationships between mothers and teenage daughters

 


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