On April 23rd at 7pm, Gasland will be shown in the DiMenna-Nyselius Multimedia Room. Writer and Director Josh Fox sets out to examine the controversy pertaining to natural gas drilling in parts of the United States. He decided to gather this information when he received a $100,000 offer to sell his land in Pennsylvania for natural gas drilling. The documented reactions and results are shocking, with some residents complaining about health problems as a result of water pollution.
The film has met a great deal of success since its release in early 2010. It has won many awards including a Primetime Emmy Award, Sundance Film Festival award and Sarasota Film Festival award.
Discussant: Professor James Biardi and student LEAF members
April 21, 2015
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Undergraduate Commencement Speaker – Rev. James Martin, S.J., Doctor of Humane Letters
Jesuit priest, author, and editor, Fr. James Martin, will speak at the undergraduate commencement ceremony. Fr. Martin is an award winning author of numerous books, including A Jesuit Off-Broadway which was named one of Publishers Weekly’s “Best Books.” and the Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything. His writing has been featured in national publications including The New York Times and O Magazine, and he has been a guest on major television and radio networks including NPR and Comedy Central.
Visit the Library and take out one of Fr. James Martin's books today! Currently, this material is located on a temporary display near the Circulation Desk.
At 7pm on April 16th, Rivers and Tides, a documentary released in 2001 and directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer, will be shown in the Dimenna-Nyselius Multimedia Room. The film focuses on the remarkable works of artist Andy Goldsworthy, a native of Cheshire county, North West England. Goldsworthy currently lives in Scotland and his creative works containing components of nature are discussed in clear detail throughout this award winning documentary.*
Discussant: Professor Michael Donovan
* ‘Best Documentary awards of the San Diego Film Critics Society and the San Francisco Films Critics Circle
April 13, 2015
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The DiMenna-Nyselius Library positively impacts student learning, faculty teaching and research, and advances the reputation of the University. As part of National Library Week, take a look at the ways your Library is making a difference.