MU to host presentation on Negro Baseball Leagues
MANSFIELD - Mansfield University will present Byron Motley's Negro Baseball Leagues - An American Legacy at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in North Manser Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.
The Negro Baseball Leagues - An American Legacy highlights moments of a little-known era of American history. Motley, a lecturer, filmmaker author and entertainer, gives an engaging and illuminating look at this bygone era that helped to give birth to the modern day Civil Rights movement in America.
Included with the lecture is a video presentation of a negro league documentary being produced by Motley for PBS. The video contains historic interviews with Hank Aaron, Maya Angelou, Willie Mays, Walter Cronkite, President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and others.
For more information on Motley, visit byron motley.com
This event originally was scheduled for Feb. 5 as part of MU's celebration of Black History Month, but was postponed due to a winter storm on that day.
This event is sponsored by the student activities office.
Talk on women in Arab
society to be held at LHU
LOCK?HAVEN - Dr. Mongi Bahloul from Sfax University in Tunisia will speak on Nobel laureate Neguib Mahfouz's view of women in Arab society at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Hall of Flags at Lock Haven University.
Mahfouz simultaneously employs and subverts stereotypes of women, thereby creating complicated and ambiguous female characters that defy accepted notions of what women are and should be in an Arab-Muslim setting. The public is invited.
Bucknell to present 'Diamonds from Peanut Butter ...'
LEWISBURG - The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning will host the presentation, "Diamonds from Peanut Butter: A Brief History of Airplanes, Computers, Golf Clubs and Just About Everything Else," with John Bravman, Bucknell University president at 4:30 p.m. March 17, in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
The talk, which is free and open to the public, will explore the world of everyday engineering.
Bravman, who was named Bucknell president in 2010, holds his degrees in materials science and engineering from Stanford University, where he served for 35 years in a variety of roles, including professor of engineering and vice provost for undergraduate education.
He has published more than 160 peer-reviewed articles and taught primarily in the fields of materials structure and analysis, thin-film mechanical phenomena, microelectronic reliability and high-temperature superconductivity. A tenured professor of electrical engineering at Bucknell, he recently patented two coatings that may make coronary stents safer for heart-disease patients.
For more information about the Institute's programs, call 570-522-0105 or email lifelonglearn firstname.lastname@example.org.