Film/discussion, "Three Days on Big City Waters," Thurs. November 18th, 8pm
Members of the Rutgers community and the general public are invited to a
screening and discussion of "Three Days on Big City Waters" on Thursday
November 18th. The film chronicles a canoe trip from Princeton, New
Jersey to New York City taken in fall 1973 by Michael Rockland and
Charles Woolfolk of Rutgers University. The film starts at 8:00 pm in
the Teleconference Lecture Hall, on the 4th floor of Alexander Library
in New Brunswick. A discussion of the film will be led by Professor
Michael Aaron Rockland is professor of American Studies at Rutgers
University. He is the author of twelve books, three of which have
received special recognition. His first book, Sarmiento's Travels in
the United States in 1847 (Princeton), was chosen by The Washington
Post's Book World as one of the "Fifty Best Books of the Year." His
latest books are Stones, a novel (Hansen Publishing Group) and The
George Washington Bridge: Poetry in Steel (Rutgers). Rockland has won
five major teaching/lecturing awards, including the National Teaching
Award in American Studies. He has lectured in some twenty-one countries
around the world. A regular contributor to New Jersey Monthly
magazine, he has also worked in television and film production, mostly
for P.B.S. He is regularly interviewed on N.P.R.
This event is cosponsored by the Rutgers University Libraries, the Byrne
First-Year Seminars, and the Ecologies in the Balance? The Way Forward
program series, as part of their Water, River, Raritan Film Series.
Other film screenings/discussions planned in this series are:
- Thursday March 24, 2011 - "Rivers of Destiny"
Discussion led by Geography Department Professor Trevor Birkenholtz
in the Teleconference Lecture Hall, 4th floor, Alexander Library
- Wednesday April 13, 2011 - "Atlantic Crossing"
Discussion led by Rick Ludescher, Dean, Cook Campus
in the Cook Campus Center
Both films start at 8:00 pm.
For more information on the November 18th film screening/discussion of
"Three Days on Big City Waters" or on the Water, River, Raritan film
series, please contact Kayo Denda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Image courtesy of Michael Rockland