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Event and exhibit in Alexander Library, to commemorate 9/11

The Rutgers University Libraries invite the Rutgers community and the general public to two activities in Alexander Library in September, to mark the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11.

An Event

Remembering 9/11
A Tenth Anniversary Conference
Friday, September 16, 2011
Remigio U. Pane Room, 1st floor
Alexander Library

9:45 AM INTRODUCTION AND WELCOMING REMARKS
Ronald Becker, head
Special Collections and University Archives
Rutgers University Libraries

10:00 AM VISUAL CULTURES
Screening of a segment of: "Rebirth: The First Years" - a documentary that chronicles the experiences and perspectives of five people whose lives were profoundly affected by the events of September 11th.
(For more information on this film, see: nytimes.com)
Presenter: Donna Gaffney, Educational Advisor, Project Rebirth, Inc.
Respondent: Al Nigrin, Rutgers University

10:45 AM FIRST PERSON NARRATIVES
- Gregory J. Trevor, Former Senior Information Officer, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
- Lieutenant William Keegan, Jr. Retired, Police Authority Police Department
- Moderator: Lee B. Clarke. Professor Sociology, Rutgers
- Respondent: Timothy F. Raphael, Associate Professor Visual and Performing Arts, Rutgers

12:00 PM LUNCH (On Your Own)

1:45 PM ARTIFACTS AND HEROISM
- Alexis Drakakis, Assistant Curator, National 9/11 Memorial and Museum
- Lieutenant John D. Kiernan, Retired, FDNY Rescue 1 and 9/11 First Responder
- Moderator: Jeffrey Weschler, Curator, J. Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum
- Respondent: Louise K. Barnett, Professor of American Studies, Rutgers

3:00 PM BREAK

3:15 PM THE POLITICS OF MEMORY
- Micki McElya, Assistant Professor of History, University of Connecticut; Speaking on: "Making Hallowed Ground: 9/11's Memorial Politics"
- Second Speaker pending, TBA
- Moderator: Andrew T. Urban, Post Doctoral Associate, American Studies, Rutgers
- Respondent: Robert W. Snyder, Associate Professor of Visual and Performing Arts, Rutgers

4:30 PM GENERAL DISCUSSION AND CLOSING REMARKS
- Angus Kress Gillespie, Professor of American Studies, Rutgers

Note: This event will be teleconferenced to the Paul Robeson Library on the Rutgers-Camden campus and the John Cotton Dana Library on the Rutgers-Newark campus.

For more information on this event, please call Angus Kress Gillespie in the American Studies Department at 732/932-9174.

  

An Exhibition

"Out of the Sky, Remembering 9/11"
An exhibit in Gallery '50, 1st floor
Alexander Library
Through September 30th

Out of the Sky, Remembering 9/11 is a three-dimensional limited edition bookwork, or artists' book, conceived and printed by artist and teacher, Werner Pfeiffer, in 2006. Of the 52 signed and numbered copies, the Rutgers University Libraries' copy is # 24.

Out of the Sky is made up of printed paper segments (each segment consists of four pages) designed to be stacked in two columns or towers over a support structure. When finished, the two columns of Out of the Sky measure 5 feet in height.

Large figures and names – the names of the victims of the attack on the Twin Towers – wrap around the multiple sides of the columns. The figures have been printed from wood blocks carved by the artist, and the names printed from metal type. Variations in type weight (bold and roman) create a rib structure simulating the architectural feature of the Twin Towers.





Posted August 30, 2011