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Film/discussion, "Three Days on Big City Waters," Thurs. November 18th, 8pm

Image courtesy of Michael Rockland

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 Rockland.

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:

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

Posted November 8, 2010