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MEDIA CONTACT : Lisa Metcalf
561-297-3022, lmetcalf@fau.edu 


FAU Calendar of Events for the Week of January 10, 2011


            BOCA RATON, FL (January 10, 2011) –
Florida Atlantic University will host the following events:


FAU Peace Studies Program Presents ‘Finding Meaning and Direction in a Changing World with Dan Millman’


This ticketed lecture is on Thursday, January 13 at 7 p.m. in FAU’s University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Tickets are $25 for adults, students K through 12 receive free admission, FAU faculty, staff, students and alumni receive free admission. For tickets and information, call 800-564-9539 or visit fauevents.com.


Dan Millman is the author of the classic bestseller “Way of the Peaceful Warrior,” and he is the subject of the movie The Peaceful Warrior. He has also written 15 other books read by millions of people in 29 languages. Millman is a former world-champion gymnast, martial arts instructor and college professor. He teaches practical ways to live with greater clarity and compassion with a peaceful heart and a warrior spirit.

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FAU’s Raddock Eminent Scholar Chair of Holocaust Studies presents the lecture ‘The Farhud-The Arab-Nazi Alliance in the Holocaust’ with author Edwin Black


This free lecture is on Sunday, January 16, at 4 p.m. in FAU’s Performing Arts Building, room 101, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. For information, call 561-297-2979.


Edwin Black is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of 69 books. His work focuses on genocide and hate, corporate criminality and corruption, governmental misconduct, academic fraud and historical investigation.

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FAU Hosts Lecture Titled ‘John and Abigail Adams: Love and Marriage in the New Nation’ by Professor Anna Lawrence


The free program will take place Thursday, January 20 at 2 p.m. on the fifth floor of FAU’s Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. For information, contact Sara Landset at 561-297-3921 or slandset@fau.edu or visit www.library.fau.edu/news/flyers/adams_flyer.pdf.


John and Abigail Adams left behind a fascinating set of materials in their letters to each other, particularly the letters they wrote while they were separated during the turbulent years of Revolutionary America. Their relationship illuminates how women’s roles changed during the Revolutionary and early Republican era. FAU professor Anna Lawrence, Ph.D., will explore how men and women related to one another in love and marriage, using the Adams’ letters as a lens for understanding the social waves of change in the Revolutionary era. 
The presentation is part of a lecture series that is being sponsored in conjunction with the library’s current exhibition “John Adams Unbound,” which explores the personal library of John Adams, one of the nation’s founding fathers. The exhibition was organized by the Boston Public Library and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. This traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: great ideas brought to life.

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FAU University Galleries Hosts ‘Raymond Pettibon: The Punk Years’


The free exhibition runs through Saturday, January 22, at FAU’s Schmidt Center Gallery, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.   For more information, call 561-297-2966 or visit www.fau.edu/galleries.


The exhibition features Pettibon’s early graphic works from the California punk rock era, and includes more than 200 examples of Pettibon’s aggressively powerful designs created for the band Black Flag, whose lead vocalist was Henry Rollins, and other well-known punk bands, including Sonic Youth, Hüsker Dü, Circle Jerks and the Dead Kennedys. There will also be a program of screenings, music and lectures that celebrates the legacy of the California punk culture. 

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Fine Art Photographer Barry Seidman Presents ‘Natural Observations’  


The free exhibition runs through February 11, at the Student Resource (SR) building, at FAU’s MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. For more information call 561-799-8105.


Fine-art photographer, Barry Seidman, will present his latest work in a special exhibition, “Natural Observations,”as part of the Art in the Atrium series. A “Meet the Artist” reception will be held Wednesday, January 12, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The SR Atrium is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from  9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  

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FAU Libraries Host ‘John Adams Unbound’ Exhibition on Founding Father’s Book Collection



The free exhibition runs through February 17, at FAU’s Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. For information, contact Sara Landset at 561-297-3921 or slandset@fau.edu or visit www.library.fau.edu/news/flyers/adams_flyer.pdf.


John Adams Unbound,” a traveling exhibition, explores the personal library of John Adams, one of the nation’s founding fathers. The colorful panel exhibition showcases selections from a collection of 3,500 books that Adams willed to the people of Massachusetts. The collection, deposited in the Boston Public Library in 1894, provides insight into how Adams shaped American history and how he was shaped through his lifelong dedication to reading and books. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Wimberly Library is featuring a companion exhibition of more than 100 rare books and pamphlets from its Marvin & Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection and a lecture series. The “John Adams Unbound” traveling exhibition was organized by the Boston Public Library and the America Library Association and made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: great ideas brought to life. The exhibition is based upon the gallery exhibition of the same name mounted by the Boston Public Library in 2006, the first public display of Adams’s complete 3,500-book collection. 

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FAU Jupiter Library Gallery Hosts ‘The Superhero Project’ on Loan from Belgium


The free exhibition is on display through
Friday, March 11, at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus Library Gallery, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. For more information on the exhibition, call 561-789-8530 or visit www.library.fau.edu/npb/npb.htm.


“The Superhero Project” exhibition features prints and a video from a project by Abner Preis, an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Rotterdam, Netherlands. As research for “The Superhero Project,” which is on loan to FAU from The Harlan Levey Projects in Brussels, Belgium, Preis traveled to different cities dressed as a superhero and documented his interactions with the public. The artist’s recent work has included paintings, sculptures, books, installations, video and performances. The library’s hours are Sundays from 12:30 to 11 p.m.; Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m.  

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FAU Jupiter Library Gallery Hosts ‘13 Views of Mt. Hood’ by Tom Virgin


The free exhibition is on display through
Friday, March 11, at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus Library Gallery, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. For information, call 561-799-8530 or visit www.library.fau.edu/npb/npb.htm.


“13 Views of Mt. Hood,” an exhibition of woodcut prints, features 13 views of Oregon’s tallest mountain created in woodcut prints by Tom Virgin, a Miami artist and printmaker who uses woodcut printing to link himself to his upbringing and grandfather’s carpentry skills. Virgin, an educator, tells stories through images. The library’s hours are Sundays from 12:30 to 11 p.m.; Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m.  

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FAU Jupiter Library Gallery Hosts ‘Lose the Game’ by Brian Reedy


The free exhibition is on display through
Friday, March 11, at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus Library Gallery, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. For information, call 561-799-8530 or visit www.library.fau.edu/npb/npb.htm.

The “Lose the Game” exhibition features woodcut prints by Brian Reedy, a Miami artist, who chooses to use wood cuts because of the graphic quality it gives his images. The library’s hours are Sundays from 12:30 to 11 p.m.; Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m.  

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FAU Libraries Host ‘Bessel Display of Music Scores’ from Russian Publishing Firm


The free exhibition is on display through Friday, March 25, at FAU’s Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.
For information, contact the library’s Special Collections and Archives department at 561-297-3787 or e-mail lysca@fau.edu.


The Bessel Archives are part of the Richard Beattie Davis Music Collection by special permission of Marina Bessel Baring and Dinette Bessel, granddaughters of the founders of V. Bessel & Co. Among the music scores are a numbered copy of the first edition of the full score of Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera, ‘The Story of Tsar Saltan,’ first editions of Rimsky-Korsakov’s three penultimate operas, and operas by A.N. Serov, A. Rubinstein and N. Tcherepnin. Bessel, a famous Russian music publishing firm, was founded in St. Petersburg in 1869 by Vasily Vasilyevich Bessel and his brother, Ivan. Davis, a music collector and the FAU benefactor who established the Richard Beattie Davis Collection at FAU Libraries, knew Basil Bessel, a son of Vasily Bessel Jr., and his daughters, Marina Bessel Baring and Dinette Bessel. Davis passed away in England in September 2008, but his wife, Gillian Davis, lives in England and continues to winter in Boynton Beach and volunteer at the Davis Collection. 

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