We are happy to announce that the Libraries are once again collaborating with Rutgers’ Office of Summer and Winter Sessions to cosponsor a series of talks at Alexander Library this summer. Save the following dates and stay tuned to the Agenda and our website for more information on the talks as they approach. We hope you will share the word with colleagues and students and plan to join us yourselves!
Azzan Yadin-Israel, Professor, Jewish Studies, Rutgers–New Brunswick
The Grace of God and the Grace of Man: The Theologies of Bruce Springsteen (Lingua Press, July 2016)
Thursday, June 29, 4–5:30 p.m.
Bruce Springsteen’s words and music have been part of the American landscape for nearly half a century, and are today cherished by millions worldwide. Indeed, Springsteen has been known to inspire religious devotion among his fans, and his shows with the E Street Band are often compared to a revivalist congregation. However, there has not been a comprehensive scholarly study of the biblical and theological motifs in Springsteen’s lyrics until now. Reading Springsteen’s songs as one would a poem, The Grace of God and the Grace of Man sheds new light on Springsteen’s work.
John Bader, Former Dean of Academic Advising and Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Johns Hopkins University
Dean’s List: 10 Strategies for College Success (2nd ed., Johns Hopkins University Press, March 2017)
Thursday, July 6, 4–5:30 p.m.
Deans at America’s top institutions—including Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, and Columbia—join John Bader to tell students what they need to know to have a rich and rewarding college experience. A complete reworking, this second edition includes information on managing workloads and faculty relationships, as well as new material focused on first-generation challenges and international students. Dean’s List offers a thoughtful, commonsense approach to higher education that allows students to make the most of their four years on campus—and beyond.
Third talk TBA. More information coming soon!