The University of Rochester Libraries has created a free public lecture series. The Neilly Series is designed to attract prominent figures in the arts and sciences to the community.
The series will include eight lectures in 2001-02, beginning at 4 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room of the UR’s Rush Rhees Library.
The first lecture, on Sept. 19, features Joan Shelley Rubin, UR professor of history, who will discuss the practices and values governing Americans’ use of poetry.
Other lecturers include essayist and bibliophile Nicholas Basbanes, Sept. 28; journalist and biographer Richard Ben Cramer, Oct. 12; vice president and executive editor of Harper Collins Publishers Inc. Lawrence Ashmead, Nov. 7; Eastman School of Music professor David Headlam, Jan. 24; journalist and biographer Sylvia Nasar, Feb. 26; historian and mystery writer Miriam Grace Monfredo, March 13; and Geva Theatre artistic director Mark Cuddy, April 3.
UR Libraries is a partnership of the university’s four main libraries.
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