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Common Reading Experience:

2009-10-30 12:20:14

Thursday, November 5, 2009
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library
1st floor, east
Professor Evan Lieberman
Communications Department
Presenting: "The Atomic Anxieties: The Monster Explosion in Post-Nuclear Films"
Brown Bag Speaker Series

The University's Common Reading Experience continues on Thursday, November 5 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Library's first floor with its Brown Bag Speaker Series. Professor Evan Lieberman, Communications Department, will present "Atomic Anxieties: The Monster Explosion in Post-Nuclear Films" based on the book chosen for this year's program - Michael Frayn's Copenhagen, which all first year CSU students will read as part of their orientation to University life.

Copenhagen, selected by a committee representing faculty, staff, students, and the Library is a Tony Award-winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art. It is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two Nobel laureates to discuss the atomic bomb.

Michael Frayn shows us that these men were passionate, philosophical, and all too human, even though one of the three historical figures in his drama, Werner Heisenberg, was the head of the Nazis' effort to develop a nuclear weapon. The play's other two characters, the Danish physicist Niels Bohr and his wife, Margrethe, are involved with Heisenberg in an after-death analysis of an actual meeting that has long puzzled historians.

CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend all Common Reading Experience Events.

More Brown Bag Speaker Series Presentations:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.,
Michael Schwartz Library, first floor east
Prof. Robert Wheeler, History Department
Presenting "Making History"

Thursday, November 19, 2009
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.,
Theater Arts Building, Main Theater
Prof. Michael Mauldin, Theater Department
Presenting "Copenhagen Alive: How directors, designers and actors carry a play from the page to the stage"

For more information, visit the Common Learning Experience website at or contact Paula Bloch,Coordinator, Freshman Orientation, at 687-3734 or

Posted 2009-10-30 12:20:14 by Barbara_Loomis.

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