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Final Common Reading Experience Presentations this Fall: November 17 & November 18

2009-11-13 16:25:37

The University's Common Reading Experience continues on Tuesday, November 17 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Library's first floor with its Brown Bag Speaker Series. Professor Robert Wheeler, History Department, will present "Making History" 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. --THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED--.

The final Common Reading Presentation for this semester will be held on Thursday, November 19 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Theater Arts Building, Main Theater. Professor Michael Mauldin, Theater Department, will present "Copenhagen Alive: How Directors, Designers, and Actors Carry a Play from the Page to the Stage."

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.

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

Posted 2009-11-13 16:25:37 by Barbara_Loomis.

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