Lunch & Learn on Thursday, Sept. 4

Joe Tranquillo "Navigating the Technical Becoming" with Joe Tranquillo, professor of biomedical and electrical engineering, Bucknell University

Many predictions have been made that we are on the edge of transcending our biological human nature. If that is true, how will we find and then keep the important parts of what it means to be human? In this talk, Tranquillo will explore a hopeful thought: the more our technology performs the functions normally associated with being human, the more human we will, in fact, become.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; program starts at noon. Beverages and a light dessert are provided. Bring your lunch or purchase a soup-and-sandwich lunch ($6) by contacting the BILL office up to noon of the day prior to the program. Menu: Cup of chicken noodle soup, ham salad on a croissant, assorted cookies and brownies.

Bus Trip on Wednesday, Sept. 10

Would you like to visit the Delaware Art Museum and the Brandywine River Museum of Art?

Join us for a BILL bus trip on Wednesday, Sept 10. Departure is from Weis Market parking lot, Route 15, Lewisburg, at 7 a.m.; return between 9 and 10 p.m.
 

  • Delaware Art Museum: one-hour guided tour. Collection includes British PreRaphaelites; Howard Pyle; American Art: 191h Century to Present; and a special traveling exhibition on performance art.
  • Brandywine River Museum of Art: one-hour guided tour. Collection includes many of Andrew Wyeth's paintings, as well as works of other Wyeth family members. Special exhibitions include The Real and Fantastic World of Charles Burchfield; the first comprehensive retrospective of Jamie Wyeth's works; Horace Pippin: The Way I See It.
  • Lunch is at the Brandywine River Museum Cafe. A dinner stop will be made en route home.

The $65 fee for the trip includes transportation and museum admissions; meals are on our own. Register now for this trip by calling or emailing the BILL office.

Tea & Talk on Tuesday, Sept. 23

Karline McLain "Love All, Serve All: Shirdi Sai Baba Devotion in the United States" with Karline McLain, professor of religion, Bucknell University

Shirdi Sai Baba died in 1918 in the village of Shirdi, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. During his lifetime he was revered among a small circle of devotees from Hindu, Muslim, and other religious backgrounds. By the 1970s, Shirdi Sai Baba devotion had spread through western and south-central India. Today his name and face are ubiquitous in India, and the devotion is growing in the United States. McLain will focus on two temples—one for Chicago and suburbs and one in Austin—and investigate who worships at these temples, how they interpret this sacred figure, and how Hindu temple founders and attendees, in particular, seek to define or redefine Hinduism in the diaspora through devotion to Shirdi Sai Baba.

Doors open at 3 p.m.; program starts at 3:30 p.m.Teatime refreshments provided free of charge.

Tea & Talk on Tuesday, Sept. 30

Robert Rosenberg"Writing Across Borders" with Robert Rosenberg, professor of English, Bucknell University

"We'd been advised to bring earplugs to India; but in New Delhi we stumbled upon a perfectly quiet apartment for rent. It was on a shaded street with a walking path, views of two grassy parks, and a women's college across the road. On our first morning we awoke to birdsong and the cooing of pigeons. Who needed earplugs when you were lucky enough to live in Lajpat Nagar?" Rosenberg, 2014 Fulbright Scholar to India, will read from recent work and discuss the art of writ-ing fiction and essays set far from home.

Doors open at 3 p.m.; program starts at 3:30 p.m.Teatime refreshments provided free of charge.

Tea & Talk on Tuesday, Oct. 28

Roz Richards"The Art of Making Prints: Concept and Process" with Rosalyn Richards, professor emerita of art, Bucknell University

Richards will show some examples of her work in printmaking and discuss how the medium lends itself to creative inquiry, improvisation, and sequential exploration of imagery. Examples of prints and plates will be available for viewing.

Doors open at 3 p.m.; program starts at 3:30 p.m.Teatime refreshments provided free of charge.

Lunch & Learn on Thursday, Nov. 6

Phil Haynes"The Role of a Master Drummer Beyond Africa and Jazz" with Phil Haynes, lecturer in music

A collective of Bucknell private improvisation students will present, with Haynes, a live concert, discussion, and masterclass on how the ancient African talking drum tradition resonates, grows, and is once again in high demand by our contemporary culture, both inside and outside of music.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; program starts at noon. Beverages and a light dessert are provided. Bring your lunch or purchase a soup-and-sandwich lunch ($6) by contacting the BILL office up to noon of the day prior to the program. Menu: Cup of navy bean soup, chicken salad on a roll, assorted cookies and peanut butter brownies.

Kress Collection Talk

Sunday, Nov. 16

James Turnure James H. Turnure, Samuel H. Kress Professor Emeritus and former acting director of the Samek Gallery will offer a program on Bucknell's Kress Collection on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m. in the Samek Gallery on the third floor of the Langone Center on the Bucknell campus.

Learn about Italian art of the 14th to 17th centuries directly from original pictures. The discussion will involve the place of these paintings in history, how they were made, their views on religion, and subtleties the average viewer might miss.

This program is offered free of charge, and is open to the public.

Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn are lunchtime programs. Beverages and a light dessert are provided.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Programs start at noon.

Bring your lunch or purchase a soup-and-sandwich lunch ($6) by contacting the BILL office up to noon of the day prior to the program.

Tea & Talk

Tea & Talk are afternoon programs. Teatime refreshments are provided free of charge.

Doors open at 3 p.m. Programs begin at 3:30 p.m.

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