November 14, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Callahan Center
For ages 55+ -- Presented by: Dr. Larry Lowenthal -- Jerome David Salinger, although sparse in his published literary output, remains one of the most admired and studied of all modern American writers. His novel about adolescent rebellion, The Catcher in the Rye, has sold over 10 million copies. Notorious for his obsessive need for privacy, the writer became famous as much for his eccentricities as for his great literary talent. This presentation will explore the quality of Salinger’s art and the connection between his works and his personal life.
Presenter Dr. Larry Lowenthal received an M.A. in English Literature from Northwestern and Ph.D. in Drama from NYU. He taught in both the English and Jewish Studies Departments at Northeastern as an adjunct professor.
This program supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and in part by the Rosanne Bergman Trust.
November 14, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Alumni Room, McCarthy Center, Framingham State University
What was the political and foreign policy significance of the Apollo program, and what is its enduring legacy? We often remember Project Apollo as a feat of science and engineering but from the very start it was part of a broader geopolitical strategy to build alliances, win “hearts and minds,” and secure superpower status in the Cold War. This presentation traces the politics of Project Apollo, from President John F. Kennedy’s call in 1961 to win the battle “between freedom and tyranny” with lunar exploration, to President Richard Nixon’s “Moonglow” diplomatic tour of southeast Asia in 1969, and considers how Apollo-era space diplomacy should inform space policy today.
November 14, 2019, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM @ MECHANICS HALL
November 14, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
November 14, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ NEVINS HALL