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Friends Programs 1980 - Present


1981 Arthur E. Humphrey Plans for Fairchild-Martindale Library
1982 Terry Belanger Why Libraries should have books - And why they shouldn’t
1982 John M. Friedman Five Centuries of Book Illustration in Europe and America
1982 Daniel Traister Report on Lehigh’s Rare Book Collections
1982 Sheila Humphrey New Controversies in Human Nutrition
1983 Katherine VanEerde For Books are not Absolutely Dead Things
1983 Richard Boss Paperless Society: Threat or Myth
1983 John Vickrey A Reading from Areopagitica
1983 Barbara Traister A Bibliographical DEscription of the copy of the first edition of Areopagitica
1983 Edward Gallagher Fanny and the Professors: Expert Testimony at the Trials of Fanny Hill
1983 David Cundall “Audubon as a Naturalist”
1984 Helen Papashvily Reading, Writing and Retailing
1984 Zi-Qiang Zhou Chinese TRaditional Water-Ink Rice-Paper
1984 Barbara Nyce, John Donne: Poems and Songs
1984 John Speller Darwin’s Origin of Species
1984 Michael T. Ghiselin Life on the Earth: The Darwinian Revolution
1984 Richard Kostelanetz Writing in a Technological Age
1985 Pentawynd (concert of Jewish composers)
1985 Edward Evenson Why Glaciers Are Important to Man
1986 Edna de Angeli, Roundtable discussion on Nicaragua and Cuba
1986 Galen Godbey A Tour of British Cathedrals
1986 Robert S. Taylor Value Added Processers in Information Systems
1986 Dennis Shaw ?IATUL (Co-sponsored by the Friends)
1986 Nancy Larrick Illiteracy Begins Too Soon
1986 Jack De Bellis, American Literary Parody
1986 Brian Henkelmann Francois Couperin le Grand: Les Folies Francaises
1986 John Vickrey Alexander Pope: The Rape of the Lock
1986 Robert, Gahler, Eskimo Art
1987 Kenneth Carpenter Change In Libraries: the Harvard Experience
1987 James Hobbs Homophones and Homographs
1987 John Vickrey Poetry reading
1987 Ellis Katz 200th Anniversary of the American Constitution
1987 Kenneth Mears The Crown Jewels, Tower of London
1987 W. Ross Yates Joseph Wharton: Quaker Industrial Pioneer
1987 Nina Taylor Polish Literature under Martial Law
1988 Les Whitten’50 Books and the Active Life
1988 Erik Ottervik The Folk Arts of Japan: Beauty and Utility
1988 Susan Cady, Slow Fires: Deterioration of Books
1988 Diana Hanaor In Celebration of Australia’s Bicentennial Year: Informal Look at Australian Literature, 1788-1988
1988 Roger Goodburn On the Edge of the Roman World
1989 Jere Knight The Dust of a Poet: e.e. Cummings
1989 Simon Pepper Books, Buildings, and Social Engineering
1989 Harry Rinker There’s More Than One Way to Make a Living with a Lehigh History Degree than Teaching
1989 Jack Vickrey Poetry reading: A Thousand Years of Poetry in English
1989 John McV Haight The Tides of War
1989 Joanne S. Mortimer The French Revolution: Boon or Curse?
1990 Joseph Lucia “Creeping Bent” - a literary magazine
1990 Zdenek Slouka Waterhole II: Czechoslovakia Since the Revolution
1990 Jack DeBellis Poetry reading: John Updike: Just Poetry
1990 John F. Vickrey Poetry reading: “Scenes from English Drama, 1575-1700
1990 Ruth & Dick Kent A Stroll Through an English Garden
1990 Bruce Kirkham Editing the Letters of Harriet Beecher Stowe
1990 Rosanna Warren Selections from the Work of Rosanna Warren
1991 Dept of English Caution! Some People Consider These Books Dangerous (Read Banned Books (Friends with English Dept.)
1991 Rosanna Warren Poetry Reading: Selections from the Work of Rosanna Warren
1992 Celebrations: Proposed Unification of Europe, development of Australian Literature - Australia’s 200th anniversary - James Mack’s book on Matthew Flinders
1993 George R. Keiser Tribulation of Adam Scriveyn’s Children: or Medieval Scribes Confront John Lydgate
1993 Rosanna Warren Poetry
1994 David Greene Four talks on musical topics - luncheon lectures
1995 David Greene Seven talks on musical topics - ditto
1996 David Greene Four talks on musical topics - ditto
1997 Gordon Bearn War in the Age of Intelligent Machines by Manuel De Landa
1997 Philip Metzger Doing It Right: Preserving Papers, Books and Photographic Materials at Home
1997 James Largay, Red Victory: A History of the Russian Civil War by W.B. Lincoln
1998 Barbara Traister Discussion of Straight Man by Richard Russo
1998 Richard Russo Reads his work Straight Man, Twilight
1998 Ron Yoshida Rubber Bullets by Yaron Ezrahi
1998 Barbara Dimmick The Spirit of Place in Fiction
1998 Joseph Lucia Reasons for Love: A Harvest of Poetry
1998 Rick Weisman The Human Side of Engineering
1998 Geoff Gehman Eric Knight: A Life in Letters
1999 Geraldo VasconcellosThe World’s Game: A History of Soccer by Bill Murray
1999? Robert Thornton, Humor in the Workplace
2000 Terry Gross NPR commentator
2001 Sue Cady, Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper
2001 Kashi Johnson Talk Radio
2001 Connie Cook Waiting
2001 John Y. Cole “The Role of the Book in the Electronic Age”
2002 James Fallows Reflections & Refractions : the 21st Century
2002 Steve Krawiec Mapping the Genome
2002 Julia Blixrud Creating Change in Scientific Journals
2002 Barbara Traister A Lehigh Trustee’s Journal
2002 Sally Pont Fields of Honor
2002 Augustine Ripa Style, Not Sincerity
2002? Judith Adams-Volpe Torrents, Tunnels, Turbines, Technocrats
2002 Lauren Belfer City of Light
2003 Frances Mayes A Evening with Author of Under the Tuscan Sun
2003 Lori Bolden, Nickel and Dimed at Lehigh
2003 John Pettegrew Freedom, Security and the USA Patriot Act: Do We Have to Choose
2003 Frank Pazzaglia, Slate, Sinkholes, and Cement: A Digital Field Trip in the David Anastasio Lehigh Valley
2003 Tarana Dance, one of Lehigh’s newest student clubs
2003 Michael Raposa Reviews “The Emperor of Ocean Park” by Stephen Carter
2004 Paul S. Larson The Bach Choir at Lehigh: Origins of a Unique Town/Gown Tradition
2004 Pam Pepper Night Sky
2004 Echo: A Warm Winter Concert by Lehigh’s new female a cappella group
2004 Matthew Pearl The Dante Club : a Review and Discussion
2004 Matthew Pearl Hell, History and Mystery: A New England Inferno
2004 Cindy Ratzlaff The South Beach Diet : Anatomy of a Best-seller
2004 Beall Fowler, Copenhagen
2004 Alex Levine, Team Teaching the Digital Copernicus
2004 Megan Norcia Victorian Women Map the Empire
2004 La Bomba! South Mountain Mariachi band
2004 Pam Pepper Desire Under the Elms
2005 Ilhan Citak Snow , review of Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk
2005 Gary DeLeo The Solar System and Planet Lehigh
2005 Bob Watts Past Providence Poetry
2005 Steven Sametz Celebrating Choral Music
2005 David Kent Publishing in a Digital World
2005 James Bohning The Lady behind the Lehigh Legacy Sophia Coxe
2005 James McBride The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to his White Mother
2005 Jean Johnson, Discussion about the Color of Water
2005 Erica Hoelscher, “For the apparel oft proclaims the man”
2005 Friends Linderman Launch: Intermezzo for an Intermezzo
2006 Gregory Skutches Paragraphs, Punctuation and Pedagogy
2006 LU Press [book launch] Chronicle of a Black Musician in 19th Century Philadelphia: Francis Johnson
2006 Steven F. Firtko, You Are Here: Scholarship & Geographical Information Systems
2006? Edward L. Ayers What Caused the Civil War: A Digital Triangulation
2006 Digital Library What’s New in Special Collections? “The Vault at Pfaff’s”
2006 Friends Welcome Lois Fischer Black
2006 Philip & Muriel Berman Papers
2006? Ian Duffy, Villainy Detected!
2007 John McPhee An Uncommon Author: Readings from Pulitzer Prize Winner
2007 Mellismatics in Concert - a cappella singers
2007 Jack Lule Going Global: What’s It All About?
2007 Ken Woodcock Historic House Museum Development: Contagious Nature of Historic Preservation
2007 Scott Gordon Lehigh University Press: A Vision for the Future
2007 Lois Fischer Black Home to Roost: Ornithological Collections at Lehigh
2007 John Kenley Smith Introducing the Beyond Steel Digital Archive
2007 Joshua W.C. Cutler Stages of the Path to Enlightenment : An Overview of the Great Treatise
2008 Christine Guenther The Global Economy of the Digital Brown and White
2008 Anne Kelly Knowles GIS: An Innovative Tool for Historical Research
2008 Elizabeth D. Samet Soldier’s Heart: Reading Literature through Peace and War
2008 Bruce Sinclair, Educating America’s Engineers: Historical Perspectives
2008 Daniel Lopresti Making Every E-Vote Count: Electronic Voting Cultivating Trust
2008 Gregory Reihman Lehigh Life on Second Life: What’s It All About?
2008 Lance Kasparian William McPherson and the Linderman Skylight
2009 Ilhan Citak Extra! Extra! The Brown and White Digital Archive
2009 Gregory Skutches Lehigh’s TRAC Writing Fellows: A Faculty/Student Partnership
2009 Lance Kasparian Stained Glass Windows at Lehigh University
2009 Charles Agvent The Limited Editions Club: A “Pairing of Art and Literature”
2010 Jean Johnson, E-Books: Are We There Yet?
2010 Jeremy Littau Twitter: The Wisdom of the Crowds, and the Power of Conversation
2010 Kathleen Olson The Google Settlement: Implications for Libraries, Authors & The Public
2010 Don Hillman Party On! Celebrating Service & Research at Mart, Fairchild
2010 Paul Rosier Pennsylvania Environment History: From Earth Day 1970 to Global Warming
2010 Howard Ernst The Political Deadzone: Environmental Degradation
2010 Nikolai P. Nikolov Is Architecture Sustainable? Contemporary Issues & The Built Environment
2010 Mark Lause American Bohemianism
2011 Katherine Faull The Susquehanna’s Treasured Landscapes
2011 Brian Storm Emmy Award-Winning Digital Storyteller
2011 David Szewczyk Travel: Travails, Treasures, and Tokens
2012 Jenna Lay Nuns and the Literature of Religious Controversy in Reformation England
2012 Marshall Breeding, “Library Technology”
2013 Nick Wilding How to Spot a Fake Galileo
2014 Annie Johnson Profiting from Learning: Selling Reference Books in Nineteenth-Century America
2014 Andrew Stauffer Digitization and the Nineteenth-Century Book: Traces in the Stacks
2014 Lara Langer Cohen The Depths of Astonishment: Nineteenth-Century Underground Literature
2015 Justin Jaworski, “Understanding the Silent Flight of Owls”
2015 Michael F. Suarez, “What the Digital Delivers -- and Why the Book Still Matters”
2015 William J. Bulman, “Digitizing Democracy”
2016 Sonnet Slam! 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death
2016 Heather Joseph, “Open Access Bit By Bit”
2016 Alfred Barcan, “A Collector’s Passion and Scholar’s Delight: An Overview of the Deborah and Alfred Judson Barcan Collection of Illustrated Books”
2016 Nikki Giovanni, Poetry
2016 Annabella Pitkin, “Grief, Love, and Memory in Modern Tibetan Buddhism”
2017 Stephen Buonopane, “Nineteenth Century Suspension Bridges of John A. Roebling”
2017 Rebecca Traister, “Big Girls Don’t Cry and All the Single Ladies”
2017 Haiyan Jia Getting, “Your News from Facebook, Twitter or a Robot”
2018 William Noel, “Special Collections as Data: Historic Materials and Their Digital Dissemination”
2018 Patrick Connolly, “The Crisis of Newtonianism: Philosophy, Religion, and Science in Early Modern Britain”
2019 Eric P. S. Baumer, “Diaries as Data - How a Computer Scientist Taught an English Professor How to Read the Most Valuable Documents of Walt Whitman's Bohemian Period”
2019 UMOJA House Family Gallery Exhibit
2019 Marshall Breeding, “Library Technology”
2019 Mark Connar, “Preservation of the Friedensville Mine Site President Pump Jerry Lennon Engine House”
2019 Michele Kimpton, “Preserving the Scholarly Record”
2020 Sirry Alang, "Anti-Racism as Action"
2020 Kathy Peiss, “Information Hunters, When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe”
2020 Nicholas Herman, “Making the Renaissance Manuscript: Discoveries from Philadelphia Libraries
2020 Pete Souza talk and exhibit, “Obama, an Intimate Portrait”
2020 Kathy Peiss, “Information Hunters, When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe”
2020 Nicholas Herman, “Making the Renaissance Manuscript: Discoveries from Philadelphia Libraries”
2020 Sirry Alang, "Anti-Racism as Action"
2021 Osagie Obasogie, "A Conversation with Osagie K. Obasogie on Bioethics, Race, and Health"
2021 Lauren K. Alleyne, reading from her latest poetry collection Honeyfish and talking about her experiences as the Assistant Director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center
2021 Alberto Manguel, “From Imaginary to Reality: A Conversation with Writer, Bibliographer, Anthologist, Librarian, and Collector Alberto Manguel”
2021 Mariana De Maio, “Infodemic: The Pandemic of Misinformation”
2022 Anthony DiMaggio, “Conspiracy Theories and the Manufacture of Dissent”
2022 Dannagal G. Young, “Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the U.S.”
2022 Andrea Smith, “Who Decided to Commemorate the Walking Purchase and Why: 1920s Fanfare and Local Opposition”     


David Greene Musical Lectures for Friends of the Libraries (1982-1994)

In Celebration of Richard Wagner 1813-1883
In Celebration of William Shakespeare
In Celebration of Johannes Brahms 1833-1897
A Memorial to Cathy Berberian
Great American Baritone (Part I)
American Pop
Great American Baritone (Part II) Lawrence Tibbett
Featured Composers and Authors: Brahms, Grieg, Debussy, Barber, Tolstoy, O.Henry
Great American Baritone (Part III)
John McCormack
Richard Tauber
Verdi’s “La forza del destino”
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Some Centenaries (1885-1895), (1887-1987), (1989), (1992), (1993), (1994)
Avast, Me Hearties! A Consideration of Non-terroristic Piracy in Our Time
Peter Warlock
Low Sounds from the Evil Empire
George Frideric Handel
Caruso Admirers, Imitators, Successors
Some Bulgarians
Great Singers Sing Bach
Songs for the Season
Jussi Bjoerling
“In Memoriam” Sir Peter Neville Pears
“Some Black Singers”
The Geriatric Crowd
Songs My Father Taught Me
Great Italian Tenors
The Singer as Athlete
Some Forgotten Italian Tenors
Gerhard Huesch
The Songs of A. E. Housman
Opera in English
The Golden Age
The French Tenor: An Endangered Species
The Great Gate at Kiev
Elisabeth Schumann, 1888-1952
Emilio de Gogorza, 1874-1949
The Lieder, Ballads, and Legends of Kari Loewe
A Chorus of Detectives (novels with Metropolitan Opera as a setting)
Jan De Gaetani, 1933-1989
The Willard Scott Testimonial Centenary Tally
Singers I Have Known (Sort of)
They Never Sang with the Met
Ezio Pinza
Ernestine Schumann-Heink
Alexander Kipnis
Cole Porter
John Charles Thomas
Joan Morris and William Bolcom
America’s Sweethearts
Rossini before Marilyn (Horne)
Brief Lives
Tower of Babel
The Lyric Tenor
Season’s Greetings
Sic transit gloria
Marian Anderson
Two Great Bassos: R.I.P.
Noel? Oh Well
Italian Baritones I & II

Brown Bag (Lunch) Book Reviews (1987-1993)

Reviewer: Prof. Raymond Bell “Blessings in Disguise” by Alec Guiness Rev. Hugh Flesher “Roger’s Version” by John Updike
Prof. Roger Simon “Crisis in Bethlehem: Big Steel’s Struggle to Survive” By John Stroehmeyer
Prof. Barry Bean “Literate Sperm Cells - Their View of the World”
Prof. Benjamin Litt “Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes” by William Bridges
Prof. Charles Sclar “The Thirteenth Tribe: The Khazar Empire and its Heritage” By Arthur Koestler
Prof. Joseph Dowling “Look Homeward: a Life of Thomas Wolfe” by David H. Donald
Prof. Albert Wilansky “A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes” By Stephen W. Hawking
Prof. Yong W. Kim “Chaos: Making a New Science” by James Gleick
Prof. John E. Hare “After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory” by Alasdair MacIntyre
Prof. R. Allen Moran “Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole 1818-1909” by Pierre Berton
Ms. June West “Writing to Learn: How to Write -- and Think -- Clearly About Any Subject at All” by William K. Zinsser
Prof. James A. Largay “Cavalier in Buckskin: George Armstrong Custer and the Western Military Frontier” by Robert M. Utley
Prof. James A. Largay “Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn” by Evan S. Connell
Prof. David C. Amidon “An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood” by Neal Gabler
Prof. David J. Leahigh “Destructive Generation: Second Thoughts About the 60’s” by Peter Collier and David Horowitz
Prof. Jerry P. King “Poodle Springs” by Raymond Chandler and Robert B. Parker
Prof. Raymond L. Horton “Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History” by Stephen Jay Gould
Prof. Frank R. Gunter “The Greek Generals Talk: Memoirs of the Trojan War” by Phillip Parotti
Prof. Eli Schwartz “Memoirs: Fifty Years of Political Reflections” by Raymond Aron
Prof. Erwin J. Kugelman “Who Wrote the Bible?” by Richard E. Friedman
Prof. Leonard A. Wenzel “Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Mrs. Anne Thomas “Almost a Revolution” by Shen Tong and Marianne Yen
Ms. Jean M. Johnson “Italian Days” by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
Prof. Steven Krawiec “The Politics of Rich and Poor: The American Electorate In the Reagan Aftermath’ by Kevin P. Phillips
Prof. Robert C. Williamson “Bernard Shaw: The Pursuit of Power 1898-1918”
Prof. Donald M. Smyth “Saint Joan of Arc” by Vita Sackville-West and “Joan of Arc: the Legend and the Reality” by Frances Gies
Dr. Philip A. Metzger “Memoirs of Hector Berlioz” by David Cairns
Prof. Edna S. DeAngeli “Prayer of Owen Meany” by John Irving
Prof. W. Beall Fowler “What Do You Care What Other People Think?” by Richard P. Feynman
Prof. Carol Sloan Swindle “Brief Lives” by Anita Brookner
Prof. Gilbert Stengle “Make Room for Lucia” by E. F. Benson
Mr. Addison C. Bross “Beyond the Culture Wars: How Teaching the Conflicts Can Revitalize American Education” by Gerald Graff
Mr. Michael R. Kuchka “Harlot’s Ghost” by Norman Mailer