LSSU Library Documentary Series – NOVA: Poisoned Water

Please join us on Tuesday, Oct. 1st @ 5 pm in the library for a screening of  NOVA: Poison Water

How safe is our tap water?
This one-hour special report from PBS’s science series, NOVA, follows the ordinary citizens and independent scientists who exposed the danger lurking in Flint’s water and confronted those who turned a blind eye. Discover the disturbing truth that reaches far beyond Flint—water systems across the country are similarly vulnerable. How can we protect ourselves from poisoned water?

 

Please join us on Friday, September 20th @ 3pm in the Library Learning Commons as Dr. Jason Garvon presents, “Million Dollar Birdie”

Please join us on Friday, September 20th @ 3 pm in the Library Learning Commons as Dr. Jason Garvon presents, “Million Dollar Birdie”

Dr. Garvon has been active with the Great Lakes Piping Plover recovery effort since 2007 when he volunteered as a monitor and LSSU was subcontracted for one monitor position. Since that time they have successfully written grants and have become the primary monitoring organization of the UP. In this presentation, Dr. Garvon will discuss the biology of the Great Lakes Piping Plover, the history of recovery efforts and LSSU’s long tradition of involvement, and current recovery practices and future challenges.

LSSU Library Scholar Series Welcomes Professor Ginna Hoben: “Once Upon a Time, a Woman Developed Very Special Cells…” – A Look at What Makes a Compelling Story


A podcast.  A book.  A film.  A stage play.  An episode of Law & Order.  What is it about Henrietta Lack’s compelling history that inspires the expression of her story in five different art forms?  This talk will examine which plot points are included in all of these retellings of a similar tale, which are not, and what it is that makes a story worth telling (and retelling!).

GINNA HOBEN is an actor/writer/theatre professor.  Her most recent play, “No Spring Chicken” premiered at NextStop Theatre as part of D.C.’s Women’s Voices Theatre Festival in 2015.  Ginna’s play, “The Twelve Dates of Christmas” has enjoyed over fifty productions nation and worldwide.  Other produced plays include the “wind-chill factor”, “telephone”, and “Spit Spat Splendor Spite.” She has also been a writer/producer for the Emmy nominated TV show, “Brain Games.”  
Ginna has performed at various American regional theatres, most notably in 31 productions at American Shakespeare Center, including Kate in “Taming of the Shrew”, Portia in “The Merchant of Venice”, and the titular role in the World Premiere of “Shakespeare’s Sister.”

Join us for a double feature, Wednesday, November 14th in the Library Learning Commons! First is the Scholar Series Lecture with Chairman Bryan Newland @ 3pm, and following is the PBS Documentary “Informed Consent and Medical Research” @ 4:30pm! Hope to see you all there!

double feature infromed consent and blood feud