For years, the Library has been hosting ‘Lunch and Learn’ events, where staff, faculty, and students are invited to take their lunch in one of the Library’s classrooms and listen to a presentation given by a local expert on a particular topic. Recent Lunch and Learn topics have focused on University-specific subjects like the University’s history and practicing personal safety on campus, but have also covered topics of more general interest, like Chinese culture, overcoming a fear of public speaking, and evaluating Edgar Allen Poe’s work in a modern context.
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve begun an effort to collect all the sessions that have been recorded and store them in the University’s digital archives. While only one video is present at the moment of this post’s publication (former University president Dr. John Muller’s excellent behind-the-scenes look at his tenure as president), you can expect more to be regularly added to the collection–both from Lunch and Learn’s history and from its present.
The next Lunch and Learn session is just around the corner, and you won’t want to miss this one. On January 31st, from 12:30-1:30 in Library Classroom 480, Dr. Joyce Wilson will be giving a presentation on the history of the University. No one had a better grasp on the University’s history than Dr. Wilson does, and she’s contributed considerably to preserving the University’s past. You can register for this event here.