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On November 7, Margaret O'Mara regaled a local Silicon Valley audience with a discussion about Silicon Politics. We captured the intriguing evening on video complete with Dean Shannon Miller's opening remarks and the ensuing Q&A. Bio Margaret O’Mara is Professor of History at the University of Washington. Her books include Cities of Knowledge (Princeton, 2005), Pivotal Tuesdays (Penn Press,… Continue reading Margaret O’Mara on Silicon Politics
Dr. Kirstyn Leuner recaps a successful #frankenreads day on October 31, 2018 at Santa Clara University!
a student reader during SCU’s Frankenreads
From College Notes 11-16-18:
“Kirstyn Leuner (English) organized a marathon reading of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on Halloween to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the novel, published in 1818. A mix of students, faculty, staff, and community members read 15-minute increments of the novel from a podium staged just outside of University Library, in front of a spooky forest backdrop and other themed decorations. The event lasted from 8am until 5pm, with Michelle Burnham’s (English) CTW class and Matt Gomes (English) uttering the creature’s final words. The Department of English, University Library, the Center for Arts and Humanities and the English Club generously sponsored the event. SCU’s event was one of 587 similar “Frankenreads” events held at universities, public libraries, schools, and museums in 47 countries, all coordinated by the Keats-Shelley Association of America. Locally, Kirstyn teamed up with Katherine D. Harris (SJSU) and…
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