Lunch & Learn
Lunch & Learn programs start at noon; doors open at 11:30 a.m. Beverages and a light dessert are provided. Bring your lunch or purchase a soup-and-sandwich lunch ($6) by contacting the BILL office up to noon of the day prior to the program.
Thursday, March 9, noon
"The Power of Forgiveness" with Kim Daubman, associate professor of psychology, Bucknell University.
This talk will explore the redemptive effects of receiving forgiveness. Descriptions of psychological research will be supplemented with stories of forgiveness to suggest that being forgiven signals to perpetrators that they are accepted as moral persons thereby making it less likely that they will externalize blame as a way to protect the self.
Menu: soup, sandwich and a side. Please call the office for specifics
Tea & Talk
Tea & Talk programs begin at 3:30 p.m.; doors open at 3 p.m. Teatime refreshments provided free of charge.
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 3:30 p.m.
"Escape from Cultivation: Finding Nature in the Domestic" with Anna Kell, assistant professor of art and art history at Bucknell University.
Ms. Kell will give a 30-minute presentation and talk on her art practice, followed by time for discussion. In her artwork, Kell investigates the way nature is represented in our cultural commodities. She creates paintings and installations out of images of idealized nature: Victorian wallpapers, found paintings and prints, needlework, puzzles, posters, labels, patterned textiles from clothing, upholstered furniture, carpets, floral mattresses and even lampshades. These domestic ephemera become a visual vocabulary revealing the discrepancy between our cultural reality and an illusion of "the natural". Beyond the depiction of nature, Kell is interested in the way cultural possessions reveal the desires and values of their owners as they relate to sex, class, and aesthetics. She collects objects from second-hand stores and yard sales in the unglamorous, rural places she has lived. Though the objects are collected in specific locales, they extend beyond the local to demonstrate the influence that mass-production has with the unique culture of any particular place.
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 3:30 p.m.
"Humor, Heartbreak, and Hiding: An exploration of the value of humor and its place in a good life." with Sheila Lintott, John Howard Harris professor of philosophy and department chair, Bucknell University.
Ms. Lintott's presentation explores the value of humor and its place in a good life. Discussion centers on how humor helps us cope and potentially have hope in challenging times, thrive in face of defeat, and sometimes, unfortunately, hide from the difficulties we should face.
Tuesday, April 11, 3:30 p.m.
"Learning from Lewisburg: the River-Town in Post-Industrial America" with Ben Marsh, professor of geography and environmental studies at Bucknell University.
Each town along the central Susquehanna developed its industrial base in response to a particular mix of resources, labor, and access, so each town grew differently. Now industry is largely gone, lost to regions with preferable mixes of access, labor, and resources. Each town faces decline differently. Lewisburg's response to this transition has been largely symbolic, redefining the past and thus the future. Examining the ongoing economic history of Lewisburg and nearby towns provides a microcosm of the movement of US economies and society and politics into a post-industrial world.