Briefs 4/16/12

Apr 152012

CSU hosts best-selling author Susan Orlean

CSU will host an evening with best-selling author Susan Orlean at the Fort Collins Hilton Tuesday at 7 p.m. She will be promoting her newest book “Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend” about the puppy that went from being an orphan to an icon.

“At its heart, ‘Rin Tin Tin’ is a poignant exploration of the enduring bond between humans and animals,” according to the event’s page on “But it is also a richly textured history of 20th century entertainment and entrepreneurship and the changing role of dogs in the American family and society.”

Orlean’s previous work, “The Orchid Thief,” was made into the Oscar-winning movie “Adaptation.” Her appearance is part of a series of free author evenings by Friends of the CSU Libraries and the Poudre River Friends of the Library.

The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research welcomes second guest speaker

The Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research will be hosting its second speaker in the Gender and Sexuality Lecture Series on Wednesday. CU-Boulder Women and Gender Studies professor Lorraine Bayard de Volo will speak on the involvement of women in wars in Latin America.

De Volo has done fieldwork in Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Nicaragua dealing with gender as it interacts and informs war, revolution, political violence and social movements. De Volo will be speaking at 1 to 3 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Grey Rock Room.

A question and answer session with De Volo will follow.

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