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Library Speaker Series Kicks Off With Civil War Historian Oct. 4

September 16, 2009


The William Spangler Library at Atlantic Cape Community College recently was awarded a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities to present a series of lectures by noted local scholars and nationally recognized individuals. The series celebrates the renovation and transformation of the library into a state-of-the-art "Information Commons," which will seamlessly integrate traditional print and online resources, as well as tutoring and other academic support services into a single student-friendly facility at the Mays Landing Campus.

            Speakers in the series are:

  • Dr. Randall M. Miller, "The Meaning of the American Civil War," 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4. Miller is the William Dirk Warren '50 Sesquicentennial Chair and Professor of History at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. He is the author or editor of numerous books and articles on African-American culture and life.
  • Holly Blackford, "The Persephone Myth," 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8. Blackford is an assistant professor of English at Rutgers University-Camden, where she also directs the writing program. She teaches and publishes literary criticism on American and English literature as well as children's and adolescent literature.
  • Dr. Lisa Rosner, "The Anatomy Murders: A History of the Notorious Burke and Hare Murder Case," 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21. Rosner is a professor of history at the School of Arts and Humanities at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. She is an editor and author of the book "The Anatomy Murders," detailing a gruesome true case in which 16 people were killed to provide cadavers for an anatomy teacher.
  • Jack Devine, "The Art of Spying: Intelligence in the 21st Century," 2 p.m., Sunday, April 18. Devine is a 32-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency and is a founding partner and president of The Arkin Group LLC, which specializes in international crisis management, strategic intelligence, investigative research and business problem-solving.

This speaker series was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

The series is free and open to the public and will be held in the Spangler Library,

D-building, at Atlantic Cape's Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to or (609) 343-4918.