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Celebrating the Life

Event Date

February 5, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm


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The Fine Arts Library is hosting the second of a faculty-curated film series with "Surviving Progress". Are technological advancement, economic development, and population increase signs of a thriving society, or too much of a good thing? “Surviving Progress” explores the concept of progress in our modern world, guiding us through a sweeping but detailed survey of the major “progress traps” facing civilization. This provocative documentary includes interviews with Jane Goodall, Margaret Atwood, Stephen Hawking, Craig Venter, Michael Hudson, and Ronald Wright, the author of A Short History of Progress, the best-selling book on which the film is based.

Dr. Robert Jensen, a professor in the School of Journalism, will introduce the film and field questions from the audience following the film.

A reception with light refreshments will precede the screening at 5:30 to 6:00 PM

The film series highlights the expansive audio-visual collection at the Fine Arts Library — including its new online streaming service, now available for teaching — which faculty like Dr. Jensen use in their classes.

$3 special event prepaid parking is available at the following website: