Shakespeare, Dickens, Thackeray. We all know these great writers, who have made a huge contribution to the development of the literature. Each of them has their unique style of writing. But, as you know, Rome was not built in a day.read more
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Memoirist
4:15 p.m. Seminar
Ballroom, Campus Center
UAlbany Uptown Campus
8:00 p.m. Reading
(Introduction by William Kennedy)
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
UAlbany Downtown Campus
Frank McCourt belongs to the literary late bloomers - his writing career started with the brilliant debut of “Angela’s Ashes” after he turned 66. The “Angela’s Ashes” is the first book of the memoir trilogy, where Fransis McCourt describes his childhood years in the city of Limerick in his inimitable manner of storytelling. The book was translated to 17 languages and sold with over 4 millions copies, bringing its author a worldwide recognition and numerous literature awards, including Pulitzer Prize in 1997.
The process of evolution of the Earth, life and mankind have always been interesting not only for great minds, but most of the ordinary people. But to understand and remember features of evolution, covering ten thousand million years is simply impossible. And as the evolution is studied at school and college, many students have difficulties in its learning.
Today I’m going to tell you about absolutely amusing phenomenon of couchsurfing. If you have chosen this way of travelling, you will open plenty of opportunities to visit various parts of the world, especially if you are young or limited in finance. Also, it is one of the most intriguing ways to travel.
The history of the world - a very important subject that everyone should know! It is the cultural heritage of every race and nation. But to understand and remember so many fateful events is very difficult. Many people can’t remember numbers and dates, but visual perceive of information is a lot easier! Therefore, the creation of visual historical map, which covers a huge period of time - it is a real progress in the field historical education.read more