December 2018 Brown Bag Events

Posted on Dec 5, 2018

coffee with cookiesWednesdays, 12:15 pm
Bring your lunch; the Library provides coffee and cookies.

December 5 – “Christmas at Belmont”
This annual Belmont University tradition celebrates the holiday season and the musical diversity and rich talent of the university’s School of Music. Hosted by Grammy Award-winning recording artist Sheryl Crow and taped at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee, nearly 700 student musicians join the  Belmont School of Music faculty and the Nashville Children’s Choir, to present this production of traditional carols, classical masterworks, world music and light-hearted seasonal favorites. PBS (60 min.)

 December 12 – “The Sultan and the Saint”
Eight hundred years ago, Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt met on the bloody battlefield of the Crusades. The Crusades resulted in four generations of escalating conflict that was directed at Muslims, Jews, Orthodox Christians in the East, and eventually other Western Europeans. The conflict seemed to have no end until Francis of Assisi took one of the bravest risks in the history of peacemaking by crossing enemy lines to meet the Sultan. The Sultan in turn saved the Crusaders from starvation after the Nile flooded.  PBS (60 min.)

December 19 – “The Brain – Why Do I need you?”
Neuroscientist David Eagleman explores the wonders of the human brain in an epic series that reveals the ultimate story of us, why we feel and think the things we do. As we grow up it becomes important for us to be able  to understand, and decode, the intentions of others.  In this episode,  Dr. David Eagleman reveals two ways in which the brain does this. PBS (60 min.)

December 26 – NG: “ Behind Russia’s Frozen Curtain”
Explore the stark landscape, frigid sea, and wild animals with National Geographic Pristine Seas Explorer-in-residence Enric Sala leads a group of scientists and adventurers on the first international scientific expedition to Franz Josef Land, one of the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth. From diving in subzero temperatures to running away from polar bears to avoiding titanic icebergs, the Pristine Seas team faces some of its most dangerous challenges to date. NG (43 min.)


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