Distinguished Speaker and Lecturer Series

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Distinguished Speaker and Lecturer Series


Library Friends plan author’s dinner

Matthew Lysiak

The Friends of the Bloomsburg University Library Association will hold their Fifteenth Annual Author's Dinner, on Friday, April 7, beginning at 6 p.m. at Monty’s. Honorees and speakers are journalists Matthew Lysiak and his ten-year-old daughter Hilde.

Matthew Lysiak is a journalist and co-author of the young adult memoir of teen scientist Jack Andraka, Breakthrough: How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World and author of Newtown: An American Tragedy. A former reporter for the New York Daily News, he has been a contributor on The Today Show, MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN. Hilde Kate Lysiak is the publisher of the Orange Street News, a print and online newsletter for which she has broken hundreds of stories in her hometown of Selinsgrove. She is also author of the upcoming book series “Hilde Cracks the Case” and recently reached a deal to produce a television series on her life.

For more information, menu options and reservations contact Steven Cohen at drscohen@ptd.net.

Top economist to speak in lecture series

Alan B. Krueger

Alan B. Krueger, professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton, will present “The Rise of Alternative Work Arrangements in the U.S.” on Tuesday, April 25, at 2 p.m. in the Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. Krueger has published 85 articles, earned numerous economic awards and held positions including assistant secretary for economic policy and chief economist to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He is known for being an “empiricist” with a diverse range of knowledge and research in economics.

Distinguished scholars and economists are invited every year for the lecture series. Past invitees include Nobel laureate Paul Krugman and the following professors: Peter Navarro from the University of California, Irvine; Chad Syverson from the University of Chicago; Dominick Salvatore from Fordham University; and George Borjas from Harvard University. This lecture series is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Economics.