Looking at Lemon: Transforming Life through Literature is a series of events focusing on the life and work of Lemon Andersen, a writer, performance artist, screen actor and Tony Award-winning poet.
Andersen is also a three-time felon who grew up in Brooklyn, the child of heroin addicted parents who died of AIDS before he was fifteen leaving Lemon an orphaned teenager fending for himself. A high school drop-out who spent years in jail and on probation, his attempts at rehabilitation faltered until he attended a poetry reading and found a sense of purpose in the art of words.
The series celebrates Lemon’s ability to find meaning in his life, discover healing in creative work and transform pain into art. He joins us in Studio A to tell us about his life and work. Also joining us, Kim Engel Assistant Director of the UAlbany Performing Arts Center.
During the past 20 years, approximately 1,400 girls who are poor and work in the factories of Juarez, Mexico have been abducted, sexually abused and then murdered. Their story and the story of an Irish artist who is working to keep their memories alive are told in the film Blood Rising, to be shown tonight at 7 at the University at Albany's Recital Hall. Admission is free. The director Mark McLoughlin, the arist profiled in the film, Brian MaGuire, and Marisela Ortiz-Rivera, the mother of one of the murdered women of Juarez, will be at tonight's screening.
Dylan Card is a senior at UAlbany from Dryden, NY. Dylan is in one of the new Zipcars. He is the President of the Students for Sustainability organization on campus, and has helped launch several sustainable initiatives.
The University at Albany has named its new athletic director. Mark Benson was introduced at a campus press conference Wednesday morning. Formerly assistant vice president for athletic development at Old Dominion, Benson replaces the retiring Lee McElroy, who stepped aside in June after 14 years. The SUNY school opened a new football stadium last year. Its football team now plays in the Colonial Athletic Association, which Old Dominion competed in before leaving for Conference USA.
In top 25 men’s college basketball: It's one and done for the top seed in the Big East tournament. Regular season champ Villanova saw its hopes for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament field damaged when it lost to Seton Hall 64-63.
A broad coalition of student leaders at UAlbany are united against A new fee to be imposed on all students.
Leaders of the University at Albany’s political groups announced their opposition to a proposed ‘campus life fee.’ College Democrat, Republican, and Libertarian Presidents oppose the newly announced fee meant to curb ‘boredom on campus,’ according to the University’s facebook page promoting the $60.00 per semester fee.
Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, who heads the 64-campus SUNY system, set the bar high last year when she outlined goals and strategies designed to move the system to the head of the educational pack: the crown jewel of 2013's address was the three-year program to graduate students faster than the traditional four years of study ...
In the NFL, Andre Brown ran for a pair of touchdowns and Justin Tuck recorded four sacks of Robert Griffin III as the New York Giants downed Washington 24-17. Eli Manning was 22 of 28 for 235 yards and a TD to help the Giants overcome an early 14-0 deficit.
Elsewhere, Stephen Gostkowski booted a pair of 53-yard field goals in the fourth quarter to give New England a 34-31 win over Houston.