MBB: Lawrence Wittner book signing: What's Going On at UAardvark

Market Block Books welcomes local author Lawrence S. Wittner for a book signing of his newest book What’s Going On at UAardvark?, a lively, irreverent satire about how an increasingly corporatized, modern American university becomes the site of a rambunctious rebellion that turns campus life upside down. Along the way, there are hilarious encounters with a playboy university president, bizarre US military commanders, poetry-writing Hells Angels, foul-mouthed, decadent students, an avaricious corporate titan, hypocritical politicians, and a host of other zany characters. What’s Going On at UAardvark? takes readers on a comic romp through what has become a serious issue in contemporary America: the corporate takeover of higher education.

Lawrence Wittner is a professor of history emeritus at the State University of New York at Albany. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Wittner attended Columbia College (A.B., 1962), the University of Wisconsin (M.A., 1963), and Columbia University (Ph.D., 1967). He taught at Hampton Institute, Vassar College, at Japanese universities (under the Fulbright program), and at SUNY Albany from 1974 to 2010. A former president of the Council on Peace Research in History (now the Peace History Society), he is an award-winning author of 9 books and approximately 250 published articles and reviews. His latest published works are his memoirs (Working for Peace and Justice, 2012) and a satirical novel about corporatization and rebellion at an American public university (What’s Going On at UAardvark? 2013). A guest lecturer in dozens of nations around the world, Wittner has received major fellowships or grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the MacArthur Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the United States Institute of Peace.

Event date: 
Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Event address: 
290 River Street
12180 Troy
What's Going On At UAardvark? Cover Image
ISBN: 9781614681458
Availability: SPECIAL ORDER
Published: Solidarity Press - April 22nd, 2013

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