The John Howard Birss, Jr. Memorial Program

Through the "Professor John Howard Birss, Jr. Memorial Lecture Fund" and "Professor John Howard Birss, Jr. Memorial Library Fund" (established by University alumnus, Robert Blais '70), a significant or culturally impactful book is chosen annually to be honored. The program engages the campus and local community through discussions, celebrations, related collections, a library exhibition, and culminates with the annual Birss Lecture.


2019 Selection - Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Cover of Soul On Ice

 Save the dates for our celebration of the 50th anniversary of Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut.

Exhibition Opening: Feb 7, 2019 @ 4:30 PM (University Library)

Book Discussion: February 20, 2019 @ 7:00 PM (Rogers Free Library)

Keynote: February 28, 2019 @ 4:30 PM (Mary Tefft White Center, University Library)