Dr. Robert Vanderlan

Authors Team Up To Present Talk on Luce’s Media Empire

October 2, 2012

The Friends of the Stevens-German Library will sponsor a talk by Dr. Robert Vanderlan, the author of Intellectuals Incorporated: Politics, Art and Ideas Inside Henry Luce's Media Empire. The talk will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, in The Stevens-German Library on the Hartwick College campus. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

Vanderlan currently works as a Teaching Support Specialist at Cornell University's Center for Teaching Excellence. He received his B.A. from Cornell University, his M.A. in political science from the University of Michigan, and his Ph.D. in United States history from the University of Rochester. For the past five years, Vanderlan has taught U.S. history courses at Cornell as a Visiting Assistant Professor.  He has also held teaching positions at Hamilton College and Ithaca College. He is currently working on a book titled Atrocity and American Exceptionalism, considering evolving notions of national identity in the face of America's conduct of war.

During the lecture, Vanderlan will be joined for a presentation by Roy Rowan H'95, former bureau chief at Life, foreign correspondent at Time, senior writer at Fortune and recipient of the Henry R. Luce Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism.

Rowan is the author of nine books, including most recently Never Too Late: A Ninety- Year- Old's Pursuit of a Whirlwind Life. Rowan's other books include The Four Days of MayaguezPowerful People: from Mao to Now, and Chasing the Dragon: A Veteran Journalist's Firsthand Account of the 1949 Chinese Revolution, all based on his experiences as a foreign correspondent and journalist. Rowan served on Hartwick College's Board of Trustees from 1986 to 1994 and is a trustee emeritus. His manuscript collection is housed in the Paul F. Cooper, Jr. Archives in the Stevens-German Library.

For additional information on the lecture, contact Director of Library and Information Resources Paul Coleman at 607-431-4449 or

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