The Library's display case in the Browsing area of the 3rd Floor has a presentation of Saul Landau's films and books. Saul Landau passed away September 9, 2013. From 1999 to 2006, he was the first recipient of the Hugh O. La Bounty Chair for Interdisciplinary and Applied Knowledge. He taught digital media programming, and organized the Campus Forum series, inviting speakers to discuss Middle East conflicts and Latin American issues, U.S. Foreign policy, electoral politics, the media and the death penalty.
Saul Landau was an internationally known scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker who worked for forty years on social, political, and human rights issues.
He produced over forty films, and won several awards, including an Emmy for "Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang" and the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Assassination on Embassy Row, an investigation into the 1976 murders of Chilean Ambassador Orlando Letelier and his colleague, Ronni Moffitt.
Landau wrote fourteen books, his latest published a month before his passing—Stark in the Bronx, a murder mystery.
He won the George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting, the First Amendment Award, and the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award. In 2008, the Chilean government presented him with the Bernardo O'Higgins Award for his human rights work, and the Cuban government gave him the "Amistad" award in 2013.
Come see the DVD documentaries and books produced and authored by Saul, photographs, and some biographical information in the 3rd Floor display case. A complete listing of Saul's materials owned by the Library can be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/kozm6n3 and his website at http://saullandau.com/.