Tracy Gran, author of
“Sisu: One American Boy’s Life in the 1940’s”
Friday, April 13, 2018
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
124 Eastport Hall, UMA Bangor Campus
Bangor – The University of Maine at Augusta’s (UMA) Cultural Events Committee and the Humanities Faculty at UMA-Bangor will host former UMA-Bangor Dean Tracy Gran for a reading and book signing of his most recent work about his childhood growing up in an abusive home in Minnesota, “Sisu: One American Boy’s Life in the 1940’s”. The event will take place in Room 124 Eastport Hall and it is free and open to the public.
Tracy Gran was born and reared in Duluth, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota, Duluth branch, with a double major in psychology and sociology. He did his graduate work at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (specializing in criminology), and the State University of New York at Buffalo (specializing in the sociology of literature).
Gran taught at the University of Maine for 23 years and 10 years at the University of Maine at Augusta. In 1997, he became dean of the UMA Bangor campus and remained in that position until his retirement in 2005. In 2007, he was awarded Emeritus Dean of the Campus status. He has lived in Winterport for 44 years with his wife, Jan. They have two children and one grandson.