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2017-18 Schedule

All lectures are at 7:30 PM in O'Donnell Hall of the Whitlock Building.

All events are free and open to the public.

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FALL 2017

Sep. 7 Sara Goldrick-Rab
“The Transformation of Higher Education: The New Economics of College and their Consequences”
Sep. 14

Sylvester James Gates, Jr.
“Einstein v. Roberts: Does Diversity Matter in Science?” 
Keynote Address for Celebration of Science Week

Sep. 28

Julissa Arce
“An American DREAMer: from Undocumented to Wall Street to Immigration Advocacy”
Hispanic Heritage Month Keynote Address

Oct. 5

Hillbilly*, the Documentary: 100 Years of Appalachia in TV and Film.”
Filmmaker Sally Rubin presents scenes from a work-in-progress.
Appalachian Heritage Festival Special Event

Oct. 11

Rebecca Goldstein
“The Transformation of the Ancient Greeks and the Making of Philosophy”
Ron Messerich Distinguished Lecture in Philosophy and Religion

Oct. 26

Jonathan Webb
“Transformation through Story: The Power of Narrative in Developing Critical Consciousness”
Special Even for ADA Awareness Month

Nov. 16

Kelli Carmean
“Mayan Transformations: Historical Fact and Creative Fiction”
  Native American Heritage Month Keynote Address

Nov. 30

Pam Soltis
“Transformation and Conservation: Climate Change and the Southern Landscape”
Bruce MacLaren Distinguished Lecture


Jan. 22 -
Feb. 16

Chautauqua National Juried Art Exhibition
A juried exhibition on the theme, “Transformations”
Fred Parker Giles Gallery, Campbell Building
Opening Reception, January 25, 2017 from 5-7 pm.
Exhibition runs from Jan 22 – Feb 16.

Feb. 1 Lee Dugatkin
“Rapid Evolution: How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog”
Feb. 15

Joycelyn A. Wilson
“The Outkast Imagination: Hip Hop Education and Transformative Pedagogy.”
Black History Month Keynote Address

Mar. 1 Maryanne Wolf
“Literacy in the Digital Age: Transformations of the Reading Brain”
Mar. 22

Kimberly Hoang
"Money Movers: Ethnography of Desire in Gray Economies in Southeast Asia"
Combined Women’s History and Asian Studies Keynote Address

Apr. 5

Robert Frank
“Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy”

Apr. 19

Robert Darnton
“Censorship and Literary Transformation: Bourbon France, British India and Communist East Germany”
Distinguished Lecture in International Studies

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