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Lectures Public Calendar


10/21
2014
Silas House: Public Reading

5:00 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

Silas House is the nationally bestselling author of books like Clay's Quilt (2001), A Parchment of Leaves (2003), The Coal Tattoo (2005), Eli the Good (2009), Something's Rising (2009), Same Sun Here (2012), and three widely-produced plays. The event is free and open to the public.
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10/17
2014
Ellen Furlong Lecture

4:30 p.m.
Location: HH 212

Creative Intelligence presents Dr. Ellen Furlong who will talk about "Applications of animal cognition: How understanding animal minds can improve their lives". This is a Creative Engagements event.
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10/1
2014
Kenan Lecture with Eric Klein

7:30 p.m.
Location: Haggin Auditorium

Eric Klein, founder and CEO of the the disaster relief organization CAN-DO, will describe his unique approach to humanitarian aid, which includes hiring locals and employing U.S. military veterans. Klein has been featured on CNN, CNBC, People Magazine, Huffington Post, among other national and local media outlets. In 2008, Oprah Winfrey chose Klein as a contestant for her ABC prime time show, "Oprah's Big Give," a reality program that challenged contestants to give away money in unique ways and become one of America's greatest unknown philanthropists. Click for details
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9/7
2014
Convocation: Poverty Studies: A Liberal Arts Vocation?

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: Haggin Auditorium

Harlan Beckley, executive director of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, will address poverty in the United States as a problem not adequately addressed by undergraduate education in our nation. Click for details
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3/27
2014
Still Overcoming: Rodney Coates

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Gym

Rodney Coates, professor of sociology and black world studies at Miami University, will lead a panel discussion about "Integration on U.S. Campuses Today." This is a Diversity and Inclusion/Still Overcoming series lecture.
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3/20
2014
O'Neil Memorial Philosophy Lecture

7:00 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater

John D. Caputo, philosophical theologian at Syracuse University, presents "The Future of Justice: Nihilism and the History of Hope."
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3/18
2014
Delcamp Visiting Writer

5:30 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater

Author and Delcamp Visiting Writer Dean Bakopoulos, assistant professor of English at Grinnell College, will read from his works.
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3/4
2014
Kenan Lecture: Dr. Ron Mallett on Time Travel

7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: Haggin Auditorium, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

Dr. Ron Mallett, professor of physics, University of Connecticut, explains his time travel discoveries in clear, crisp language and reveals the gripping personal story that inspired his work—how he overcame poverty, racism, and the early death of his father that sent him on his quest, nearly realized, to build a functioning time machine. Click for details
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2/25
2014
What Matters to Me and Why

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Location: Student Involvement Center

Seniors John Culbertson and Carly Wynn present what matters to them, followed by a discussion of values, beliefs, and life decisions. For more information, contact Wilson Dickinson at 3691 or tdickinson@transy.edu
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2/4
2014
Still Overcoming: Noah Griffin

7:00 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater

Noah Griffin presents "The Massachusetts 54th Regiment: Storming the Ramparts for Today's America." Griffin is a singer, performer, TV and radio personality, inspirational speaker, former political campaign aide, and graduate of Harvard Law School. Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center Click for details
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12/5
2013
Creative Intelligence Lecture -- April Truitt

4:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill 102

April Truitt of the Primate Rescue Center in Nicholasville presents "The Chimpanzee Paradox: Too Few in the Wild, Too Many in the U.S." For more information, contact Meg Upchurch at (859) 233-8252 or mupchurch@transy.edu.
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11/12
2013
Moosnick Lecture in Judaic Studies

7:00 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater

A.J. Levine, professor of New Testament and Jewish studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and the author of "The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us" and the "Jewish Annotated New Testament," will present “How Jews and Christians Read Scripture Differently.” The event is free and open to the public. Click for details
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10/24
2013
Creative Intelligence Lecture - Aaron Rundus

4:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill 102

Creative Intelligence presents Aaron Rundus, Assistant Professor of Psychology at West Chester University. Rundus will present his work on animal communication, "The Hidden World Around Us: Multimodal Animal Communication." For more information, contact Susan Hofmann at 8280 or shofmann@transy.edu.
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10/21
2013
Lecture by portrait artist Robert Shetterly

7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Gym

Artist and activist Robert Shetterly will give a public talk titled "The Doctrine of Discovery, Manifest Destiny, Truth, and Democracy." Sponsored in part by Transylvania’s Creative Intelligence Lecture Series. For more information, contact Meg Upchurch at 859-233-8252 or mupchurch@transy.edu.
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10/17
2013
Bingham-Young Lecture: The Music Instinct

7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater

Steven Mithen, professor of early prehistory and the pro-vice-chancellor at the University of Reading in England, presents The Music Instinct: The Evolutionary Basis of Musicality. Mithen will offer theories of why humans enjoy making and listening to music. Sponsored in part by Transylvania’s Creative Intelligence Lecture Series. Click for details
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10/8
2013
Kenan Lecture: Michele Norris

7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: Haggin Auditorium

Michele Norris is a host and special correspondent for National Public Radio and previously was co-host of All Things Considered, public radio’s longest-running national program. In 2012 she developed The Race Card Project, an initiative to foster a wider conversation about race in America. Her book, The Grace of Silence: A Memoir, focuses on how America talks about race in the wake of Barack Obama’s presidential election and explores her own family’s racial legacy. A reception and book signing will immediately follow the presentation. This lecture is part of our year-long program Still Overcoming: Striving for Inclusiveness and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Meg Upchurch at mupchurch@transy.edu.
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10/3
2013
Community Forum on Finding Common Cause in Our Differences

7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Gym

Professor Abdulaziz Sachedina of George Mason University will join Dean Michael Bell, Transylvania professor Angela Hurley, Reverend Jon Weece of Southland Christian Church, and Rev. Dr. Marian McClure Taylor, executive director of the Kentucky Council of Churches, for a community forum driven by audience questions. Click for details
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10/2
2013
Rebecca Davis, Creative Intelligence Lecture

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill 102

Rebecca Davis, associate professor of history at the University of Delaware, presents "'These Are a Swinging Bunch of People': Sammy Davis Jr., Judaism, and Ethnic Identification in the Mid-20th-Century U.S." For more information, contact Meg Upchurch at 8252 or mupchurch@transy.edu.
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9/30
2013
Lecture (TBA)

7:30 p.m.
Location: Haggin Auditorium, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

Lecture TBA.
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5/1
2013
Creative Intelligence Lecture: Suzanne Corkin, "Lasting Traces: How H.M. Shaped the Science of Memory"

4:00 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

Suzanne Corkin, professor emerita of Behavioral Neuroscience at MIT, describes her work with the most famous amnesia patient in psychology. Free and open to the public.
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4/25
2013
Creative Intelligence Lecture: "Geometric Puzzles"

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

MIT mathematician Erik Demaine and MIT artist Martin Demaine present a hands-on workshop on the interconectedness of math, art, and puzzles. They are exploring what shapes are possible in this genre of self-folding origami, with applications to deployable structures, manufacturing, and self-assembly. This transformation of flat paper into swirling surfaces creates sculpture that feels alive. Free and open to the public.
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4/8
2013
Our Shared Future: Digital Identity, Leadership, and Your Career: Eric Stoller

7:30 p.m.
Location: Haggin Auditorium, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

Eric Stoller will be visiting campus to talk with many groups on the general topics of the strategic use of social media and digital identity development. Free and open to the public.
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4/3
2013
Leo St. Pierre: The End of Time - Cory Collins presents his fiction works

7:00 p.m.
Location: William T. Young Campus Center gym

Senior Cory Collins will present excerpts of his novel Leo St. Pierre: The End of Time. This reading, the culmination of Collins's senior project, will incorporate readings, multimedia, and performance, presenting an array of his writings.
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4/1
2013
Delcamp Lecture Series presents poet Maurice Manning

7:30 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

Poet and Transylvania English professor Maurice Manning will read from his work. Free and open to the public.
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4/1
2013
Creative Intelligence presents Tomas Sjostrom

4:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

Tomas Sjostrom, the James Cullen Chair in Economics at Rutgers University, is an associate member of the economics Nobel prize committee. His early work was on the topic of Mechanism Design, the mathematical analysis of social institutions. Currently, he is asking "Why is there war rather than peace?" and "How does the brain work?" His presentation is on "The Hobbesian Trap," which looks at international conflict and diplomacy. It studies how uncertainty generates fear and triggers conflict when actions are strategic complements. Free and open to the public.
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3/28
2013
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: Daniel Sharfstein

4:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

Daniel Sharfstein, professor of law and co-director of the social justice program at Vanderbilt Law School, presents a lecture on his work on crossing the color line. Free and open to the public.
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3/21
2013
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: Rebecca Gayle Howell poetry reading and workshop

3:00 p.m.
Location: TBA

Rebecca Gayle Howell, poet, author of "Render/An Apocalypse," and the CSU Poetry Prize winner for 2012, will be available to present a workshop and/or lecture (tentative). The Kentucky release of her book will take place at the Carnegie Center at 6 p.m.
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3/20
2013
Cancelled: Bingham-Young Fellowship Lecture: Patricia Werhane

7:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

Patricia Werhane is ill, so the lecture has been cancelled.
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3/5
2013
John Marshall Harlan Lecture: "'But I need Kentucky': Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Importance of the Bluegrass State"

7:30 p.m.
Location: William T. Young Campus Center gym

Paul Finkelman, national expert in American legal history, constitutional law, and race and the law, will speak. Free and open to the public.
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3/1
2013
Lecture: Victor Sheymov

4:00 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

Title of lecture TBA. Victor Sheymov is a former KGB agent and expert on cybersecurity. Free and open to the public.
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2/27
2013
Women's Studies/Creative Intelligence Lecture: Vandana Shiva

7:30 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

Vandana Shiva, philosopher, author, environmental activist, and eco-feminist, presents on her work. Co-sponsored by the women's studies program and the Creative Intelligence Lecture Series. Free and open to the public.
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2/21
2013
Lecture: "Every Woman, Every Time: Anticipatory Motherhood in a New Reproductive Care Paradigm"

3:00 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

Free and open to the public. Miranda R. Waggoner is a postdoctoral research fellow with the Office of Population Research at Princeton University. She received her Ph.D. in sociology and social policy from Brandeis University. Her research focuses on the construction of population health strategies and public health policies. She is currently working on a book manuscript about the state of women’s health politics and maternal and child health care in the U.S. at the turn of the twenty-first century. Her work has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.
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2/20
2013
Kenan Lecture Series: Peter Bergen, CNN

7:30 p.m.
Location: Haggin Auditorium, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

Peter Bergen, CNN correspondent, presents "The Awakening: How Revolutionaries, Barack Obama and Ordinary Muslims are Remaking the Middle East." Free and open to the public.
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2/17
2013
Moosnick Lecture: Rabbi Michael J. Cook

7:00 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

Rabbi Michael J. Cook, professor of intertestamental and early Christian literatures, and the Sol and Arlene Bronstein Professor in Judeo-Christian Studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, will speak. Free and open to the public.
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2/7
2013
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: Kyle Simmons

4:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

Kyle Simmons, assistant professor of neuroscience at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research, speaks on neural systems underlying food motivation and reward, especially in regard to obesity and eating disorders. Free and open to the public.
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1/30
2013
Public Lecture: Rob Shetterly, Council of Independent Colleges Woodrow Wilson Fellow

7:30 p.m.
Location: Coleman Recital Hall, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

Rob Shetterly, Council of Independent Colleges Woodrow Wilson Fellow and creator of a series of portraits titled "Americans Who Tell the Truth," has a weeklong residency on campus. He will attend several class sessions, give a public lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Coleman Recital Hall, and make an open hour presentation on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 12:30 p.m. in faculty/staff lounge. The lecture is free and open to the public.
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1/24
2013
Bingham-Young Further Engagements lecture: Brad Wray

7:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

Brad Wray, professor of philosophy at SUNY Oswego, speaks on the influence of Thomas Kuhn's "Structure of Scientific Revolutions." Free and open to the public.
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1/15
2013
Bingham-Young Lecture: John W. O'Malley, arts in liberal education

7:30 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

John W. O'Malley, professor of theology at Georgetown University, will speak on the topic of the arts in liberal education. Free and open to the public.
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1/10
2013
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: Rebecca Self of Food Chain

4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

Rebecca Self of FoodChain will discuss urban food production. Free and open to the public.
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1/8
2013
Kentucky Civic Health Initiative Roundtable

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: William T. Young Campus Center gym

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will hold a Civic Health Initiative Roundtable. The program is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement. Refreshments are sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lexington, Ky. Click for details
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12/6
2012
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: "More or Less Raped," Kelly Ball, Ph.D. candidate, Emory University

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

Kelly Ball, Ph.D. candidate, department of women's, gender, and sexuality studies, Emory University. Free and open to the public.
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11/29
2012
"The American Empire," presented by Dr. Jeff Freyman.

7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: Cowgill 102

Inaugural presentation of the Transylvania University College Democrats "Left of Center" speaker series. The lecture will focus on how the United States was able to establish a world order after WWII, how it was like and unlike previous imperial orders, and the consequences of it on the 2008 financial crisis. Dr. Jeff Freyman is a professor of political science and director of The Center for Liberal Education at Transylvania.His areas of research include globalization, comparative democratization, comparative political economy, and Marxism. Free and open to the public.
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11/29
2012
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: David Brown Kinloch, Lock 7 Hydro Partners LLC

4:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

David Brown Kinloch, developer and president of Lock 7 Hydro Partners, LLC, will talk about Mother Ann Lee Hydroelectric Station which is located at Lock and Dam 7 on the Kentucky River on land once owned by a Shaker community headed by Mother Ann Lee. Free and open to the public.
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11/14
2012
Creative Intelligence Series presents: Chris Webber, "American to the Backbone"

4:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

Chris Webber, Episcopal minister and independent scholar, presents "American to the Backbone," about escaped slave and abolitionist James W. C. Pennington. Free and open to the public.
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11/8
2012
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: David Gillham, author of "City of Women"

4:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

David Gillham will discuss his book "City of Women" as well as his life as a writer. There will be a meet and greet as well as a book signing immediately following the lecture. Free and open to the public.
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10/31
2012
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: "The Revolution of Journalism," by John Carroll

4:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

John Carroll is the former editor of the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Baltimore Sun, and the Los Angeles Times. Free and open to the public.
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10/24
2012
Bingham-Young, Further Engagements Lecture

7:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

James Duke, professor of religion at Texas Christian University, will lecture on the topic "For God's Sake, Humanity's Well-Being Matters." Free and open to the public.
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10/23
2012
Kenan Lecture Series presents: Marion Nestle, "Food Politics: How the Food Industry influences Nutrition and Health"

7:30 p.m.
Location: Haggin Auditorium, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

Marion Nestle, professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, will present "Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health." There will be a reception and book signing after the talk. For more information, contact Meg Upchurch at 8252 or mupchurch@transy.edu
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5/16
2012
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: "Pacific Unbound: Redefining the Age of Abolition"

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

Ben Madley, Native American Studies Program, Dartmouth College, and Ted Melillo, Department of History, Amherst College. Free and open to the public.
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5/9
2012
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: "A Conversation with our Children's Children"

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

Tom Fitzgerald, director of the Kentucky Resources Council and recipient of the 14th Heinz Award for the Environment, presents a lecture on environmental justice, pollution, and Kentucky's energy future. Free and open to the public.
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5/2
2012
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: "Harmony and Society: Some Deliberations about Confucius and his Utopia"

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

Wolfgang Kubin, University of Bonn Institute for Oriental and Asian Studies. Free and open to the public.
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4/26
2012
John Marshall Harlan Lecture Series: "America's Symbolic Constitution," Akhil Reed Amar

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale, where he teaches constitutional law in both Yale College and Yale Law School. He is one of this era’s most accomplished constitutional law scholars. Free and open to the public. Click for details
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4/12
2012
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: screening of "Waterbody," by Bianca Spriggs '03

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

Discussion to follow. Free and open to the public.
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4/4
2012
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: "Inspiring Chemistry Education for a World that is Finite, Interconnected, and Changing," by Cathy Middlecamp

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill, room 102

Cathy Middlecamp, professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin. Free and open to the public.
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3/29
2012
"Jewish Views of Jesus": Rabbi David Sandmel

7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: Strickland Auditorium, Brown Science Center

Free and open to the public. The Moosnick Lectureship in Judaic Studies is sponsored by the Moosnick Endowment Sponsored by Transylvania University, Lexington Theological Seminary, Ohavay Zion Synagogue, and Temple Adath Israel.
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3/29
2012
"The 2nd Gay-Marriage Case in U.S. History: Louisville, Kentucky, 1970"

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

Cate Fosl. Co-sponsored by the women’s studies department and Creative Intelligence Lecture Series.
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3/28
2012
Further Engagements Lecture: "Morocco's Arab Spring? Voices of Dissent in Literature, Film, and the Press," Valerie Orlando

7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

Orlando is professor of French and Francophone literatures at the University of Maryland. Sponsored by the Bingham-Young Fellowship. Free and open to the public.
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3/22
2012
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: Performance art by Trevor Martin '92

7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

Trevor Martin '92, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. "Afterword: In Search of an Epilogue." Free and open to the public.
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3/7
2012
Kenan Lecture Series: Ted Nordhaus of the Breakthrough Institute on environmental policy analysis

7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: Haggin Auditorium

"The Long Death of Environmentalism." Free and open to the public.
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2/21
2012
C.E. Morgan, novelist and short story writer, accompanied by dulcimer player Ryan Blevins

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

Delcamp presentation, cosponsored by the Creative Intelligence Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. Click for details
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2/20
2012
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: Andreas Klein, piano master class

7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

Master class in piano performance. Free and open to the public.
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2/15
2012
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: "What Would Darwin Say to Today's Creationists?" Eugenie Scott of National Center for Science Education

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

Free and open to the public.
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2/9
2012
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: "Reading and Writing Muhammad's Life Over the Centuries," by Kecia Ali.

12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Faculty/staff lounge, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

Ali is associate professor of religion at Boston University. Free and open to the public.
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2/1
2012
Black History Month lecture: "The Wrong Side of Murder Creek," by Freedom Rider Bob Zellner

7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

"Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement" lecture and book signing for Black History Month. Bob Zellner is a former Freedom Rider. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.
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1/30
2012
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: "The Family Legacy of Henry Clay: In the Shadow of a Kentucky Patriarch"

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

Lindsay Apple, author and emeritus professor of history at Georgetown College will discuss his book. Free and open to the public.
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1/26
2012
Further Engagements Lecture: "The Incredible Vanishing Religion: Glimmers of Buddhist Imagination from Early Medieval China"

7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

Rob Campany, professor of Asian studies at Vanderbilt. Free and open to the public.
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1/26
2012
Creative Intelligence Lectures Series: "Three Springs Farm: A Dozen Years of CSA," by Arwen Donahue and David Wagoner

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill 102

Organic farmers Donahue and Wagoner speak about community supported agriculture. Free and open to the public.
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1/17
2012
"Some Leaders are Born Women!" Sarah Weddington

7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

Attorney Sarah Weddington will speak. Free and open to the public. From 1978 to 1981, Weddington served as assistant to President Jimmy Carter, directing the Administration’s work on women’s issues and leadership outreach. In her first book, "A Question of Choice," Weddington detailed the landmark Roe v. Wade case, which she successfully argued before the US Supreme Court in 1973. She is believed to be the youngest person ever to win a case before the US Supreme Court.
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12/9
2011
Creative Intelligence Series: "A Neurological Shortcut to a Creative Mindset: Epilepsy and Art," by Jim Chambliss '86

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

Jim Chambliss, a Transylvania alumnus, is a Ph.D. student in Creative Arts and Medicine at the University of Melbourne, Australia. The primary aim of his research is to evaluate how epilepsy can stimulate and enhance artistic creativity in some circumstances. As well, this research survey and analyses the artworks, writings, medical conditions, and lives of contemporary artists with epilepsy. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Meg Upchurch at (859) 233-8252.
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11/30
2011
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: Joel Pett, editorial cartoonist for the Lexington Herald-Leader

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

Editorial cartoonist Joel Pett will present "Drawing Conclusions" (confessions of a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Meg Upchurch at (859) 233-8252.
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11/17
2011
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: DV8 film screening and discussion

7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

Screening and discussion of a film by the physical performance theater troupe DV8, "The Cost of Living." Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Meg Upchurch at (859) 233-8252.
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11/16
2011
"Preparation for Leadership Tomorrow": Jody Richards, former speaker of the KY House

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: William T. Young Campus Center gym

Former speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives, Jody Richards will speak and take questions. Sponsored by Delta Sigma Phi, the event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.
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11/9
2011
Bingham-Young Further Engagements lecture: Robin Feuer Miller, "The Creative Impulse"

7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, 102

Robin Feuer Miller is the Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities and professor of Russian and comparative literature at Brandeis University. Free and open to the public.
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11/6
2011
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: Natasha Marin
Location: Morlan Gallery

Natasha Marin, a performance artist from Trinidad, now living in Vancouver, Canada, will perform a Midnight Tea Ceremony in the Morlan Gallery in collaboration with Bianca Spriggs, Robert Morgan, and other Lexington artists. The event is from midnight-1 a.m. Because of limited space in the gallery, attendance at the Midnight Tea is by RSVP only. Please email Bianca Spriggs at biancaspriggs@gmail.com to express your interest in attending. The first forty respondents will be given admission and others will be placed on a waiting list. Free and open to the public.
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11/4
2011
Creative Intelligence Lectures Series: Performance artist Natasha Marin

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Haupt Humanities, room 203

Natasha Marin, a performance artist from Trinidad, now living in Vancouver, Canada, will give a lecture in HH 203 at 4:30 pm on Friday November 4. On Saturday November 5 at midnight, she will perform a Midnight Tea Ceremony in the Morlan Gallery in collaboration with Bianca Spriggs, Robert Morgan, and other Lexington artists. Because of limited space in the gallery, attendance at the Midnight Tea is by RSVP only. Please email Bianca Spriggs at biancaspriggs@gmail.com to express your interest in attending. The first forty respondents will be given admission and others will be placed on a waiting list. Free and open to the public.
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10/26
2011
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: "Career and Creativity: Discovering the Balance"

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater

Novelist Sena Jeter Naslund and artist Nana Lampton. Free and open to the public.
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10/25
2011
Bingham-Young Further Engagements lecture: Susanne Sreedhar, "Equal but Subordinate: Paradoxes of Gender in the Classical Social Contract Tradition"

7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: Cowgill 102

Sreedhar is assistant professor of philosophy at Boston University and Visiting Scholar National Humanities Center. Free and open to the public.
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10/24
2011
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: Film screening, "Iron Jawed Angels," with commentary by Kathi Kern

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: William T. Young Campus Center

Film screening, "Iron Jawed Angels," with commentary by Kathi Kern, professor of history, University of Kentucky. Free and open to the public.
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10/20
2011
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: “Covert Racism: Theories, Institutions and Experiences" by Rodney Coates

3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill 102

Rodney Coates, sociologist at Miami University of Ohio, talking about his research on convert racism. Free and open to the public.
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10/18
2011
Carnegie Center's Kentucky Great Writers Series

7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: Carnegie Center, 251 W. Second St.

Sallie Bingham ("Mending"), international bestselling author Kim Edwards ("The Lake of Dreams"), and Kentucky Poet Laureate Maureen Morehead ("The Melancholy Teacher"). Click for details
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10/11
2011
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: "Learning at the Court: How Supreme Court Justices Use Oral Arguments to Decide Cases"

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, 102

Presented by Timothy Johnson, professor of political science at the University of Minnesota. Free and open to the public.
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10/6
2011
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: "This is Home Now: Kentucky's Holocaust Survivors Speak"

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: Susan Shearer Art Gallery, Shearer Art Bldg.

Arwen Donahue and Rebecca Howell, presenting their work on oral histories and photographs of Holocaust survivors now living in Kentucky. Free and open to the public.
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10/3
2011
Creative Intelligence Lecture Series: "Lab Coats in Hollywood: Science, Scientists, and Cinema" by David Kirby

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, 102

David Kirby is the senior lecturer in science communication studies at the Centre for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine at the University of Manchester, England. Free and open to the public.
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9/26
2011
John Marshall Harlan Lecture Series: "John Marshall Harlan, Race, and the United States Supreme Court" by William Wiecek

7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater

William Wiecek, legal and constitutional historian and professor of public law and legislation at Syracuse University, will give the inaugural Harlan Lecture. Free and open to the public. Click for details
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9/22
2011
Panel discussion on local effects of sports teams

5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, 102

Three visiting panelists (Vanderbilt economics professor John Siegfried, University of Tennessee sport management professor Rob Hardin and Lexington Legends general manager Andy Shea) will discuss the positive and negative impacts of sports teams on the local community. Free and open to the public.
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9/22
2011
Economics presentation: "Better Living Through Economics"

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, 102

Dr. John Siegfried, Vanderbilt University economist, will discuss his new book on how the field of economics positively affects all of us. Free and open to the public.
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4/28
2011
Inauguration Symposium: "The Civil War and Reconstruction in the Border States: History and Memory at the Sesquicentennial"

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Haggin Auditorium

Free and open to the public. Symposium: "The Civil War and Reconstruction in the Border States: History and Memory at the Sesquicentennial." Moderated by professor and legal historian Jed Shugerman (Harvard). Presentations by Abraham Lincoln prize-winner David Blight (Yale); Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Annette Gordon-Reed (Harvard);and national education leader and historian John McCardell (The University of the South). Click for details
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4/6
2011
"After Defeat: The Spanish Anti-Fascist Guerrillas and the Holocaust of the Spaniards," Mary Vásquez, professor of Spanish, Davidson College

4:00 p.m.
Location: Cowgill 102

Mary Vásquez, professor of Spanish at Davidson College, will present "After Defeat: The Spanish Anti-Fascist Guerrillas and the Holocaust of the Spaniards." Part of the Creative Intelligence Series. Free and open to the public.
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3/30
2011
"Mexican Directors in Hollywood and Beyond: The New Transnational Cinema," Paul Carranza, professor of Spanish, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

4:00 p.m.
Location: Cowgill 102

Paul Carranza, professor of Spanish at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will present "Mexican Directors in Hollywood and Beyond: The New Transnational Cinema." Part of the Creative Intelligence Series. Free and open to the public.
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3/22
2011
"Sexual Politics & the Politics of Sexuality" Talk by Bettina Aptheker.

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill 102

Free and open to the public. A look at the ways in which gender, race, and social inequalities influence the construction of our sexuality and why it matters. Dr. Bettina Aptheker is on the faculty at University of California Santa Cruz, where she received her Ph.D. in History of Consciousness. Her research focuses on women's history, feminist oral history and memoir, feminist pedagogy, African American women's history, queer studies, feminist Jewish studies, and feminist critical race studies.
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3/10
2011
Legislative discussion with Alice Forgy Kerr and Kelly Flood

7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: Presidents Room in Forrer

Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr (R), Senate District 12, and Representative Kelly Flood (D), House District 75, will give an update on the legislative session, information on issues that are of interest to them and their thoughts on which bills seem to be moving this session. Q & A will follow. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Transylvania's Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement.
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3/2
2011
"Blaming Mothers : Gender, Race & Male Child Sexual Abuse," C. Shawn McGuffey '98, assistant professor of sociology, Boston College.

4:00 p.m.
Location: Cowgill 102

C. Shawn McGuffey ’98, assistant professor of sociology at Boston College, will present “Blaming Mothers : Gender, Race & Male Child Sexual Abuse." Part of the Creative Intelligence Series. Free and open to the public.
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2/24
2011
"The Primate on the Couch: The Challenge of Studying Monkey Minds," Ellen Furlong '03, postdoctoral fellow, Yale University.

4:00 p.m.
Location: Cowgill 102

Yale postdoctoral fellow and primatologist Ellen Furlong '03 will talk about her research on primate cognition. Part of the Creative Intelligence Series. Free and open to the public.
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2/15
2011
Kenan Lecture: Randall Kennedy, Harvard law professor

7:30 p.m.
Location: Haggin Auditorium

Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy is the author of the books "Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word" and "Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal." Known for his fearlessness in tackling sensitive racial issues, Kennedy brings the divisive issues that plague black America to the forefront of mass culture.
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1/26
2011
2011 O'Neil Memorial Undergraduate Philosophy Lecture

4:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill 102

"The Unwinnable War: Why the Science vs. Religion Debate Won't Go Away" by Julian Baggini, editor of "The Philosophers' Magazine" and author and editor of 17 books and numerous journal articles, newspaper articles, and essays. He has made many TV and radio appearances and is the producer of Philosophy Monthly podcast. Free and open to the public. The O'Neil Lecture honors the memory of Transylvania philosophy professor and ethicist Rick O'Neil.
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10/26
2010
Waging Peace

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Cowgill 102

"How Waging Peace Can Save Humanity, Our Planet,and Our Future." Presentation/conversation with U.S. Army Captain Paul K. Chappell
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10/20
2010
Kenan Lecture by Kwame Anthony Appiah

7:30 p.m.
Location: Haggin Auditorium

"Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers." Kenan Lecture by Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy, Princeton University and the University Center for Human Values. For more information, contact Kathy Simon at (859) 233-8124.
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10/14
2010
"The Discovery of the Secret Gospel of Thomas" - Elaine Pagels

7:30 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater

"The Discovery of the Secret Gospel of Thomas" talk by Elaine Pagels in Carrick Theater in the Mitchell Fine Arts Center. Free and open to the public.
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9/12
2010
Opening Convocation: Maurice Manning

7:00 p.m.
Location: Haggin Auditorium

Manning, a Kentucky native, is a published poet and teaches in the Creative Writing Program (MFA) at Indiana University.
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4/14
2010
Congressional Candidate Forum

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Location: Cowgill 102

SGA hosts the second in a series of political forums. The debate will feature the candidates running for Congress in the 6th District. There will be time to speak with candidates individually before and after the event. Reception to follow. For more information contact Anderson Salinas, awsalinas12@transy.edu.
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4/1
2010
"Our Ailing Health Care System": A talk by John Abramson, author of "Overdosed America"

7:30 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater

"Our Ailing Health Care System: How to Fix It and How to Protect Your Health": A talk by John Abramson, M.D., author of "Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine." Free and open to the public. Part of the Drugged America lecture series. Click for details
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3/24
2010
Alltech Lectures Series at Transylvania

7:00 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater

Alltech science lecture at Transylvania. Click for details
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3/10
2010
An Evening with Mary McDonnell

7:30 p.m.
Location: Haggin Auditorium

"Dances with Wolves" and "Battlestar Galactica" star Mary McDonnell will give the winter Kenan Lecture. Free and open to the public. Ticketed event; limited seating.
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11/10
2009
"The Narcotic Farm" film showing

7:00 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center, room 102

This one-hour PBS feature includes personal interviews with inmates and administrators, along with government 16mm and still footage that focuses on the personalities and often contentious ground-breaking programs that characterized the former federal narcotic prison on Leestown Road. Free and open to the public.
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11/9
2009
"The Narcotic Farm" performance piece

8:00 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater

Book co-authors Nancy Campbell and Luke Walden, and filmmaker J.P. Olsen will present a live multi-media performance that developed out of their collaborative work on "The Narcotic Farm." Live jazz , book text, and archival film all come together in this engaging and provocative piece.The book and film document a history of the former federal narcotic prison on Leestown Road. Free and open to the public.
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10/28
2009
Kenan Lecture: Sean B. Carroll

7:30 p.m.
Location: Haggin Auditorium

Kenan Lecture "Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of the Species," by Sean Carroll. Carroll is professor of molecular biology and genetics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the author of several books, notably, "Into the Jungle: Epic Adventures in the Search for Evolution," "The Making of the Fittest," and "Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo." The lecture is free and open to the public. Click for details
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9/30
2009
"Addicted to Credit" lecture by economics professor Alan Bartley.

3:30 p.m.
Location: Cowgill 102

Presentation by economics professor Alan Bartley as part of the Drugged America program, sponsored by the Bingham-Young Fellowship Program. Free and open to the public.
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9/22
2009
Michael Kimmel lecture

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: William T. Young Campus Center

"Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men" with reception and book signing to follow. Click for details
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9/22
2009
Michael Kimmel faculty presentation

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Faculty/staff lounge

"Globalization and Its Mal(e)contents: Gender on the Extreme Right" Click for details
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9/22
2009
Michael Kimmel lecture

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Haggin Auditorium

"Mars and Venus, or Planet Earth: Women and Men in a New Millennium" Click for details
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9/12
2009
Cindy Sheehan "Myth America" sponsored by PROGRESS

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center

Cindy Sheehan will give a talk, "Myth America," in Cowgill Center 102. A reception will follow. George Ella and Steve Lyon will perform music and poetry before the talk. The event is sponsored by PROGRESS, and it is free and open to the Transylvania and Lexington community, with limited seating. Click for details
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4/7
2009
Alltech Lecture Series at Transylvania: How Can We Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

7:00 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater

Part of the Alltech Lecture Series at Transylvania. Speaker is Dr. Charles D. Smith. Q&A to follow lecture.
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3/27
2009
Dennis Kucinich gives the 2009 Rick O'Neil Memorial Undergraduate Philosophy Lecture

7:30 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater

U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich will speak.
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3/24
2009
Alltech Lecture Series at Transylvania: 100 Years of Alzheimer's Research: What do therapeutic interventions have to offer?

7:00 p.m.
Location: Carrick Theater

Part of the Alltech Lecture Series at Transylvania. Speaker is Dr. Fred Schmitt. Q&A to follow lecture.
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3/3
2009
Inside the Tobacco Industry

7:30 p.m.
Location: Haggin Auditorium

Dr. Jeffrey Wigand, former tobacco company researcher, will present, "Inside the Tobacco Industry," sponsored by the Bingham-Young Fellowship Program on Drugged America.
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3/3
2009
"Why Paying Attention to Women Makes us Smarter About the Iraq War"

4:00 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center 102

A lecture by Cynthia Enloe, research professor in international development, community, and environment at Clark University. Sponsored by the women's studies and philosophy programs.
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2/16
2009
Kenan Lecture

7:30 p.m.
Location: Haggin Auditorium

Richard Norton Smith, presidential historian, "Our Lincoln".
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2/12
2009
"The Future of Enlightenment," lecture by Todd Gitlin

7:30 p.m.
Location: W.T. Young Campus Center Gym

Todd Gitlin, Professor of Journalism at Columbia University and well-known social critic.
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2/4
2009
John Dominic Crossan lecture

7:30 p.m.
Location: Haggin Auditorium

Scholar and author John Dominic Crossan has written 23 books, five of which were national religious bestsellers. The core of his scholarly work is the trilogy The Historical Jesus, Birth of Christianity, and In Search of Paul.
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11/11
2008
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10/30
2008
Delcamp Visiting Writer: Wendell Berry

8:00 p.m.
Location: Campus Center gym

Wendell Berry will give a public reading of his work. Reception will follow.
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10/28
2008
“The Humanities and the Boundaries of the Human”

7:30 p.m.
Location: W.T. Young Campus Center Gym

Michael Berube, professor of English at Pennsylvania State University, author of What’s Liberal About the Liberal Arts. Sponsored by the Center for Liberal Education
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10/28
2008
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10/4
2008
Making A Kentucky Master: Gilbert Stuart and Matthew H. Jouett Symposium, Walking Tour and Reception

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Cowgill 102

Guest lecturers Ellen G. Miles, Head Curator of Painting and Sculpture for the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution and Estill Curtis Pennington. The event begins in Transylvania's Cowgill Building, room 102, tours through historic Gratz Park and concludes with a reception in the Morlan Gallery. Free and open to the public, reservations are suggested. Contact Andrea Fisher at (859) 233-8142 or afisher@transy.edu. Click for details
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10/4
2008
Symposium and Walking Tour: Ellen G. Miles

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Cowgill Center 102

Head curator of painting and sculpture for the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution, and Estill Curtis Pennington, curator, author, and fine arts consultant, “Making a Kentucky Master: Gilbert Stuart and Matthew H. Jouett." Reservations required. Contact Andrea Fisher at afisher@transy.edu
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9/25
2008
Academic affairs presentation

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: faculty/staff lounge

Anthropology professor Barbara LoMonaco, economics professor Alan Bartley, women's studies professor Simona Fojtova, and students.
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9/18
2008
Academic affairs presentation

12:30 p.m.
Location: faculty/staff lounge

By music professor Larry Barnes
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9/14
2008
Fall Convocation

7:00 p.m.
Location: Haggin Auditorium

Transy's fall convocation speaker is Dr. David Walton, a Paul Farmer protégé who is interested in global health and human rights, and who worked as a research assistant for Paul Farmer through Partners in Health. He is a physician from the Chicago area who works in Boston and Haiti. His talk is titled “Living the Purpose Driven Life”. Click for details
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9/11
2008
Academic affairs presentation

12:30 p.m.
Location: faculty/staff lounge

By computer science professor Kenny Moorman
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