Lectures and Discussions

Poetry and Discussion with Kristin George Bagdanov

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art

Kristin George Bagdanov’s poetry addresses the human encounter with nature in the context of climate catastrophe, toxicity and waste, the body, and extinction. Bagdanov will be reading some of her poetry and holding a discussion.

Book Talk: 'Sanctuary Cities: The Politics of Refuge'
Benjamin Gonzalez O'Brien and Loren Collingwood

Ullman Conference Center 100/101

Co-authors Benjamin Gonzalez O’Brien and Loren Collingwood explore the history and the religious roots of sanctuary policies.

Artists and Speakers Series: Francis Gary Powers Jr.
'Spy Pilot: Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 Incident and a Controversial Cold War Legacy

Lundring Events Center

Using newly available information, Francis Gary Powers Jr. presents facts and dispels misinformation surrounding the downing of the American U-2 spy plane piloted by his father over the Soviet Union on May 1, 1960.

I'm Just Getting to the Disturbing Part
Reading & Conversation with writer Steven Church

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art

Steven Church, author of six books of nonfiction and founding editor of the literary journal The Normal School, will read from his most recent book, I'm Just Getting to the Disturbing Part: Essays on Work, Fear and Fatherhood.

College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Lecture Series
'Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines' by Jennifer Reich

Lundring Events Center

Drawing on findings from her award-winning book, sociologist Jennifer Reich examines how parents make decisions about their children’s health and specifically vaccines.

The Contemporary Central American and Child Migrant Experience
With Special Guest Educator and Author Lauren Markham

Lundring Events Center

Guest educator and author Lauren Markham will discuss her book, The Far Away Brothers.