LeVar Burton of “Roots” and “Reading Rainbow” fame talked about “The Power of Storytelling” in Graham Chapel for the Assn. of Black Students’ annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration.
evolutionary molecular biologist, Beth Shapiro delivered the annual Ferguson Science Lecture on “How to Clone a Woolly Mammoth.”
The program was held in Knight/Bauer Hall, Emerson Auditorium.
On March 19, David Sedley delivered the annual John and Penelope Biggs Lecture in the Classics, in Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom. Sedley addressed the question: “What Is Plato’s Theory of Forms?”
On March 4, 2015, Shanti Parikh moderated a panel discussion on the cultural implications of an ebola outbreak, featuring: Adia Benton, Steven Lawrence, Corinna Treitel, and Priscilla Wald.
On April 14, 2015 at 5 p.m. in Umrath Hall Lounge, veteran journalist Carla Power talked about “Reading the Quran at Starbucks: An American Secular Feminist and a Traditional Muslim Scholar Find Commonalities.”
On February 26, 4:30 p.m. in Graham Chapel, Radiolab hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich talked about “Celebrating Curiosity – Celebrating Arts & Sciences.”
On February 18, 2015 at 7 p.m. in Graham Chapel, Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor for The Atlantic and well-known author, spoke on the subject of racism in the United States as part of the Washington University Political Review Lecture.
On February 17, 2015 at 6 p.m. in Graham Chapel, Reza Aslan, delivered the Washington University Foreign Policy Engagement Lecture on faith, extremism and democracy.
On February 3, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the Graham Chapel, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Residential Learning, Jill Stratton moderated a discussion on “Marriage Equality and the GOP” by a panel featuring Meghan McCain, Gregory T. Angelo and Fred Karger.
On January 22, 2015 at 12 p.m. in the Brown Hall Lounge, Xavier de Souza Briggs, vice president of the Ford Foundation’s Economic Opportunity and Assets program talked about “Toward a Just and Inclusive America.”