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Award-winning author, world’s leading forest canopy explorer among highlights of spring lecture series

Monday, January 13, 2014

MEDIA CONTACT: Hilary Dickinson at or 608-363-2849

From an artist to an author and from an environmentalist to a philosopher, Beloit College will welcome a number of distinguished lecturers to campus this spring. All events are free and open to the public.

With the exception of the Hollensteiner Conversation Lecture, the events will be live streamed. Tune in on our YouTube live streaming channel.  

The speakers are as follows: 

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Adrienne Baxter Bell - headshot.jpgHollensteiner Conservation Lecture

The annual Wanda Hollensteiner Lecture features guest Adrienne Baxter Bell, associate art history professor at Marymount Manhattan College, speaking about Beloit’s recently conserved painting, The Meadows by Alexander Hedwig Wyant. 

6:30 p.m. reception and 7 p.m. lecture/ Wright Museum of Art, Logan Room



Friday, Feb. 21

Scott Russell Sanders high-res.pngLois and Willard Mackey Chair in Creative Writing

A reading by Scott Russell Sanders, the award-winning author of 20 books of fiction and nonfiction, including A Private History of Awe and A Conservationist Manifesto.

8 p.m. / Pearsons Hall, Moore Lounge



Wednesday, April 2

Lisa Anne Auerbach 2 high res.jpgThe Victor E. Ferrall, Jr. Endowed Artist-in-Residence

Lecture by Lisa Anne Auerbach, an artist focusing primarily on knitting, photography and publications.

8 p.m. / Morse-Ingersoll Hall, Richardson Auditorium



Friday, April 4

Vandana Shiva high res.jpg“Women, Development and the Global Economy”

The Weissberg Chair in International Studies lecture presented by Vandana Shiva, a world-renowned activist who challenges us to think about development in more sustainable ways by bringing attention to leading social justice questions of the day.

8 p.m. / Eaton Chapel


Friday, April 11

Meg Lowman RCA recipient.jpg“It’s a Jungle Up There: How Canopy Exploration is Conserving Global Forests”

Lecture by Dr. Meg Lowman, the recipient of the 2014 Roy Chapman Andrews Society Distinguished Explorer Award. Lowman is the world’s leading forest canopy explorer.

4:30 p.m./Eaton Chapel



Wednesday, April 16

James Jasper.jpg“Protest and the Search for Social Justice in Beloit, the U.S. and the World”

10th Annual Duffy Colloquium presented by Dr. James M. Jasper, a sociology professor from the City University of New York.

8 p.m. / Center for the Sciences, Porter Brown Auditorium, Room 150 

Sponsored by the Beloit College Duffy Community Partnerships, the Department of Sociology, and the Liberal Arts in Practice Center


Wednesday, April 30

Tyler Burge.jpg“Perception: Where Mind Begins”

The Selzer Visiting Philosopher lecture by Tyler Burge, professor of philosophy at UCLA.

7:30 p.m. / Pearsons Hall, Moore Lounge  

Co-sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa and the Selzer Visiting Philosopher program