2014 University Lectures

Nebraska Wesleyan University hosts renowned expert speakers on a variety of topics every year.
Date Speaker Lecture title Time Location Series
Friday, November 7, 2014 Sam Gosling, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin “Snoop Dreams: The Expression of Personality in Everyday Contexts” 2:00pm Olin B Lecture Hall (between Smith-Curtis and Olin Hall) The Cliff Fawl Lecture Series in Psychology
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Mark Braverman, Program Director, Kairos USA “Israel, the Palestinians, and the Failure of Global Diplomacy: The Emerging Grassroots Movement for a Just and Lasting Peace” 12:00pm Prairie Wolf A Mattingly Visiting Distinguished Scholar Series
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Saru Jayaraman, Director, Food Labor Research Center, University of California, Berkeley "Behind the Kitchen Door" 7:00pm O’Donnell Auditorium Visions and Ventures Symposium
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Sally Mackenzie, Ralph and Alice Raikes Professor of Plant Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln "Feeding the World" 1:30pm O’Donnell Auditorium Visions and Ventures Symposium
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Vicki Robin, author, innovator “Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food, Community and Our Place on Earth” 10:00am O’Donnell Auditorium Visions and Ventures Symposium
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Bryant Terry, chef, educator, author “Food Justice: At the Intersection of Food, Politics, Poverty, Public Health and the Environment” 7:00pm O’Donnell Auditorium Visions and Ventures Symposium
Thursday, May 1, 2014 Paul Rauschenbush, Senior Religion Editor, Huffington Post, former Associate Dean of Religious Life and Chapel, Princeton University "Religion and the Internet" 1:00pm Elder Chapel Mattingly Visiting Distinguished Scholar Series
Thursday, April 24, 2014 Patricia Sullivan, Director, The Honors Program, Professor of Communication & Media, SUNY; Carol Levin, Willa Cather Professor; Director of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UNL "Powerful Women in the Renaissance Today: The Rhetoric of Queen Elizabeth I and Hillary Clinton" 3:30pm Callen Conference Center (lower level of Smith-Curtis) Kenneth Holder Memorial Lecture
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Twyla Hansen, Nebraska State Poet "Dirt Songs and Other Poems" 7:00pm Callen Conference Center (lower level of Smith-Curtis) William C. Kloefkorn Nebraska Writers Series
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Professor of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania “Communicating Science in a Polarized Political Environment” 3:00pm Olin B Lecture Hall (between Smith-Curtis and Olin Hall) WCA Lambda Pi Eta Honorary Lecture
Thursday, February 27, 2014 A. Peter Burleigh, former U.S. Ambassador and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State "Challenges to U.S. Foreign Policy" 7:00pm Olin B Lecture Hall (between Smith-Curtis and Olin Hall) Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 David Whitt, Associate Professor of Communication, Nebraska Wesleyan University “Heroes, Gods, Cyborgs, and Man v. Food: The Power of Myth in Popular Culture” 3:00pm Olin B Lecture Hall (between Smith-Curtis and Olin Hall) NWU Faculty Scholarship Presentation
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Immaculée Ilibagiza, Rwandan genocide survivor “Story of Faith, Hope & Forgiveness” 6:30pm Olin B Lecture Hall (between Smith-Curtis and Olin Hall) Swan