2014 University Lectures

Nebraska Wesleyan University hosts renowned expert speakers on a variety of topics every year.
Date Speaker Lecture title Time Location Series
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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, 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
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 Saru Jayaraman, Director, Food Labor Research Center, University of California, Berkeley "Behind the Kitchen Door" 7:00pm O’Donnell Auditorium Visions and Ventures Symposium
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
Friday, November 7, 2014 Sam Gosling, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin “Snoop Dreams: The Expression of Personality in Everyday Contexts” Olin B Lecture Hall (between Smith-Curtis and Olin Hall) The Cliff Fawl Lecture Series in Psychology