Deborah Whaley, Professor of American Studies and African American Studies; Senior Scholar, Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio, University of Iowa
“Black Women in Sequence: Re-inking Comics, Graphic Novels, and Anime”
Thursday, September 20, 5pm
301 Carrier Library  

Robert Meganck, Professor, Communication Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University
Lessons from Life and Rock & Roll: How to stimulate the creative process and what pit-falls to avoid”
Wednesday, October 10, 2pm
405 Madison Union  

Libby Larsen, Independent Composer, Artistic Director of John Duffy Institute for New Opera
“The Role of the Musician in the 21st Century”
Tuesday, October 23, 11am
142 Music Building  

Kent Greenfield, Michael and Helen Lee Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Law, Boston College
“Corporations Are People Too: (And They Should Act Like It)”
Tuesday, October 30, 5:30pm
2105 Harrison Hall  

NT Wright, Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, St. Andrews University, Scotland
“Looking at History, Searching for God: But Where to Start?”
Wednesday, November 14, 3pm
405 Madison Union

Past Visiting Scholars

Videos from 2017-18 program

About the program

The Visiting Scholars Program aims to enhance intellectual exploration and academic excellence by bringing to campus each semester a number of scholars who represent a wide variety of intellectual disciplines and whose public lectures deal with a diversity of challenging and thought-provoking topics.

Selected scholars visit campus for one or two days and give a public presentation, visit classes in his or her discipline and participate in other activities arranged by the host department. Scholars are nominated by faculty each semester and selected by the Visiting Scholars Committee.

For more information contact Laura Wisman or Melinda Adams in the CAL office.


Nominations for Visiting Scholars are due to the CAL office in mid-September or mid-February for the next semester. Download the nomination form here.

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