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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 Dietrich Maune 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.

Download the Schedule


Audios, Videos of Visiting Scholars and other lecturers

Visiting Scholar Events

  • Feb 9: Vietnam War 50th Year Commemoration Luncheon
  • Feb 13: End of the Line: The Politics of Expressionism in Jack B. Yeats
  • Feb 16: MadRush Call for Papers
  • Feb 19: Visiting Scholar Roger Reynolds
  • Mar 16: Visiting Scholar Carl Lee
  • Mar 30: Visiting Scholar Bob Marshall
  • Apr 13: Visiting Scholar Judith Jellison
  • Apr 16: Visiting Scholar Alice Butler-Smith
  • Apr 16: Visiting Scholar Elzbieta Gozdziak
  • Apr 30: Visiting Scholar Philip Davies
  • More >