James Madison and the Bill of Rights: A Reluctant Paternity

Paul Finkelman

Paul Finkelman
Professor of Law and Public Policy
Albany Law School
Nominated by Kevin Hardwick
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 4 p.m.
Taylor 405

Voices of the Holocaust [Shoah]: Joining the Conversation as Engaged Citizens

Diana Wagner

Diana Wagner
Associate Professor of Education
Salisbury University
Nominated by Christine Robinson and Sue Spivey
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 3:30 p.m.
Taylor 405

Music, The Brain, Brain Research and Healing

Donald Hodges

Donald Hodges
Covington Distinguished Professor of Music Education and Director, Music Research Institute
UNC-Greensboro
Nominated by Jo-Anne van der Vat-Chromy
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Harrison 2105

The Future of U: the possibilities and the pitfalls of technology-enabled learning

Wendy Newstetter

Wendy Newstetter
Director of Educational Research and Innovation
Georgia Institute of Technology
Nominated by Elise Barrella and Olga Pierrakos
5:30 p.m. Monday, April 14
HHS 1301

The Fire This Time: The Radical Visions of James Baldwin and Ann Petry

Keith Clark

Keith Clark
Associate Professor of English and African American Studies
George Mason University
Nominated by Hilary Holladay
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 4 p.m.
Taylor 402

Introducing Nollywood: The rise of the Nigerian film industry from a failing economy and a brutal dictatorship

Jonathan Haynes

Jonathan Haynes
Professor of English
Long Island University, Brooklyn
Nominated by Sabrena Deal
Thursday, March 20, 7 p.m.
Harrison 2105

Transforming Learning through Structured Cultural Immersion: Engaging the University in Global Education

Laura Stachowski

Laura Stachowski
Professor of International Education and Executive Director of Global Gateway for Teachers
Indiana University
Nominated by Aaron Bodle
Wednesday, April 2, Noon
404 Taylor Hall

Cheetah Girls, Dora, and American Girl: Girls, Products, and Popular Culture

Angharad Valdivia

Angharad Valdivia
Department Head of Media and Cinema Studies and Interim Director of Institute of Communications Research
University of Illinois
Nominated by April Roth
Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m.
Harrison 2105

Violence, Inequality and the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

Brian McCann

Brian McCann
Associate Professor of History
Georgetown University
Nominated by Andrew Connell
Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m.
Music 142

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

Nominations for Fall 2014 are due to the CAL office by Feb. 21, 2014. Download the nomination form here.

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Archive

Audios, Videos of Visiting Scholars and other lecturers