Information regarding the Neilson Lecture Series for Fall 2021 is forthcoming.
Lecture Dates and Titles
Information is forthcoming
March 1, 2022
A lecture by Lauren Duncan, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology
Rebel with a cause: Psychological motivators of activism
Seelye Hall 201, 5:00 - 6:00pm
April 19, 2022
A lecture by Patricia Cahn, Phyllis Cohen Rappaport ’68 New Century Term Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Statistics
Knot Theory and the Fourth Dimension
Seelye Hall 201, 5:00 - 6:00pm
Kennedy Lectures for 2021–22
Information about the Kennedy lectures for 2021–22 is forthcoming.
The 63rd Katharine Asher Engel Lecture
Susan B. Levin, Roe/Straut Professor in Humanities and Professor of Philosophy
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 5:00pm
Neilson Browsing Room, Smith College
Detailed information is forthcoming
Liberal Arts Luncheons
Liberal Arts Luncheons are sponsored by the Provost and Dean of the Faculty and in 2021-22, we are rebooting the series in response to faculty interests. LALs will be held on Thursdays in the lower level room of the Conference Center, unless otherwise noted. Talks begin at approximately 12:10 p.m., a complimentary lunch is offered for the first 50 attendees (first come, first served). Spring 2022 dates are forthcoming.
|September 16||Full Meddle Jacket: Making and Marketing Ernest Hemingway||Michael Thurston, Helen Means Professor of English Language and Literature|
Freedom, Society, and Childrearing in the Arab World
|Susanna Ferguson, Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies|
|September 30||Using the VAST Challenge in the Undergraduate Classroom: Lessons from the Trenches||Jordan Crouser, Assistant Professor of Computer Science|
Data Science Corps - Wrangle, Analyze, Visualize: Experiential Learning in Community Organizations
Ben Baumer, Associate Professor of Statistical & Data Sciences
Denys Candy, Director, Jandon Center for Community Engagement
|October 14||What if some UFOs are aliens?||James Miller, Professor of Economics|
|Small But Mighty Neighbors of the Sun: Exploring Abundant Star Systems Vastly Unlike Our Own||Kimberly Ward-Duong, Assistant Professor of Astronomy|
|October 28||Family, Empire, and Ethnicity in Exemplary Biographies of the Early Qing||Jessica Moyer, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures|
|November 11||Post-9/11 Fiction from The Perspective of the Feared: H.M. Naqvi’s *Home Boy*||Ambreen Hai, Professor of English Language and Literature|
|November 18||Everything I Need to Know About Mistakes and Feedback I Learned from Kindergarten||Maleka Donaldson, Assistant Professor of Education and Child Study|
|December 2||Plant-insect interactions under global environmental change||Mariana Abarca, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences|
Sigma Xi Luncheons
Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, meets regularly for talks and a complimentary lunch throughout the year. Talks are open to all faculty, staff and students.
Talks begin at approximately 12:10 p.m. in McConnell Auditorium. A complimentary lunch is offered in McConnell Foyer. Please visit the Sigma Xi website for the schedule.
Faculty Development Events