Information regarding the Neilson Lecture Series for the fall of 2021 is forthcoming.
Lecture Dates and Titles
Information is forthcoming.
February 10, 2022
A lecture by Lauren Duncan, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology
Rebel with a Cause: Psychological Motivators of Activism
Weinstein Auditorium, 5–6 p.m.
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
Weinstein Auditorium, 5–6 p.m.
Claire Farago, Ruth and Clarence Kennedy Professor in Renaissance Studies
Fall 2021 Lecture Dates and Streaming Information
All lectures will take place in Graham Hall at 5 p.m. for members of the Smith community.
The Charged Materiality of Leonardo da Vinci’s Artful Art of Painting
Is Leonardo’s Treatise on Painting a Catholic Reformation Text?
How the European Discourse on Art Shaped Accounts of Human Exceptionalism
Spring 2022 - Postponed
The 63rd Katharine Asher Engel Lecture
Susan B. Levin, Roe/Straut Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy
Postponed to fall 2022
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 via Zoom until after spring break. When we return from spring break, we will reassess and plan to resume in person, in the Neilson Browsing Room, unless otherwise noted. Talks begin at approximately 12:10 p.m., when in person, a complimentary lunch is offered for the first 40 attendees (first come, first served). This spring, we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Liberal Arts Luncheons.
#ilivewhereyouvacation: Covid, Curfews, and Ocean views
|Traci-Ann Wint, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies|
|February 17||Some Reflections on Piano Playing and Teaching||Jiayan Sun, Assistant Professor of Music|
Carbon Neutrality in US Higher Education: What Does Leadership Look Like?
Alex Barron, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy
Lucy Metz '22, Engineering
|March 10||“Lying flat," Slackers, and "Buddha Chill"||Sabina Knight, Professor of World Literatures|
|Space Invaders: How Satellite Swarms are Changing the Sky||James Lowenthal, Professor of Astronomy|
|March 31||Brought to Life: Painted Wooden Sculpture from Europe, 1300-1700||Danielle Carrabino, Curator of Painting & Sculpture, SCMA|
|April 7||Learning the laws of nature through AI: System identification through neural networks||Luca Capogna, Professor of Mathematics|
|April 14||Creating a season at Chester Theatre Company||Daniel Kramer, Professor of Theatre|
|April 21||Degrees of Freedom: The Art of Citizenry||Chris Aiken, Associate Professor of Dance|
|April 28||What if? Meister Eckhart and the 14th century Reformation that wasn't||John Connolly, Sophia Smith Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Provost Emeritus|
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