Fall 2010 Schedule

September 2:
A Prodigal Son Returns: Initial Perspectives
John F. Burness ’67, Interim President, Franklin & Marshall College (download transcript)

September 9:
Perspectives on Equality and Community
Gloria Steinem, activist, author and feminist (view video)

September 16:
Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food
Gene Baur, author (view video)

September 23:
The Value of Unlearning: Changing Views of Natural Streams and How Humans Impact Them
Professor of Geosciences Dorothy Merritts, 2010 Bradley R. Dewey Award for Outstanding Scholarship (view video)

September 30:
What is the role of athletics in a liberal arts education?
A College Community Dialogue (view video)

October 7:
On the Front Lines of Climate Change: Where did the Carteret Islands Go?
Jennifer Redfearn, environmental writer and documentary filmmaker (view video)

October 14:
The Evolution of Religion
Michael Murray ’85, Senior Visiting Scholar of Philosophy, 2008 Bradley R. Dewey Award for Outstanding Scholarship (Barshinger Center)

October 21:
Excerpts from Little Shop of Horrors
Matthew Mazuroski, director, and F&M students

October 28:
The Battle for Congress: The 2010 Midterm Elections
F&M Votes (view video)

November 4:
Human Rights: Refugees Around the World and Around the Corner
The Human Rights Initiative (THRI) (view video)

November 11:
Moving Bodies and Minds: Previewing the Fall Dance Concert
F&M dance students and Pamela Vail, Assistant Professor of Dance

November 18:
The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature
Steven Pinker, cognitive scientist, author, and professor of psychology, Harvard University, and 2010 Mueller Fellow (view video)

December 2:
An International Holiday Celebration in Music
Bill Wright, choral conductor, and F&M students

December 9:
Rumspringas Improv Group
F&M’s second all-student Common Hour