Spring 2012 Schedule

January 19
The Supreme Court and Its Impact on You
Mueller Fellow: Nina Totenberg, NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent

January 26
Choosing Civility on Campus and in Life
P.M. Forni, professor of Italian literature, Johns Hopkins University, and co-founder of the Johns Hopkins Civility Project

February 2
Socially Responsible Investing by College Endowments: Modeling Citizenship through Discourse and Voice
Panel discussion: Bryan Stinchfield, Assistant Professor of Organization Studies, Department of Business, Organizations and Society, moderator; Heidi Welsh, Executive Director and Founder, Sustainable Investments Institute; Trex Proffitt, Assistant Professor of Organization Studies, Department of Business, Organizations and Society

February 9
Taste of Lancaster Chocolate; student event

February 16
Sex in the Bible: Bad and Good
Jennifer Wright Knust, Associate Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, Boston University School of Theology

February 23
1861, A ‘Year Prolific of Revolution’: The Civil War Begins
150th Anniversary of the Civil War
Adam Goodheart, historian, journalist, critic, and Director of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience; author of 1861: The Civil War Awakening (2011)

March 1
Inspiring Curiosity Over Three Decades: The Impact of Gender and Technology
Carol Auster, professor of sociology and recipient of the 2011-12 Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching

March 8
The Culture of College Drinking: Is It Still Animal House?
Speaker: James (Jamie) Widdoes P’12, television producer and director; lead actor in Animal House

March 22
F&M’s SKIN: “Stories in Ink: Capturing the Art of Tattoos”
Kyle Cassidy, photographer

March 29
Human Rights Week: F&M Engaged in South Africa
Speakers: Noluvuyo Nkazi Dudumashe, Assistant Program Coordinator and Life-Skills Facilitator for AMANDLA EduFootball ; Rebecca Green ’14, volunteer for The ONE Goal and launching 100 Goals for Peace this summer ; Meaghan Mancini ’10, Student at Teachers College Columbia University; Ryan McGonigle ’08, post-graduate fellow for Educational Outreach at Franklin and Marshall College.

April 5
Celebrating Instrumental Music at Franklin & Marshall
75th anniversary of the F&M Band, featuring the 2011-2012 Symphonic Wind Ensemble
25th anniversary of the F&M Orchestra, featuring the 2011-2012 F&M Orchestra

April 12
The Science of Sexual Orientation
Simon LeVay, author of Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why, and the college textbook, Human Sexuality; professor emeritus, Harvard University and the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences

April 19
Environment and Equity: The Interface between Sustainability and Social Justice
Van Jones, environmental advocate, civil rights activist, attorney, and co-founder of three non-profit organizations: Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, and Green for All
In conjunction with Sustainability Week

April 26
Hari Kondobolu, comedian