Baylor University
Beall-Russell Lectures in the Humanities
College of Arts and Sciences

TIMOTHY EGAN 2013 ANNE FADIMAN 2012 JOHN SHANLEY 2011
DANA GIOLA 2010 ANTHONY GRAFTON 2009 ROBERT SAPOLSKY 2008
TAYLOR RANCH 2007 AZAR NAFISI 2006 ALEX SMITH 2005


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TIMOTHY EGAN - CURRENT LECTURE

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013
at 3:30 p.m.
510 Cashion Bldg.
Hankamer School of
Business
Free to the Public

Questions?
Call Jan Holmes
254-710-6036

TIMOTHY EGAN
"The Worst Hard Times"
Monday, September 23, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.

Timothy Egan is an acclaimed writer and veteran chronicler of the American West, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a popular New York Times columnist and a National Book Award-winning author. His most recent book, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis, a biography of the famous photographer of Native Americans, was named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly. Other works include The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the 2009 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, and The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, which won the 2006 National Book Award for nonfiction.

Egan also wrote Lasso the Wind: Away to the New West, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year which won the Mountains and Plains Book Seller's Association Award; Breaking Blue, a true crime account of the nation's longest running murder investigation; and a novel, The Winemaker's Daughter, a story of wine, love, fire and betrayal. He has been a regular contributor to BBC Radio with his series of vignettes on American life. His weekly online column for The New York Times is consistently among the most read pieces on the NYT site.

About Beall Russell

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254-710-6036
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The Beall-Russell Lectures in the Humanities were established in 1982 with a financial gift from Virginia B. Ball of Muncie, Ind. She named the lecture series in honor of her mother, Mrs. John A. Beall, and Lily Russell, former dean of women at Baylor, both Baylor alumnae of the Class of 1910.

Mrs. Ball subsequently funded the establishment of the Beall Poetry Festival in 1993, encouraging contemporary poetry. The purpose of the lectures is to provide an opportunity for Baylor students and faculty to meet and hear lecturers renowned in the humanities.

Past lecturers have included poet Maya Angelou, journalist Bill Moyers, and Nobel Prize winner for Literature Czeslaw Milosz. The full list of past lecturers is available at the Past Lecturers page.

Mrs. Ball died in 2005, but her legacy continues through the ongoing generosity of the Ball family, whose gifts benefit both the University and the greater Waco community.

Contact Us
Jan Holmes
College of Arts and Sciences
254-710-6036
Jan_Holmes@Baylor.edu



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Directions to Cashion, Room 510, Baylor Business School

From I-35 North:

  • Take the University Parks exit - turn right
  • Turn right on Bagby (second light)
  • Turn right on Speight (first light)
  • Proceed to the 3-way stop at Speight & 4th Street. The Cashion Building is on your right.
  • You may turn right for visitors' parking or left to park in the Speight Plaza Parking Garage
  • When you enter the Cashion Building, take the elevator to the 5th floor
  • Room 510 is to the left as you exit the elevator

From I-35 South:

  • Take the University Parks exit - turn left
  • Turn right on Bagby (2nd light)
  • Turn right on Speight (1st light)
  • Proceed to the 3-way stop at Speight & 4th Street. The Cashion Building is on your right
  • You may turn right for visitors' parking or left to park in the Speight Plaza parking garage
  • When you enter the Cashion building, take the elevator to the 5th floor
  • Room 510 is to the left as you exit the elevator

Past Lectures

PAST BEALL RUSSELL LECTURES IN THE HUMANITIES
  • 2012: Anne Fadiman, writer and teacher: "Bacon as Bookmarks: Engrossed in the Love of Reading"
  • 2011: John Patrick Shanley, writer and director: "The Art of the Playwright
  • 2010: Dana Gioia, poet and arts administrator: "Why Culture Matters"
  • 2009: Dr. Anthony Grafton, Princeton University: "Worlds Made By Words: Scholarship and Community in the Modern West"
  • 2008: Robert M. Sapolsky, Stanford University:
  • 2007: Taylor Branch, Author and Historian: "Myth and Miracles from the King Years"
  • 2006: Azar Nafisi, Author, Visiting Professor, Johns Hopkins University: "Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books"
  • 2005: Alexander McCall Smith, University of Edinburgh: "An Afternoon with Alexander McCall Smith"
  • 2004: Robert Fagles, Princeton University: "An Afternoon's Odyssey with Robert Fagles"
  • 2003: Eleonore Stump, Saint Louis University: "Faith and the Problem of Evil"
  • 2002: Shelby Foote, Novelist and Historian: "The Novelist as Historian"
  • 2001: Fred Crosson, Notre Dame: "Seeing and Believing: Education and Faith"
  • 2000: Czeslaw Milosz, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980 Robert Hass, Poet: "A Conversation with Milosz & Hass"
  • 1999: David N. Cannadine, Institute of Historical Research, University of London: "The Palace of Westminster as the Palace of Varieties"

Complete list of Beall-Russell Lectures in the Humanities