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A favored pastime of Baylor students and faculty alike is the Honors College Lecture Series, during which time professionals from sundry fields are invited to conduct interactive lectures on a variety of topics -- the problems of modernism, the true nature of education, the politics and ethics of immigration, and the philosophical and spiritual significance of contemporary film, to name a few.

Designed to stimulate thought and discussion, the Lecture Series never fails to draw a crowd. Lectures are conducted throughout the fall and spring semesters, and plenty of succulent refreshments always are on hand...but, seating can be difficult to find if you arrive late!

Check back soon for updates to the 2015 lineup!

Documentary Film Screening & Panel Discussion: Lamento Con Alas: Documenting Immigrant Deaths Along the Texas-Mexico Border

4 p.m. Tuesday, February 3 (Alexander Reading Room)

Media Contact: Carlos Colon

Sponsors: Office of Spiritual Life, Honors Residential College, Baylor Institute for the Studies of Religion

Moderator: Jenny Howell (Baylor University)

• Pilar Timpane (Duke University, Co-Producer)
• Carlos Colon (Baylor University, Co-Producer)
• Chris Martin (Cellist featured in film, also will perform live)

Honors Residential College Formation Series

The Formation Series is the HRC's common conversation about what it means to be formed as a whole person by a Baylor education -- the fundamental commitment of our community. The series is composed of three events each semester.

Sponsor: Honors Residential College

Media Contact: Dr. Todd Buras

7 p.m. Thursday February 5, Alexander Reading Room
• Dr. Jason Whitt (Associate Director, Institute for Faith and Learning, Baylor University): Title to come

7 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, Alexander Reading Room
Dr. Julia Hejduk (Professor of Classics, Baylor University): Title to come

7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, Alexander Reading Room
Dr. Todd Buras (Associate Professor of Philosophy, HRC Faculty Master, Baylor University): Title to come

Pence Lecture Series

Dr. Millicent Marcus (Professor of Italian and Film Studies, Yale University): The Restless Priest and the Reluctant Pope: Nanni Moretti's Journey from The Mass Is Ended to Habemus Papam

5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 (Alexander Reading Room)

Sponsor: Great Texts Program

Media Contact: Dr. Sarah-Jane Murray

Dr. Millicent Marcus is Professor of Italian and Film Studies at Yale University. Her specializations include medieval literature, Italian cinema, interrelationships between literature and film, and representations of the Holocaust in post-war Italian culture. She is the author of An Allegory of Form: Literary Self-Consciousness in the 'Decameron' (l979), Italian Film in the Light of Neorealism (l986), Filmmaking by the Book: Italian Cinema and Literary Adaptation (l993), After Fellini: National Cinema in the Postmodern Age (2002), and Italian Film in the Shadow of Auschwitz (2007). Her current project involves the study of contemporary Italian cinema within the theoretical framework of "post-realism."

The Pulse Annual Student Lecture

Media Contact: Dr. Jeff Hunt

7 p.m. Thursday, April 30 (Alexander Reading Room)

The Pulse hosts its annual student lecture to celebrate the publication of its spring edition. Free copies of The Pulse will be given to all in attendance.

More details to come