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Lecture Series: Spring '11

Dr. Kieran McNulty (University of Minnesota): Hobbits, Hooligans, and Hypothesis-testing: why all paleoanthropologists should have a hobbit in their care to teach them the meaning of the word

Sponsor: Honors Residential College

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Dr. Eleonore Stump (Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy, Saint Louis University): Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering

Sponsors: Department of Philosophy, Honors Residential College

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The Wilken Colloquium

Sponsor: Honors College

Dr. Robert Louis Wilken (William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of History of Christianity, The University of Virginia): Augustine and Fides Caritate Formata

A discussion followed the lecture, for which Richard Mouw served as moderator.


17th Annual Laura Blanche Jackson Endowed Memorial Lectureship in World Issues

Sponsors: Honors College, Baylor Interdisciplinary Core

Dr. Michael Mandelbaum (The Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy and Director of the American Foreign Policy Program, The Johns Hopkins University): The Frugal Superpower: American Foreign Policy in an Era of Deficit Reduction

The Laura Blanche Jackson Endowed Memorial Lectureship in World Issues was created by Laura's family and many friends in memory of her abundant life. The originating chairperson for the lectureship is Dr. Wallace L. Daniel, the former Ralph L. and Bessie Mae Lynn Professor of History. Dr. Daniel accepted the position of Provost at Mercer University effective Fall, 2008. The Jackson family and the committee continue to thank Dr. Daniel for his leadership in establishing this lectureship series. Past Jackson Lectures have featured such distinguished scholars as Dr. George Weigel, Mr. Charles Hill, Dr. Robert J. Lieber, and Dr. Andrew C. Kutchins.

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Honors Residential College Lecture in Great Texts

Dr. Stephen Prickett (Regis Professor Emeritus, University of Glasgow, and Honorary Professor of English, University of Kent at Canterbury): Did Shakespeare Have a Hand in the King James Version of the Bible?

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The Pulse Student Lecture

Sponsor: Honors Program

All attendees received a free copy of the latest edition of The Pulse.