May Lecture CalendarApril 30, 2009
Baylor University will welcome several distinguished speakers to campus this May.
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Environment Health Science Seminar
May 1, 4 - 5:30 p.m., Baylor Science Building Room B.110
The theme for this inaugural seminar is "Climate Change and Risks from Agricultural Agents." Guest speaker Dr. Alistair Boxall, co-director of the EcoChemistry Research Group and professor at the University of York, will discuss the implications of climate change for changes in human and environmental exposures to pathogens and chemicals in agricultural systems and the subsequent effects on ecosystem and human health. For more information click here.
Collins Professor of the Year Lecture
May 5, 2:00 p.m., Baylor Science Building, room TBA
David Eldridge, professor of biology, has been named the Collins Professor for this year. The Collins Outstanding Professor Award is generously provided by the Carr P. Collins Foundation in order to recognize and honor outstanding teachers at Baylor University. Baylor's current Senior Class elects the Collins Outstanding Professor for each school year. Annual award winners deliver a lecture on the subject of their choosing.
May 7, 2:30 p.m., Hankamer Treasure Room, Armstrong Browning Library
Two days honoring Robert and Elizabeth Browning begin with a lecture by visiting scholar Michael Meredith entitled "Robert Browning and the Actors" with special choral music presented by B.A.S.I.C., a local chamber choir under the direction of Karen Hogue. The evening concludes with a reception in Cox Reception Hall. Meredith is currently curator of the Modern Collections in the Eton College Library, general editor of the Oxford University Press Poetical Works of Robert Browning, and about to complete his third term as president of the Browning Society of London. The celebration continues on May 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the McLean Foyer of Meditation in Armstrong Browning Library with a special musical evening featuring vocal and instrumental music by Dr. Amy Vail, assistant professor of Classics at Baylor. A reception follows in the Cox Reception Hall. For more information click here.