Spring Lectures Cover Variety Of Topics

Feb. 9, 2004

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor University will bring several distinguished speakers to campus this spring. Below is a partial list of the lectures, conferences and symposia that will be held in March and April at Baylor.

For additions, contact the Baylor office of public relations at 710-1961. Also, look for many of these lectures to be available "on demand" in the archives of BaylorTV.com.


Spring Chapel


10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Waco Hall


For more information, contact university ministries at (254) 710-3517 or click here for the schedule of speakers and performers.


FEBRUARY 2004


Philosophy Lecture


3:30 p.m., Feb. 16, Morrison Hall Room 100


Featuring Dr. David Livingstone, professor at the School of Geology at Queens University Belfast, who will speak on "Hermeneutics, Science and Incarnation."


For more information, contact the department of philosophy at (254) 710-3368.


Psychology and Neuroscience Lecture


4 p.m., Feb. 17, Cashion Building, Room 510


Featuring Dr. Quentin Smith, professor and chair of the department of pharmaceutical science at the Texas Tech Health Science Center, who will speak on "Designing Drugs to Cross the Blood-Brain Barrier - The Problem behind the Problem of CNS Drug Development."


For more information, contact the department of psychology and neuroscience at (254) 710-6746.


"Meet George Washington's Ancestor"


7 p.m., Feb. 19, Meadows Auditorium


Featuring Martin Sirot-Smith, who will portray Lawrence Washington in 16th century costume.


For more information, contact the department of history at (254) 710-6296.


MARCH 2004


Conference on Psychology and Faith


March 2


Featuring Dr. Winston Gooden, dean of Fuller Seminary Graduate School of Psychology and associate pastor of First AME Zion Church in Pasadena, Calif.


9 a.m. address, fifth floor conference room, Cashion


Sponsored by the department of psychology and neuroscience. To RSVP or for more information, call (254) 710-2811.


The Herbert H. Reynolds Lecture in History & Philosophy of Science


March 2


3:30 p.m., Kayser Auditorium


Featuring Dr. Ernan McMullin, John Cardinal O'Hara Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, speaking on "Evolution as a Christian Theme."


For more information, contact the department of philosophy at (254) 710-3368.


Women's History Month Lecture and Slide Presentation


March 2


7 p.m., Room 149, Hooper-Shaefer
Featuring Caroline Rayman of the British Museum, speaking on "The Two Elizabeths."


For more information, contact Dr. Patricia Wallace at (254) 710-6296.


Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival


March 3-6, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center


Inaugural festival will honor playwright Horton Foote with panels of actors and directors discussing their work with the legendary Texan and the state of American theater, a question/answer session with Foote, film screenings and readings from Foote's stage plays, paper presentations, and the 50th anniversary production, with a professional cast, of Foote's play "The Traveling Lady."


For more information, contact the department of theater arts at (254) 710-4866 or visit the festival web site here.


Minette and Huber Lelland Drumwright Jr. Endowed Colloquium in New Testament Studies


3:30-4:30 p.m., March 4, Powell Chapel at Truett Seminary


Inaugural lecture featuring Dr. Margaret Mitchell, associate professor of New Testament, University of Chicago Divinity School.


For more information, call Truett Seminary at (254) 710-3735.


Scholars Day


8 to 11 a.m., 2 to 4 p.m., March 8, Bill Daniel Student Center


For more information, contact the Graduate School at (254) 710-3580.


The Charles Edmondson Historical Lectures


7:30 p.m., March 8, Morrison 100


3:30 p.m., March 9, Morrison 100


"Spaniards and Their Savages in the Age of Enlightenment" and "How Did Spaniards Convert Indians? Missions in the Age of Reason," featuring Dr. David J. Weber, The Robert and Nancy Dedman Professor of History and director of the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, SMU


For more information, contact the department of history at (254) 710-2667.


Parchman Endowed Lectures


3 p.m, March 9-11, Powell Chapel at Truett Seminary


Featuring Dr. Walter Brueggemann, who will speak on "Getting Started in Utterance: The Introduction," "Reaching a Conclusion" and "To Reduce to Nothing the Things That Are." Brueggemann retired in 2003 as The William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary and also taught Old Testament at Eden Theological Seminary at Cambridge University.


For more information, contact Dr. Roger Olson, professor of theology, at (254) 710-6654.


Christianity and the Soul of the University: Faith as a Foundation for Intellectual Community


March 25-27


For more information, contact the Institute for Faith and Learning at (254) 710-4805 or IFL@baylor.edu.


Vice Provost for Research Spring Colloquium Series


3 p.m., March 26


Marrs McLean Science Building, room 202


Featuring Dr. Debra Haarsma and Dr. Loren Haarsma, physics and astronomy professors from Calvin College.


For more information, contact the office of the vice provost for research at (254) 710-3763.


Allbritton Art Lecture


4 p.m., March 29, Room 149 Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center


Featuring Kenneth E. Silver, associate professor of fine arts at New York University, who will speak on "Materials, Materialism and Abstraction: Modern Art on the Riviera."


For more information, contact the department of art at (254) 710-1867.


Fifth Anniversary of the Center for American and Jewish Studies


March 29-30, time and location TBA


Featuring Rabbi Elliot Dorff, who will speak on "What Can Jews Say About God After the Holocaust" and "Religious and Secular Ethics: A Comparison from a Jewish Perspective."


For more information, call (254) 710-1510.


APRIL 2004


Beall Poetry Festival


April 1-3


Armstrong Browning Library


For more information, contact the department of English at (254) 710-1768.


Law Day


April 3


time, location TBA


U.S. Rep. Max Sandlin, a 1978 Baylor Law School graduate, will give the annual Minton Lecture at Law Day.


For more information, contact Baylor Law School at (254) 710-1911 or visit the law school web site
here.


Public Leadership Series


7:30 p.m., April 14, Kronzer Courtroom, Baylor Law School


Featuring Dr. Bruce Cole, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities


For more information, contact office of public affairs at (254) 710-1421.


Northcutt Lecture


4 p.m., April 15, Meadows Recital Hall, Glennis McCrary Music Building


Featuring Dr. Paul Westermeyer, professor of church music at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., and cantor and director of the Sacred Music program at St. Olaf College, who will speak on "No Special Doctrinaire Schemes."


For more information, contact the School of Music at (254) 710-3991.


Laura Blanche Jackson Lecture


April 15, time TBA


Jones Theater, Hooper Schaefer Fine Arts Center


Featuring Dr. Michael Mandelbaum, Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy, The Johns Hopkins University


For more information, call Baylor Interdisciplinary Core office at (254) 710-4717.


Holocaust Remembrance Lecture


April 27, time and location TBA


Featuring Hedy Epstein, a Holocaust survivor, who will speak on "I Remember."


For more information, call (254) 710-1510.


Vice Provost for Research Spring Colloquium Series


3 p.m., April 23, Marrs McLean Science Building, Room 202


Featuring Ian Hutchison, professor and department chair, nuclear engineering, MIT.


For more information, contact the office of the vice provost for research at (254) 710-3763.


Gooch-Stephens Lectureship


8 p.m., April 29, Marrs McLean Science Building, Room 100


4 p.m., April 30, Marrs McLean Science Building, Room 100


Featuring Dr. Charles P. Casey, the Homer B. Adkins Professor of Chemistry and Steenbock Professor in the Physical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.


For more information, contact the department of chemistry at (254) 710-3311.


MAY 2004


Browning Day


Treasure Room, Armstrong Browning Library


For more information, call (254) 710-3566 or visit visit
www.browninglibrary.org.

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