Fall Calendar Includes Celebrated Artists, Performances, Lectures and ConferencesNov. 1, 2010
Baylor University will welcome several distinguished speakers and performers to campus this fall. Below is a list of the lectures, conferences, symposia, and performances that will be held during November and December at Baylor.
For additions, contact the Office of Media Communications at 254-710-1961 or e-mail that information to Melissa_L_Perry@baylor.edu.
Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum
Nov. 3 - Nov. 12, All day event, Hankamer School of Business
The theme of this year's forum is "Marketing: Reputations, Rights, Responsibilities." During these two weeks students will participate in the Business Ethics Case Competition, panel discussions, seminars, and attend lectures and a documentary screening. Many events are open to the public. For a full schedule click here.
Nov. 3, 1 - 2:00 p. m., Martin Museum of Art Hooper-Schaefer Fine Art Center
Exhibiting photographer, Dornith Doherty, is a contemporary photographer and professor of Art, at the College of Visual Arts & Design at the University of North Texas and will present this gallery talk. Spurred by the impending completion of the Svarlbard Global Seed Vault, Doherty initiated the Archiving Eden Project in 2008. Utilizing x-ray equipment, Doherty photographs and subsequently collages seeds and tissue samples from germination tests and vegetatively propagated (cloned) plants found at several seed banks. For more information click here.
Mathematics Lecture by Cherry Professor Ed Burger
Nov. 3, 4 - 5:30 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building room D110
Professor Edward B. Burger, winner of the 2010 Robert Foster Cherry Professor for Great Teaching award, will present a special lecture to faculty and students. All students, math majors or not, are welcome to this event to witness and listen to a truly gifted master teacher! The title of his lecture is"How Always to Win at Limbo" or "You can sum some of the series some of the time, and some of the series none of the time... but can you sum some of the series ALL of the time?" To learn more click here.
Community Lecture Series
Nov. 4, 6:00 p. m., SBC Theater in the Mayborn Museum
"Rouault & Chagall: Etching Sacred Images" is a lecture delivered by Dr. Karen Pope. Dr. Pope is a senior lecturer in art history at Baylor. This is the third in a series of Community Lectures held in conjunction with the Sacred Texts, Holy Images: Rouault's Miserere and Chagall's Bible Series exhibition at the Mayborn Museum. For more information click here. The lecture is free and open to the public, however seating is limited. For reservations, call (254)710-7981.
Nov. 5, 1:30 - 2:30 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room D110
Dr. Ralf Srama, MPI Heidelberg/University of Stuttgart will speak on "Dust Research with Galileo, Ulysses and Cassini." For more information click here.
Geology Colloquium Series
Nov. 5 - 19, various times and locations
Speakers include Robbie Gries with Priority Oil & Gas in Denver, Colorado; Jeff Arnold from the USDA Agricultural Research Service; Dr. Eric Christiansen from Brigham Young University; and Dr. Gary Smith, University of New Mexico. For more information call the Geology Department at (254) 710-2361.
Leadership Lecture Series
Nov. 8, 7:30 - 8:30 p. m., Kayser Auditorium
John Hill, who obtained his undergraduate degree from Baylor and graduated from Harvard Law School, is the featured speaker on "Leadership In Contemporary Social Issues." He is a trial attorney with the law firm Vinson & Elkins. While at Baylor, he served as Student Body External Vice President, freshman and sophomore class presidents, and co-founded the One Book, One Waco program. He is actively involved with Advocates for Community Transformation, a non-profit group focused on community-driven transformation in West Dallas. For more information click here.
Lyceum Series: Dan Thai Son (piano)
Nov. 8, 7:30 p. m., Roxy Grove Hall
This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call the School of Music at (254)710-3571.
Baylor Theatre: ALMOST, MAINE
Nov. 9 - Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 13 -14, 2:00 p.m., Mabee Theatre, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center
Baylor Theatre's fall production is written by John Cariani and directed by Lisa Denman. Winter nights are long and cold in the small town of Almost, Maine. But this night is different, for the northern lights that brighten up the sky have also stirred up some magic. This sleepy town comes to life as the citizens discover love---some new, some old, and some simply unbelievable in this sweet comedy. To purchase tickets click here.
African American Mental Health Awareness Lecture
Nov. 10, 7-9:00 p. m., Hankamer School of Business, Kayser Auditorium
The theme of this forum is "More Than I Can Bear." Guest speaker Angelique M. Mayes, MSW of Chicago, will share her personal experience with bi-polar disorder. She is known throughout the United States for her dynamic lectures in addition to her work as an advocate and health care professional. The event is sponsored by Tau Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Multicultural Affairs, the Counseling Center, the Academy for Leader Development & Civic Engagement, and the Department of Wellness. For more information click here or call (254) 710-1294.
Sacred Texts, Holy Images Symposium
Nov. 11 - 12, various times and locations
In conjunction with the Mayborn Museum's Chagall/Rouault exhibition, Makoto Fujimura, contemporary artist and lecturer on art and spirituality, who's related exhibition concurrently resides at the Martin Museum of Art, will speak on "A Journey into a Liminal Space: Painting with Georges Rouault." (His lecture is preceeded by a reception at the Martin.) Prof. Soo Yun Kang, a Rouault scholar and professor of Art History at Chicago State University will address "Symbolic Poetry: the Landscapes in Rouault's Miserere." Chagall scholar and professor of Comparative Literature, J.& H. Blaustein Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature, and professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University, Prof. Benjamin Harshav's lecture is entitled "Marc Chagall: Unconsciously Conscious Artist." For more information and to view the complete schedule of events click here.
Nov. 12, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Baylor Sciences Building, room D110
Dr. Rainer Sandau, IAA Paris/DLR Berlin, will speak on "Small Remote Sensing Satellite Systems-Status & Prospects." For more information click here.
Distinguished Artist Series
Nov. 15, 7:30 p. m., Roxy Grove Hall
Orion String Quartet's founding members each had distinguished solo and chamber music careers, when they officially formed the ensemble in 1987. Members include violinists Daniel Phillips and Todd Phillips (brothers who share the first violin chair equally), violist Steven Tenenbom, and cellist Timothy Eddy. The Orion serves as Quartet-in-Residence at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and New York's Mannes College of Music and is the Resident Quartet at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music and has worked with numerous high profile musicians and composers. For ticket information call the Baylor School of Music box office at 254-710-3571. For more information click here.
O.T. Hayward Lecture Series
Nov. 15, 7 - 10:00 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room D109
Dr. Rodney Wittler, the Mid Pacific Regional Science Liaison to Reclamation's R&D Office, will speak on "Adaptive Management in Ecohydraulics." Dr. Wittler has 27 years of general and research engineering experience in hydraulic models, river mechanics, flow measurement, sediment analysis, temperature modeling, and river restoration. He holds Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Colorado State University, and is a registered professional civil engineer in Colorado. His lecture will be preceded by a reception at 6:30 in the elevator landing area. For more information call the Geology Department at (254) 710-2361.
Religion Public Lecture
Nov. 16, 4 - 5:00 p. m., Tidwell Bible Building, Miller Chapel
Dr. Michael Northcott, Professor of Ethics at University of Edinburgh, will present "The Complexity of Simplicity: Justice, Temperance, and Economic Sustainability in a Debt-Based Economy." His teaching concentration is in Christian ethics, ecology and religion, the global economy and theology, and the ethics of technology. For more information call the Department of Religion at (254) 710-3735.
Nov. 18, 6:30 - 7:30 p. m., Alexander Reading Room
Marilynne Robinson is a Pulitzer Prize winning American author of novels, essays and non-fiction works. She has been writer-in-residence or visiting professor at numerous universities, including the University of KentAmherst, and the University of Massachusetts and currently teaches at the University of Iowa Writers Workshop. For more information click here.
Dec. 1, 2010, 3 - 5:00 p. m., Location TBA
Baylor University is pleased to announce the Presidential Symposium Series in honor of Judge Ken Starr's first year as president of the University. The series features scholars from around the nation speaking on topics relevant to the Baylor mission in the context of national and global perspectives. The event is free and open to the public. This lecture is by Jean Bethke Elshtain, who is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics in the Divinity School, Department of Political Science and the Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago. Her topic is "The Sovereign Self and Liberal Learning." Her area of academic interest is social and political theory and ethics, including the history of political thought, contemporary political and social theory, moral philosophy and women's studies, and the just war tradition. For more information call the office of Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost at (254)710-7591.
Dec. 2, 3 - 4:30 p. m., Sid Richardson, room 207
Kenyon Platt, assistant professor at Snow College in Utah, will give a talk entitled "Nilpotent Orbits and a Classification Scheme in Representation Theory." Refreshments and snacks at 3:00 pm in SR 318. All faculty and students are welcome. For more information call the Mathematics Department at 254 710-3561.
Christmas on 5th Street
Dec. 2, 6 - 10:00 p. m., 5th Street, Burleson Quad, The Bill Daniel Student Center
Baylor's annual family event features the Christmas Tree Lighting, a Christmas Marketplace, cocoa, cookies, carols, carriage rides, a petting zoo, live Nativity and photos with Santa. Presented by the Baylor Activities Council, The Department of Student Activities, Kappa Omega Tau Fraternity, Baylor Religious Hour Choir, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. For more information click here.
Dec. 3, 1:30 - 2:30 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room D110
Dr. Larry Overzet, associate department chair in electrical engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas will speak on "Time Multiplexed Deep Silicon Etching." In this talk he will provide a primer on the Bosch process, make some comparisons to competing processes (such as cryogenic etching) and describe some recent research at the University of Texas at Dallas into TMDE. Dr. Overzetâ€™s research interests are varied but have primarily revolved around the study of plasmas used in semiconductor processing. For more information click here.
Christmas at Baylor
Dec. 4, 7:30 p. m., Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building
For ticket information on this concert, call the Baylor University School of Music box office at 254-710-3571.
Dec. 7, 3-5:00 p. m., Morrison Hall, room 100
The Presidential Symposium Series is in honor of Judge Ken Starr's first year as president of the University. This lecture is by Nancy Cantor, Chancellor and President of Syracuse University. Her topic is "Scholarship in Action and the Public Mission of Universities." The event is free and open to the public. For more information call the office of Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost at (254)710-7591.