Fall Calendar Includes Celebrated Artists, Performances, Lectures and ConferencesOct. 11, 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 October 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.
CASPER- 2010 Fall Colloquium Series
Oct. 1, 1:30 - 3 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room D110
Dr. Mark Lewis, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Trinity University, will speak on "Negative Diffusion: Collisions that Organize." In this talk, Dr. Lewis will describe a mechanism that we call negative diffusion that can work to maintain narrow features in perturbed rings such as those found around Saturn. He has been working in the area of numerical simulation of planetary rings since his Ph.D. work in the late 1990s. For more information click here.
Geology Colloquium Series
Oct. 1, 2:30-4 p.m. Baylor Sciences Building, room E231
Dr. Joe Satterfield is the speaker. For more information call the Department of Geology at (254) 710-2361.
Robert Schumann: "A Celebration in Song"
Oct. 3, 3:00 p. m., Roxy Grove Hall
Members of the Baylor University voice faculty join with pianist Jeffrey Peterson for a bicentennial recital of art songs by the great German composer Robert Schumann (1810-1856). This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call the School of Music at (254)710-3571.
Music Education Convocation
Oct. 4, 6:15 p. m., Meadows Recital Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building
Our guest is conductor, performer, and adjudicator Joseph Parisi , Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, where he serves as Chair of Music Education and Associate Director of Bands. This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call the School of Music at (254)710-3571.
Oct. 4, 7 - 9:00 p. m., Bennett Auditorium
The speaker, Keith Whittington, is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at Princeton University and currently director of graduate studies in the Department of Politics. He has published on American constitutional theory and development, federalism, judicial politics, and the presidency. He is currently working on political history of the judicial review of federal statutes. The lecture series is sponsored by the Department of Political Science. For more information click here.
Oct. 5, 4:30 - 5:30 p. m., Morrison Hall, room 100
Dr. J. Gordon Melton, who was named a Distinguished Senior Fellow of Baylor's Institute for Studies in Religion in 2009, is the director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion in Santa Barbra, California. He will speak on "The Emergence of the African-American Church in the Antebellum World." For more information click here.
Public Physics Lecture
Oct. 5, 7 - 8:00 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room B110
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the laser with a lecture by John E. Thomas, the Fritz London Professor at Duke University, Department of Physics. His lecture is entitled "Bowls Made of Laser Light to Corral Ultracold Atoms" which will describe how ultracold atomic gas now tests predictions in nearly all fields of physics, from high temperature superconductors to neutron stars, the quark-gluon plasma of the Big Bang, and even string theory. For more information call (254) 710-3763.
Oct. 6, 4 - 5:00 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, E125
Physics colloquium with John E. Thomas, Fritz London Professor at Duke University, Department of Physics speaking on "Search for Perfect Fluidity in a Strongly Interacting Fermi Gas." For more information click here.
Leadership In Public Life
Oct. 6, 6:30 - 7:30 p. m., Kayser Auditorium
Speaker Rochonda Farmer-Neal earned her master's from Baylor in Political Science and her bachelor's from Texas Woman's University. She currently serves as the Director of Government Relations for Baylor with the responsibility of communicating the university's legislative message. Rochonda is an alumnnus of Leadership Texas, PowerPipeline, and the Governor's Educational Leadership Development Program. For more information click here.
Music Lecture and Clinic
Oct. 7, 12:30 - 1:45 p. m., Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building
Steven Greenman is internationally recognized for his performances and recordings of original and traditional Jewish and Gypsy music. He has performed as featured soloist with ensembles all over the United States, Canada, and Europe, including the Cleveland Pops, Baltimore Symphony, and many others. This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call (254)710-1221.
Oct. 8, 1:30 - 2:30 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room D110
The seminar features Dr. Kristina Lynch from Dartmouth College. For more information click here.
Symposium on World Christianity
Oct. 11, All day event, Specific venue TBA
In conjunction with the October 2010 Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Cape Town, South Africa, Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion will host this symposium to assess current and future trends in world Christianity. For more information click here.
Saint Louis Brass
Oct. 12, 6:00 p. m., Meadows Recital Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building
This acclaimed quintet, whose roots date back to 1964, is comprised of Allan Dean and Ray Sasaki (trumpets), Thomas Bacon (horn), Melvyn Jernigan (trombone), and Daniel Perantoni (tuba). This concert of their lively showmanship is free of charge and open to the public. For more information click here.
Baylor Opera Theater
Oct. 13, 7:30 p. m., Roxy Grove Hall
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's delightful, one-act comic opera, The Impresario is presented in a modernized version by Baylor Opera Theater vocalists, stage director Michael Johnson, and music director Jeffrey Peterson. This is the first of two performances, is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call the School of Music at (254)710-3571.
Community Lecture Series
Oct. 14, 6 - 7:00 p. m., SBC Theater in the Mayborn Museum Complex
Dr. Thomas Hibbs, Distinguished Professor of Ethics & Culture and Honors College Dean will present a lecture on Georges Rouault and Makoto Fujimura entitled, "Hope in Exile: The Christian Artistic Visions of Rouault and Fujimura." The lecture is part of the Sacred Texts, Holy Images exhibit at the museum. The lecture is free and open to the public, however seating is limited. For reservations call (254)710-7981.
2010 Beall Russell Lecture
Oct. 18, 3:30 p. m., Cashion, room 510
Former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and published poet Dana Gioia will speak on "Why Culture Matters." While Chairman he increased public funding for the arts and arts education and through programs such as Shakespeare in American Communities, Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, NEA Jazz Masters, American Masterpieces, and Poetry Out Loud, the Arts Endowment successfully reached millions of Americans. For more information call (254)710-4288.
Kierkegaard Society Lecture
Oct. 18, 4:30 - 6 p. m., Memorial Hall, Senior Commons room
The Baylor Kierkegaard Society seeks to promote interest in and the academic study of Søren Kierkegaard among Baylor graduate students and faculty with a lecture by Robert C. Roberts, Professor of Philosophy on "Thinking with Kierkegaard about Virtues and Vices." For more information click here.
Baylor Engineering and Research Seminar
Oct. 18, 6:30 - 7:30 p. m., Rogers building, room 109
Christopher Rios, graduate student in the department of Religion at Baylor, will present "Complimentarity: the Past & Future." For more information click here.
Baylor Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics
Oct. 18, 4:00 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room D109
Oct. 19, 4:00 p.m., Sid Richardson Building, room 344
William Dunham, the Truman Koehler Professor of Mathematics at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania will be the speaker in the annual series. He is one of the preeminent mathematical historians in the United States and has written four books and edited one on the history of mathematics. Besides lecturing at several universities in the United States, Professor Dunham has lectured before the Australian Mathematical Society, at the Smithsonian Institution, at the Swiss Embassy in Washington, and has been a guest on NPR's "Talk of the Nation: Science Friday." His Oct. 18 lecture is entitled "Newton and Leibniz: Mathematicians at War" and on Oct. 19 he will speak on "Euler's Amicable Numbers." For more information click here.
Dyer Ethics Workshop
Oct. 19, 1:30 - 4:30 p. m., Region XII Service Center
The Baylor University School of Social Work presents the Thirteenth Annual Preston M. Dyer Workshop in ethics. Continuing Education hours are available but space is limited, so register online today at https://www.baylor.edu/social_work/index.php?id=66508 or call (254)710-6400 for more information.
Honors Lecture: Philip Bess
Oct. 19, 4:00 p.m., Memorial Drawing Room, Honors Residential College
Dr. Philip Bess, the Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame, will present "Urbanism and Natural Law; or, Are the Suburbs a Mistake?" For more information click here.
Dr. Denis Alexander Lecture
Oct. 21, 7 - 8:30 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room B110
Dr. Denis Alexander is Director of the Faraday Institute at Cambridge University. His talk, "The Dawkins Delusion: Debunking the Conflict Between Science and Religion," is co-sponsored by the Department of Physics; the Baylor Society for Conversations in Religion, Ethics, and Science; Baylor's Institute for Faith and Learning; the BU student branch of the American Scientific Affiliation, and the Office of the Vice-Provost for Research. For more information click here.
Oct. 21-23, All day, various locations
On the weekend of Oct. 21 - Oct.23, the Baylor family will join together with other students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to enjoy the spirit of Baylor University at the 101st anniversary Homecoming celebration! Highlights include Pigskin Revue (Oct. 21-23), SINGSPIRATION 2010 (Oct. 22), Baylor ShowTime! (Oct. 22), Homecoming Parade and Football game (Oct. 23). For more information click here.
Annual Philosophy Homecoming Lecture
Oct. 22, 3:30 - 5 p. m., Morrison Hall, room 100
Mr. Victor Boutros , who serves as federal prosecutor with the Civil Rights Division, will speak on "But What Can You Do with a Philosophy Major?" Mr. Boutros received his bachelor's degree in philosophy from Baylor, master's degrees from Harvard and Oxford Universities, and his law degree from the University of Chicago. He works closely with International Justice Mission, a U.S. based evangelical Christian non-profit human rights organization. For more information click here.
Geology Colloquium Series
Oct. 22, 2:30 - 4 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room E231
Dr. Jim Gardner, University of Texas, will discuss experiments conducted on silicate melts to learn more about how the release of gases affects the explosiveness of volcanic eruptions. For more information contact the Department of Geology.
Distinguished Artist Series
Oct. 25, 7:30 p. m., Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, one of the world's most famous chamber orchestras performs. Sir Neville Marriner founded the small ensemble 1958 from a group of leading London musicians who initially worked without a conductor. In 2009, its fiftieth-anniversary year, the Academy toured throughout Europe, the USA, and Canada. For ticket information call the School of Music box office at (254)710-3571, or you may purchase tickets online by visiting https://www.baylor.edu/music/index.php?id=47274.
The Gospel Train: A Celebration of the Black Gospel Tradition
Oct. 26, 7:00 p. m., Paul Powell Chapel at Truett Seminary
Baylor University Libraries, George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the Department of American Studies proudly welcome Dr. James Abbington, Associate Professor of Church Music and Worship at the Candler School of Theology of Emory University. Dr. Abbington will be joined by Baylor's Heavenly Voices Gospel choir for a lyrical performance and presentation entitled, "Spirits That Dwell in Deep Woods." This event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Issues in Jewish Studies
Oct. 26, 4 - 5:00 p. m., Tidwell Bible Building, room 307
Rabbi Dana Evan Kaplan will present a lecture entitled "Historical Reflections on American Judaism, 1945 to the Present." The department of History and the Center for Jewish Studies at Baylor present this seminar. For more information please click here.
Community Lecture Series
Oct 28, 6 - 7:45 p. m., SBC Theater in the Mayborn Museum Complex
Dr. David Jeffrey, Distinguished Professor in the Honors College at Baylor presents "Yafeh Talmud Torah: The Joyful Jewish Art of Marc Chagall" in conjunction with the Sacred Texts, Holy Images exhibit at the museum . The lecture is free and open to the public, however seating is limited. For reservations, call (254)710-7981.
2010 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture
Oct. 28-30, All day event, Bill Daniel Student Center
This year's theme is "Human Dignity and the Future of Health Care." Inspired by the conviction that a Christian understanding of the dignity of the human person should inform these fundamental questions, we seek to explore the future of health care, not only in the United States but around the world. The symposium is sponsored by the Institute for Faith and Learning and will feature scholars, spiritual leaders and medical professionals from around the country. For more information and a complete schedule of events please click here.
Dedication of the Frances C. Poage Map Room & Lecture
Oct. 28, 2:30 - 6 p. m., The Texas Collection at Carroll Library and Bennett Auditorium, Draper Academic Building
The Texas Collection is proud to present the grand opening of the Frances C. Poage Map Room and their new exhibit, "Mapping It Out: A Cartographic History of Texas." The dedication will be held in the Carroll Library and will be followed by a lecture in the Bennett Auditorium by special guest Toby Lester, author of The Fourth Part of the World. A reception and book-signing at The Texas Collection in the Carroll Library will follow the lecture. The lecture, book-signing and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Kathy Hinton at 254.710.1268.
Philosophy and Religion Colloquium Series
Oct. 29, 3:30 - 5 p. m., Armstrong Browning Library Treasure Room
Timothy O'Connor, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Indiana will present a lecture entitled "Can There Be a Theory for Everything?" O'Connor will lay the groundwork for pursuing this question in a rigorous and creative fashion. Reception to follow in the Cox Reception Room. For more information click here.
Oct. 29, 1:30 - 2:30 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room D110
Dr. Gregory D. Earle, a professor in the Center for Space Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas, will present "Instruments and Science Priorities for Thermospheric Small-Satellite Missions." His recent work has primarily concentrated on instrument development for satellite and rocket studies of mid-latitude ionospheric dynamics. The form and function of several different instruments will be described, and data will be presented to illustrate some of the science questions that can be studied with the new class of instruments. click here.
Texas Collegiate Women's Choral Festival
Oct. 30, All day event , Glennis McCrary Music Building, Jones Concert Hall
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this event, entitled "Sisters Singing for Sisters," joins in the nationwide effort to combat the disease. Four hundred singers from women's choirs of seven institutions will participate. Sigrid Johnson of St. Olaf College will conduct a festival workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and a massed concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. The day-long workshop and evening concert are free of charge and open to the public. For more information click here or call Dr. Lynne Gackle at 254-710-3654.