Category Archives: Guest Authors

Emancipation and illness

Jim Downs will talk about emancipation and illness in his talk titled “Dying to Be Free: The Unintended Consequences of Emancipation During the American Civil War and Reconstruction” on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in Fulton Hall, room 511. Downs … Continue reading

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The assassination of Sister Maura

Author Eileen Markey will discuss her book, A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sister Maura, on Feb. 22 at 4:30 p.m. in McGuinn Auditorium. A Radial Faith follows the life of Sister Maura Clarke, one of four U.S. churchwomen murdered by a … Continue reading

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A geologist investigates Noah’s Flood

On Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. in Higgins Hall, room 300, scientist David R. Montgomery will talk about his investigation of the world’s flood stories and the counterintuitive role Noah’s Flood played in the development of both geology and creationism. … Continue reading

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Ireland and modernity

University of Edinburgh Professor of History Enda Delaney will present “Out of Time: Ireland and Modernity” as part of the 2017 Thomas J. Flatley Irish Studies Lecture Series. His talk will take place Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. in Connolly House. … Continue reading

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The War on Terror: A progress report

Counterterrorism and Middle East security expert Daniel Byman, a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, will present “A Progress Report on the War on Terror” on Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. in McGuinn Auditorium. Byman’s … Continue reading

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The microbial roots of life and health

David Montgomery and Anne Biklé, co-authors of The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health (W. W. Norton & Company, 2015), will discuss their book on Feb. 9 at 3:15 p.m. in McElroy Faculty Dining Room. … Continue reading

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Candlemas Lecture

Bernard McGinn, considered one of the leading authorities on Catholic historical theology, will present the Candlemas Lecture, “Poetry, Prose and the Bible in John of the Cross,” on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in Devlin Hall, Room 101. McGinn is Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor … Continue reading

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