Category Archives: Lowell Humanities Series

Humans and the planet

Jeffrey Sachs, one of the world’s leading thinkers on economic development, will speak on “Economics and Ethics for the Anthropocene” on Mar. 24 at 4:30 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 008. Sachs is the author of several books, including The … Continue reading

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The Moor’s Account

Laila Lalami, author of the award-winning book, The Moor’s Account, will speak about her book on Mar. 1 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. The Moor’s Account won the American Book Award, the Arab American Book Award, and the … 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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Krista Tippett

Krista Tippett, a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author, will present “The Adventure of Civility” on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Her radio show and podcast On Being, heard on more than … Continue reading

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Immunity and fear

Eula Biss will present “On Immunity: A Reading and Conversation” on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Biss is the author of best seller On Immunity: An Inoculation, which addresses a chronic condition of fear: of the government, … Continue reading

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Cartoonist Roz Chast

A prominent cartoonist who joined The New Yorker in 1978, Roz Chast has established herself as one of our greatest artistic chroniclers of the anxieties, superstitions, furies, insecurities and surreal imaginings of modern life. She will discuss her graphic memoir, … Continue reading

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Poet Major Jackson

Award-winning poet Major Jackson will read from his work on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 101. Jackson is the author of four poetry collections, Roll Deep, Holding Company and Hoops — both finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary … Continue reading

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