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2014-15 Events Sponsored by the Oregon Humanities Center

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  Susannah Heschel Tzedek lecture
January 28, 2015—Eugene
"Ethical Challenges of Scholarship"


January 29—Portland
“Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: The Life and Legacy of Abraham Joshua Heschel”


Susannah Heschel
, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies, Dartmouth College.
 
Janna Levin February 19, 2015—Cressman lecture
"From the Big Bang to Black Holes:
Time, the Universe, and Everything
"

Janna Levin
, astrophysicist and writer. She is the author of How the Universe Got Its Spots and a novel, A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines.
   
Maya Lin   November 20, 2014—O'Fallon lecture
Maya Lin
, artist and designer. One of the rare few who have managed to forge a path in both art and architecture, Maya Lin is at once sculptor, architect, designer, craftsman and thinker.
Lecture video.
Frans de Waal March 10, 2015—Clark lecture
"The Evolution of Connectivity: Empathy, Altruism, and Primate Social Skills"

Frans de Waal
, director, Living Links Center;
C. H. Candler Professor of Primate Behavior, Emory University. Author of The Age of Empathy: (2009) and The Bonobo and the Atheist (2013).
 
William Deresiewicz Kritikos lecture
May 13, 2015—Eugene
May 14, 2015—Portland

William Deresiewicz
, essayist, literary critic, and author of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life (2014)


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