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  Susannah Heschel January 28, 2015—Eugene
"Moral 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. Her scholarship focuses on Jewish-Christian relations in Germany during the 19th and 20th centuries, the history of biblical scholarship, and the history of anti-Semitism.
 
Janna Levin February 19, 2015
Janna Levin
, astrophysicist and writer. She has contributed to an understanding of black holes, the cosmology of extra dimensions, and gravitational waves in the shape of spacetime. She is the author of How the Universe Got Its Spots and a novel, A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, which won the PEN/Bingham prize.
   
Maya Lin   November 20, 2014
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. She will deliver the 2014-15 O'Fallon lecture at 7:30 p.m. in the EMU Ballroom. View live stream on 11/20/14.
Frans de Waal March 10, 2015
Frans de Waal
, director, Living Links Center;
C. H. Candler Professor of Primate Behavior, Emory University. He is the author of The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society (2009) and The Bonobo and the Atheist (2013).
 
William Deresiewicz May 13, 2015—Eugene
May 14, 2015—Portland
William Deresiewicz
, essayist, literary critic, and author of A Jane Austen Education (2004) and Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life (2014)


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