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2014–15 connection

November 20, 2014
Maya Lin
, designer and artist who is known for her work in sculpture and land art. She first came to fame at the age of 21 as the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

January 28, 2015—Eugene
"Ethical Challenges of Scholarship"
January 29, 2015—Portland
"Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: The Life and Legacy of Abraham Joshua Heschel"

Susannah Heschel, professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College

February 19, 2015
"From the Big Bang to Black Holes: Time, the Universe, and Everything."
Janna Levin, professor of Physics and Astronomy at Columbia University's Barnard College; author of How the Universe Got Its Spots and A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines.

March 10, 2015
"The Evolution of Connectivity: Empathy, Altruism, and Primate Social Skills"
Frans de Waal, Charles Howard Candler professor of Primate Behavior in the Emory University psychology department in Atlanta, Georgia, and director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.

May 13, 2015—Eugene
"What is College For? A Defense of the Liberal Arts"
May 14, 2015—Portland
"Education in a Neoliberal Age"

William Deresiewicz, award-winning essayist and critic, and the best-selling author of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life.

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