Schedule of Speakers - Spring 2013

Unless otherwise noted, events take place from 12-12:50 p.m. in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.

Date Speaker Topic
Jan. 28 Virginia Cylke, PhD, associate professor of psychology Gender identity and sexual orientation: Examining nature vs. nurture
Feb. 4 David Oliver, PhD, David Oliver, former professor at MIT, author of The Shaggy Steed of Physics: Mathematical Beauty in the Physical World and Sacred Attraction: Meditations on God and Science The free spirit in the machine: Constraint and freedom in the biology of human action
Feb. 11 Jessica Gordon-Roth, PhD, visiting assistant professor of philosophy, Washington and Lee University Can Locke respond to Reid's brave officer?
Feb. 18 Gary Krapf, PhD, State Council of Higher Education in Virginia Free will and the relationship to cognitive and behavioral psychology
Feb. 25 Sean Collins, PhD, assistant professor of exercise physiology Exercise, nutrition, and cognition: How they connect
Mar. 4 Dominic Barrett, Director of the United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond and Shalom Farms Free will in a food desert
Mar. 18 Glenn D. Stone, PhD, professor of anthropology and environmental studies, Washington University in St. Louis. Event to be held in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall. Frankenfoods!
Mar. 25 Christopher Bakken, PhD, associate professor and Chair of English, Allegheny College From Greece to the garage: Case studies in subversive eating
Apr. 1 Taylor Thompson '14 and Laura Dupuy, Director of Lynchburg Neighborhood Development Corporation Homelessness in Lynchburg
Apr. 8 Michael E. Mann, PhD, professor of meteorology and Director of the Earth System Science Center, Penn State University Dire predictions: Understanding global warming
Apr. 22 Cory Booker, JD, 36th Mayor of Newar, New Jersey; 2012 Stanford University Commencement Speaker (via YouTube) A conspiracy of love
Apr. 29 Eben Alexander, MD, neurosurgeon and author of Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey through the Afterlife What does the phenomenon of consciousness reveal about free will?