WFU announces February lecture schedule

By Pam Barrett
January 20, 2005

Wake Forest University announces the February schedule for lectures that are open to the public.

Feb. 1, Babcock Leadership Lecture with William R. Johnson, 2 p.m., Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.
William R. Johnson, chairman, president and CEO of H.J. Heinz Company, will present a lecture as part of the Babcock Leadership Series, which focuses on current issues affecting business. The lecture is sponsored by the Babcock Graduate School of Management. Contact: 336-758-5422.

Feb. 17, "The Importance of the Ancestral and Spiritual Worlds in the Control and Legitimization of Authority in African Kingdoms" with Simeon Ilesanmi, 7:30 p.m., Museum of Anthropology.
Simeon Ilesanmi, associate professor of religion at Wake Forest will present a lecture in conjunction with the exhibit, "Spirit Influences on the Arts of Power: The David and Karina Rilling Collection of African Art." The lecture is sponsored by the Museum of Anthropology. Free admission. Contact: 336-758-5282.

Feb. 21, "Languages Services Market in the U.S. and Potential Growth Areas" with Kevin Hendzel, 7 p.m., Greene Hall, Room 165.
Kevin Hendzel is chief operating officer and director of Language Services of ASET International Services Corporation. Hendzel is former head linguist on the technical translation staff of the presidential hotline between the White House and the Kremlin. He will present the second lecture in the Translation and Interpreting Lecture Series sponsored by the Dean of the College and the Romance languages department. Free admission. Contact: 336-758-3924.

Feb. 24, "The Solar Eye of Science: Transcendentalism's Copernican Revolution" with Laura Dassow Walls, 4:30 p.m., DeTamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall.
Laura Dassow Walls, professor of English and the John H. Bennett Jr. Chair of Southern Letters at the University of South Carolina, will discuss scientific relationships between chance and determinism in the age of Emerson and Thoreau. The lecture is the first of three in the Kenan Lecture Series sponsored by the English department. Free admission. Contact: 336-758-6143.

Feb. 24, "Voice and Inequality: The Transformation of American Civic Democracy" with Theda Skocpol, 3 p.m., Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center.
Theda Skocpol, former advisory to President Bill Clinton and professor at Harvard University, will speak on civic democracy. The lecture is sponsored by the sociology department. Free admission. Contact: 336-758-5495.

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