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WFU announces March lecture/readings schedule

By Pam Barrett
336.758.5237
February 21, 2005

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

MARCH 1-2

Phyllis Trible Lecture Series: "Miriam, Mary and Mary Magdalene in Art, Literature and Music Feminist Perspectives." Two-day lecture series with prominent feminist scholars of religion. $35 for series; $15/lecture; $10 for closing luncheon. Sponsored by Wake Forest's Divinity School. Contact: (336) 758-3522 or http://www.wfu.edu/divinity/trible-lectures.html. Series includes:

March 1
1:30 p.m. "A Mosaic for Miriam" with Phyllis Trible. Wait Chapel.
Trible is the University Professor of Biblical Studies at Wake Forest Divinity School.

3 p.m. "A Storied Life and Contesting Traditions: Mary in Early Christian Narrative" with Mary Foskett. Wait Chapel. Foskett is the Zachary T. Smith Associate Professor of Religion at Wake Forest University.

6 p.m. "Seeing Feminine Prophecy in Christian Art" with Diane Apostolos-Cappadona. Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center. Apostolos-Cappadona is adjunct professor in the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and adjunct professor in art and culture in the liberal studies program at Georgetown University.

March 2
9:30 a.m. "Calling Mary Mariam: What Difference Does It Make in Narrative and Musical Traditions?" with Deirdre Good. Wait Chapel.
Good is professor of New Testament at General Theological Seminary.

11 a.m. Panel Discussion. Wait Chapel.

12:30 p.m. Luncheon. Location to be announced.

MARCH 3

4 p.m. "From Winston-Salem to Johannesburg: Madie Hall Xuma in South Africa, 1940-1963" with Iris Berger. DeTamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall. Berger is professor of history at the University of Albany. Sponsored by the department of history. Free. Contact: (336) 758-5501.

MARCH 15

5 p.m. Babcock Lecture: "Fire in the Belly" with Jerry Neal. Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Neal is co-founder and executive vice president of marketing and strategic development at RF Micro Devices. He will discuss his new book, "Fire in the Belly," which tells the story of RF Micro Devices. Sponsored by the Babcock Graduate School of Management. Free. Contact: (336) 758-5031.

7:30 p.m. "A Look at Yoruba Art" with Yomi Durotoye. Museum of Anthropology. Lecture held in conjunction with the exhibit "Spirit Influences on the Arts of Power." Durotoye, senior lecturer of political science at Wake Forest, will speak on Yoruba art and the troubling questions that arise from defining African art as either traditional or contemporary. Sponsored by the Museum of Anthropology. Free. Contact: (336) 758-5282.

MARCH 17

10 a.m. Outsourcing Panel Discussion with Justin Catanoso, Jean Davis, Eric Miller Reeves and Richard Sneider. Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Catanoso is executive editor of the Business Journal of the Triad. Davis is senior executive vice president and head of information technology, ecommerce and operations at Wachovia Corporation. Miller Reeves is a senator in the North Carolina General Assembly and co-chair of the senate committee on information technology. Sneider is director of InterUnity Group. Sponsored by the Babcock Graduate School of Management. Free. Contact: (336) 758-5421.

4 p.m. "Campaigning in Poetry, Governing in Prose": Tony Blair and New Labour Britain with David Coates. Greene Hall, Room 162. Coates is Worrell Professor of Anglo-American Studies in the department of political science at Wake Forest. Sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association. Free. Contact: (336) 758-5449.

4 p.m. Physics Colloquium: "The Confrontation Between General Relativity and Experiment" with Clifford Will. Olin Hall, Room 101. Will is the James S. McDonnell Professor of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis and president of the International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation. Sponsored by the physics department. Free. Contact: (336) 758-4992.

7 p.m. Great Decisions 2005 Lecture Series: "U.S. Challenges in Iraq and in the Muslim World." Scales Fines Arts Center, Room A102. One of six in a series of lectures focusing on current foreign policy-related topics. Charles Kennedy, professor of political science at Wake Forest, will deliver the lecture. Sponsored by the Center for International Studies. Free. Contact: (336) 758-1910.

7: 30 p.m. Irish Poetry Reading with Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin. Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Ní Chuilleanáin is one of Ireland's most prestigious poets. She is cited as the foremost female poet now writing in Ireland and Great Britain. She is the associate professor of English, dean of the Faculty of Arts (Letters) and a fellow of Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. She has published six collections of poetry, including "The Brazen Serpent" and "The Magdalene Sermon." Her awards include the Patrick Kavanagh Prize. A reception and booksigning will follow the reading. Sponsored by the Wake Forest University Press. Free. Contact: (336) 758-5448.

8 p.m. Lecture: "Was Einstein Right?" with Clifford Will. Pugh Auditorium. Will is the James S. McDonnell Professor of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis and president of the International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation. Sponsored by the physics department. Free. Contact: (336) 758-4992.

MARCH 18

4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Irish Colloquium: "'A Green Leaf of Language': The Poetry of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin." DeTamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall. Colloquium in conjunction with 8th Annual Irish Festival. A roundtable discussion including Irish scholars: Anne Fogarty, University College Dublin School of English; Helen Emmitt, Centre College; and Nicholas Allen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sponsored by the Wake Forest University Press. Free. Contact: (336) 758-5448.

MARCH 21

4 p.m. African Film/Lecture Series: Illustrated Lecture, "Ousmane Sembene, the Man, the Novelist, the Filmmaker" with Françoise Pfaff. Greene Hall, Room 145. Pfaff is a professor in the department of modern languages and literatures at Howard University. Sponsored by the department of Romance languages. Free. Contact: (336) 758-5486.

7 p.m. Lecture: "Translating Race, Gender and History: The Example of Maryse Condé" with Doris Kadish. Benson University Center, Room 410. Kadish is professor of Romance languages and women's studies at the University of Georgia. She has written on various 19th century French, British and American women writers and will present a lecture as part of the Interdepartmental Translation & Interpreting Lecture Series. Sponsored by the Dean of the College, women's and gender studies program, the Center for International Studies and the departments of Romance languages, anthropology and communication. Free. Contact: (336) 758-3924.

MARCH 22

7 p.m. African Film/Lecture Series: Illustrated Lecture, "Hollywood's Image of Africa" with Françoise Pfaff. Greene Hall, Room 145. Pfaff is a professor in the department of modern languages and literatures at Howard University. Sponsored by the department of romance languages. Free. Contact: (336) 758-5486.

MARCH 23

7:30 p.m. Holocaust Survivor Neese Godin. Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center. Godin will speak about her life and memories of being transferred from a Lithuanian ghetto to the Stutthof concentration camp in Poland. Sponsored by the Student Union. Free. Contact: (336) 758- 5697.

MARCH 24

7 p.m. Great Decisions 2005 Lecture Series. "China: Economic Giant Emerges." Scales Fine Arts Center, Room A102. One of six in a series of lectures focusing on current foreign policy-related topics. Wei-chin Lee, professor of political science at Wake Forest, will deliver the lecture. Sponsored by the Center for International Studies. Free. Contact: (336) 758-1910.

6:30 p.m. Broyhill Executive Lecture: Robert Rubin. Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center. Rubin is the director, chairman of the executive committee and member of the Office of the Chairman of Citigroup Inc. He was also secretary of the treasury in the Clinton Administration. Sponsored by the Babcock Graduate School of Management. Free. Contact: (336) 758-5421.

MARCH 31

4:30 p.m. Kenan Lecture Series: "William James, Philosophy and Chance" with Robert Richardson Jr. DeTamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall. Richardson is professor emeritus of English at the University of Denver and author of "Emerson: The Mind on Fire." Free. Contact: (336) 758-5746.

7 p.m. Great Decisions 2005 Lecture Series. "Putin's Second Term: A Scorecard for Russia." Location to be announced. One of six in a series of lectures focusing on current foreign policy-related topics. Helga Welsh, associate professor of political science at Wake Forest, will deliver the lecture. Sponsored by the Center for International Studies. Free. Contact: (336) 758-1910.


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