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WFU announces April lecture/readings schedule

By Pam Barrett
336.758.5237
March 21, 2005

Wake Forest University announces the April schedule for lectures and readings that are open to the public.

APRIL 5

4:30 p.m. Poetry Reading: Dennis Sampson, author of "For My Father Falling Asleep at Saint Mary's Hospital." DeTamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall. Sampson is the award-winning author of four previous volumes of poetry, including "The Double Genesis" and "Forgiveness." Sponsored by the English department. Free. Contact: (336) 758-6143.

APRIL 6

4 p.m. "A History of Numerical Linear Algebra" with Gene Golub. West Hall, Room 016. Golub is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. Sponsored by the mathematics department. Free. Contact: (336) 758-5453.

7 p.m. "Medical Interpreting & Cross-cultural Communication" with Claudia Angelleli. Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center. Angelleli is assistant professor of Spanish at San Diego State University and has more than 20 years of experience in professional translation and interpretation. She 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.

APRIL 7

3:30 p.m. "Racism without Racists: The Sweet Enchantment of Colorblindness" with Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. Greene Hall, Room 162. Bonilla-Silva is professor of sociology at Texas A&M University and author of "White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era." He focuses on racial theory, racial attitudes, interracial relations and race and ethnic relations in the U.S. and Latin America. Sponsored by the sociology department. Free. Contact: (336) 758-5495.

4 p.m. "Construction of Gender and Sexuality in Emily Dickinson's Poetry" with Suzanne Juhasz. DeTamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall. Juhasz is a professor of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder and an advocate for gender equity and the advancement of women in the profession. She is the founding editor of "The Emily Dickinson Journal" and the author of several books. Sponsored by the department of English and the women's and gender studies program. Free. Contact: (336) 758-3758.

4 p.m. "Solution of Non-Symmetric, Real Positive Linear Systems" with Gene Golub. West Hall, Room 016. Golub is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. Sponsored by the mathematics department. Free. Contact: (336) 758-5453.

7 p.m. Great Decisions 2005 Lecture Series: "Outsourcing Jobs: U.S. Dilemma." Scales Fines Arts Center, Room M306. One of six in a series of lectures focusing on current foreign policy-related topics. Robert Whaples, associate professor of economics at Wake Forest, will deliver the lecture. Sponsored by the Center for International Studies. Free. Contact: (336) 758-1910.

APRIL 8-10

4:30 p.m. April 8 – 10:30 a.m. April 10. 2005 James Montgomery Hester Philosophy Seminar. Graylyn Conference Center. Seminar focusing on Hume's naturalism with lectures presented by various experts. Seminar details are available at www.wfu.edu/academics/phiolosophy/Hume/. Sponsored by the philosophy department. $350, includes six sessions, lodging for two nights and meals. Registration required. Contact: (336) 758-4086.

APRIL 9

10 a.m. "Faith-Based Nation: Religion and Democracy in America and the World" Wingate Hall, Lower Auditorium. Forum exploring the attitudes and issues related to religion, policy and politics. Experts featured include journalist Alfonso Armada and roundtable participants: James Dunn, professor of Christianity and public policy at the Wake Forest Divinity School; Katy Harriger, professor of political science at Wake Forest; and Sir Walter Mack, pastor of Union Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. Sponsored by the Wake Forest Divinity School. Free. Contact: (336) 758-3957.

APRIL 12

5 p.m. Babcock Lecture: "Innovation That Fits" with Don deBethizy, author. Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. deBethizy will discuss his new book, "Innovation That Fits." Sponsored by the Babcock Graduate School of Management. Free. Contact: (336) 758-5031.

APRIL 13

4:30 p.m. Kenan Lecture Series: "Wallace Stevens, Connoisseur of Chaos" with Philip Kuberski. DeTamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall. Kuberski is a professor of English at Wake Forest and the author of three books including "The Persistence of Memory: Organism, Myth, Text." Sponsored by the English department. Free. Contact: (336) 758-6143.

APRIL 14

11 a.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: "Pinhole Photography and Polaroid Positive/Negative Film" with Claudia Smigrod. Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 9. Smigrod is a photographer/curator. Sponsored by the art department and the Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery. Free. (336) 758-5585.

7 p.m. Great Decisions 2005 Lecture Series: "Sudan and the War in Darfur." Scales Fines Arts Center, Room M306. One of six in a series of lectures focusing on current foreign policy-related topics. Yomi Durotoye, senior lecturer in the political science department, will deliver the lecture. Sponsored by the Center for International Studies. Free. Contact: (336) 758-1910.

7:30 p.m. Reading with Author Dan Chaon. DeTamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall. Chaon is the author of "You Remind Me of Me" and two collections of short stories, "Fitting Ends" and "Among the Missing." His stories have appeared in many journals and anthologies. His is the Houck Associate Professor in the Humanities at Oberlin College. Sponsored by the English department. Free. Contact: (336) 758-3366.

APRIL 20

7:30 p.m. "Traditional Political Structure in African Societies" with Victor Archbong. Museum of Anthropology. In conjunction with the exhibit "Spirit Influences on the Arts of Power: The David and Karina Rilling Collection of African Art." Archibong is a professor of political science at Greensboro College. Sponsored by the Museum of Anthropology. Free. Contact: (336) 758-5282.

APRIL 21

7 p.m. Great Decisions 2005 Lecture Series. "The U.S. and Global Poverty." Scales Fine Arts Center, Room A102. One of six in a series of lectures focusing on current foreign policy-related topics. Sylvain Boko, assistant professor of economics, will deliver the lecture. Sponsored by the Center for International Studies. Free. Contact: (336) 758-1910.

APRIL 26

11 a.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: "NY: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly" with John Serdula. Serdula is a painter and critic. Sponsored by the art department and the Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery. Free. Contact: (336) 758-5585.


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