March lecture schedule at WFU

By Pam Barrett
February 21, 2006

Wake Forest University announces the March schedule for lectures and readings that are open to the public. All events are free.

March 1

"Exploring Trinitarian Theology." Wingate Hall, Room 302, 2:30 p.m. Paul Fiddes, principal and professor of theology, Regent's Park College, Oxford. Sponsored by Wake Forest Divinity School. (336) 758-3957.

Guest Artist Discussion with DUZA (artist's working name). Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery, 3 p.m. DUZA to discuss her silhouettes and works on paper. Sponsored by the Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery. (336) 758-5585.

Poetry Reading with Harryette Mullen. Charlotte & Philip Hanes Gallery, Scales Fine Arts Center, 7 p.m. Harryette Mullen, professor of African-American literature and creative writing at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and author of five books of poetry, including her latest, "Sleeping with the Dictionary." Reception to follow. Sponsored by Wake Forest's Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series, Women's and Gender Studies program, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the North Carolina Humanities Council. (336) 758-6143.

March 15

Poetry Reading with Ciaran Carson. Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery in Scales Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Part of Wake Forest's 9th Annual Irish Festival. Reading by Ciaran Carson, one of Ireland's most prestigious poets. Carson to also perform traditional Irish music with his wife, acclaimed Irish fiddler Deirdre Shannon. Reception and booksigning to follow lecture. Sponsored by Wake Forest University Press. (336) 758-5448.

March 16

"Portals of Culture: An Exhibition and Discussion of the Dolmen Press Archive and Wake Forest University Press." Z. Smith Reynolds Library, C.L. Smith Reading Room, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Exhibit and panel discussion marking the official introduction of the Dolmen Press Archive and the 30th anniversary of Wake Forest University Press. Panelists to discuss the importance of the Dolmen Press and archives and their historical connection to Wake Forest and Wake Forest University Press. Panelists will be Dillon Johnston, renowned Irish scholar, founder of Wake Forest University Press and professor at Washington University; T.D. Redshaw, professor of English at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.; and Derval Tubridy, a lecturer at Goldsmiths College at the University of London. Sponsored by the Z. Smith Reynolds Library and Wake Forest University Press. (336) 758-5755.

March 14

"The Democratization of American Christianity" with Nathan O. Hatch. Rhoda K. Channing Reading Room, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, 3 p.m. Lecture with Nathan O. Hatch, president of Wake Forest, based on his book, "The Democratization of American Christianity." Sponsored by the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. (336) 758-4931.

March 22

Reading with Stuart Dybek. Annenberg Forum, Carswell Hall, Room 111, 7:30 p.m. Stuart Dybek, professor of English at Western Michigan University and author of three collections of short stories and two collections of poetry, including "Streets in Their Own Ink." Four-time winner of the O. Henry Prize for achievement in the short story. Sponsored by the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series. (336) 758-6143.

March 25

"Spiritual Life, Environmental Despair, and the Problem of Evil," with Roger Gottlieb. Wingate Hall, 10 a.m. Lecture with Roger Gottlieb, religious environmentalist, professor of philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and author of "This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, Environment." Sponsored by the Wake Forest Divinity School and the philosophy department. (336) 758-3957.

March 30

"Proofs That Really Count." Annenberg Forum, Carswell Hall, Room 111, 4 p.m. Mathematics lecture with Arthur T. Benjamin, professor of mathematics, Harvey Mudd College. Geared toward general audience, lecture to include demonstrations of how number patterns, even complex ones, can be understood by simple counting arguments. (336) 758-5354.

March 31

"Counting on Determinants." Greene Hall, Room 145, 3 p.m. Mathematics lecture with Arthur T. Benjamin, professor of mathematics, Harvey Mudd College. Lecture to feature demonstrations of how determinants solve many combinatorial problems. (336) 758-5354.