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Richard tapia

April 18 Provost’s Lecture with Richard Tapia

Building a Culture of Diversity in Higher Education: Obstacles and Successes Richard Tapia, the 2010 awardee of the National Medal of Science, is a mathematician in Rice University’s Computational and Applied...


Provost’s Lecture Celebrates Darwin Day February 12

Mass Extinctions and Evolution: What We’ve Learned Since Darwin David Jablonski is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences and the Committee on Evolutionary Biology (a multi...

Paul arfin

November 17 Provost’s Lecture with Paul M. Arfin

Social Action in Suburbia: Post World War II Long Island as a Case Study Paul Arfin has served as executive director for Long Island nonprofit organizations since 1967. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia during...

Carl hobert

October 16 Provost’s Lecture with Carl F. Hobert

Raising Global IQ Carl F. Hobert directs Boston University’s Global Literacy Institute and is the author of the bestseller Raising Global IQ: Preparing Our Students for a Shrinking Planet. He is founder and...


July 28 Provost’s Lecture with David Kingsley

Fishing for the Secrets of Stickleback and Human Evolution David Kingsley is a professor of developmental biology at the Stanford University School of Medicine and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical...

Shu chien

May 28 Provost’s Lecture with Shu Chien

Mechanotransduction in Endothelial Cells in Health and Disease Dr. Shu Chien is University Professor of Bioengineering and Medicine, Director of the Institute of Engineering in Medicine at the University of California...

Steve koonin

May 5 Provost’s Lecture with Steve Koonin

Adventures in Urban Informatics Steve Koonin is the founding director of NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, a consortium of academic, corporate and government partners that pursue research and education...


April 16 Provost’s Lecture with Georgiy Kasianov

Ukraine between “The East” and “The West:” The Final Cut? Georgiy Kasianov is head of the Department of Contemporary Politics and History at the Institute of the History of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine. He is the author...

Simon levay

April 13 Provost’s Lecture with Simon LeVay

My Brain Made Me Gay: Scientific Perspectives on Sexual Orientation British-born neuroscientist Simon LeVay has served on the faculties of Harvard Medical School and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. He...

Daniel esty

December 3 Provost’s Lecture with Dan Esty

From 20th Century Environmental Protection to 21st Century Sustainability Dan Esty is the Hillhouse Professor at Yale University with appointments in both the Environment and Law Schools. He also serves as director of...


October 27 Provost’s Lecture with Li Wei

Multilingualism, Social Cognition and Creativity Li Wei is a professor of applied linguistics at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, where he is also pro-vice-master of the College and director of the Birkbeck...


October 30 Provost’s Lecture with Jack Halberstam

A Path So Twisted: Thinking Wildly with and through Punk Feminisms Jack Halberstam is a professor of American studies and ethnicity, gender studies and comparative literature at the University of Southern California. He...


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