UW-Stevens Point faculty experts offer free community lectures
8/25/2014
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Faculty experts from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will discuss a variety of topics, from aquaculture and the gray wolf to the brothers Grimm and Santa Claus, in a public lecture series during the coming academic year.

The College of Letters and Science Community Lecture Series will be held on select Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Pinery Room at the Portage County Public Library, 1001 Main St., Stevens Point. The community is welcome free of charge.

The first of eight lectures, “Compromised Origins: The Slave Trade and the Constitution,” will be held Tuesday, Sept. 9, presented by Lee Willis, history professor at UW-Stevens Point.

“How did Americans, black and white, confront the evils of the international slave trade in the 18th and 19th centuries?” Willis asks. “This talk will investigate early America’s contradiction of slavery and freedom from the Constitution to the Civil War.”

Willis has taught courses including Race and Ethnic Groups in the United States, the Civil War Era, Age of Jackson, and Alcohol and Drugs in the United States.

The Community Lecture Series also includes:

·         Oct. 14 – Inventing an Ancient Past: The Brothers Grimm and Romantic Philology - Thomas Leek, Department of Foreign Languages

·         Nov. 11- Blue Revolution: Farming Water to Grow Food - Chris Hartleb, Department of Biology

·         Dec. 9 – Inventing Santa Claus - Shanny Luft, Department of Philosophy

·         Feb. 10 – Aspen, Elk and Wolves on Yellowstone’s Northern Range - Eric Larsen, Department of Geography and Geology, and Susan Talarico, Department of Mathematics

·         March 10 – Skeletons in the Closet, Mammoths in the Freezer - Ray Reser, Museum of Natural History

·         April 14 – Documenting Life Stories for Generations to Come - Lynn Ludwig, Department of English

·         May 5 – Meet Our Students: Letters and Science Scholars Share Their Research Findings

 

For more information on the Community Lecture Series, visit www.uwsp.edu/cols/lectureseries or email stappa@uwsp.edu.
                                                                               

 

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