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
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
information on the Community Lecture Series, visit www.uwsp.edu/cols/lectureseries
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.