Distinguished Speakers at Susquehanna University

Demonstrations, Lectures, Workshops

October 9, 2018 to October 29, 2018

Susquehanna University


October 9, 2018
Seavey Visiting Writers Series presents Kim Van Alkemade

Isaacs Auditorium, Seibert Hall, 7:30 PM Kim van Alkemade has written two historical fiction novels, Orphan #8 (William Morrow, 2015) and Bachelor Girl (Touchstone, 2018). Her creative nonfiction essays have appeared in literary journals, including Alaska Quarterly Review, CutBank and So to Speak. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in English at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. A professor in the English department at Shippensburg University, she teaches writing. Susquehanna University, Isaacs Auditorium

October 9, 2018
Kim van Alkemade Reading

On Tuesday, October 9th, historical fiction writer and essayist, Kim van Alkemade will be reading from a selection of her works in Isaacs Auditorium, Seibert Hall at Susquehanna University. The reading will take place at 7:30 PM. Van Alkemade has published two novels, ORPHAN #8 and BACHELOR GIRL, both of which have reached best seller status. Van Alkemade's chosen subject matter has led her to be called a "chronicler of New York's forgotten Jewish Orphanages". She is also known for writing LGBTQ characters into her works. This event is free and open to the public. Works by Kim van Alkemade will be available for purchase and signing after the event. Location: Isaacs Auditorium, Seibert Hall

October 17, 2018
"Cossack Rebellions and the Resilience of the Russian State"

Benjamin Apple Meeting Rooms 3-5, Degenstein Campus Center, 6:00 PM
Rob Babcock is the Dorothy Weyer Creigh distinguished professor of history at Hastings (Neb.) College, where he has taught European history, Latin and Russian since 1992. He directs Hastings College’s Irish Fellows Program and, in partnership with Pyatigorsk State University in Russia, the college’s Pushkin Institute of Russian Language and Culture.

October 18, 2018
Resilience of Women in the Arts

Shearer Dining Rooms 1 & 2, Degenstein Campus Center, 4:30- 6:30 PM Resilience of Women in the Arts features a discussion, poetry and Q & A by Mona Haydar, a prominent Muslim-American performer whose work has sparked insightful dialogue on religious and social conflicts. Location: Shearer Dining Rooms 1 & 2, Degenstein Campus Center

October 23, 2018
Claritas Distinguished Speaker in the Sciences, Mary Lou Zeeman

Stretansky Concert Hall, 7:30 PM Mary Lou Zeeman is the R. Wells Johnson professor and chair of the mathematics department at Bowdoin College. She specializes in dynamical systems and their application to mathematical biology. Her research interests also include population dynamics, neuroendocrinology and hormone oscillations, climate modeling, sustainability and resilience. She is a co-founder of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Activity Group on the Mathematics of Planet Earth, and codirects the Mathematics and Climate Research Network. She received her Ph.D. in 1989 from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining Bowdoin College in 2006, she spent 15 years on the faculty of the University of Texas, San Antonio.

October 29, 2018
Schmidt Lecture: Ethical Challenges to the Fourth Estate

Stretansky Concert Hall, 7:30-9:00 PM  Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer columnist John Baer was tagged in 2002 by the National Journal as one of the nation's top 10 political journalists outside Washington. A graduate of Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland, he holds a master's degree from Temple University, was a congressional fellow in Washington under the auspices of the American Political Science Association and a fellow of Loyola University School of Law's inaugural Journalists Law School program in Los Angeles. His work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, The Nation, American Journalism Review and Columbia Journalism Review. He has appeared on the Fox News Network, CNN, C-SPAN and MSNBC. He is author of the 2012 book On the Front Lines of Pennsylvania Politics: Twenty-Five Years of Keystone Reporting. Location: Stretansky Concert Hall





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