Lecture Series

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to 130-plus talented, full-time faculty member, many of whom enjoy national and even international reputations.  Established in 2012, this lecture series provides an excellent venue to draw attention to and celebrate our professors' professional expertise and their outstanding scholarly and creative work.  This lecture series also creates a regular and exciting opportunity to publicly disseminate scholarly knowledge and creative insights to students, faculty, staff and members of the greater community.  Furthermore, it holds the potential to spark new ideas, forge fruitful collaborations and promote continuing inquiry and dialogue on a range of compelling issues in the humanities, social sciences, natural and computational sciences and mathematics.  As a result, the lecture series serves to highlight the enduring and transformative value of liberal arts and sciences at Bradley University and beyond.

Upcoming Lecture:

Poetry in the Public Sphere:  An Evening with Illinois Poet Laureate Dr. Kevin Stein

Join us on November 20th at 7:30 p.m. (location forthcoming).  Dr. Kevin Stein will offer an overview of laureate activities and what it means to be the 4th Illinois Poet Laureate, present sample of Illinois youth poetry and recite selection from his own work.

Previous Lectures:

"Hiding a Gigaton of Carbon: The Role of Soils in a Changing Climate"
Dr. Sherri Morris

Video: 50:53

"The Antibiotic Crisis: Is the End of the Antibiotic Era Near?"
Dr. Brad Andersh

Video: 40:24

"Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Freedom"
Dr. Emily Gill

Video: 39:42

"Viewing Religion Through the Lens of the Liberal Arts and Sciences"
Dr. Robert Fuller

Video: 1:16:20

"So You Want to be a Writer? A Reading and Conversation on the Craft of Fiction"
Dr. Devin Murphy

Video: 1:12:43

"Loving Yourself, Loving Others, and Loving the One You're With"
Dr. David Schmitt

Video: 49:06

"Can Art Do Anything Great?"
Dr. Michael Greene

Video: 1:46:22

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