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:

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Wyckoff Room, Cullom-Davis Library
4:30 p.m. Lecture featuring Associate Professor of English, Dr. Tim Conley
Post-lecture reception with light refreshments

Screening Vienna: The City of Dreams in English-Language Cinema

Vienna has been the locale for nearly one hundred and fifty films and television productions in English, from 1920s through the first years of this century, with imaginative representations of Freud, Strauss, Franz Josef, Mozart, Beethoven, and Klimt; mad scientists, assassins, spies, refugees, romantics, and American professors; historical dramas, cartoons, documentaries, and Hitchcock's only musical comedy. The "City of Dreams" has appeared as an imperial court, a center of scientific and medical research, a Jewish and Catholic homeland, a locus of international espionage and domestic crime, the destination for innocents abroad, the birthplace of the waltz, a stage for performances and performers, and the site for romantic rendezvous.

This lecture is free and open to the public.  Thank you to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) for co-sponsoring this event.

Previous Lectures:

Big Data, Geometry and Algebra: Modeling Complexity in Financial Networks

Video: 1:16:41

"Faculty Reflections: If You Remembered Nothing Else..."

Video: 1:11:58

""Floods," "Invaders" and "Parasites": The Rise of Right-Wing Populism and Immigration Threat Narratives in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia"
Dr. Jackie Hogan

Video: 1:12:36

"Putting Your LAS Degree to Work"

Video: 1:06:25

"Poetry in the Public Sphere"
Kevin Stein

Video: 1:17:01

"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