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Date: February 1, 2006 Location: Council Chamber, Templeton Campus Center

Council Chamber, Templeton Campus Center

An evening with bell hooks
Wednesday, February 1, 7 p.m.
Agnes Flanagan Chapel
(Simulcast in Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber)

A passionate scholar, Bell Hooks is among the leading public intellectuals of her generation. Although hooks is mainly known as a feminist theorist, her writings cover a broad range of topics on gender, race, teaching and the significance of media for contemporary culture. She strongly believes that these topics can not be addressed separately, but must be understood as being interconnected. Like Paulo Freire, hooks sees education as the practice of freedom, Profoundly influenced by Freire, she sees his ideas as affirming her “right as a subject in resistance to define reality” (Teaching to Transgress, p. 53). She has written over 20 books including, “Feminist Theory from Margin to Center”, “Yearning: Race, Gender and Cultural Politics”, “Breaking Bread: Insurgent Black Intellectual Life” (Co-authored with Cornel West), and “Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom”.

Born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1952, hooks, received her B.A. from Stanford University in 1973, her M.A. in 1976 from the University of Wisconsin and her Ph.D. in 1983 from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

This is a ticketed event. Complimentary tickets for the Lewis & Clark College community (students, faculty, staff, and alumni) are available in advance at the College Bookstore.

For further information about this lecture and other events throughout Black History Month, contact (503) 768-7051 and Ethnic Student Services
43rd Annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Lecture

William J. Cronon,
Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography and Environmental Studies
University of Wisconsin, Madison
The Portage: How to Read a Landscape
Monday, February 6, 3:30 p.m.
Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber
Potluck following at 5:30 p.m., Albany Quandrangle, Smith Hall

William Cronon, an accomplished author, has published research that seeks to understand the history of human interactions with the natural world: how we depend on the ecosystems around us to sustain our material lives, how we modify the landscapes in which we live and work, and how our ideas of nature shape our relationships with the world around us.

His books include Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England and Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West. His current research includes work on a book entitled Saving Nature in Time: The Past and the Future of Environmentalism, that how environmental history contributes to contemporary environmental politics and work on Life on the American Land: A Commonplace Book, an anthology of first-person accounts of past landscapes in the United States and the lives people have lived on them.

In 1992, Cronon became the Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison after having served for more than a decade as a member of the Yale University history department. Cronon has been a Rhodes Scholar, Danforth Fellow, Guggenheim Fellow, and MacArthur Fellow; has won prizes for his teaching at both Yale and Wisconsin; and in 1999 was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society.
Johanna Sherrer Memorial Lecture

Peering Through the Net: Students’ Perspectives on the Net Generation
Monday, February 20, 4 p.m.
Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber
Reception following in Templeton Student Center, Stamm Dining Hall

The presentation will consist of a panel of students from various institutions providing views on their information and technology needs and wishes.

2006 Steinhardt Lecture in Economics

Samuel Bowles
Center for Popular Economics, Santa Fe Institute and University of Massachusetts
The Weightless Economy: Invisible Hand and the Communism of Ideas
Wednesday, February 22, 7:30 p.m.
Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber

Samuel Bowles (Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University) is Director of the Behavioral Sciences Program at the Santa Fe Institute, founder and co-head of the Research Network on the Effect of Inequality on Economic Performance (a decade-long international project supported by the MacArthur Foundation), Professor of Economics at the University of Siena. and since 1974, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (now Emeritus). Prior to taking this position he had taught economics at Harvard University since the mid 1960s.

His recent scholarly papers have appeared in Nature, American Economic Review, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Philosophy and Public Affairs, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Behavioral and Brain Science, Theoretical Population Biology, and the Economic Journal.

His academic and popular writings address issues of economic justice, education, inequality, labor markets, economic democracy, and the importance of ethical values and unselfish motives in economic life. He has served as an economic advisor to the Government of South Africa, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Robert F. Kennedy, the Congress of South Africa Trade Unions, and the International Labor Organization.

Among the many challenging questions posed by Bowles, his Steinhardt Lecture will focus on The Weightless Economy: Invisible Hand and the Communism of Ideas.

The Steinhardt Lecture is free and open to the general public.

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