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Critical Dialogue

September 12, 2014

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    Bill Nye the Science Guy at Lewis & Clark.

Lewis & Clark promotes important conversations. Our students represent the next generation of global thinkers and leaders, unafraid to discard conventional thinking, civic complacency, and outmoded preconceptions. We value critical debate, discourse, and discussion on issues that inform our time.

Every semester, the college hosts a series of conferences, lectures, art openings, and symposia that promote the liberal arts, help spark new ideas, and encourage dialogue on campus. The following events continue a tradition of programming that both informs and helps shape the future.

September 9-December 14

Dana Lynn Louis: Clearing

In this interdisciplinary and interactive exhibition, Dana Lynn Louis transforms the Hoffman Gallery into an experiential environment that explores the varied meanings of “clearing.” Guided group meditations will be held every Tuesday at 4 p.m. except during Thanksgiving week.

October 13-16

Environmental Affairs Symposium: We the Anthropos

What does it mean to dwell in the Anthropocene, when the planet has in many ways become a human creation? The Environmental Affairs Symposium explores this era through a wide range of scholarly sessions and participatory events.

October 25

An Evening With Bill Nye the Science Guy

Bill Nye—scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor—brings his special brand of science advocacy to Pamplin Center.

November 2-21

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month commemorates the rich culture of Native and Indigenous people as well as our painful past.

November 5

Tuskegee Airman Lt Col Alex Jefferson

93-year-old Lt. Col. Jefferson shares the story behind his book Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman and POW, a personal memoir of those who served America in World War II and after.

November 7-16

Spring Awakening, the Musical

Based on the controversial German play Spring Awakening, this rock musical is a frank coming-of-age tale of teenagers in 19th-century Germany struggling with a repressive culture, abusive relationships, and their sexualities.

November 12-14

Ray Warren Symposium: How Do I Look? Race, Beauty, and Desire

The 11th annual symposium examines how notions of beauty are affected by ideologies of race and legacies of colonialism, slavery, and discrimination.

November 18

Paths to Decarbonization

Melissa Powers, director of the Green Energy Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School, NPR science desk corespondent Chris Joyce, and energy analyst Jessica Loverling lead a discussion on the optimal paths to a less carbon-intensive energy sector in the future.

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