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Presidential Lecture Series

In Spring 2012 the College will be hosting a series of lectures bringing alumni and national experts to campus for discussions on the trends in higher education on topics including technology, sustainability, humanities, arts, and the social sciences. Mark your calendars for these events taking place at Hampshire this semester:

  • Josh Goldman 81F, CEO and founder of Australis Aquaculture, on February 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Lecture Hall; 
  • Hod Lipson, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and computing and information science at Cornell on February 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the Main Lecture; talk titled "Science and Art in a Post-Singularity Age."
  • Ken Burns 71F, director and producer of acclaimed documentary films; Christopher Benfey, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of English and acting dean of faculty at Mount Holyoke College; and Eve Blau, adjunct professor of the history of urban form at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard; on February 21 at 4:00 p.m. in the Main Lecture Hall; panel titled "Rethinking the Human Prospect"; 
  • Ed Humes 75F, Pulitzer prize-winning author of eleven non-fiction books, including his latest, Force of Nature: The Unlikely Story of Wal-Mart's Green Revolution, on March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Lecture Hall.
  • Peter C. Brosius 73S, artistic director of the Children’s Theatre Company, will speak at Hampshire on Tuesday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Emily Dickinson Hall, room 5.

We will announce additional events happening this semester as information becomes available.


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