Wednesday December 23, 2015

Speaker Series

The University of Dayton Speaker Series continues in January with Elijah Anderson, a sociology professor at Yale University.

Anderson will speak at 7 p.m. Jan. 26, 2016, in the Kennedy Union ballroom. His lecture is part of the annual celebration honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

One of the leading urban ethnographers in the United States, he has published The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life and Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City.

His talk will be free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but seating is limited and offered on a first-come basis. Parking is available without a permit in B and C lots.

The 2015-16 series will end with a lecture by Michael Pollan, author of four New York Times bestsellers, at 7:30 p.m. April 21, 2016, in the University of Dayton RecPlex. It is co-sponsored by the Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium. A book signing will follow. Pollan’s bestsellers include Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual; In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto; The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals; and The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World. Time magazine named Pollan one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2010.

The series has also included lectures from Ellen Gustafson, a sustainable food system activist, and Eric Liu, a civics educator and founder of Citizen University.

“These are people who found their passions and make a difference in the world,” said Kathy Webb, University of Dayton dean of libraries and Speaker Series outgoing committee chair. “They are a dynamic group who raise new issues in the series this year.”

The speakers were selected among nominations from students, faculty and staff. More information about the series is available online.

For more information, contact Meagan Pant, assistant director of media relations, at 937-229-3256 or mpant1@udayton.edu.

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