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Bishop McCabe Lectures | Past Lectures



Mimi Fittig
College Director of Special Events

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Please use links below to see details about previous Bishop McCabe lectures.



Nina Tandon: "Super Cells: Building with Biology"

Linda Daly: "The Problem and Pleasures of Writing from Life"



Ava Farmer Reading: Ava Farmer (nom de plume of Sandy Lerner) on her novel, Second Impressions, the first sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

Dean Hamer: "Out in the Silence: At the Forefront of LGBT Inclusion"


2010-2011 Writers in Motion: Reading the Fall, Writing the Recovery

Madeleine Thien, Vicente Groyon, Eduardo Halfón, Alice Pung,
Christopher Merrill, Marjorie Ames, Jim Leach, Kyle Dargan


2009-2010: Health of the Economy / Economics of Health

Adam Davidson, David Kestenbaum, Rachel Louise Snyder



Sandow Birk: "Capturing Dystopia"

Allan Lichtman: "Seven Days until Tomorrow"

Dunya Mikhail & Bruce Weigl: "The Syntax of Wars"



Dr. Akasha Gloria Hull: "Fiction and Black Feminism"

Edward Hirsch: Poetry Reading


2006-2007: Making History/Shaping History

Lonnie Bunch: "The Power of Remembering: The Continuing Importance of Black History Month"

Natasha Trethewey: "A Remnant South: A Reading and Discussion"



Spring 2006: American Identity

Charles Holt: A performance of Black Boy

Lillian Jiménez, Film Screening and Discussion:
"Antonia Pantoja: Forging a Path for Puerto Rican Civil Rights in the U.S."

Dr. Peter Selz: "Art of Engagement"

Fall 2005: Woman as Object, Subject, and Creator

Dr. Lisa Farrington: "Black Feminist Artists"

Ann Beattie: "Tribute to Dr. Frank Turaj"

Dr. Peter Dans: "Hollywood & Women Doctors"



Allan J. Lichtman: "Keys to the White House"

Paul R. Ehrlich: "One With Nineveh: Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future"

Richard D. Breitman: "U.S. Intelligence and the Nazis"


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