September 29, 2014
Creative Arts Center
Co-sponsored by the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Co-founder of Public Enemy, the legendary rap group that was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, Chuck D redefined hip-hop music and culture. For the past quarter century, he is one of the few artists working at the intersection of popular culture and politics. A self-proclaimed “raptivist,” Chuck D is the voice of rap, race, and reality in America.
John G. Morris
October 8, 2014
The Erickson Alumni Center
John Godfrey Morris is the most influential photo editor of his generation. His work with Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson, among many other influential photojournalists, can be seen in the iconic images from Life, Ladies’ Home Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and National Geographic that define the visual memory of the 20th century. At 97 years old, he hasn’t slowed down, spending his time as a freelance writer and editor working for peace.
November 11, 2014
2014 Tanner Lecture
In honor of Veterans Day, Festival of Ideas is pleased to bring Dr. Stuart Yudofsky to campus. Yudofsky is a pioneer in neuropsychiatry who researches mental health in the military and post-traumatic stress disorder, especially the treatment of mood and behavioral disorders caused by traumatic brain injury. A leader in his field, Yudofsky is the chairman of the departments of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and Houston Methodist Hospital. He is responsible for the oversight of academic activities in psychiatry at Ben Taub General Hospital, the Michael E. Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, DePelchin Children’s Center and the Menninger Clinic.
All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m.
They are free and open to the public.
Festival of Ideas was created in 1995 by President Emeritus David C. Hardesty, Jr.
It was inspired by events he organized as WVU’s student body president in the 1960s.
Today, the lecture series spans the academic year and engages a diverse group of newsmakers, public figures, thought leaders, and West Virginia University’s own superstars with the campus community.
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