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Welcome to Festival of Ideas

Today, the lecture series spans the academic year and brings a diverse group of news-makers, public figures and thought leaders—along with WVU’s own academic superstars—to engage the campus community in important issues of the day.

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2019-2020 Series


Tara Westover

TARA WESTOVER

Author of the New York Times bestseller Educated: A Memoir

November 11, 2019
Mountainlair Ballrooms
7:30 p.m. 

Co-sponsored by Campus Read and the WVU Humanities Center

Book signing to follow.

SOLD OUT! 
Greenbank Observatory

DR. MAURA McLAUGHLIN and DR. DUNCAN LORIMER

Cosmic Flashes In The Radio Sky

February 18, 2020
6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Nath Lecture

Due to limited seating (60) for each session, reservations will be required. Free tickets are available on the Eventbrite website. 
Lilly Ledbetter

LILLY LEDBETTER

The Importance of Gender Pay Equality

March 10, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Book signing to follow.

Reservations are highly recommended. Claim your free ticket through Eventbrite beginning Tuesday, February 19th.

Co-Sponsored by:
Center for Women's & Gender Studies,
Council for Women's Concerns,
Eberly College of Arts & Sciences,
Harriet E. Lyon Professorship in Women's & Gender Studies,
Leadership Studies Program,
and Women's Resource Center
W. Kamau Bell

W. KAMAU BELL

CANCELLED - we apologize for the inconvenience.




Piper Kerman

PIPER KERMAN

CANCELLED - we apologize for the inconvenience.