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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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FALL 2018 Series


Campo

Suicide Prevention Across the Lifespan and the Rural-Urban Continuum

September 11, 2018
HSC Okey Patteson Auditorium
4:00 p.m.

Co-Sponsored by the Tanner Lecture

The webcast is available to watch. 
Holzer

Lincoln and West Virginia Statehood: The "Other" Big News of January 1, 1863

September 24, 2018
Mountainlair Ballrooms
7:30 p.m.


Book signing to follow.
Food Evolution

Movie screening and discussion with Academy Award Nominee 
Scott Hamilton Kennedy

September 27, 2018
Gluck Theatre
7:30 p.m.

Rodney Williams

Lessons Learned

October 3, 2018
Mountainlair Ballrooms
7:30 p.m.


Feldman

Rebuilding America Through Civility and Civic Engagement

October 10, 2018
Mountainlair Ballrooms
7:30 p.m.

Book signing to follow.
Strossen
UPDATE 11.08.18

CANCELED due to unavoidable travel issues. Please check back for a rescheduled date.

Thank you!

Nadine Strossen

HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship

November 8, 2018
Mountainlair Ballrooms
7:30 p.m.

Book signing to follow.
San Francisco 49ers kneeling

A panel discussion presented by the WVU Reed College of Media and co-sponsored by the Ogden Newspapers Seminar Series.

Panelists: Nancy Armour, Kevin Blackistone, Kimberley Martin, Keith Reed and Etan Thomas

Moderated by Tony Caridi

November 13, 2018
Mountainlair Ballrooms
7:30 p.m.

Book signing by Etan Thomas to follow

This event will be webcast for those unable to attend in person. 


Photo by Keith Allison CC BY-SA 2.0

George Yancy

Why Does Race Still Matter?

November 27, 2018
Mountainlair Ballrooms
7:30 p.m.

Book signing to follow.


 

E. Gordon Gee
WVU Presidents Panel

The Future of Higher Education

Moderated by Dr. Robert E. DiClerico

December 6, 2018
Mountainlair Ballrooms
3:00 p.m.

This event will be webcast for those unable to attend in person. 




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