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The Spring 2015 Cultural Season

Welcome to the spring season of arts and ideas, excitement and wonder on the arboretum campus of Elmhurst College. All cultural events are open to the public. Lecture tickets are available online or at the door, depending on availability. For more information or to check ticket availability, call (630) 617-3390.

 

The Future of the Mind
Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku

A theoretical physicist and one of the most widely recognized figures in science today, Michio Kaku is an international authority on both Einstein’s unified field theory and on the ways scientific research can anticipate business trends. A best-selling author and engaging personality, he appears regularly not only on science documentaries but also on 60 Minutes and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In his latest book, The Future of the Mind, Kaku examines the science of consciousness. “Kaku claims the mysteries of the mind will soon be mysteries no more,” The New York Times reports. “It’s an audacious assertion backed up, he says, by a flood of new neuroscience technologies. But behind his buoyant optimism lie questions….”

The Roland Quest Lecture Series
Sunday, February 8, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
 
Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel
General admission $20

 

Inside the White House: Then and Now
Julie Nixon Eisenhower

Julie Nixon Eisenhower

The best-selling author and the younger daughter of President Richard M. Nixon discusses the unparalleled thrills and challenges of the presidency and life in the White House.

The Rudolf G. Schade Lecture Series
Thursday, February 12, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge
General admission $10

Sponsored in part by BMO Harris Bank

 

The Strange Eventful History of Young Soul Rebels
Daniel McNeil

Daniel McNeil

Daniel McNeil has taught courses on media, culture and society in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. The author of numerous academic articles about the cultural history of the transatlantic world, he recently published Sex and Race in the Black Atlantic: Mulatto Devils and Multiracial Messiahs. He is Associate Professor of History, Migration and Diaspora Studies at Carleton University in Canada.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Intercultural Lecture
Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 4:00 p.m.

Frick Center, Founders Lounge
General admission $10

 

Writing Women’s Lives: The Biographer and Her Subjects
Megan Marshall

Megan Marshall

Megan Marshall is the author of Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Biography and the Massachusetts Book Award in Nonfiction. “Margaret Fuller is as seductive as it is impressive,” wrote Dwight Garner in The New York Times. “[It] pushes Ms. Marshall into the front rank of American biographers.”

The Genevieve Staudt Intercultural Lecture
Monday, March 2, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge
General admission $10

 

A Nun on the Bus
Sister Simone Campbell

Sister Simone Campbell

The author of A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change and Community describes her experiences as an attorney, poet, social advocate and professed religious—all at once. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel
General admission $10

 

The Conservative Soul
Andrew Sullivan

Andrew Sullivan

Andrew Sullivan is an author, journalist and blogger for The Dish who has been called “one of the most widely read, influential and prolific political voices online.” In  his book The Conservative Soul: Fundamentalism, Freedom, and the Future of the Right, Sullivan argues for a conservatism based on practical restraint, individual freedom, constitutional norms and skepticism. A former editor-in-chief of The New Republic and senior editor for The Atlantic, Sullivan appears regularly on The Colbert Report and Real Time with Bill Maher.

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge
General admission $10

 

An Evening with Carl Bernstein

Carl Bernstein

Carl Bernstein helped set the standard for modern investigative reporting in the early 1970s, when he and his Washington Post colleague Bob Woodward won the Pulitzer Prize for their breaking coverage of the Watergate scandal. Since then, Bernstein has continued to explore themes of power, politics and government through articles and books including the bestsellers All the President’s Men and A Woman In Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Monday, April 13, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge
General admission $10

 

Inside the Hot Zone
Richard Preston

Richard Preston

Richard Preston is the author of The Hot Zone, the 1995 international bestseller that introduced the world to Ebola and other rain forest viruses. The Hot Zone inspired the film Outbreak, starring Dustin Hoffman and Rene Russo, and has been translated into over 30 languages. Preston is also the author of The Demon in the Freezer, The Wild Trees and other works.

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel
General admission $20

 

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