Lectures

2014/2015 Lecture Series

The 2014–2015 Lecture Series is generously sponsored by Jane P. Watkins.

Tim Egan: October 2, 2014
Sponsors: Judith and Richard Smooke
Will Shortz: January 13, 2015
Ethan Russell: January 22, 2015
Shankar Vedantam: February 5, 2015
Sponsors: Jeanne Meyers and Richard Carr
Ann Patchett: March 5, 2015
Sponsors: Katherine A. Abelson and Robert J. Cornell, with support from Marcia and Don Liebich

2014/2015 Lecture Series Tickets are available. Click here to learn more.

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Upcoming Lectures

Ann Patchett

Thursday, March 5, 6:30 pm

A celebrated writer and the owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, Ann Patchett is a champion of literary culture. In this presentation hear from the author who is described as "a woman of wisdom, determination, generosity and courage" by her friend and novelist Elizabeth Gilbert. Patchett is the a...

FREE LECTURE: Flex Your Cortex: Seven Secrets to Turbocharge Your Brain with Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman

Thursday, April 2, 6:30 pm

Why is there a stigma associated with our brain's health? Consider that the brain is the most powerful, most staggeringly complex electro-biochemical machine ever created.  Above and behind our eyes are 100 billion neurons in a small calcium shell, laced with organic pumps, channels and switches. Until recen...

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