- Sept. 16: "Darwinism, Natural Theology and Moral Values," with speaker Robert Richards.
- Sept. 22: Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps and Sound Portraits.
- Sept. 25: "Community-Centered Leadership: Leading from the Heart," with speaker Wilma Mankiller.
- Oct. 21: "Darwinism and Political Thought," with speaker Carson Holloway.
- Oct. 29: Daniel Pink, author of "A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future."
- Nov. 10: "Caring About Our Communities: A Dialogue on Urban Renewal and Social Change in America," with Greg Ballard and several other mayors.
- Nov. 13: Lee Keesler, president and CEO, Arts and Science Council (Charlotte, N.C.)
Here's the schedule for the Visiting Writers Series:
- Sept. 16: Frank Bidart, poet.
- Sept. 29: Sherman Alexie, author of "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian."
- Oct. 8: Thomas Lux, poet.
- Oct. 30: Lan Samantha Chang, author of "Hunger" and "Inheritance."
- Nov. 10: Honor Moore, author of "The Bishop's Daughter."
- Dec. 3: Chris Forhan, poet.
And, finally, here's the schedule for the J. James Woods Lectures in the Sciences and Mathematics:
- Sept. 18: "Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me)," with speaker Elliot Aronson, a psychologist best known for his work on cognitive dissonance and cooperative learning. The focus of his talk is his new book, "Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions and Hurtful Acts."
- Sept. 30: "A Naturalist and Other Beasts," with speaker George B. Schaller, a conservationist who will share his stories of trying to preserve endangered species.
- Dec. 3: "Ancient Fossil Hunters: The Grifin and the Monster of Troy," with speaker Adrienne Mayor, a folklorist and historian of ancient science. She will discuss how ancient fossils influenced Greek and Roman myths.
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