WFU announces September lecture schedule

Wake Forest University announces the September schedule for lectures that are open to the public. All lectures are free.

Sept. 9, “Fairness and Non-Compliance” with Michael Ridge, Tribble Hall, Room B316, 4:30 p.m.
Michael Ridge, a graduate of Wake Forest, is a professor of philosophy at the University of Edinburg in Scotland. His research focus includes moral and political philosophy, action theory and philosophy of mind. The lecture is sponsored by the philosophy department and supported by the Thomas J. Lynch Philosophy Funds. Contact: 336-758-5339.

Sept. 10, “Inside the Ropes,” with Ted Potter, Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 102, 6 p.m.
Former director of SECCA and painter Ted Potter will present a slide lecture in conjunction with his exhibit “Inside the Ropes.” A reception will follow at 7 p.m. in the Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery. Contact: 336-758-5585.

Sept. 14, “The Struggle for Equality of Educational Opportunity” with Roslyn Mickelson, Greene Hall, Room 162, 4:15 p.m.
Roslyn Mickelson of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte will speak on “The Struggle for Equality of Educational Opportunity in the Wake of Judicial Retreat from Mandatory Desegregation: Lessons from North Carolina.” The lecture is sponsored by the sociology department. Contact: 336-758-5495.

Sept. 16, Book Lecture with Elizabeth Fenn, Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 102, 6 p.m.
Elizabeth Fenn, assistant professor of history at Duke University, will discuss her award- winning book, “Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82,” which examines the impact of the smallpox epidemic on the course of the Revolutionary War. The lecture is sponsored by the history department. Contact: 336-758-5501.

Sept. 19, “MACEDON” with Adolfo Rodriquez, Kirby Hall, Room 101, 3 p.m. Adolfo Rodriquez, professor of computer science at Duke University, will present a lecture titled, “MACEDON: Methodology for Automatically Creating, Evaluating, and Designing Overlay Networks.” The lecture is sponsored by the computer science department. Contact: 336-758-4982.

Sept. 23, “Deflation and Recovery” with Frank Steindl, Carswell Hall, Room 118, 4 p.m.
Frank Steindl, Regents Professor of Economics at Oklahoma State University, will lecture on deflation and recovery. Steindl is the author of “Monetary Interpretations of the Great Depression” as well as numerous articles published in various journals. The lecture is sponsored by the economics department. Contact: 336-758-5923.

Sept. 23, “Chaucer’s Small Talk” with Susan Phillips, Tribble Hall, Room A209, 4:30 p.m.
Susan Phillips is an assistant professor of English at Northwestern University. She teaches late medieval and Early Modern book culture, medieval literature and culture, Shakespeare and Chaucer. The lecture is sponsored by the English department. Contact: 336-758-5383.

Sept. 28, “Sacred Reciprocity: Miracles, Sacrifices, and Vows,” with Linda Barnes, Museum of Anthropology, 7:30 p.m.
Linda L. Barnes, assistant professor of pediatrics and public health at the Boston University School of Medicine, will speak in conjunction with the exhibit, “Tokens of Thanks: Ex-votos from Brazil and Mexico.” Contact: 336-758-5282.

Sept. 30, Steelman Lecture with Elaine Pagels, Wait Chapel, 7 p.m.
Elaine Pagels, an internationally recognized scholar of early Christianity, author and professor of early Christian history at Princeton University, will speak for the 2004 Margaret A. Steelman Lecture Series and 2004 Robinson Lectures. The Steelman Series brings prominent lecturers to the Wake Forest Divinity School on subjects relating to Jewish and Christian theology. The lecture is sponsored by the Divinity School and the religion department. Contact: 336-758-3519.

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