The University of Northern Colorado's Schulze Interdisciplinary Speaker Series begins its fall schedule Tuesday, Sept. 17, when John Willinksy, Khosla Family Professor of Education at Stanford University, presents "The Public Good of Research and Scholarship: The Long View from Medieval Monastery to Modern University" from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Panorama Room in the University Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Willinsky will review the history of higher learning, with a focus on the struggles over the ages to produce a public good of appreciable value. He'll address the economic, legal and intellectual properties of research and scholarship and the dilemmas and opportunities we face today in advancing their place in a democratic society.
More information about Willinsky is available at http://library.unco.edu/willinsky.
His appearance is co-sponsored by UNC's Life of the Mind program and University Libraries.
The rest of the series includes:
- Lisa Peschel, professor of Theatre, Film, and Television at England's University of York, will present "The Death of Orpheus, by Georg Kafka: A Dramatic Reading by UNC Theatre Students" at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in Michener Library's Lindou Auditorium. Co-sponsors: School of Theatre Arts and Dance, College of Performing and Visual Arts
- Bernie Krause, founder of the Wildlife Sanctuary, will present "The Sound and the Furry: Recording the Natural World Through Soundscape Ecology" at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in the University Center ballrooms. Co-sponsors: Department of Geography, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Marc Bekoff, professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado in Boulder, will present "The Emotional and Moral Lives of Animals: Rewilding Our Hearts and Compassionate Conservation" at 7 p.m. in the University Center ballrooms. Co-sponsors: School of Psychological Sciences, School of Biological Sciences
All presentations are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in UNC lots after 5 p.m.
The speaker series is co-sponsored and coordinated by UNC's Schulze Fund for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Life of the Mind program.