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FALL 2014


 

SEPTEMBER

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
MACKIN-MAILANDER FEATURE LECTURE: DR. MICHIO KAKU

Dr. Michio Kaku is a best-selling author and one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today. Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York. He graduated from Harvard University in 1968 summa cum laude and first in his physics class. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972, has been a professor at CUNY for almost 30 years and has also taught at Harvard and Princeton. His goal is to the complete Einstein’s dream of a “theory of everything,” to derive an equation, perhaps no more than one inch long, which will summarize all the physical laws of the universe. He is the co-founder of string theory, which is the leading candidate today for the theory of everything. His Ph.D. level textbooks are required reading at many of the world’s leading physics laboratories. Kaku is the author of several international best-sellers. He has two New York Times best-sellers, Physics of the Future, and Physics of the Impossible. He has appeared on the Larry King Show, Nightline, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, CNN, CNN-Financial, ABC-TV News, Fox News, BBC-TV, BBC-Radio, PBS’s Nova and Innovation, Tech-TV. He has also appeared on the David Letterman Show, The Colbert Report, the  Conan O’Brian show, HBO’s Bill Maher Show, and numerous science specials, including PBS’s Steven Hawking’s Universe.

ROBERT AND RUTH KEHL CENTER
$12/general admission; $5/students

Tickets to the Michio Kaku lecture will be available at the door on Sunday, September 21. Doors open at 12pm for the 1pm lecture.

NOVEMBER

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13
SCHEMMEL ENDOWED LECTURE IN THEOLOGY:
DR. STAN NUSSBAUM, FRIENDLY ENEMIES: AMERICAN CULTURE, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS AND CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING

We all find ourselves in an ongoing process of personal identity formation, deciding our own optimal positions in the midst of the sometimes competing influences of American culture, political correctness, and Catholic social teaching. Nussbaum will help to clarify our personal options by examining the subtle and not so subtle ways that these three forces attempt to shape and define us. Nussbaum, author of American Cultural Baggage, is the staff missiologist at GMI (Global Mapping International) Research Services in Colorado Springs and an adjunct professor at Wheaton College. He earned his doctorate at the University of South Africa with research on five African indigenous churches in Lesotho, and taught at the University of Birmingham, England.

7:30 P.M.
Robert and Ruth Kehl Center on the campus of Clarke University
FREE ADMISSION
Open to the public

 

NOVEMBER - DECEMBER

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17 THROUGH THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11
GREEK ARCHITECTS OF ISTANBUL

Greek Architects of Istanbul in the Era of Westernization focuses on the contributions of Greek architects to the modernization of Istanbul (ancient Constantinople), Turkey. This exhibition is offered in partnership with St. Elias the Prophet Greek Orthodox Church, Dubuque.

Lecture by Clarke associate professor of art Bryan Zygmont at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 23; Reception for Artist 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, November 23

QUIGLEY GALLERY
Free

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