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October 2015: Daniel Whitman, Assistant Professor of Foreign Policy at the Washington Semester Program, discussed Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.
October 2015: Department of Literature Associate Professor Keith Leonard repeated his presentation about the Pulitzer Prize winning novel Beloved by Toni Morrison, a special event for All American Weekend.
September 2015: Alan M. Kraut, University Professor of History, will discussed A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.
April 2015: Marianne Noble, Associate Professor, Department of Literature, College of Arts & Sciences led a discussion about Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman. Photos
March 2015: Mary Clark, Interim Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice Provost, Professor, Washington College of Law, discussed Family Limitation by Margaret Sanger. Photos
March 2015: Karl Kippola, Assistant Professor, Department of Performing Arts, College of Arts & Sciences, discussed The Iceman Cometh by Eugene O'Neill. Photos
February 2015: Keith Leonard, Associate Professor, Department of Literature, College of Arts & Sciences, discussed Beloved by Toni Morrison. Photos
January 2015: Richard Wilson, Professor, Director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic, Washington College of Law, led a discussion of Common Sense by Thomas Paine. Photos
November 2014: Erik Dussere, Associate Professor, Department of Literature, College of Arts & Sciences, discussed Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett. Photos
April 2014: Assistant Professor Nimai Mehta, School of Professional & Extended Studies, led a discussion of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
October 2014: Jonathan Tubman, Vice Provost for Research & Dean of Graduate Studies, discussed Sexual Behavior in the Human Male by Alfred Kinsey.
October 2014: Lewis Grossman, Professor, Washington College of Law, Affiliate Professor of History, reprised a discussion of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, first given in October 2013.
October 2014: Timothy Staples, Assistant Director of Training and Leadership Development, Housing and Dining Programs, discussed A Street In Bronzeville by Gwendolyn Brooks.
September 2014: Michael Manson, Director, University Honors Program, discussed New Hampshire by Robert Frost.
April 2014: Associate Dean Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, School of International Studies, led a discussion of Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein, audio, slides, photos (audio and slides courtesy of Patrick Thaddeus Jackson)
February 2014: Assistant Professor and Director of Creative Writing Kyle Dargan, Department of Literature, College of Arts & Sciences, led a discussion of The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin.
January 2014: Dean Carola Weil, School of Professional & Extended Studies, led a discussion of The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois, photos
November 2013: University Librarian Nancy Davenport led a discussion of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury photos
October 2013: Professor Lewis Grossman, Washington College of Law, led a discussion of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, photos
September 2013: Department Chair Nathan Harshman, Department of Physics, College of Arts & Sciences, led a discussion of Experiments and Observations on Electricity by Benjamin Franklin, photos
June 2013: Assistant Professor Thomas Merrill, Department of Government, School of Public Affairs, led a discussion of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass, photos
May 2013: Department Chair Pamela Nadell, Department of History, College of Arts & Sciences, led a discussion of How the Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis, photos
April 2013: Professor Cynthia Jones, Washington College of Law, led a discussion of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.