2017-2018 Weekly Convocations

The weekly convocation series is a shared campus experience that brings students, faculty, and staff together for one hour for a lecture or presentation from specialists in a variety of fields.  The goal of the convocation series is to stimulate thought and conversation on a wide range of subjects. Convocations are open to the public and free of charge.


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February 2018

Friday, February 23rd

  • Convocation: Christine Papai ’04
    • Christine Papai works with a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

March 2018

Friday, March 30th

April 2018

Friday, April 6th

  • Convocation: Mattheson Ellis
    • Attorney Mattheson Ellis examines international anti-corruption compliance and enforcement.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, April 13th

  • Convocation: Amy-Jill Levine
    • Jewish feminist in a Protestant seminary, Amy-Jill Levine seeks to correct stereotyped misperceptions in religious and cultural issues.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, April 20th

  • Convocation: James Kakalios
    • University of Minnesota professor James Kakalios explains the physics of comic book superheroes.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, April 27th

  • Convocation: Robert Sapolsky
    • World renowned neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky explores the causes of stress and its effects on our bodies.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

May 2018

Friday, May 4th

  • Convocation: Erika Lee
    • Historian Erika Lee, a specialist in migration, race and ethnicity, examines the making of Asian America.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, May 11th

  • Convocation: Joel Dimsdale ’68
    • University of California psychiatrist probes the psychological nature of Nazi war criminals in a quest to make sense of evil.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, May 25th

  • Honors Convocation
    • Honors Convocation is held each year on the last Friday of spring term.
    • 3:00 pm, Skinner Chapel

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