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University Lecture Series

University Lecture Series

Designed to create a campus-wide conversation, the University Lecture Series gives first-year students an opportunity to interact with leading members of our faculty—scholars, scientists, and civic leaders who are nationally and internationally renowned. All students, faculty, alumni, staff and community guests are invited, but the events will be aimed at entering first-year students. The University Lecture Series is generously brought to The University of Texas at Austin by the Audre and Bernard Rapoport Excellence Fund for Undergraduate Studies.

Spring 2017 Lecture Series

Save the date for these upcoming events.

Tuesday, Feb. 7
7-8 p.m.
Speaker and Topic TBD
SJH MPR 207

Wednesday, Feb. 22
7-8 p.m.
Why Real Journalism and Fake News Should Matter to Millennials – Prof. Paula Poindexter
SJH MPR 207

Tuesday, Mar. 21
7-8 p.m.
Bob Dylan Archives – Prof. Tom Palaima & Michael Chaiken
Texas Union Theatre

Tuesday, Apr. 11
7-8 p.m.
Speaker and Topic TBD
Texas Union Theatre

Spring 2017 Events

Thursday, Feb. 16
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Perspectives: Sonya Clark
Blanton Museum of Art

Acclaimed artist Sonya Clark talks about her career and her portrait of Madam C.J. Walker, currently on view at the museum.

Saturday, Mar. 25
1-2 p.m.
Perspectives: Museum Studies Symposium
Blanton Museum of Art

Blanton staff members present pecha kucha talks (20 slides, each displayed for 20 seconds) to present key works and themes in the Blanton’s reinstalled collection. The symposium culminates with a premiere of the 25-minute world premiere piece composed in response to the Blanton’s collection.

Saturday, Mar. 25
4-5 p.m.
Perspectives: Nina Katchadourian
Blanton Museum of Art

Artist Nina Katchadourian speaks about her major exhibition, Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser, with Blanton curator Veronica Roberts.

Thursday, Apr. 20
6:30-7:30 p.m
Perspectives: Javier Tellez
Blanton Museum of Art

Artist Javier Tellez speaks about his work and his video Letter on the Blind, which is currently on view at the Blanton.

Thursday, July 17
6:30-7:30 p.m
Perspectives: Xanthe Gresham
Blanton Museum of Art

Acclaimed storyteller Xanthe Gresham gives a dramatic performance of the great Indian epic, Ramayana.

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