Category: Commencement Speeches
Dean of the Faculty Gregory Call opened the ceremony. President Biddy Martin presented awards. Lawrence Douglas, professor of law, jurisprudence and social Thought, spoke, as did two seniors selected by the Class of 2012: Shanika Audige ’12 and Spencer Colin Montgomery Russell ’12. Hear audio.
Category: Academic Lectures and Discussions
Clarence King, geologist and leading intellect of his day, concluded a “catastrophist’s” model of the earth—and the very nature of creation—through his observations of the geology of Shoshone Falls in the 1860s. Hear audio.
Category: Community Events
Named by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, Patel is an award-winning author and the president of Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based institution building the global interfaith youth movement. Hear audio.
Category: Authors and Books
“The minute you start reading chapter books is not the minute you stop reading picture books. In many ways, picture books can be even more complex than chapter books, because you have the interplay of text and illustrations.” Hear audio.
Life expectancy has advanced more in the past half century than in all of previous human history. Having worked for over 40 years in developing countries, Dr. Jon Rohde ’63 reviews public health achievements and discusses careers that will carry these advances to the most remote corners of the earth. Hear audio.