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(Times listed are local times. Please note that all Visiting Scholar lectures are free and open to the general public.)


March 22

New York, NY - The Phi Beta Kappa Association of New York hosts a book club meeting featuring Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. Harding's, 32 East 21st Street, New York, 6:30 p.m. For more information, please click here.

March 23-24

Worcester, MA – The Clark University Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Jennifer L. Hochschild, Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Professor Hochschild's lecture, "Here They Treat Us Like a Different Race: Political Implications of Class-in-Race Inequality," will be held on Thursday, March 23, at 5:00pm. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

Binghamton, NY – The SUNY Binghamton Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Bart D. Ehrman, the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Ehrman's lecture, "Did the Early Christians Forget Jesus? Eyewitnesses, Oral Traditions, and Distorted Memories," will be held on Thursday, March 23, at 7:30pm, Binghamton University Vestal Campus, Engineering Building Lecture Hall B110. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

Ewing Township, NJ -The College of New Jersey Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Patricia Wright, Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology at Stony Brook University. Professor Wright's lecture, "Back from the Brink of Extinction: Saving Lemurs in Madagascar," will be held on Thursday, March 23 at 6:30pm, Mayo Hall. More detailed information can be found here. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

Orono, ME – The University of Maine Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host scholars Harold W. Burns, Jr., PhD and Gary Hoyle for a talk about mammoths in Maine. The talk will begin at 2 pm in the Bodwell Lounge in the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine. For more information, please contact George Markowsky.

March 25

Beachwood, OH  The Cleveland Association of Phi Beta Kappa will be touring the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage's new exhibit "This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement. The meeting time is 1:45 p.m. If you are not a Maltz Museum member, tickets are $12 ($10 for Seniors 60+). Tickets can be purchased at the door and online. Please RSVP by March 20th. If you have any questions, please contact Annie Morino. 

March 26

Tuscon, AZ - The Phi Beta Kappa Association of Greater Tucson will hold its Spring Brunch and Annual Meeting featuring a discussion with Dr. Timothy Cruz on "The Biology of Music." 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Drive, Tuscon. RSVP to Diane Paine by Friday, March 24.

Omaha, NE – The Omaha Association of Phi Beta Kappa will be hosting their Founders' Day Dinner at Rose Blumkin Jewish Home.
 The dinner will feature an after-dinner presentation by Creighton University associate professor Erin Walcek Averett, Ph.D. Dinner is $25. Please RSVP by March 17 to Jenni Schlossman, Ph.D. at drjennischlossman@gmail.com.

March 27-28

Athens, GA – The University of Georgia Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Barbara Grosz, Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences at Harvard University. Professor Grosz's lecture, "Intelligent Systems: Design and Ethical Challenges," will be held on Monday, March 27, at 3:30pm, Mahler Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

Elon, NC – The Elon University Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Daniel T. Rodgers, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, Emeritus at Princeton University. Professor Rodgers' lecture, "Age of Fracture: The Transformation of Ideas and Society in Modern America," will be held on Tuesday, March 28 at 5:00 pm, LaRose Digital Theatre, Koury Business Center. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

Charlottesville, VA – The University of Virginia Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Jeremy A. Sabloff, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, at University of Pennsylvania. Professor Sabloff's lecture, "Beyond Ancient Maya Temples, Palaces, and Tombs: How Maya Archaeologists Discovered the 99% Through the Study of Pre-Columbian Settlement Patterns," will be held on Monday, March 27, 5:00pm, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

March 29-30

Notre Dame, IN – The University of Notre Dame Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar William Bialek, John Archibald Wheeler/Battelle Professor in Physics at Princeton University. Professor Bialek's lecture, "More Perfect Than We Imagined: A Physicist's View of Life," will be held on Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00pm, Jordan Hall of Science Room 101. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

Roanoke, VA  The Hollins University Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will host a lecture by Jan Seidler Ramirez, curator of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum at 5:45 p.m. at the Taubman Museum of Art. The event is free to public, but seating is limited. There will be a reception following the lecture. To RSVP, please contact Caren Diefenderfer

March 30-31

Ames, IA – The Iowa State University Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar David Weiman, Alena Wels Hirschorn ’58 Professor of Economics at Barnard College. Professor Weiman's lecture, "Main Street versus Wall Street: An Historical Perspective," will be held on Thursday, March 30, at 8:00pm, Great Hall, Memorial Union. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

Crawfordsville, IN – The Wabash College Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Laura Wexler, 
Professor of American Studies and Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. Professor Wexler's public lecture, "Frederick Douglass:  On Photography," will be held on Thursday, March 30, at 8:00 pm, Baxter Hall, 101 Lovell Lecture Room. The lecture is free and open to the public.  For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

Danville, KY – The Centre College Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Jeremy A. Sabloff, 
Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, at University of Pennsylvania. Professor Sabloff's lecture, "Archaeology Matters:  The Relevance of Archaeology in the Modern World," will be held on Thursday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

Davidson, NC – The Davidson College Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Daniel T. Rodgers, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, Emeritus at Princeton University. Dr. Rodgers' lecture, "Age of Fracture: The U.S. in the Modern Era," will be held on Wednesday, March 29 at 7:30pm, Hance Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

Georgetown, TX – The Southwestern University Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Barbara Grosz, Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences at Harvard University. Professor Grosz's lecture, "Intelligent Systems: Design and Ethical Challenges," will be held on Thursday, March 30, at 4:00pm, Olin Lobby. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

Lynchburg, VA – The Randolph College Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Philip Kitcher, 
John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. Professor Kitcher's lecture will be held on Thursday, March 30, at 7:30pm, Wimberly Recital Hall, Presser Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

April 3-4

Coral Gables, FL – The University of Miami Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Patricia Wright, Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology at Stony Brook University. Professor Wright's lecture, "Back from the Brink of Extinction: Saving Lemurs in Madagascar," will be held on Monday, April 3 at 7:00pm, Wesley Gallery (1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables). The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

April 4-5

Colchester, VT – The St. Michael's College Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar William Bialek, John Archibald Wheeler/Battelle Professor in Physics at Princeton University. Professor Bialek's lecture, "More Perfect Than We Imagined: A Physicist's View of Life," will be held on Tuesday, April 4, at 5:30pm, Roy Room. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

April 6

Atlanta, GA – The Phi Beta Kappa Society will host (En)Lightning Talks Atlanta at 7:30 p.m. in the Rich Theatre of Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St NE. This free event will consist of five innovative arts & sciences experts giving five-minute electrifying talks to spark your imagination. Register here.

April 6-7

Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham-Southern College Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Nora Naranjo Morse, Sculptor and Poet, Espanola, New Mexico. Her lecture, "Pueblo Women and Clay," will be held on Thursday, April 6, at 11:00am, Norton Campus Center Theatre. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

Albion, MI – The Albion College Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Philip Kitcher, John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. The visit will include a public lecture.  For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

Albany, NY – The University of Albany, SUNY, Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar John Fabian Witt, 
Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law at Yale University. Professor Witt's lecture, "The Switch: The Twentieth-Century Reinvention of America Freedom," will be held on Thursday, April 6, 7:00pm, Alumni House. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

Rochester, NY – The University of Rochester Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Bart D. Ehrman,
 the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Ehrman's lecture, "Did the Early Christians Forget Jesus? Eyewitnesses, Oral Tradition, and Distorted Memories," will be held on Thursday, April 6 at 5:00pm, Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

April 8

Golden, CO – The Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Association of Colorado will be hosting their annual banquet Briarwood Inn. The speaker will be Dr. Elizabeth Campbell, an associate professor in the History Department at the University of Denver. The cost is $50 per person and paid reservations must be made by May 3. For more information, please contact board@pbkcolorado.org

St. Paul, MN – Join the PBK Twin Cities Alumni Chapter for a team experience at the Trapped Puzzle Room. The event runs from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm and costs $24 per person. 

April 10-11

Greensboro, NC – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Patricia Wright, Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology at Stony Brook University. The visit will include a public lecture. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

April 13-14

Salem, OR – The Willamette University Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Rolena Adorno, Sterling Professor of Spanish at at Yale University. The visit will include a public lecture.  For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

Geneva, NY - Hobart and William Smith Colleges Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar John Witt, Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law at Yale University. The visit will include a public lecture. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

April 17-18

Northfield, MN – The Carleton College Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Jeremy A. Sabloff, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, at University of Pennsylvania. The visit will include a public lecture. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

April 19

Seattle, WA - The Puget Sound Association of Phi Beta Kappa and the University of Washington Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa co-sponsor a lecture by Lorraine Daston, Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and Visiting Professor of Social Thought and History at the University of Chicago at 7:00 p.m. at the Simpson Center for the Humanities. More information.

Houston, TX - The Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Houston will be hosting its annual scholarship dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Omni Houston Hotel.  Charles F. Caldwell will serve as the dinner chairman and Nancy Powell Moore, President of The Powell Foundation, will be the honoree. Additionally, the association will award scholarships to over 65 excelling high school seniors. Please click here for more information.

April 20-21

Grinell, IA – The Grinell College Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar David Weiman, Alena Wels Hirschorn ’58 Professor of Economics at Barnard College. The visit will include a public lecture. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

Orono, ME – The University of Maine Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Jeremy A. Sabloff, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, at University of Pennsylvania. The visit will include a public lecture.  For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

St. Paul, MN – The Hamline University Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Bart D. Ehrman,
 the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Ehrman's lecture, "Misquoting Jesus: Scribes Who Changed the Scriptures and Readers Who May Never Know," will be held on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00pm, Sundin Music Hall (1531 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul). The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

April 22

Washington, DC – The Phi Beta Kappa Society has partnered with the March for Science, a nonpartisan movement to champion robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. Learn more.

Seattle, WA – The Puget Sound Association of Phi Beta Kappa will take a guided tour of the Center for Wooden Boats.
The event is free and begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

April 23

Los Alamos, NM – The Phi Beta Kappa Association of Los Alamos New Mexico will hold a banquet honoring the top academic achievers at Los Alamos High School. The speaker will be Dr. Roger Wiens, the technical lead on the ChemCam instrument on the Mars Curiosity Rover. For more details click here. To attend, please mail in the form from the link or contact Eric Chisolm

 

May 3

Portland, MA – The Phi Beta Kappa Association of Maine will be having their spring meeting at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. The meeting will include a talk by Don Perkins, the Institute's Executive Director. For more information, please contact Andi Lynes.

May 4-5

Schenectady, NY – The Union College Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Barbara Grosz, Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences at Harvard University. The visit will include a public lecture. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

May 18-19

Irvine, CA – The University California, Irvine Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Barbara Grosz, Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences at Harvard University. The visit will include a public lecture. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

 

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