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


April 19

Washington, DC - The Howard University chapter will sponsor a keynote address from Phi Beta Kappa Secretary Frederick M. Lawrence at 3:00 p.m. at Howard University, AndrewRankin Memorial Chapel at 6th Street NW and Howard Place. His speech, titled, "Social Studies and Social Action: the Liberal Arts roots of Brown v. Board of Education," will be a part of the Howard sesqui-centennial celebrations. The program is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow in the Founders Library Pictorial Museum. RSVP.

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

Grinnell, IA – The Grinnell College Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar David Weiman, Alena Wels Hirschorn ’58 Professor of Economics at Barnard College. Professor Weiman's lecture, "Jackson vs. Hamilton: Monetary Union and the Struggle over Political Economic Sovereignty," will be held on Thursday, April 20 at 11:00am, JRC 101. 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 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, April 20 at 7:00pm, Hutchins Hall, Collins Center for the Arts. The lecture is free and open to the public. 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.

Wellesley, MA - The Wellesley College Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Philip Kitcher, John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. Professor Kitcher's lecture, "Progress in the Sciences and in the Arts," will be held on Thursday, April 20 at 4:30pm, Science Center Room 396. 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.

New York, NY – The Phi Beta Kappa Association of New York will be taking a special tour of the Lincoln Center followed by an optional brunch and a ballet by Jerome Robbins. The tour will begin at 10 am and brunch will be served around 11:30 am. The ballet begins at 2 pm. Tickets for the tour are $20 and can be reserved here. To purchase ballet tickets, click here.

Chicago, IL – The Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Chicago Area will participate in the March for Science Chicago. PBKACA will meet at Corner Bakery Cafe at Jackson and Michigan at 9:30 am. Please RSVP.

April 23

Los Alamos, NM – The Phi Beta Kappa Association of Los Alamos 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

April 25

Washington, DC – The DC Area Phi Beta Kappa Association will host their April book club meeting at at 7:00 p.m. at Nagomi Izakaya, 1990 M St NW Washington, DC. They will be discussing The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury. Please RSVP here.

April 26

New York, NY – The Phi Beta Kappa Association of New York will host a book club meeting at 7:00 p.m. at The Winslow, 243 E 14th St, New York, NY. They will be discussing ​The Sellout by Paul Beatty. RSVP to Christine Clark.

April 28

Chicago, IL – The Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Association of Chicago will host their monthly lunch discussion at Pints Pub at 11:30 am. Prices vary according to your order, but menu items run between $10-$15 plus drinks. The topic is: What are the pros and cons of capitalism? Of socialism? Is there an ideal mix of the two systems? The discussion is limited to 12 people. Guests are welcome. Please RSVP by April 27th.

April 30

Seattle, WA – The Puget Sound Association of Phi Beta Kappa will tour the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden at 1:45 p.m. The cost of the tour is $10 per person. Please RSVP by April 26. For more information, please click here.

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. Professor Grosz's lecture, "Intelligent Systems: Design and Ethical Challenges," will be held on Thursday, May 4 at 4:30pm, The Nott Memorial. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

May 7

Chicago, IL – The Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Chicago Area will host their May book club meeting at 1:00 p.m. at Nix Restaurant at the Knickerbocker Hotel, 163 East Walton Place, Chicago.  They will discuss The World Between Two Covers: Reading the Globe by Ann Morgan.  More information

May 9

Philadelphia, PA – The Delaware Valley Phi Beta Kappa Association will host their dinner meeting at the Acorn Club. There is a cash bar at 5:45 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Sam Freeman of Freeman's Galleries will be giving a talk entitled "Art as an asset and the current state of the art market." The cost is $50 per person, including gratuity. Please RSVP by May 4. 

May 10

Seattle, WA – The Puget Sound Association of Phi Beta Kappa will host their Spring Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at the Seattle Yacht Club. Dr. Mia Tuan, dean of the University of Washington College of Education, will be giving a talked entitled "UNITE:ED: The Challenge and Opportunity of Educating America's Diverse Students." The cost of lunch is $40 per person. Please RSVP by May 4.

May 17

New York, NY – The Phi Beta Kappa Association of New York will be holding their April short story meeting at 7:00 p.m. at The Winslow, 243 E 14th St, New York, NY. They will be discussing the stories "Home," "My Chivalric Fiasco," and "Tenth of December." RSVP to Christine Clark

Indianapolis, IN – The Alpha Association of Indiana, Phi Beta Kappa will host their Annual Dinner Meeting at 6:15 p.m. at the Woodstock Club, 1301 West 38th Street (across from the Indianapolis Art Museum).  The cost is $45.00 per person, for more information or to RSVP click here.  

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. Professor Grosz's lecture, "Intelligent Systems: Design and Ethical Challenges," will be held on Thursday, May 18 at 3:00pm, Student Center, Moss Cove AB. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

May 30

New York, NY – The Phi Beta Kappa Association of New York will be hosting their May book club meeting at 7:00 p.m. at The Winslow, 243 E 14th St, New York, NY. They will be discussing Donna Tartt's novel The Goldfinch. RSVP to Christine Clark

 

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