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


February 13-14

Milwaukee, WI – The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Daniel Rodgers, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, Emeritus, at Princeton University. Professor Rodgers's public lecture, "Age of Fracture: The Transformation of Ideas and Society in Modern America," will be held on Monday, February 13, at 3:00 p.m., Fireside Lounge, UWM Union. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

February 15-16

Eugene, OR – The University of Oregon Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Nora Naranjo Morse, Sculptor and Poet, Espanola, New Mexico. Her public lecture, "Always Becoming," will be held on Thursday, February 16, at 6:00 p.m., Lawrence Hall 115.  The lecture is free and open to the public.  For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

February 16-17

Wooster, OH – The College of Wooster Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Philip Kitcher, John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. Professor Kitcher's lecture, "Social Progress," will be held on Thursday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m., Lean Lecture Hall in Wishart Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

Easton, PA – The Lafayette College 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 public lecture, "The Radical Roots of Brown v. Board: A Blueprint for Modern Constitutional Change," will be held on Thursday, February 16, at 8:00 p.m., Oechsle 224. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

Clemson, SC – The Clemson 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, "Did the Early Christians Forget Jesus?  Eyewitnesses, Oral Traditions, and Distorted Memories," will be held on Thursday, February 16, at 6:00 p.m., Brackett 100.  For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

February 20-21

Decorah, IA – The Luther College Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Patricia Wright, Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology at Stony Brook University. Professor Wright's lecture, "Girl Power: Ladies Lead in the Lemurs of Madagascar," will be held on Tuesday, February 21, at Valders Hall, Science Room 206. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

February 21

Chattanooga, TN - The Chattanooga Association of Phi Beta Kappa will hold a reception and dinner meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the UTC Patten House at the corner of Oak and Palmetto Streets, adjacent to the UTC campus.  Keynote speaker Dr. Clif Cleaveland, retired internist, Rhodes Scholar, Chattanooga Times Free Press columnist, and faculty member in the UTC Honors Program will give a lecture entitled “Deconstructing Obamacare: What’s Next?” Parking is available, RSVP by February 14.

February 21-22

St. Petersburg, FL – The Eckerd University Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar William Bialek, John Archibald Wheeler/Battelle Professor in Physics at Princeton University.  Professor Bialek's public lecture, "More Perfect Than We Imagined:  A Physicist's View of Life," will be held on Tuesday, February 21, at 8:00 p.m., ES 100.  The lecture will be free and open to the public.  For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

February 22

New York, NY - The Phi Beta Kappa Association of New York hosts a book club meeting featuring Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five. The Winslow, 243 East 14th Street, New York, 6:30 p.m. For more information, please click here.

February 22-23

Hamilton, NY – The Colgate University Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Rolena Adorno, Sterling Professor of Spanish at at Yale University. Professor Adorno's lecture, "Gonzalo Guerrero: Hearsay and History in Myth-Making about Colonial Latin America," will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 4:15 p.m., Persson Hall, Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

February 23-24


Boulder, CO – The University of Colorado Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar John Fabian 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.

South Hadley, MA – The Mount Holyoke 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, February 23, at 4:15 p.m., Clapp Laboratory, Clapp Hooker Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

Grand Forks, ND – The University of North Dakota Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar David Weiman, 
Alena Wels Hirschorn ’58 Professor of Economics at Barnard College. Professor Weiman's lecture, "Barriers to Reentry? A Labor Market Perspective on Mass Incarceration," will be held on Thursday, February 23, at 4:00 p.m., Education Room 7. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

Omaha, NE – The Creighton University 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, February 23, 5:00 p.m., Harper Center Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

February 25

Washington, DC – The DC Area Phi Beta Kappa Association will visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture. 1400 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 9:45 a.m. This will be a very popular event and space is limited to 35 people. Please click here for more information.

February 27-28

Middlebury, VT – The Middlebury 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 Monday, February 27, at 4:30 p.m., McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

February 28

New York, NY - The Phi Beta Kappa Association of New York will gather for a Happy Hour/Networking Event. Rare Bar and Grill, 152 West 26th Street (inside Hilton NY Fashion District Hotel), 6:30 p.m. Any area Phi Beta Kappa member is welcome to attend. Guests will pay for their food & drinks. For more information, please click here.

Washington, DC - The DC Area Phi Beta Kappa Association will gather for their February book club meeting at 7:00 pm at Nagomi Izakaya, 1990 M St. NW. They will be discussing The Violent Bear It Away by Flannery O'Conner. Please RSVP by 7 pm on the 27th. For more information, contact bookclub@dcpbk.org.

Philadelphia, PA - The Delaware Valley Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will host a talk by Julian Siggers, the Williams Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Acorn Club, 1519 Locust Street. Cash bar at 5:45 pm, program and dinner at 6:30 pm. Cost is $50 per person. Please RSVP by the 23rd to Matt DeJulio at mattdejulio@msn.com.

February 28 - March 1

Williamstown, MA – The Williams College Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar William Bialek, John Archibald Wheeler/Battelle Professor in Physics at Princeton University.  Professor Bialek's public lecture, "More Perfect than We Imagined: A Physicist's View of Life," will be held on Tuesday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m., Wege Auditorium in the Science Center.  The lecture is free and open to the public.  For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

March 4

 

Atlanta, GA – The Metropolitan Atlanta Alumni Association of Phi Beta Kappa will be hosting their first book club meeting at 4 p.m. at Manuel's Tavern. They will be discussing Margot Lee Shetterly's Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians who Helped Win the Space Race. Please RSVP to Melinda Wharton at wharton.m@gmail.com

March 6-7

Claremont, CA – The Claremont McKenna College 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.

Marietta, OH – The Marietta College Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Marsha I. Lester,
Edmund J. Kahn Distinguished Professor in Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania.  For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

Philadelphia, PA – The Temple University Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Daniel T. Rodgers, 
Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, Emeritus at Princeton University.  The visit will include a public lecture. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

Tacoma, WA – The University of Puget Sound Phi Beta Kappa chapter will host Visiting Scholar Patricia Wright, 
Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology at Stony Brook University. Professor Wright's public lecture, "Back from the Brink of Extinction:  Saving Lemurs in Madagascar," will be held on Monday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m., Rotunda. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

Walla Walla, WA – The Whitman 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.

March 8

New York, NY - The Phi Beta Kappa Association of New York hosts a book club meeting featuring George Saunders' Escape from Spiderhead and Al Roosten. Draught, 55 245 East 55th Street, New York, 6:30 p.m. For more information, please click here.

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 Alondra Nelson, Dean of Social Science and Professor of Sociology at Columbia University at at 7:00 p.m. at the Simpson Center for the Humanities. Author of The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome (2016) and the influential Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination (2011), which was recognized with multiple scholarly awards. More information.

March 9-10

San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco State University 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.

Redlands, CA – The University of Redlands 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.

Colorado Springs, CO – The Colorado College 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.

Washington, PA – The Washington & Jefferson College 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 public lecture, "Who Wrote the Bible? The Surprising Claims of Modern Scholars," will be held on Thursday, March 9, at 7:00 p.m., Dieter-Porter 100. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

March 12

Somerville, MA – The Phi Beta Kappa Association of Boston will take a tour of Taza Chocolate Factory, 561 Windsor Street, Somerville MA 02143, 1 pm to 3 pm. The tour must be booked online in advance at https://www.tazachocolate.com/pages/take-a-tour . Please RSVP to thomas@pbkboston.org  or tlaage@hotmail.com


March 15-16

Gainesville, FL – The University of Florida 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.

March 16-17

Salem, VA – The Roanoke College 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. The visit will include a public lecture. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

March 18

Indianapolis, IN - The Alpha Phi Beta Kappa Association of Indiana will attend a viewing of City Lights, a silent film with orchestra presented by the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. For more information, and to order tickets, visit icomusic.org. Alpha Association members can use the discount code Alpha2017 for $5 off adult tickets.

Danville, CA - The Phi Beta Kappa Association of Northern California will visit the Blackhawk Museum in Danville for a Docent-led tour of Kenneth Behring's collection of Western Memorabilia. The cost is $13 and attendees should plan to arrive no later than 10:45 a.m. for check-in. For more information, please click here.

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. The visit will include a public lecture. 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. The visit will include a public lecture. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

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. The visit will include a public lecture. 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.  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. The visit will include a public lecture. 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. The visit will include a public lecture. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

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. The visit will include a public lecture. 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 p.m.  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 public lecture, "Archaeology Matters:  The Relevance of Archaeology in the Modern World," will be held on Thursday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m.  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.  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. The visit will include a public lecture. 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. The visit will include a public lecture.  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. The visit will include a public lecture. 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. The visit will include a public lecture. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

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. The visit will include a public lecture. 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. The visit will include a public lecture.  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. The visit will include a public lecture. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White


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.

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. A widely respected historian of science, Daston has published on the history of probability and statistics, wonders in early modern science, the emergence of the scientific fact, scientific models, objects of scientific inquiry, the moral authority of nature, and the history of scientific objectivity. 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. The visit will include a public lecture. For more information and specific event details, please contact Hadley White.

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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