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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 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. Professor Adorno's lecture, "Spanish in the World, Then and Now," will be held on Tuesday, March 7, at 6:45pm, Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum. The lecture is free and open to the public. 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. Professor Lester's lecture, "Climate Change: Chemistry, Assessment, and International Policy,", will be held on Monday, March 6, at 7:00pm, Alma McDonough Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. 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.  Professor Rodgers' lecture, "As a City Upon a Hill: How an Unknown Text became a Foundation Stone of American National Identity," will be held on Monday, March 6, at 1:00pm, Gladfelter 107. The lecture is free and open to the public. 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 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. Professor Grosz's lecture, "Intelligent Systems: Design and Ethical Challenges,", will be held on Monday, March 6, at 4:00pm, Olin Hall, Room 138. The lecture is free and open to the public. 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. Professor Kitcher's lecture, "Six Problems of Climate Change," will be held on Thursday, March 9, at 6:00pm, Humanities Symposium Room. The lecture is free and open to the public. 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. Professor Adorno's lecture, "Guaman Poma and the Polemics of Possession or How a Native Andean Looked at the World of Spanish Colonialism," will be held on Thursday, March 9, at 6:00pm. The lecture is free and open to the public 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 11

 

 

Seattle, Washington – The Puget Sound Association of Phi Beta Kappa will be taking a tour of the Seattle Art Museum exhibit "Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection." The event begins at 10 a.m. Cost is $5 for children or SAM members, other prices range from $18 to $26. Please RSVP here by March 6.


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, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 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 14

 

Washington, DC – The DC Area Phi Beta Kappa Young Professionals Network will be having a St. Patrick's Day Happy Hour at Fado Irish Pub. The event runs from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Please RSVP here.

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. 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. 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 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 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. Professor Rodgers' lecture, "Age of Fracture: The Transformation of Ideas and Society in Modern America," will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 5:00pm. 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. 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.

Roanoke, VA  The Hollins University Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will host a lecture by Jan Seidler Ramirez, Ph.D. at 5:45 pm at the Taubman Museum of Art. Doors open at 5:15. 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. 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 8

Golden, CO – The Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Association of Colorado will be hosting their annual banquet at the famed 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

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.

Houston, TX - The Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Houston will be hosting a 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 dinner will include the awarding of college scholarships to over 65 top graduating seniors. 

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.

April 22

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.

May 3

Portland, MA – The Phi Beta Kappa Association of Maine will be having their spring meeting from 5 to 7 pm at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. The meeting will include a talk by Don Perkins, Executive Director of the Institute. 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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