SVC Lecture Series for 2010-2011

Citizenship through Empowerment

The lecture series for academic year 2010-2011 is an opportunity for Southern Vermont College and Bennington communities to think collectively about citizenship through empowerment. All lectures are free and open to the public. 

monday, september 27
rose-mary sargent, professor of philosophy, merrimack college
Topic: History, philosophy and science: the relation between liberal arts and sciences and knowledge for the common good
6:00 p.m. ~ Everett mansion theatre

A specialist in the philosophy of science and technology, modern philosophy and epistemology, Sargent is editor-in-chief of HOPOs: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science. Her publications include The Diffident Naturalist: Robert Boyle and the Philosophy of Experiment, The Selected Works of Francis Bacon, and many journal articles. ~ Read more

monday, october 4
timothy lytton, albert and angela farone distinguished professor of law, albany law school
Topic: the legal system, the catholic church and the clergy abuse issue
6:00 p.m. ~ everett mansion theatre

Lytton is the author of Holding Bishops Accountable: How Lawsuits Helped the Catholic Church Confront Clergy Sexual Abuse, the editor of Suing the Gun Industry: A Battle at the Crossroads of Gun Control and Mass Torts, and has published many articles on torts, administrative law conflict resolution and jurisprudence. ~ Read more

thursday, february 10
paul solomon, professor of psychology, williams college, and clinical director of the memory clinic

Topic: saving six million minds: recent developments in the diagnosis and treatment of alzheimer's disease
2:45 p.m. ~ Everett mansion theatre

Solomon is a professor and founding Chair of the Neuroscience program at Williams College and Director of The Memory Clinic. He is a recipient of a National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and The American Association of the Advancement of Science, and has authored more than 150 books, chapters and research papers.  ~ Read more

tuesday, march 22
Alexandria peary, Associate professor of writing and rhetoric at wentworth institute of technology
Topic: peter elbow, walter ong and dorothy sarnoff: a discussion of inner and outer rhetoric*
2:45 p.m. ~ everett mansion theatre

Peary's work has been published in The Gettysburg Review, The Massachusetts Review, jubilat, Poetry Northwest, Verse, and Crazyhorse. A volume of her poems, Fall Foliage Called Bathers & Dancers, was published in 2008; Lid to the Shadow will be published in 2011. A recipient of the Joseph Langland Award from the Academy of American Poets, she has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her recent research in rhetoric appears in College Composition and Communication and NCTE's Engaging Audience (2009).

*This lecture has been made possible with a gift from The Milton and Dorothy Sarnoff Raymond Foundation. ~ Read more