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Fred Guterl '81: Neilly Series Lecture<br />
“The sixth ‘mass extinction event’ in the history of planet Earth is currently under way, with over two hundred species dying off every day. Will Homo…
Len Joy '73: Neilly Series Lecture
Published in April 2014, American Past Time tells the story of the disintegration and redemption of a family after the father, a minor league baseball…
Ayad Akhtar: Neilly Series Lecture
Ayad Akhtar is the author of the critically acclaimed, poignant, coming-of-age novel, American Dervish. Since its debut, the book has been embraced…
Allen Kurzweil: Neilly Series Lecture
“Without time, we cannot learn. Without time, we cannot heal.” -Allen Kurzweil Novelist, journalist, teacher, and inventor, Allen Kurzweil shares his…
Cristina Henríquez: Neilly Series Lecture
Cristina Henríquez is the author of Come Together, Fall Apart: A Novella and Stories, The World in Half, and most recently, The Book of Unknown…
Carol J. Adams '72: Neilly Series Lecture
Carol J. Adams is the author of The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory. First published in 1990, the book has been…
David J. Peterson: Neilly Series Lecture
David J. Peterson is a language inventor and the creator of the Dothraki and Valyrian languages for HBO’s television series Game of Thrones. He is the…
Lauren Holmes: Neilly Series Lecture
Lauren Holmes was born in upstate New York. She received her BA from Wellesley College and MFA from Hunter College. Her first book, Barbara the Slut…
Ruth Holland Scott: Neilly Series Lecture
Born and educated in Albion, Michigan, Ruth Holland Scott is an educator, author, and businesswoman who was the first African-American woman elected…
Jenny Nordberg: Neilly Series Lecture
Jenny Nordberg is an award-winning journalist, columnist, and television producer. She has worked around the globe reporting on nuclear proliferation,…
Garrard Conley: Neilly Series Lecture
As a young man, Garrard Conley, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small Arkansas town, was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality. When he was a…
Joann S. Lublin: Neilly Series Lecture
Joann S. Lublin is a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and management news editor for The Wall Street Journal. She was one of the first female…
Dave Chisholm: Neilly Series Lecture
Dave Chisholm is a trumpet player, songwriter, composer, bandleader, educator, and visual artist. He is the writer and illustrator of the 2009 graphic…
Brit Bennett: Neilly Series Lecture
Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett’s mesmerizing first novel, The Mothers, is an emotionally perceptive…
Carl Zimmer: Neilly Series Lecture
Our brains are the foundation for who were are—they store our memories, give rise to our emotions, and enable us to look to the future. But our brains…
Marie Howe: Neilly Series Lecture
Marie Howe’s new volume of poetry, The Kingdom of Ordinary Time, explores the difference between the self and the soul, the secular and the sacred,…
Nancy Kress: Neilly Series Lecture
Rochesterian Nancy Kress has written more than twenty-three books and won four Nebula Awards and a Hugo for her science fiction writing. A one-time…
Edward Mendelson: Neilly Series Lecture
Edward Mendelson, UR Class of 1966, is Literary Executor of the Estate of W.H. Auden and Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia…
Tim Weiner: Neilly Series Lecture
Pulitzer Prize winner, Tim Weiner, examines the history of the CIA from its creation after World War II, through its battles in the cold war and the…
Carla Yanni: Neilly Series Lecture
Carla Yanni will discuss her most recent book, The Architecture of Madness: Insane Asylums in the United States. Yanni tells the story of therapeutic…
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