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17 September 2015, Thursday   [6:00pm - 7:30pm]    Communities in Conversation: Sven Beckert "The Empire of Cotton"
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Dr. Sven Beckert, the Laird Bell Professor of American History at Harvard University, will be speaking about his book "Empire of Cotton: A Global History." Winner of the Bancroft Prize, the most prestigious award for works on American history, the official announcement called it "a masterful achievement in the burgeoning field of the study of capitalism... an expansive global history that also helps us rethink the history of the United States, lifting our understanding of American slavery, cotton production, the Civil War, and Reconstruction out of the parochial confines of nation-centered history." With Memphis and the Delta at the center of ...

24 September 2015, Thursday   [6:00pm - 8:00pm]    Moss Lecture Series - Jim Williamson
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
"From Silence to Light: Louis I. Kahn's Teaching Legacy for Arts Education Today" ...

6 October 2015, Tuesday   [5:00pm - 6:30pm]    Memphis Centered Best of Enemies Panel
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Buckley vs. Vidal: The Media and American Politics from 1968 to Today. The event begins at 5:00 PM, Tuesday, October 6th. Blount Auditorium Buckman Hall Rhodes College During the turbulent 1968 presidential campaign, William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal held a series of televised debates that spotlighted deep ideological and cultural divisions in the United States. The acclaimed new documentary Best of Enemies chronicles these debates and their influence on the relationship between the media and American politics. As we approach another presidential election, in an ever more crowded media landscape, understanding the contexts and conseque ...

8 October 2015, Thursday   [7:00pm - 8:30pm]    Communities in Conversation - Mike Davis "Planet of Slums"
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Mike Davis, Professor Emeritus at University of California, Riverside, a Macarthur Fellow and the author of more than twenty books will be speaking about his book Planet of Slums, which investigates the increasing inequality of the urban world. According the U.N., more than one billion people now live in the slums of the cities of the South. Mike Davis explores the meaning and the future of this radically unequal and unstable urban world. Free and open to the public, the lecture begins at 6 p.m. in Hardie Auditorium, second floor of Palmer Hall. It will be preceded by a reception at 6:30 p.m. and followed by a book signing. This lecture i ...

9 October 2015, Friday   [12:00am - 12:00am]    Conservatism Rightly Understood
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
British philosopher Roger Scruton delivers keynote address for a symposium on the future of conservatism featuring leading American conservative intellectuals responding to prominent themes in Scruton's works. ...

13 October 2015, Tuesday   [5:30pm - 7:00pm]    Pat Morgan: The Concrete Killing Fields
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Pat Morgan will talk about her book "The Concrete Killing Fields" and her fight against homelessness in Memphis. ...

14 October 2015, Wednesday   [3:00pm - 9:00pm]    Lecture Board Presents: Charlaine Harris
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Best-selling author Charlaine Harris will come to campus to speak about her mystery book series, and how it became the basis for the popular TV show, True Blood. ...

4 November 2015, Wednesday   [6:00pm - 7:30pm]    Communities in Conversation - Valentino Achak Deng in Conversation with Rhodes Readers
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Join us for a conversation with Valentino Achak Deng who, along with thousands of other children —the so-called Lost Boys—was forced to leave his village in Sudan as a young boy and trek hundreds of miles by foot, pursued by militias, government bombers, and wild animals, crossing the deserts of three countries to find freedom. When he finally is resettled in the United States, he finds a life full of promise, but also heartache and myriad new challenges. Free and open to the public, this event begins at 6 p.m. in Hardie Auditorium, second floor of Palmer Hall. It will be preceded by a reception at 5:30 p.m. This lecture is part of the co ...

19 November 2015, Thursday   [6:00pm - 7:30pm]    Moss Lecture Series - Joel Parsons
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Artist's Lecture - "Being and Beholding" ...

3 December 2015, Thursday   [4:00pm - 5:30pm]    Jason Rothman - Invited Speaker
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
“Terminology Matters: Heritage Speakers and Simultaneous Bilinguals Are Often the Same and Neither Is Incomplete” ...

28 January 2016, Thursday   [6:00pm - 8:00pm]    Lecture and Booksigning by Prof. David McCarthy
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
"American Artists Against War" ...

12 February 2016, Friday   [1:00pm - 11:00pm]    MSMUN Opening Ceremonies 2016
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
The annual Mid-South Model United Nations Conference for high schoolers, hosted by Rhodes College, will start the weekend with opening ceremonies. ...

14 February 2016, Sunday   [11:00am - 5:00pm]    MSMUN Conference Closing Ceremonies
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
The MSMUN Conference draws to a close as awards are presented and honorable mentions noted. ...