Claudia Goldin will present. In recent decades, many highly educated women have successfully navigated career roadblocks that hindered equally gifted women in the past. More recently, a greater fraction of college graduate women has achieved family as birthrates have risen. What happens when there are more kids and more careers? Is it a collision course or a successful confluence of desires?

October 23, 2017
4:00 pm

Campus Center, Marriott Room

Debra L. Martin is a professor of anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

October 23, 2017
4:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Event Hall

Join the author of the Lambda Literary Award winning book "Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency" for a thought-provoking conversation punctuated by dynamic book excerpts. 

October 24, 2017
6:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

The growth of higher education and university-based scientific research in the U.S. after WWII has been critically dependent on federal investments, voted annually as part of the Congressional discretionary budget. In recent years more than 55% of this budget—our income taxes—has been spent on war and weapon purchase accounts.

October 25, 2017
4:00 pm

Gordon Hall, 303

Nobel Prize-winning economist and columnist for The New York Times Paul Krugman delivers the annual Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture. He will speak on “What’s the Matter with Economics?”

October 26, 2017
6:00 pm

Mullins Center

We talk a lot about inclusive teaching, but what can we do when we are the “outsider” in our own classroom? How can we find a teaching persona that feels both authentic to who we are and garners respect from our students?

November 2, 2017
11:30 am-1:00 pm

Goodell Hall, 301 Conference Room

Social Science Matters presents Jennifer L. Lawless of American University to discuss women in American politics. 

November 9, 2017
4:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

Julie Iromuanya is the author of Mr. and Mrs. Doctor (Coffee House Press), a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, the Etisalat Prize for Literature, and the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize for Debut Fiction.

November 9, 2017
8:00 pm

Memorial Hall

Learn about the strategies and equipment required to maintain indoor air quality and occupant health and comfort with speaker John Rockwell, technical sales engineer with Zehnder America.

November 13, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Design Building, 170

A lunchtime conversation about the role of the historian in this political moment and how historical insights can be made accessible to a general audience.

November 15, 2017
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Herter Hall, 601