Academics News

Patricia Wright

Luther hosts Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

Wright's lecture, "Girl Power: Ladies Lead in the Lemurs of Madagascar," will focus on matriarchal social organization among lemurs in Madagascar. The lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on Luther's campus and will be preceded by a reception at 5 p.m. in the Valders Concourse. Both events are open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Muha Bazila

'A Reflection on Art, Representation, and Black Militancy'

As part of Luther College's observance of Black History Month, artist Muha Bazila will deliver a lecture titled "A Reflection of Art, Representation, and Black Militancy" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Franklin W. Olin Building Room 102 on the Luther campus.

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Charles Burnett

Luther to host a conversation with Charles Burnett

Acclaimed film director Charles Burnett will join Novian Whitsitt, Luther College professor of Africana studies and English, for a conversation on African Americans in cinema at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in Luther's Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.

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'The Racialization of Trust: Who Have We Been Taught Not To Trust?'

Who have we been taught to trust and not to trust? Michelle Boike and Wintlett Taylor-Browne explore this question in their lecture titled "The Racialization of Trust: Who Have We Been Taught Not to Trust?" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Recital Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther College campus.

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Luther College announces fall 2016 Dean's List

Luther College's fall 2016 Dean's List includes 717 students; 114 first-years, 182 sophomores, 181 juniors and 240 seniors. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and must complete at least 12 credit hours with 10 hours of conventional grades (A, B, C, D).

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Charles Burnett

'Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property'

As part of Luther College's observance of Black History Month, the Africana Studies department is sponsoring screenings of Charles Burnett's documentary film "Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in Franklin W. Olin Building Room 102 on Luther's campus.

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Carly Hayden Foster

'Democracy and Felon Disenfranchisement'

Carly Hayden Foster, associate professor of political science at Luther, will give this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, in Valders Hall of Science, Room 206, on the Luther College campus.

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J-term Opera Scenes

Luther College presents J-term opera scenes

This January, several Luther College first-year students are taking advantage of an opportunity to get a small peek into the world of opera. Students auditioned to have a role in the 2017 January Term opera scenes performance and will be immersed in the art form for the entirety of J-term. The course culminates in a performance at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music-Noble Recital Hall.

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