A Sampling of Coming Events in New England Higher Ed

Jane Goodall

Australia’s former Prime Minister Julia Gillard will kick off Boston College’s fall 2015 Clough Colloquia on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 4 p.m. at Robsham Theater.

The fall 2015 Myra Kraft Open Classroom continues at Northeastern University on Wednesday, Sept. 16 with Boston Globe columnist Thomas Oliphant and Cornell University historian Fred Logevall discussing 1960s politics under JFK and LBJ. (The series is held Wednesdays through Dec. 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Northeastern’s West Village F.)

Bay Path University announced its fall 2015 Kaleidoscope Series to foster openness, curiosity and dialogue concerning, beginning with “Waking Up White,” an evening with author Debby Irving on Thursday, Sept. 17 at  7 p.m. in Carr Hall.

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) will speak on the centrality of the U.S. Constitution to America’s freedom and form of government at Sacred Heart University’s University Commons on Friday, Sept. 18 at 9 a.m.

Renowned primatologist, ethologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall will speak at Western Connecticut State University on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 2:30 p.m.

Former U.S.  Congressman Barney Frank and PAX World Fund CEO Joseph Keefe will discuss the the Dodd-Frank Act, signed into law five years ago to create more accountability and transparency in the financial industry, on Monday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
at Saint Anselm College’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics.

Marcos Orellana, director of the Human Rights and the Environment Program at the Center for International Environmental Law, will deliver the keynote address at a meeting of activists, lawyers and legal scholars exploring the interconnectedness between the environment and human rights at the 15th annual Vermont Law Review Symposium to be held Friday, Sept. 25 at 9 a.m. at Vermont Law School’s Chase Community Center.

Susan Shaw, founder of the Marine & Environmental Research Institute in Blue Hill, Maine, and professor of environmental health sciences at the State University of New York in Albany, will present “Poisoned Waters: Our Oceans As Indicators of Planetary Health” at the University of Maine at Machias on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. in the Science Building.

The University of New Haven will host the 24th Annual Arnold Markle Symposium on the topic of Police Involved Shootings on Friday, Oct. 2 and Saturday, Oct. 3 to be held each day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bucknall Theater.

The University of Saint Joseph will host the Digital Citizenship Summit with a focus on online interaction including cyberbullying, security threats, online reputation and issues of social media on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Bruyette Athenaeum on the university’s main campus in West Hartford.

Anita Hill, a central player in the 1991 confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and now professor in social policy, law and women’s studies at Brandeis University, will speak at Lesley University’s Marran Theater on Monday, Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m.

Sherman Alexie

will speak on “Without Reservations: An Urban Indian’s Comic, Poetic & Highly Irreverent Look at the World” on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Springfield College Wellness & Recreation Complex.

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