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Adventures in Ideas (click the title for description)

Did Jesus Even Exist?  A Scholar Responds to the Naysayers
Part I of a special two-part series with Bart D. Ehrman
September 15, 2012

History and Ideologies: The Rise and Fall of the Western “-Isms”
Part III: Optimism and Disenchantment: Artistic, Literary, and Philosophical “-Isms”
A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Lloyd S. Kramer
September 21-22, 2012

China Since 1949
The 2012 Friends Seminar
Featuring a screening of the documentary The Revolutionary
September 28-29, 2012

Religion in America
October 6, 2012

The United States and World War II
A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Gerhard L. Weinberg
October 13, 2012

Nature or Nurture: New Research and Insights on an Old Debate
October 26-27, 2012

The Imaginary Invalid: Health, Illness, and Narrative
Featuring a PlayMakers Repertory Company production of Imaginary Invalid
November 2-3, 2012

2012 Election Wrap-up
November 17, 2012

A Wagner and Verdi Bicentennial: Parallel Lives in the World of Opera
The Prystowsky Family Seminar
November 30-December 1, 2012

Humanities in Action (click the title for description)

2012 Election Series – The Congressional Elections and Potential Policy Outcomes
Sarah Treul, Assistant Professor of Political Science
September 19, 2012
TIME: 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

The World is Fat: Current Patterns, Trends, and Controversies
Barry M. Popkin, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health
October 10, 2012
TIME: 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

The End of the Death Penalty?
Frank R. Baumgartner, Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor of Political Science
October 24, 2012
TIME: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

2012 Election Series: Post-Election Supreme Court Analysis
Isaac Unah, Associate Professor of Political Science
November 14, 2012
TIME: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Spotlight on Scholars (click the title for description)

A Go-Between in the Atlantic World: The Cannibal Tales of Hans Staden
Eve M. Duffy, Director, The Program in the Humanities and Human Values and Adjunct Assistant Professor of History
September 25, 2012
TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Plants, Animals, and Climate Change: Who Wins? Who Loses?
Joel G. Kingsolver, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of Biology
October 9, 2012
TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

The Crusades and the Modern Craze for the Medieval
Marcus Bull, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
October 23, 2012
TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

The Ten Things Everyone Should Know about Mucus
Richard Superfine, Taylor-Williams Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy
November 27, 2012
TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.