University Lectures

November 13, 2012 - 10:36pm
Marion Nestle said the government needs to create more legislation to take control of and regulate the country's agriculture

Marion Nestle thinks the United States should overhaul its food regulation policies.

“You can’t understand anything about food in America, or anything else in the world, without understanding how the agriculture system works,” said Nestle.

October 10, 2012 - 7:48pm
350.org founder Bill McKibben spoke at Hendricks Chapel Wednesday night about global climate change.

Bill McKibben started his lecture with a joke.

“The Dalai Lama is a hard act to follow,” he said, garnering some laughter from the crowd.

But McKibben was greeted with a sea of audience members who packed into Hendricks Chapel Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. to see him speak as part of the first Syracuse University 2012-13 University Lectures series.

March 29, 2012 - 11:33pm
Throughout the evening, the environmentalist and author shared personal stories that helped her find her own voice.

Conservationist and environmental scientist professor at Dartmouth College, Terry Tempest Williams, closed out this year's University Lectures series with a conversation on finding one's voice, as well as her perceptions of America and the world in the past, present and future.

Williams' presentation, titled "The Writer as Witness," was held Thursday evening in Hendricks Chapel. It was formatted as a conversation with Syracuse University geography professor Don Mitchell.

October 11, 2011 - 7:50pm
Best-selling author David Sedaris engages a Syracuse University audience with his satirical humor and real-life experiences.