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Lectures & Guest Artist Visits

The Maryse and Ramzy Mikhail Memorial Lecture:  Neal Katyal "The President and the Courts in National Security Cases"
Wednesday, October 11, 1:30 p.m. (Note: the time has been revised!)
UT Law Center, McQuade Law Auditorium
Admission - FREE
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Neal Katyal, one of the nation's leading Supreme Court advocates, will discuss the executive order banning travelers from six Muslim countries from entering the U.S. Katyal is the former U.S. Acting Solicitor General and the Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security at Georgetown University Law Center.

The Maryse and Ramzy Mikhail Memorial Lecture features conversations related to Arab culture, history, politics, economics and other aspects of life in the Middle East, including issues of peace and justice.

The lecture is presented by the University of Toledo College of Arts and Letters and the College of Law. Media sponsor is WGTE.

Lecture - Michael BÉRUBÉ - "The Humanities and the Advancement of Knowledge"
Thursday, October 19, 5:15 p.m. (reception to follow in SLK Lounge, Law Ctr.)
UT Law Center, McQuade Law Auditorium
Admission - FREE
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Dr. Michael Bérubé is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of ten books to date and was awarded New York Times Notable Book of the Year for 1996. This talk argues that there is no widely accepted public rationale for new research in the humanities (as opposed to the study of the humanities). Drawing on eleven years as a humanities center director, Dr. Bérubé will also address the role of humanities centers and institutes in fostering interdisciplinary humanities research while questioning whether such research is finding a secure institutional home in North American academe.Photo of Berube's book, The Secret Life of Stories

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 at 12 Noon, in Carlson Library (1005), there will be an informal conversation with Bérubé as he discusses his book, "The Secret Life of Stories: From Don Quixote to Harry Potter, How Understanding Intellectual Disability Transforms the Way We Read."

2017 Edward Shapiro Lecture - Audra McDonald
Sunday, November 5, 12 p.m.
University Hall (Doermann Theater)Logo for 2017 Shapiro Lecture
Admission - FREE
A photo of Audra McDonaldFollowing her Nov. 4 performance with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra at the Peristyle, Audra McDonald is the 2017 Edward Shapiro Distinguished Lecture speaker. Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry, as both a singer and an actress. The winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and an Emmy Award, she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2015, and received a 2015 National Medal of Arts – America’s highest honor for achievement in the arts – from President Barack Obama. Blessed with a luminous soprano and an incomparable gift for dramatic truth-telling, she is as much at home on Broadway and opera stages as she is in roles on film and television. In addition to her theatrical work, she maintains a major career as a concert and recording artist, regularly appearing on the great stages of the world. 
Last Updated: 10/10/17