Hesburgh Lecture Series 2014

Date/Time : Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm | Add To Your Calendar
Location : St. Edward's University – Main Building – Maloney Room, 3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX

The Hesburgh Lecture was a huge success for the Austin club. With around 60 attendees, the event was very well attended. Our speaker, Professor Fuentes, shared a very interesting topic and sparked many great discussions afterwards. The Club would like to thank St. Edward’s University for their partnership as well as the ND alumni members that helped plan this event.

The reception starts at 6:30PM and the lecture starts at 7PM.  It is free to attend.

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Topic: What Race Is and What It Is Not
There are no biological races in humans, but race is a prominent social reality. Humans vary in many ways, but not always in the ways we think. This lecture reveals the myths and the realities about human diversity, and why this information is very important to all of us.

Speaker: Agustin Fuentes, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame
Director, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts

Agustin Fuentes, a biological anthropologist, completed a B.A. in zoology and anthropology, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of California (Berkeley). His research delves into the how and why of being human. Ranging from chasing monkeys to exploring the lives of our evolutionary ancestors, to examining what people actually do across the globe, Professor Fuentes is interested in both the big questions and the small details of what makes humans and our closest relatives tick. Current research includes cooperation and community in human evolution, multispecies anthropology, race and racism, and interdisciplinary approaches to human nature(s).

Hesburgh Lecture Series
Since 1986, the Hesburgh Lecture Series has provided an opportunity to experience Notre Dame’s academic excellence to the Notre Dame clubs and their local communities. The lectures perpetuate the example of President Emeritus Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., as a lifelong learner, and further the mission of the Alumni Association by providing meaningful continuing education opportunities to Notre Dame alumni, parents, and friends. From seven lectures in the first year, the portfolio of topics has expanded to 208 lectures, presented by 102 faculty members on topics related to Arts/Architecture, Business/Economics, Catholicism/World Religions/Spirituality, Communications, Current Affairs, Education, Environment, Ethics/Social Concerns, Family, Globalization/Intercultural, Government/Law/Politics, Health, History, Human Behavior, Notre Dame, Science/Engineering, Sports, and Technology/Social Media. Annually, approximately 6,000 alumni, parents, and friends attend Hesburgh Lectures.

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