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Former Surgeon General in first installment of 2003 University Lectures
Former Surgeon General in first installment of 2003 University LecturesJanuary 22, 2003Patrick Farrellpmfarrel@syr.edu
Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher will be the inaugural speaker for the spring 2003 University Lectures at Syracuse University. While Surgeon General, Satcher earned a reputation for being outspoken on controversial issues of public health policy, such as sex education, infant mortality and cancer. He will speak in Hendricks Chapel on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. All of the lectures are free and open to the public.
By bridging the diverse interests of the University community, the University Lectures series has established a tradition of bringing to Syracuse individuals of exceptional accomplishment in the areas of architecture and design, the humanities and the sciences, and public policy, management and communications.
“The University Lectures series has helped to energize the intellectual life of this community,” says Vice Chancellor and Provost Deborah A. Freund. “Thanks to this series, Syracuse University has become a fuller, richer and more exciting place to study and learn.”
In addition to Satcher, the spring lineup of University Lectures at Hendricks Chapel includes the following speakers:
- March 3, 6:30 p.m. — Joshua Bell: Though still in his 30s, violinist Joshua Bell has been captivating audiences around the world for more than 20 years. Known for his poetic musicality, he has performed with dozens of leading symphony orchestras and conductors and recorded 26 albums. Syracuse Symphony’s Daniel Hege will join Bell on stage for a discussion about music.
- March 18, 7:30 p.m. — August Wilson: Having grown up on the mean streets of Pittsburgh, playwright August Wilson has applied his powerful talent for drama to explore the African American experience in the 20th century in a series of plays that includes Jitney, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Fences and King Hedley II.
- April 1, 7:30 p.m. — Daniel Goleman: In his groundbreaking work Emotional Intelligence, psychologist Daniel Goleman shows how qualities such as emotional balance, motivation, empathy and social finesse contribute to success in life just as much as IQ scores. More recently, he has investigated the role emotional intelligence plays in making successful business leaders.
- April 14, 6:30 p.m. — Carlos Fuentes:One of Latin America’s most distinguished novelists, Fuentes is unrivaled in his understanding of the cultural dynamic between the United States and Latin America. A driving force behind the Latin American literary boom of the 1960s, his novels include the best selling The Old Gringo (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1997), Inez (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2002) and The Years with Laura Diaz (Harcourt, 2001).
The University Lectures series is made possible through the generosity of the University’s Trustees, alumni and friends and is supportive of initiatives in the University’s Academic Plan directed at expanding multidisciplinary discourse for students.