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Author Laymon delivers University Convocation

The University Convocation, “The Radical Possibility and Democratic Necessity of Navel-Gazing,” was held virtually by the Public Events Committee on Monday, Jan. 28. Kiese Laymon, Hubert H. McAlexander Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi and the author of the book, “Heavy: An American Memoir,” spoke at the event about his

Burstein considers campus values in Convocation

President Mark Burstein addresses a crowded Memorial Chapel. Photo by Billy Liu To address how the Lawrence community should move forward with the 2017-2018 school year, President Mark Burstein addressed students and faculty at the Matriculation Convocation held at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. Burstein’s speech was preceded by the Welcome Week Choir singing “Unity”

Convocation honors students and faculty

Professor of History and Patricia Hamar Boldt Professor of Liberal Studies Paul Cohen delivered the lecture. Photo by Luke Payne. Lawrence University held its annual Honors Convocation on May 23, 2017 from 11:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel. Professor of History and Patricia Hamar Boldt Professor of Liberal Studies Paul Cohen gave

Solomon delivers genuine address at Convocation

During his speech, Solomon shared many personal stories. Photo by Luke Payne   On Thursday, Feb. 2, Andrew Solomon spoke in the next installment of the 2016–17 Convocation series. Solomon is the author of “Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity”, published in 2012. He discussed the intersections and divergences between

Speakers share cross-cultural experiences in Convocation

Anthony accompanied her talk with photos from her work abroad. Photo by Luke Payne   On Friday, Jan. 6, Janet Anthony, Professor of Music and George and Marjorie Olsen Professor of Music and Teacher of Cello, presented “Adventures in Music Making: 20 Years of Cross-Cultural Exchange in Haiti,” at 7 p.m. in the Lawrence Memorial

Natasha Trethewey delivers convocation on poetry and social justice

Natasha Trethewey addresses the chapel. Photo by Luke Payne On Tuesday, Nov. 1, former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Tretheway spoke at Convocation. Professor Hanford opened convocation with Pièce sur des airs populaires flamands by Nadia Boulaner, and Fantasia and Fugue in g minor by Johann Sebastian Bach. After a welcome by President Burstein, Conservatory faculty

Convocation: Dr. Paul Farmer

On Tuesday Apr. 22, medical anthropologist Dr. Paul Farmer delivered Lawrence’s spring convocation, titled “In the Company of the Poor.” Associate Professor of History Monica Rico introduced him as an “internationally recognized expert on treating infectious diseases,” sharing with the full chapel his accomplishments to date, including a MacArthur Foundation fellowship and a position as

Staff Editorial: Dr. Paul Farmer’s Convocation

Dr. Paul Farmer inspired the future doctors and activists among us while informing others on the current state of global health equity in his convocation, “In the Company of the Poor.” The ideals and strategies in the convocation were applauded by all in attendance. However, not all found his casual and personal method of speaking

Staff nomination: Neil Gaiman

Last Wednesday, the Chair of the Committee on Public Occasions, Phillip Swan, informed students they can now nominate speakers for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 Convocation Series. This level of foresight is encouraged and applauded, as students have often complained about the selection of Convocation speakers. All students were encouraged to submit, and in that spirit,