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Visiting Scholars

Upcoming Visiting Scholars Events

Shoshana Magnet

An Epidemic of Loneliness
Covid-19, Feminist Loneliness Studies, and the Importance of Connection.

Shoshana Magnet is a professor of feminist and gender studies at the University of Ottawa. She works in the field of feminist loneliness studies and has authored several books including When Biometric Fail: Race, Gender and the Technology of Identity. She writes about big feelings and touchy topics like divorce, grief, anger, sadness, sexism, homophobia, and racism.

Virtual, Tuesday September 14  4:30-5:30

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Adam Howard

Adam Howard - Visiting ScholarCrisis of Privilege
The coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone but it has not affected everyone the same. Researcher Adam Howard explores how privilege has shaped actions and policies during the pandemic.

M. Adam Howard is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Education at Colby College in Maine.
His research explores social class issues in education with a particular focus on privilege and elite education. He is the author of more than 80 publications.

In-Person in Honors Hall, Sept. 28  5:30 – 6:30PM

Stone Soup Theatre

Stone Soup Theatre is neighborhood-focused theatre designed to encourage both actor and audience to participate in the creative process. Intent on teaching students the art of performance, its educational programs give young actors the tools they need to succeed on stage. 

In-Person, Oct. 13 6:00pm Honors Hall

Dick Covey

Richard Covey - Visiting Scholar

Former NASA Astronaut
A former NASA astronaut, Dick Covey commanded the flight of Endeavour to service and repair the Hubble Space Telescope, a mission for which he and his crew received the National Space Club’s Goddard Trophy.

He retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Space Alliance, LLC, in 2010. The company is NASA’s prime contractor for Space Shuttle and Space Station operations, including launch and recovery, mission planning and support, and astronaut training.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in engineering sciences from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics from Purdue University. He was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

In-Person in Honors Hall, Nov. 2


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About the Visiting Scholars Series

The Visiting Scholars program is a collaborative endeavor between the Honors College and other campus units to bring excellent interdisciplinary scholars to campus for enriching student events, including talks, workshops, projects, and installations.  Past scholars in the program have come from a wide variety of fields, including anthropology, literature, gender studies, visual art, sustainability engineering, the dramatic arts, and international policy.

The Honors College provides accommodations and partial support to accepted programming.  Proposing individuals, programs, or units:

  • Provide supplemental funds (travel expenses beyond Honors College support, honoraria, refreshments, or other expenses related to the events).
  • Take the lead in arranging the scholar’s visit, including arranging for reimbursement or payment of honorarium to the visiting scholar.
  • Plan one or more events for Honors College students to engage with the scholar (special workshop, reception, Q&A session, meal, etc.).

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