Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2013’
Stephen Lewis kicked off the Dean Rusk International Studies Program’s Bank of America Lecture Series with his talk, “The Millennium Development Goals and Public Health Challenges.” Lewis is co-founder of the nonprofit organization AIDS-Free World, former United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDs in Africa, and former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations.
Widely translated, former McGee Professor Al Young’s many books include poetry, fiction, essays anthologies and musical memoirs. Appointed in 2005 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Young served as California’s poet laureate. Other honors include NEA, Fulbright, and Guggenheim Fellowships, The Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence and most recently, the 2011 Thomas Wolfe Award. Young currently teaches at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. He has completed Offline Love, a new poetry collection.
Young’s visit was funded by the Bacca Foundation Visiting Scholar and Artist Program which is designed to engage students in innovative, stimulating and meaningful ways. The foundation was formed after a gift from Brett Berry ’89.
A panel discussion featuring Chief Rodney Monroe of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Chief Jeanne Miller of the Town of Davidson Police Department, Interim Acting Chief/Captain Carolyn McMackin of Davidson College Public Safety, Lance Stell, Ph.D., Thatcher Professor of philosophy and director of medical humanities, and …