2019 Fall Community Lecture Series

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    Lillard Science Center - Lake Forest College
    555 N Sheridan Rd
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
    United States

    Join us for the 2019 Fall Community Lecture Series. This year's series will focus on Environmental Studies, featuring three Lake Forest professors. All lectures will be held in McCormick Auditorium in the Lillard Science Center. There is a $75 fee for the series per person. 

    Wednesday, September 18, 10:30 a.m.–noon
    "Rapt Attention to Flowers: Lasting Stories from Ephemeral Things"

    In Walden, Thoreau promised to “take infinite pains to know all the phenomena of the spring.” Lake Forest College Environmental Studies Professor Glenn Adelson doesn’t claim to know “all” the phenomena of the spring (or the summer and fall), but will share with you stories of the infinite pains (pleasures, really) of various flowering plant species in our native flora that he has acquired.

    Wednesday, September 25, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
    "Literature of the Great Lakes"

    Professor of English Ben Goluboff will take you on an idiosyncratic tour of twentieth-century writing about the Great Lakes, featuring Aldo Leopold's Sand Country Almanac, Lorine Niedecker's Lake Superior, the Brown Dog Stories of Jim Harrison, and other imaginative texts from and about the region. 

    Wednesday, October 2, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
    "The Overlooked Splendor of Ants: Restoration Ecology and the Ants in Your Backyard" 

    Professor of Biology Sean Menke, who studies ants, specializing in the field of ecology and biogeography, will discuss the diversity of ants, why ants are important to our everyday lives, and how ants commonly interact with us in the Chicago region. 

    To add guests or edit your registration, please contact Brenda Dick 847.735.6000 or dick@lakeforest.edu


    Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.