UNH Lecture Series Features Liberal Arts Speakers

By Tracy Manforte
UNH News Bureau

DURHAM, N.H. -- The College of Liberal Arts fall lecture series at the University of New Hampshire features two presentations in October -- a guest speaker on ancient Greek culture and an on-campus expert in education. Both events are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Oct. 13, the John C. Rouman Classical Lecture Series features Bernard Knox, professor emeritus of Yale University and director of the Center of Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. His talk, "Always To Be Best: The Competitive Spirit in Ancient Greek Culture," begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Strafford Room of the Memorial Union Building.

The world-renowned scholar, writer and lecturer has authored or edited numerous critically acclaimed texts on ancient drama and literature, including "The Norton Book of Classical Literature" and "The Oldest Dead White European Males."

Among his accomplishments, Knox has received awards from the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has also been a Guggenheim Fellow and president of the American Philological Association.

The liberal arts series continues Friday, Oct. 22, with the annual Kimball Award Lecture featuring Ellen Corcoran, UNH associate professor of education. Her talk, "Finding the Glove: Metaphors for Learning," will focus on life-long education. It will take place at 3:30 p.m. in Murkland Hall, Richards Auditorium.

The Kimball Fellowship is awarded to a faculty member in the Department of Education who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in their field.

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