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Gardner Educational Forum Series | Catherine H. Bone Lecture Series | Kimball Lecture Series

The Gardner Educational Forum Series

Series co-founders Robert S. Gardner and Judith A. Gardner are members of the faculty in the Wilkes University Department of Education. According to Robert S. Gardner, he and his wife started the series as an outgrowth of their classroom teaching.

“It’s part of our philosophy of teaching that learning should not be confined to the classroom,” he explains. “We believe that these experiences offer opportunities to be other places and hear other voices. These are powerful experiences that help people understand what education can be.”
Spring 2013 Lectures:

Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 4:30 p.m. in Marts 214
Topic: Land Grant Colleges and the Reshaping of American Higher Education
Speaker: Nathan Sorber, Assistant Professor, West Virginia University

Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. in Marts 214
Topic: Lattimer Massacre, A Radio Play: A Chapter Out of Luzerne County History
Speaker: William Bachman, Assistant Professor of Communications, Penn State Wilkes-Barre

Monday, March 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Marts 214 - This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
Topic: Cyberbullying: A Crisis in Our Schools
Speaker: Jane Holter, Trainer in the Attorney General’s Office, Harrisburg, Pa.

Tuesday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m. in Henry Student Center, Ballroom
Topic: Panel Discussion: Strategies that Will Help Young People Succeed in School and in Life
Speakers: Mahmoud Fahmy, Rabbi Larry Kaplan, Rev. Robert Zanicky, Monsignor Vincent Grimalia

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The Catherine H. Bone Lecture in Chemistry

2013 Catherine H. Bone Lecture Series events to announced. Please check back later.

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Kimball Lecture Series

The Kimball Lecture Series is named for Grace Kimball, former professor of Microbiology at Wilkes. The Kimball lecturer is chosen by the Wilkes University Biology Department as a scientist who has distinguished themselves in evolutionary biology.

Spring 2013 Lecture:

Wednesday, April 24 at 8 p.m. in Stark Learning Center, Room 101
Topic: The Control of Cell Shape: Where Genetics Meets Cell Mechanics
Speaker: Dr. Eric Wieschaus, Nobel Laureate of Princeton University

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