Meet the Professor - Spring 2020

University of Louisville professors will tackle issues of religion, politics, history and weather when they resume a public, monthly luncheon lecture series this semester. The College of Arts and Sciences and the Liberal Studies Project offer the Meet the Professor series to highlight the college's cultural and research offerings.
Meet the Professor - Spring 2020

The Liberal Studies Project presents a monthly lunch & lecture series

WHERE? University Club.

HOW MUCH? $15/person and $10/students. Check only. Includes lunch.

HOW TO REGSITER? Contact Janna Tajibaeva at 852-2247 or no later than the Monday before each event.

January 9

Lee Dugatkin

Thomas Jefferson, Andre Michaux and the Expedition That Nearly Made Lewis and Clark a Footnote

Biology professor Lee Dugatkin will share the story of how Jefferson became entangled in a natural history and political adventure involving a French botanist and explorer he dispatched on a North American journey to the Pacific Ocean.

Brandon McCormack

February 6

Brandon McCormack

Mad with Supernatural Joy: Black Religio-cultural Praxis in the Wake

Pan-African studies and comparative humanities professor McCormack, who researches African American religions and culture, will start from sociologist-author W.E.B. DuBois' description of slave religion in his classic "Souls of Black Folk" in his talk.

March 5

Jason Naylor

Louisville's Urban Heat Island: More Than Just Hot Air

Geography and Geosciences professor, Jason Naylor will discuss how some studies have identified Louisville as having one of the fastest growing heat islands in the country and the impact the city itself has on not only temperature but also local rainfall, thunderstorms and even severe weather.

April 2

Maryam Moazzen

A Garden Beyond the Garden: The Mystical Vision of Paradise in Classical Islam

Comparative Humanities professor, Maryam Moazzen, who teaches Islamic and Middle Eastern studies, will discuss how Muslim theologians and philosophers, as well as Sufi mystics, have re-examined and debated the fate of human beings in the hereafter.