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2019-2020

CHRISTENSEN SYMPOSIUM

Bishop Emeritus Dr. Munib Younan
Thursday, October 3, 2019


THE KORYNE HORBAL LECTURE

PUTTING CREATIVITY TO WORK 2025: STRONGER COMMUNITIES THROUGH LOCAL ART AND DESIGN

DeAnna Cummings, Chief Executive Officer of Juxtaposition Arts
Thursday, November 21, 2019

This talk will discuss the promise of neighborhood scale participatory arts and culture as an effective metropolitan community development strategy, especially in areas with high class and race divides. Based on her work at Juxtaposition Arts and in arts projects around the country, Cummings will explore best practices in using cultural strategies as a lever to develop stronger, more resilient people and places. Throughout her talk, she will emphasize the critical importance of investing in the legacy of cultural institutions in communities of color.


The General Leif J. Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Program

Serving up Science: Plant genetics and the future of food

Dr. Pamela Ronald

Monday, April 15, 2019

Pamela Ronald is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center, University of California, Davis. Ronald studies rice genes that control resistance to disease and tolerance to environmental stress. Ronald and colleagues received the 2008 USDA National Research Initiative Discovery Award and the 2012 Tech Award for innovative use of technology to benefit humanity. In 2014 she was named one of the world’s most influential scientific minds by Thomson Reuters, in 2015 was selected by Scientific American as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in biotechnology, and in 2016 was named one of the 50 innovators and visionaries who will lead us toward a more sustainable future by Grist magazine. She is co-author of Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food. Her 2015 TED talk has been viewed by more than 1.5 million people and translated into 24 languages.