Friday Evening Lectures – 2018

Lillie Auditorium, 8:00 PM. Lectures are free and open to the public.

Suggestions for future Friday Evening Lecturers are welcome and may be sent to



June 15

E.B. Wilson History and Philosophy of Science Lecture
“Pain, Opioids, and the Search for Relief: A Political History”
Keith Wailoo, Princeton University

June 22

“What do Fungi Tell us About Neurodegenerative Disease?”
Amy Gladfelter, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

July 6

Glassman Lecture
“Can the Brain's Structure Reveal its Function?”
Jeff Lichtman, Harvard University

July 13

“Frugal Science in the Age of Curiosity”
Manu Prakash, Stanford University

July 20

Forbes Lecture
“Neurobiology of Parenting Behavior”
Catherine Dulac, Harvard University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

July 27

“The Co-Evolution of Life and Rocks: Insights from Data-Driven Discovery”
Robert Hazen, Carnegie Institution for Science; George Mason University

August 3

Sager Lecture
“Life without Oxygen”
Dianne Newman, California Institute of Technology

August 10

Porter Lecture
“The Stability and Reversal of Cell Differentiation in Development”
John Gurdon, University of Cambridge; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2012)