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2016-17 Season Speakers Series

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Previous Speakers:

2015-2016 Season

  • Kelly Cohen, PhD, "Making the Case for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)"
  • Steven Howe, PhD, "The Changing Demographics of the UC Faculty, 1990 to 2015"
  • Ethan Katz, PhD, "The meaning of Charlie Hebdo: Muslims & Jews in France, Yesterday & Today"
  • Eva Enkelmann, PhD, "Building the Earth’s highest coastal mountain range – the St. Elias Mountains in Southeast Alaska"
  • Julie Heath, PhD, "Can You Measure That? UC’s Economics Center and the Community"


2014-2015 Season:

  • Dr. Attila Kilinc, Professor, Arts & Sciences, "Shake and Bake: Earthquakes & Volcanoes"
  • Dr. Michael Benson, Professor, CECH, "Corporate Fraud and the American Economy"
    Tommy Tuberville, UC Head Football Coach


2013-2014 Season:

  • Professor Mark Godsey, "The Ohio Innocence Project"
    Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley
  • Senior Vice President and Provost Dr. Beverly Davenport
  • Dr. Elizabeth Frierson, Associate Professor of History, "World War I and the Arts"
  • Associate Professor and Creative Writing Director Leah Stewart, "The History of Us"


2012-2013 Season:

  • Cincinnati Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls, Developments in Cincinnati
  • Dr. Lakshmi Kode Sammarco, Hamilton County Coroner, "Coroner 101: An Introduction to the Hamilton County Coroner's Office and Crime Laboratory"
  • Professor and Ohio Eminent Scholar Mike Magazine, "Sports by the Numbers"
  • UC Police Chief Michael Cureton, "The Jeanne Clery Act"
  • Drs. Stephen Mockabee, Patrick Miller and Andrew Lewis, Political Science, "The 2012 Elections"
  • Drs. William Jensen, Henry Fenichel and Milton Orchin, Scientist in the Service of Israel: The Life and Times of Ernst David Bergmann (1903-1975)

2011-2012 Season:

  • Dr. Steven Ellis, Classics, "A Day in Pompeii"
  • Nancy Riley, 2012 World Choir Games
  • Butch Jones, Head Coach UC Football
  • Dr. George Uetz, Biological Sciences, "Yes, Virginia, There IS a Spider Lab at UC"
  • Greg Hand, Director of UC Public Relations, "The WPA Guide to Cincinnati"
  • Mark Curnutte, Cincinnati Enquirer Social Issues/Minority Affairs Reporter and Author, A Promise in Haiti: A Reporter's Notes on Families and Daily Lives
  • Dr. Ken Tankersley, Anthropology, "Archaeological Evidence for Climate Change in the Greater Cinicnnati Area"
    "A Conversation with Mary Ronan" Superintendent, Cincinnati Public Schools

2010-2011 Season:

  • Dr. George Vredeveld, Economics Center for Education & Research, Cincinnati and the Economy
  • Dr. Michael Sitko, Physics, Astonishing Things in Astronomy
  • Jeff Dundon, UC Foundation, Estate Planning: Learn the New RulesBefore They Expire and What Never Changes
    Greg Hardman, President, Christian Moerlein Brewing Company and Michael Morgan, author of “Over the Rhine: When Beer was King”,Over the Rhine Brewery District
  • Drs. Barbara Bardes, Stephen Mockabee and Al Tuchfarber, The 2010 Mid-Term Elections: Sea Change or Tempest in a Teapot?
  • Dr. Richard Harknett, The Obama Administration and Foreign Policy – A Midterm Assessment
  • Dr. Theresa Leininger-Miller, DAAP , The Transatlantic Connection:  New Negro Artists in Paris, 1922-1934

2009-2010 Season:

  • Bill Mulvihill and Jeff Dundon, UC Foundation
  • John Schneider, Alliance for Regional Transit, A Desire Named Streetcar - Streetcar Proposal
  • Nancy Huth, Taft Museum of Art, Dutch Utopia
  • Bernadette Plair, Cincinnati Zoo CREW Program
  • Kevin Grace, University Archivist, Notorious Cincinnatians
  • Dina Bailey, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
  • John Andrews and Jeff Corcoran, Preparing for a Global Epidemic

2008-2009 Season:

  • Aubrey Berg, CCM Musical Theater Department
  • Jay Chatterjee, Deconstruction of Politics and Architecture at UC
  • Mick Cronin, Head Coach, UC Basketball
  • Tim Johnson, Johnson Investment Counsel, Economic Update
  • Robin Engel, CECH, Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence
  • Brian Kelly, Head Coach, UC Football
  • Jennifer E. Williams, Out of the Crossfire
  • Jenefer Robinson, A&S, Emotional Responses to Music
  • Richard Harknett, McCain’s or Obama’s Inheritance:  Post-Bush World Politics and What Either Can Do About It