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Lectures at moravian

Intersections: A special series of events illuminating the linkages between Science, nature, and the arts

Moravian College will hold an interdisciplinary lecture series this fall to expand the dialogue on campus and get people thinking more deeply about a variety of environmental issues. The series will illustrate how science, literature, and art are interconnected.

The series will include 4 speakers who exemplify the connections between the arts and the sciences.

Colette R. Palamar, photo by Dennie Eagleson '71 Dr. Colette Palamar
"Art as Activism: Education without Confrontation

Thursday, September 25, 7:00 p.m.

UBC Room, Haupert Union Building
Admission Free • Public Welcome

Colette Palamar, director of Environmental Studies and of the Herndon Gallery at Antioch College, will discuss themes related to environment, dwelling, and the human impact on nature that are prevalent in her art work for which she uses a variety of mediums including painting, ceramics, and photography. 

Palamar's exhibit "ecologies: a retrospective of works by colette palamar 1996-2008" will be on display from September 22 through October 13 in the HUB and in the lobby of Collier Hall of Science.

For more information on Palamar's art, visit  

Scott WeidensaulScott Weidensaul
"Looking for the Heart: Saving Nature Through Art and Science

Thursday, October 23rd, 7:00 p.m.
Prosser Auditorium, Haupert Union Building
Admission Free • Public Welcome

Join naturalist Scott Weidensaul, author of more than two dozen
books on natural history and conservation, in a wide-ranging exploration of the ways science and creativity intersect, and how both realms must speak more clearly to one another as we search for ways to preserve
the planet.

Akiko BuschAkiko Busch
"A reading from Nine Ways to Cross a River

Wednesday, November 12, 4 p.m.
UBC Room, Haupert Union Building
Admission Free • Public Welcome

Akiko Busch is the author of Geography of Home: Writings on Where We Live and The Uncommon Life of Common Objects: Essays on Design and the Everyday. Her most recent book, Nine Ways to Cross a River, is a collection of essays about swimming across American Rivers.

A contributing editor at Metropolis magazine for 20 years, she has taught at the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford and Bennington College. Currently, she is a regular contributor to the New York Times Sunday regional section. 

Joyce Hinnefeld, photo by Armen ElliotJoyce Hinnefeld
"A Reading from In Hovering Flight"

Monday, December 1 , 7 p.m.
Arena Theater, Haupert Union Building (HUB)
Public Welcome • Admission Free

Joyce Hinnefeld, associate professor of English at Moravian College,will read from her novel, In Hovering Flight, which has just been published by Unbridled Books. In Hovering Flight is about mothers, daughters and art; about illness, death and burial; about fragile ecosystems and tenacious human relationships—all explored through characters inspired by the lives, and particularly the songs, of birds.

“Science needs the intuition and metaphorical power of the arts, and the arts need the fresh blood of science.” — Edward O. Wilson (from CONSILIENCE: THE UNITY OF KNOWLEDGE [1999])

The lecture series is supported by the Zinzendorf Society, Department of Biological Sciences, Moravian College Arts and Lectures Committee, the Learning in Common Committee, and the Dean's Office.

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