Sacramento native LeVar Burton, who portrayed a slave in Roots and a blind, spacefaring engineer in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and, who as the host of PBS’ Reading Rainbow for more than two decades, inspired countless young people to love literature, is the first
Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
The first Chancellor’s Colloquium to be confirmed for 2020 will feature Robert M. Franklin Jr., a reverend and the James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor in Moral Leadership at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.
Matthew Desmond will give an address centered on his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, as the first guest in the 2018-19 Chancellor’s Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series.
Gary S. May hosts his second Chancellor’s Colloquium on May 21 — a talk by GZA, who will demonstrate the power of conveying complex, scientific topics in the form of hip-hop lyrics. The founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan will give his present “Dark Matter: An Evening of Songs and Science” at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.
Gary S. May hosts his first Chancellor’s Colloquium on Wednesday, Jan. 31 — an evening talk by Alan Alda, who has a mission of helping scientists make their research clear to the public. He will give his address, “Getting Beyond a Blind Date with Science,” at 6:30 p.m. in Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.