The Chancellor’s Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series will begin early in 2020-21, with a program Tuesday, Aug. 25, “Going Viral: Race, Racism and Rebellion in the Midst of a Pandemic,” featuring Gary Younge, journalist and author and now a professor of sociology.
Sacramento native LeVar Burton, who portrayed a slave in Roots and a blind, spacefaring engineer in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and whose Reading Rainbow show ran on PBS for 26 years, will discuss “The Power of Storytelling” as the first
Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
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.