View All Events by Date

S M T W T F S
 
 
 
 
 
 
02
 
03
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 

November 2013 07

  • Thursday
    4:00 PM
    The Spectrum Series welcomes Ronald Sandler presenting "The Ethics of De-Extinction."
    Show Event Details
    Full Description: The Spectrum Series welcomes Ronald Sandler presenting "The Ethics of De-Extinction." Due to advances in genetics and synthetic biology there now appears to be a plausible pathway for reviving species that have been extinct for decades, centuries, or even millennia. Many people are excited about the prospect of bringing species such as the passenger pigeon, tasmanian devil, and mammoth "back from the dead." In this talk Sandler will discuss the social, ethical, and ecological aspects of de-extinction and ask whether it is something that we ought to pursue. Ronald Sandler is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and the Director of the Ethics Institute at Northeastern University—and a Denison alum. Winner of Northeastern's Excellence in Teaching Award, he is a leading figure in the "environmental virtue ethics" movement. He is the author of Character and Environment (Columbia) and the forthcoming Ethics and Species (Cambridge), and has published widely on issues in environmental ethics, environmental justice, and the philosophy of technology with special emphasis on nanotechnology. Free and open to the public.
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Lecture Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Spectrum Series, Titus-Hepp Lecture Series, Department of Philosophy
    Event Contact: Marlaine Browning, 740-587-6206
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
  • Thursday
    8:00 PM
    The Department of Theatre presents "Middletown," by playwright Will Eno.
    Show Event Details
    Full Description: The Department of Theatre presents "Middletown," by playwright Will Eno. In this delicate and wry amble along the collective road to nowhere, the folks are friendly, and the view of star-dappled skies and modest homes is familiar and comforting. Yet nestled amid all the homey detail is a prickly awareness on the awesome mystery of existence, the void whence everything came and into which it all may one day go. "We talk about the miracle of birth and the mystery of death," says Eno. "But, by definition, all of our lives take place in the middle of those two sorts of knowable events, in this great and unexamined middle, just going to the store and fixing the sink and looking for love and getting up in the morning. Because that's how we live." The strange beauty of life and its sometimes unbearable weight are both considered with a screwball lyricism in this play; and a casual acknowledgement of the despair nibbling at the edge of the sensitive psyche is just another part of everyday life. Free to Denison students. Ticket prices are $8 for general admission, $5 for senior citizens, and $4 for students. For reservations, contact the box office at 740-587-6527.
    Address: Ace Morgan Theatre, Denison University, 211 West Broadway, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Department of Theatre
    Event Contact: Marilyn Sundin, 740-587-6231
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
    Tags: Theatre
  • Thursday
    8:00 PM
    The Beck Lecture Series welcomes Benjamin Busch, GLCA Prize Winner for Creative Nonfiction.
    Show Event Details
    Full Description: Benjamin Busch is a United States Marine Corps infantry officer, photographer, film director, and actor whose many roles have included Officer Anthony Colicchio on the HBO series The Wire. His writing has been featured in Harper’s and has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He has also appeared as a guest commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered. His memoir, Dust to Dust (HarperCollins, 2012), is the winner of the GLCA New Writers Award for creative nonfiction. He lives on a farm in Michigan with his wife and two daughters. Free and open to the public.
    Address: Barney-Davis Hall, Board Room, Denison University, 200 West Loop, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Beck Lecture Series
    Event Contact: Anneliese Davis, 740-587-6207
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266