Each year, Denison offers special, one-of-a-kind opportunities to engage the arts and sciences through extraordinary lectures, performances, exhibitions, and academic programming.

Faculty at Tuesday Lunch Series

The Tuesday Lunch series is a wonderful way to interact with colleagues and learn about their work.

TEDxDenisonU

At TEDxDenisonU, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

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Monday Musings is a series of presentations by faculty members or students who have recently made a remarkable accomplishment in their academic fields.

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Faculty Fridays celebrate our faculty who have recently had a publication, gallery show, concert, or article accepted in a scientific magazine.

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The Beck Series provides students the opportunity to hear, study with, and engage some this country’s finest writers.

Goodspeed Lecture

The Goodspeed Lecture brings credentialed scholars related to Religious Studies to deliver an all-campus convocation lecture.

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The Titus-Hepp Lectureship is a Philosophy Department series.

The Vail Series

The Vail Series brings the highest caliber artists to the college. Performers have included Béla Fleck, Bobby McFerrin, and Yo-Yo Ma.

TUTTI Festival

The TUTTI Festival is a days-long celebration of original works by musicians, composers, fine artists, dance artists, theatre, and creative people across genres.

Jazz Guitar Festival

The Music Department proudly hosts the longest continually running Jazz Guitar Festival in the United States.

Bluegrass Festival

The Bluegrass Festival features several renowned performers as well as workshops and rehearsal experiences to showcase the very best of bluegrass.

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The Reid & Polly Anderson Lecture Series is an annual convocation featuring a top scientist in their field.

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The Gordon Lecture Series honors Doris Gilbert Gordon, high school teacher and friend of Denison who had a great love of mathematics.

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The Kantor Lecture brings eminent psychologists to campus for several days for lectures to the Psychology Department and campus, and to meet with students.

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The Ronneberg Lectureship was endowed in 1981 as a means to bring to campus outstanding scientists to lecture on a diverse range of topics.

Lugar Lecture Series

The biennial Lugar Lecture Series brings prominent public servants to the campus to address issues of national and international concern.

Babcock Lectureship

The Babcock Lecture brings prominent conservative speakers to campus to interpret the American conservative heritage.

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The Laura C. Harris Series promotes the education of young women as students and as professionals.

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The Global Studies Seminar is an interdisciplinary forum for the campus to discuss and debate academic and policy issues of global importance.