Chancellor's Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series 2009-10

The UC Davis Chancellor’s Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series brings together several distinguished scholars and government leaders who promise to spark engaging conversations with the academic community and broader public around pressing issues of our time.

The series is intended to heighten local and national awareness of research at UC Davis and the speakers will also share their vision for university-based research in the 21st century.

After each forum, a faculty member will be invited to comment and initiate a Q&A discussion with the audience.

These events are free and open to the public. To kick off Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi's new speaker series, two national figures, Arden Bement, director of the National Science Foundation and Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, speak.

All of the speakers in the 2009-10 series: 

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Arden Bement (3.5.10)

"Innovation: An Old American Virtue, a New American Imperative."

As the first speaker in Chancellor Katehi's new colloquia series, former National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Arden Bement speaks about “Innovation: An Old American Virtue, a New American Imperative.” Bement directs the National Science Foundation. Friday, March 5, 2010 at 4 p.m. Mondavi Center Studio Theatre.

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Jim Leach (4.8.10)

"A Call for Civil Behavior"

Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, during an April 8 talk on campus as part of the 50-state “civility tour,” puts out a call for tempered talk and civil behavior. He appeared as the second speaker in UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi’s new Chancellor's Colloquium series. Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 4 p.m. Mondavi Center Studio Theatre.

Civility at the Heart of Democracy (Dateline 4.9.10)