Spring Keynote from The Academies

The spring keynote event rotates through the Academies to showcase leading speakers and discuss cutting edge topics. poster

This year’s event will feature a Discovery Week theme exploring research, global learning and creative activities. The programs are co-sponsored with the Center for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (CURCA).

Check out this Discovery Week poster (PDF) with all the activities!

Discovery Week Closing Event
Research Across Disciplines: Adventures in Note Taking

Panel presentation facilitated by Dr. Andrew Stott

  • 420 Capen Hall, Special Collections
  • Fri., April 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Pick up an Academies notebook at any of the Discovery Showcase events and utilize this notebook at each event you attend. Students will earn one raffle ticket per entry in their notebook. Prizes will be awarded at the closing event to everyone with 3 or more entries. See the event flyer (PDF).


Previous keynote addresses

  • Civic Engagement Academy Keynote 2015: Veronica Scott, CEO/Founder of The Empowerment Plan, discussed “Spread the Warmth: Empowering the Homeless One Coat (And One Job) at a Time.”
  • Sustainability Academy Keynote 2014: Annie Leonard discussed Moving Towards Zero Waste and the Story of Solutions.
  • Entrepreneurship Academy Keynote 2013: Changing the Way We Think with Jordan Levy focused on why we need to change the way we think to foster entrepreneurship.
  • Global Perspectives Academy Keynote 2012: Amitav Ghosh, the celebrated Bengali author, humanities scholar and a much-translated star in the international literary firmament, presented a talk titled “The World’s Emporium.”
  • Civic Engagement Academy Keynote 2011: Bruce Jackson, In That Timeless Time, Life on Death Row.

Last updated: November 16, 2016 2:57 pm EST