New Faculty Lecture Series fosters student and faculty engagement

Aug. 31, 2016

UNT's College of Arts and Sciences' new Faculty Lecture Series highlights the great research and teaching of faculty within the college. The series' lectures for the 2016-17 academic year will focus on faculty's environmental research and published works.

The new lecture series joins others across campus hosted by colleges and departments. The following colleges and departments have speaker's schedule for this fall:

The College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Lecture Series was created to showcase excellence in the college and foster collaboration between faculty members. Coordinators from all four of the college's academic divisions — Communication, Media and Performance; Humanities; Math and Science; and Social Science — worked together to establish the series.

“We hope to grow the lecture series by bringing speakers from other departments and universities to campus,” says Emma Carnes, event coordinator and marketing assistant for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Carnes says the new annual event is not a typical lecture series.  

"We're encouraging our faculty speakers to think outside of the box and share materials from their research to make the lectures exciting for our students, faculty and staff," she says.

College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Lecture Series upcoming lectures:

  • “Garbology, Archaeology and Conservation” by Steve Wolverton, associate professor of geography and the environment.
    • When: 4 p.m. Sept. 8
    • Where: University Union Room 332
  • "The Changing Landscape of Digitally Enabled Environments” panel discussion with Iftekhar Ahmed, assistant professor of communication studies; Jordan Frith, assistant professor of technical communication, and Jacqueline Vickery, assistant professor of media arts.
    • When: 4 p.m. Nov. 17
    • Where: Gateway Center Room 43/47
  • "The Mysterious Life and Times of the Honorable H. Two-Oh” by Sam Atkinson, Regents Professor of biological sciences.
    • When: 4 p.m. Feb. 16
    • Where: University Union Room 332
  • "Producing Predators: Wolves, Work, and Conquest in the Northern Rockies" book discussion by author Michael Wise, assistant professor of history.
    • When: 4 p.m. March 9
    • Where: University Union Room 332

Refreshments will be served following the lectures. For more information, contact Emma Carnes, event coordinator and marketing assistant for the College of Arts and Sciences, at 940-565-2048.


— Gabrielle Ebron, student assistant, University Relations, Communications and Marketing