Kenneth Warren, Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of English; also in the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture and the Committee on Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities at the University of Chicago, will deliver the 2016 John S. Nuveen Lecture. The title of Prof. Warren's lecture is  “William Faulkner and the Franchise."
Marshall Sahlins, the Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and of Social Sciences, will deliver a public lecture, "The Original Political Society."   
An outstanding group of Christian ethicists and theologians will address questions related to end-of-life care in a four-part annual series on care at the end-of-life to be held 2016-2019. 
Every quarter our student-run coffeeshop, Grounds of Being, runs a "battle of the gods" – with the winner determined by patron tips. This quarter our battle features the "divine feminine," godly women from a variety of traditions. Week one, currently raging: Joan of Arc "vs" Rabia Basri.
Dan Arnold, Associate Professor discuss an ultimate concern – about the brain and belief – in a new podcast series hosted by Ron Mourad (PhD'02), Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at Albion College. 
William Schweiker will lecture in late October at the World Humanities Forum in Suwon, Korea.   
Professor Tracy will deliver the third annual Costan Lecture. 
The Quarter has begun and we have thought-provoking and exciting events ahead.
Brett Colasacco has been named the new Managing Editor of Sightings; starting tomorrow, September 8th, we return to our usual twice-weekly schedule.
Despite the bright sunshine, on this particular day in Françoise Meltzer’s section of Readings in World Literature, she says, “it sort of feels like a world is ending.” Find out why in this story from The Core.