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The John P. McGovern Endowed Lectureship in Family, Health, and Human Values

The late Dr. John P. McGovern generously endowed this lectureship in our College in 1999. A noted physician, teacher, and philanthropist, Dr. McGovern was nationally recognized for his contributions to medicine as well as his efforts in health education, diseases of lifestyle and drug addiction, and family values. His vision, energy, and support for such efforts constitute a legacy that will benefit our community for generations to come. The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is grateful to the McGovern Foundation for making possible this Lectureship, by which we can invite speakers with notable expertise in the areas of health and human values to the College and provide a forum for discussion of issues of concern to our society. It offers a great opportunity for dialogue between science, humanities, and social sciences, which the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences values.

2017

Martha Cotera

Martha Cotera

Author, Librarian, and Women’s Rights Activist
Lecture Title: “ Pasionarias of 1977: Latinas, Liberation, and Remaking Feminist Citizenship”
In celebration and commemoration of the 40 th Anniversary of the National Women’s Conference in Houston, TX.

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2016

Dr. Mark Anthony Neal

Dr. Mark Anthony Neal

Professor of African & African-American Studies and of English
Director, Center for Arts, Digital Culture & Entrepreneurship (CADCE)
Duke University
Lecture Title: “’The Devil Wanna Put Me in a Bowtie’: Negotiating Black Masculinity in America”

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2015

Dr. Barbara Fiese

Dr. Barbara H. Fiese

Professor and Director, Family Resiliency Center; The Pampered Chef, Ltd. Endowed Chair in Family Resiliency, Department of Human and Community Development, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Lecture Title: “Why Family Mealtime Matters: The Science and Politics of Food, Family, and Children’s Health”

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2014

Dr. Jennifer Glass

Dr. Jennifer Glass

Barbara Bush Professor of Liberal Arts in the Department of Sociology and Research Associate in the Population Research Center at the University of Texas, Austin.
Lecture title: “Salary, Family, Climate: What Keeps Women Out of STEM Fields?”

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