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Ross M. Lence Master Teachers Series

2023 Ross M. Lence Master Teachers Series


Matthew B. Crawford
Bestselling Author of Why We Drive and 
Shop Class as Soulcraft
will be speaking on
"Gratitude and the Human Condition" 

Friday, February 10, 2023
in The Honors College Commons
Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6 p.m. | Program at 7 p.m. 

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Featured Speaker

Matthew B. Crawford is a senior fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia and the New York Times bestselling author of Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work, The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction and Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road. He studied physics at the University of California, and earned a dotorate in political philosophy from the University of Chicago. His shorter writings have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, American Affairs, The New Atlantis, Le Monde, Le Figaro, The Sunday Times of London, and many other publications. To read more about him and his work, go to

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Learning that Lasts a Lifetime

The Honors College has set a goal of creating a $500,000 endowment to fund this program. To date, we are more than halfway toward our goal, thanks to an anonymous donor. Click here to donate to the Lence Seminar Endowment.