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An Emerson for Our Time

First Wednesdays Series: April

April 4    ♦    Barry O’Connell
Drawing on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essays “The American Scholar,” “Self-Reliance,” and “Experience,” Amherst professor emeritus Barry O’Connell explores the many ways Emerson’s writings continue to offer insights that can make our lives more open and fruitful.

Luther and the Reformation: A 500-year Appraisal

First Wednesdays Series: November

November 1    ♦    Randall Balmer
Martin Luther’s posting of the Ninety-five Theses on the cathedral door at Wittenburg five hundred years ago launched a movement that utterly transformed Western society and our notions of authority, culture, art, and tradition. Dartmouth Religion professor Randall Balmer assesses the Protestant Reformation half a millennium later.

Journalism film series looks at dark side of reporting

Next in the Journalism Film Discussion Series, the 1951 film Ace in the Hole looks at the dark side of journalism: fake news, greed, and sensationalism.

Screening of this timely film will be followed by a discussion led by Randy Holhut, news editor of The Commons.

Coming to the Latchis Theater on Sunday, November 19, at 4 pm. Free and open to the public.

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