2002-03 Convocation Series continues throughout the year with lectures
that are free to the public. Each begins at 8 p.m. in Finney Chapel.
Coetzee, "A Reading,"
October 10, 2002
South Africa's "Writer of the Millennium" in March
2000, Coetzee is the recipient of many international literary awards
and was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996. During
his 30 years at the University of Cape Town, Coetzee was instrumental
in developing the institution's creative writing program.
He currently lectures at the University of Chicago as a visiting
professor in the Committee on Social Thought.
Calvin Taylor '40, "Appealing to the Supreme Judge,"
February 3, 2003
One of the most sought-after preachers in the world, Taylor's
sermons can be heard on 100 radio stations around the world. He
was instrumental in establishing the Progressive National Baptist
Convention and is the recipient of 12 honorary degrees, including
the Oberlin Alumni Citation for Influence as a Preacher in 1957
and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Margulis, "The Living Earth: Inheritance of Acquired Genomes,"
April 15, 2003
Distinguished University Professor of Geoscience at the University
of Massachusetts in Amherst, Margulis' work encompasses original
contributions to cell biology and microbial evolution. She currently
co-directs NASA's Planetary Biology Internship Program.