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The University of Maryland College of Arts and Humanities presents the WORLDWISE
Arts and Humanities Dean’s Lecture Series featuring John Lithgow, Tony and Emmy
award-winning actor. And – it’s FREE!
With roles from the Trinity Killer on “Dexter” to Dr. Dick Solomon on “3rd Rock
from the Sun,” Lithgow has won Golden Globes, Emmy and Tony Awards for both comedic
and dramatic roles on stage and screen. Moderated by Sheri Parks, associate professor
of American Studies and former NPR host, Lithgow will discuss his new storytelling
project and the importance of the arts and humanities.
Lithgow is a member of the Commission
on the Arts and Humanities, which produced the national report “The Heart of the Matter: The Humanities and Social Sciences for
Vibrant, Competitive, and Secure Nation.” Created by the American Academy
of Arts and Sciences, the Commission seeks to advance dialogue on the importance
of the humanities and social sciences to the future of our nation. The University
of Maryland College of Arts and Humanities serves as a host site to extend that
The Dean's Lecture Series provides an opportunity for the college faculty, students,
staff and community to join together for stimulating conversation about issues across
the arts and humanities disciplines. Lectures and performances may address either
enduring or emerging questions central to the arts and humanities, or those arising
from other disciplines to which the arts and humanities might speak.
In addition to presenting a major public event, each speaker interacts in smaller
settings with faculty, graduate students and/or undergraduates.
Monday, November 18, 2013, 5:30 PM
Dekelboum Concert Hall,
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park,
MD 20742 Map.
Media coverage is welcome, however, space is limited, so please contact us for tickets.
Parking is available in the Stadium Drive Garage across from the Clarice Smith Performing
Arts Center and just off University Blvd.
Admittance is free. For those attending please:
The 2013-14 series includes historian and Harvard Law School professor Annette Gordon-Reed;
Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union Anthony Romero; and United
States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. For more information, visit www.beworldwise.umd.edu.
To join in the live twitter conversation on the day of the event, follow the College of Arts and Humanities on Twitter @umd_arhu and
For more information about this event, please contact Nicky Everette, director of
marketing and communications for the University of Maryland College of Arts and
Humanities, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-405-6714. To
view the complete Commission report, please visit
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a steadfast supporter of the humanities and arts
in this country, provided primary funding for the Commission on the Humanities and
Social Sciences. Carnegie Coporation of New York also provided important funding.
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