College of Arts & Sciences


Each year faculty members draw upon scholarship in the areas of the Arts, Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences to provide meaningful lectures and discussions. Community engagement is one of the University's highest priorities, and this lecture series fosters dialogue and the exchange of ideas between UNCW faculty and Cape Fear area residents. 

UNCWednesday lectures are held the third Wednesday of each month as permitted by the University calendar. Each event includes an hour long discussion and a Q&A session. RSVPs NOT required (general admission seating); parking is available in Eaton Plaza. Open to all.

Event Schedule for 2017-18

*All events will begin at 6pm and take place in James Hall Auditorium (Eaton Plaza next to Trask Coliseum) unless otherwise noted.

Event Information

September 20

Don Furst - Department of Art & Art History
"The Egg and I: Adventures in Tempera"

October 11

*16th Annual Sherman Lecture Series
Dr. Noah Strote - Department of History at NCSU
“Uprooting Fascism: Germany and Western Democracy Since Hitler"
Warwick Ballroom, Warwick Center

November 8

Dr. Jimmy Reeves - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
“Why Science?  It Got Us Here and It May Be the Only Way Out”

February 21

Amy Kirschke - Department of Art & Art History
“A True and Worthy Ideal: African American Political Cartoonists in Washington DC 1940-1970”

March 21

Dr. Dylan McNamara - Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography
"Environmental Econophysics: A New Field with Tools to Predict the Future of Coastal Communities"

April 11

Dr. J. Ben Taylor - Department of Public and International Affairs
"Google & Democracy: Politics and the Power of the Internet"