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August 18, 2010

Trinity University Announces Major Lectures for Fall 2010 Semester

Anne M. Mulcahy

SAN ANTONIOA dynamic corporate leader, a Harvard biologist, and an inaugural poet are some of the guests who will visit Trinity University during the fall 2010 semester. Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are free and open to the public and seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Headlining the Trinity University Distinguished Lecture Series is former chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation, Anne M. Mulcahy, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in Laurie Auditorium.

Mulcahy began her career at the Xerox Corporation in 1976 as a field sales representative, taking on increasingly responsible sales and senior management positions before assuming the top job. Serving as chairman and CEO from 2001 to 2009, she built a new leadership team, cut 30 percent of the least-profitable lines of business, refocused the company on higher-growth operations and inspired others to join in reenergizing Xerox for the 21st century. Voted “CEO of the Year” by CEO Magazine, and one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News & World Report, she was also a longtime favorite on the FORTUNE, Forbes, and Wall Street Journal’s lists of most powerful women. Mulcahy, a role model and an advocate for social causes, is now serving as chairman of Save the Children.

The Trinity University Distinguished Lecture Series is made possible by an endowment gift from Mr. and Mrs. Walter F. Brown of San Antonio.  

Other speakers and presentations for the fall semester are:

  • Trinity University Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series
    Robert M. Hazen, senior geologist, Carnegie Institute, will present From the Big Bang to Broadway: How Things Evolve at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, in Laurie Auditorium. The Trinity University Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series is made possible by an endowment gift from Mr. and Mrs. Walter F. Brown of San Antonio. 
  • DeCoursey Lecture Series
    E.O. Wilson, biologist, Harvard University, will discuss Biodiversity and the Future of Life, at
    7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, in Laurie Auditorium. The DeCoursey Lecture Series is made possible by the late Gen. Elbert DeCoursey and Mrs. DeCoursey of San Antonio.
  • Stieren Arts Enrichment Series
    Elizabeth Alexander, poet and professor at Yale University, will present, A Reading and   Conversation with Inaugural Poet Elizabeth Alexander at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Coates University Center Skyline Room. She recently made history as the fourth poet to compose and deliver a poem at a presidential inauguration. Immediately following Barack Obama's inaugural address, she recited her poem, "Praise Song for the Day" to listeners worldwide.

Bernard Woma and members of the Saacumu Dance Troupe will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall. Woma is considered one of the world’s virtuoso players of the gyil [Ghanaian xylophone.]

Carl Weber, world-renowned director, dramaturg, and translator, will present From Berlin to Broadway: An Evening with International Stage Director Carl Weber at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, in the Stieren Theater. While at Trinity, he will direct Bertolt Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan, opening Nov.12.

The Stieren Arts Enrichment Series is made possible by Jane and the late Arthur Stieren of San Antonio.

  • Policy Maker Breakfast Series
    David Brooks, political commentator and The New York Times Op-Ed columnist, will speak about Politics in the Age of Obama on Tuesday, Oct. 12.

          Daniel Pink, bestselling author, will discuss his book A Whole New Mind on Tuesday, Dec. 14.

Both breakfast presentations will take place at 7:30 a.m. in the DoubleTree Hotel Tamayo Ballroom. Individual tickets are $45. For reservations, call 210-999-7601. The Policy Maker Breakfast Series is sponsored by the Office of Conferences and Special Programs and the Stevens Academic Enrichment Fund.

For more information, contact Mary Anthony in the Office of University Communications at 210-999-8441.

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