Photo by Charles Shan Cerrone
All eyes were on Zadie Smith this spring as she read an unpublished short story to a packed Mandell Theater. The novelist, essayist and author of the critically acclaimed novel “White Teeth” was the sixth lecturer in the College’s Distinguished Lecture series. Smith’s short story, “Two Men Arrive in a Village,” was later published in The New Yorker and can be found in its June 6, 2016 issue.
Previous CoAS Distinguished Lecturers include author Sir Salman Rushdie, media maven Arianna Huffington, neuroscientist David Eagleman, religion scholar and author Reza Aslan, and designer and urban planner Candy Chang
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The seventh Distinguished Lecture on April 12, 2017, featuring Robert Sapolsky, PhD, biologist, neuroscientist and stress expert. He is a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, a research associate with the Institute of Primate Research at the National Museum of Kenya, and professor of biology, neurology and neurosurgery at Stanford University. Free tickets are available now at Drexel.edu/coas/distinguishedlecture.