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Past lectures

"'Little Note nor Long Remember': Why Do We Remember the Gettysburg Address?"

In this July 30, 2014 lecture at Bailey Hall, Allen C. Guelzo, the Henry R. Luce III Professor of the Civil War Era and the director of the Civil War Era Program at Gettysburg College, analyzes Abraham Lincoln's best-remembered speech.

"Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life"

In this July 23, 2014 lecture at Bailey Hall, Brian Wansink, the John Dyson Professor of Consumer Behavior at Cornell and head of Cornell's Food and Brand Lab, offers actionable ideas for improving our eating habits.

"The Way We Were—and Are: Reflections on Students and Faculty at Cornell"

Distinguished Cornellians Glenn Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick, coauthors of Cornell: A History, 1940–2015, share insights about changes and continuities in Cornell's students and faculty on July 16, 2014, at Bailey Hall.

"'I Have a Dream': The Speech and Personal Reflections"

Award-winning playwright Samuel Kelley brings to life Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech on July 9, 2014, at Bailey Hall.