Each year, the UC Speaker Series brings distinguished speakers and thought-provoking events to Charleston, West Virginia. Speakers have included astronaut Sally Ride, crusader Erin Brokovich, comedian Dave Barry, White House chef Walter Scheib, Time Magazine editor Nancy Gibbs, and many others. The Forum on the Future of Energy in 2010 pitted environmentalist Bobby Kennedy against coal magnate Don Blankenship in a debate watched around the world.
March 26 – The University of Charleston Speaker Series will take attendees to the heavens, stars and the Vatican as President of the National Committee for Astronomy, Vatican City State, Father Christopher Corbally speaks on Tuesday, March 26, on both the UC-Charleston and UC-Beckley campuses. The event, titled “Star Wars: When Astronomy & Religion Meet,” will focus on the connections between space and religion.
Event is at 6:30 p.m. in the Geary Auditorium, free and open to the public.
Since 2001, the Dow Chemical Foundation has been the major sponsor for UC Speaker Series events.