|President Kupchella to start University Faculty Lecture Series Oct. 18|
"Chickens" -- that's the title of the first talk in the 2007-08 University Faculty Lecture Series. President Charles Kupchella will give the opening lecture Thursday, Oct. 18, at the North Dakota Museum of Art. A reception starts at 4 p.m. and the lecture begins at 4:30 p.m. Kupchella's talk focuses on the path and interconnections of his career, from his early days as a researcher through his co-directorship of a cancer research lab and culminating with the presidency of the University of North Dakota. What does "Chickens" have to do with all of that? You'll have to show up to find out. In honor of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the University and the 10th anniversary of the re-establishment of the lecture series at UND, the committee of Chester Fritz Professors coordinating the University Faculty Lecture Series invited the deans of colleges to speak on their research. This occasion will allow the deans to reflect on the important role that their scholarly work plays not only in their career paths but in their work on campus today. And, again to break precedent a little, the committee is commemorating President Kupchella’s tenure at UND by inviting him to give the opening lecture. Chandice Covington, dean of the College of Nursing, will present the second lecture in the series Thursday, Nov. 8. Her topic is "Interdisciplinary Research: A Modern Paradigm for Nursing Science." Subsequent lectures will be given in the spring and next fall, starting on Jan. 17 with Paul LeBel, dean of the School of Law. Please save the dates of Feb. 14, March 13 and April 10.