Events

Emerson-Wier Symposium: The Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium was established in 2007 and is sponsored annually in the spring by the USAO Foundation. It was inspired by endowment funds created by OCW alumni Gladys Anderson Emerson and Nance Foules Wier.  Continue Reading.

Giles Symposium: The Ray & Mary Giles Symposium on Citizenship and Public Service was also established in 2007 and is made possible each fall through endowment funds established by Nita Giles, daughter of Ray and Mary Giles, held at the USAO Foundation.  Continue Reading.

Summer History Symposium: The summer History symposium began in 2012 and is scheduled to continue with Civil War themed addresses through 2015.  Continue Reading.

Upcoming Symposia Series

USAO Summer History Symposium

7:30 PM Jun 09, 2015
Te Ata Auditorium

Dr. Dan Sutherland is a distinguished professor of history at the University of Arkansas, where his teaching and research have traditionally focused on the American Civil War. He has written and edited numerous books for which he has received more than 40 honors and awards including the Distinguished Book Award from the Society for Military History and the Tom Watson Brown Book Award from the Society of Civil War Historians.

7:30 PM Oct 08, 2015
Te Ata Auditorium

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who writes frequently about environmental science, Dan Fagin is also a science journalism professor at New York University. His book, Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation,was recently awarded the 2014 Pulitzer for General Nonfiction. Dan’s recent publications include The New York Times, Scientific American, Nature and Slate.