The College of Human Sciences & Education's mission is an important one -- to educate those who are dedicated to improving quality of life across the lifespan.
The Quality of Life Lecture Series offers participants the opportunity to hear experts from different cultures and disciplines as they speak about complex education, health, information, and human issues facing our society. The Quality of Life Lecture Series serves to challenge minds, reimagine the status quo, and remind us that we are change-makers.
All sessions are free and open to the public.
Coming up in 2019:
- January 30 | 5:00 PM | Barnes & Noble @ LSU.... in the Event Room - Silent Wonders: The Wordless Book and the Voice of the Reader with Dr. Marcella Terrusi
- February 5 | 4:30 PM | 225 Peabody Hall - The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South with Dr. Wayne Wiegand
- February 6 | 3:00 PM | 225 Peabody Hall -- The Quest for Attention with Dr. William A. Sutton
- March 28 | 3:30 PM | Barnes & Noble @ LSU.... in the Event Room -- Improving Communication and Understanding: Context Matters with Dr. Analea Brauburger
Earlier this year...
A Chat with James Meredith
September 28 | 1:30 PM
Location: University Laboratory School Auditorium
James Meredith, spurred to action by President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address, sought to become the first African American to enroll at the University of Mississippi. After having his application rejected twice because of his race, he filed a lawsuit to enforce his right to attend the state institution. Meredith enrolled at the University of Mississippi and in August 1963 graduated with a degree in political science. Mr. Meredith continued his education and received a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan (Nigeria) and a law degree from Columbia University.
Meredith has continued to speak out on the central role education plays in helping to lift people out of poverty. His most recent book, “A Mission from God: A Memoir and Challenge for America,” reflects on Meredith’s personal life but also dares Americans to overhaul the public education system so all people can overcome poverty.
Mr. Meredith is the living epitome of the Quality of Life Lecture Series. He is a living tribute to the human spirit and serves as a challenge to the status quo of education, particularly throughout the South.
Join us for this first lecture in our 2018-2019 series as we continue to challenge the minds of our students, faculty, staff, and community.