Sacramento native LeVar Burton, who portrayed a slave in Roots and a blind, spacefaring engineer in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and whose Reading Rainbow show ran on PBS for 26 years, will discuss “The Power of Storytelling” as the first
Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the writers behind the biggest movie of all time, will return to the universe-ity where they met — this time as the stars of a virtual Chancellor’s Colloquium, rescheduled for Nov. 20 after their earlier appearance was canceled because of the pandemic.
Matthew Desmond will give an address centered on his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, as the first guest in the 2018-19 Chancellor’s Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series.
Gary S. May hosts his second Chancellor’s Colloquium on May 21 — a talk by GZA, who will demonstrate the power of conveying complex, scientific topics in the form of hip-hop lyrics. The founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan will give his present “Dark Matter: An Evening of Songs and Science” at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.
Gary S. May hosts his first Chancellor’s Colloquium on Wednesday, Jan. 31 — an evening talk by Alan Alda, who has a mission of helping scientists make their research clear to the public. He will give his address, “Getting Beyond a Blind Date with Science,” at 6:30 p.m. in Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.