Faculty Lecture Series

Faculty Lecture Series

Stimulate the mind and spirit by attending these fascinating 20-minute presentations.


The 2015-16 Faculty Lecture Series gives UCC’s faculty members an opportunity outside of the classroom to share their passion and do what they do best: inspire, question, and motivate thought about the subjects they have dedicated their lives to researching and teaching. This event is open to the entire community. Join us for this series of free, twice-a-month lectures showcasing the ideas and possibilities being explored by our top-notch faculty.


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Whipple Fine Arts Center, Centerstage Theatre
1140 Umpqua College Rd
Roseburg, OR 97471 

2015 Schedule

Wed, Oct 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Dr. Georgann Willis - Psychology

“I Want It Now! New Thinking on Willpower and Dealing with Delayed Gratification” *

Professor John Blakely - Automotive

“Take Your Toyota to Mars: Today's Technology in the Auto Industry”

Thu, Oct 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Professor Susan Rochester - Fine and Performing Arts

“Georgia on My Mind: Seeking O'Keefe in the Red Dirt of New Mexico”

Dr. Joseph Villa - Chemistry

“Great Accidents in Science: Saccharin, Silly Putty, and Your Pacemaker”

Wed, Nov 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Professor Stephanie Newman - Fine and Performing Arts

“Where's the Lady in Lady Macbeth?”

Dr. Emery Smith - Sociology

“The Nature and Use of Corporal Punishment” *

Thu, Nov 11, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Professor Dee Winn - Mathematics 

“Transfinite Numbers: How We Count Leads to Measuring Infinities” *

Professor Michael Wheeler - World Music

“Bowed Lutes in Liturgical Music of North India”

Wed, Dec 9, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Professor Toni Clough - Business

“The Four Basics of Starting a Business” *

Professor Jan Woodcock - Humanities and Social Science

“The Science Behind Your Happiness: What is it? Who’s Got It? Is There More Where That Comes From?”

Thu, Dec 10, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Professor Mary Stinnett - Mathematics

“Who Wants to Be a Guaranteed Millionaire?” *

Director Carol McGeehon - Library Services

“Scarcity and Ubiquity: How Two Disruptive Technologies Have Changed the World”

* Encore Presentations from Last Year: Back by Popular Demand