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March 2021

*DIGITAL* Lowest White Boy: On the Hidden Forces of American Racism

March 3
7:00 pm
Boy with American flag beside car with graffiti

Lyndon Johnson once observed, “If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket.” UVM English professor Greg Bottoms discusses his memoir, "Lowest White Boy," which explores the powerful historical, cultural, social, and political forces behind white supremacy. (Registration required.) Read More »

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April 2021

*DIGITAL* How China Became Buddhist and Buddhism Became Chinese

April 7
7:00 pm
Buddhist monk creating sand painting

Chinese society never became exclusively Buddhist, but other religious traditions had to respond as Buddhist ideas, practices, and institutions permeated the country. Middlebury religion professor Elizabeth Morrison discusses how the Buddhist tradition came to China, how it was received, and the distinctive Chinese forms of Buddhism that emerged. Read More »

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May 2021

*DIGITAL* Einstein in a Nutshell

May 5
7:00 pm
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Einstein’s most famous contribution to science—his theory of relativity—is based on an idea so simple it can be stated in one sentence. Yet from that simple idea, explains Middlebury professor Richard Wolfson, follow conclusions that have revolutionized our notions of space, time, and causality. Read More »

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