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Delbanco to Deliver Fribolin Lecture

Dr. Andrew Delbanco, recipient of the 2011 National Humanities Medal, will deliver the 25th Annual Carl and Fanny Fribolin Lecture Friday, May 3, at Keuka College.

One of the highlights of May Day Weekend, Delbanco will discuss “What is College For?” at 6:30 p.m. in Norton Chapel. It is free and open to the public.

The lecture series carries the names ofGenevaresident Carl Fribolin, an emeritus member of the College’s Board of Trustees and recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 2004, and his late wife.

Delbanco is Mendelson Family Chair of American Studies and Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.  He was awarded the 2011 National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama “for his writing that spans the literature of Melville and Emerson to contemporary issues in higher education.”

In 2001, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and named by Time Magazine as “America’s Best Social Critic.” In 2003, he was named New York State Scholar of the Year by the New York Council for the Humanities. In 2006, he received the “Great Teacher Award” from the Society of Columbia Graduates.

Delbanco is the author of many books, including, most recently, College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be, and The Abolitionist Imagination. Melville: His World and Work was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Biography, and appeared on “best books” lists in the Washington Post, Independent (London), Dallas Morning News, and TLS.  It was awarded the Lionel Trilling Award byColumbiaUniversity.

Delbanco’s essays appear regularly in The New York Review of Books, New Republic, New York Times Magazine, and other journals. His topics range from American literary and religious history to contemporary issues in higher education.

Delbanco has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He was a member of the inaugural class of fellows at the New York Public Library Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

National Medal of Science Recipient to Deliver Fribolin Lecture

Dr. Richard A. Tapia, recipient of the National Medal of Science, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on scientists and engineers, will deliver the 24th Annual Carl and Fanny Fribolin Lecture Friday, May 4 at Keuka College.

One of the highlights of May Day Weekend, Tapia will speak at 6:30 p.m. in Norton Chapel. It is free and open to the public.

The lecture series carries the names of Geneva resident Carl Fribolin, an emeritus member of the College’s Board of Trustees and recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 2004, and his late wife.

“Richard is very well known for his major academic achievements and contributions to the advancement of mathematics, particularly computational math, but he is also a giant in diversifying these academic fields, that are notoriously lacking in this regard,” said Keuka President Dr. Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera. “He is credited with bringing ethnic minorities and women into computing and related fields in substantial numbers and with great successes at the Ph.D. level. Wide dissemination of successful efforts to address under-representation is featured at his bi-annual conference, the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference, which focuses on showcasing work of excellence in mathematics and computing by minority researchers.”

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TIME Magazine Editor will Deliver Fribolin Talk on Friday

Mark Halperin, editor-at-large and senior political analyst for TIME, will deliver the 23rd Carl and Fanny Fribolin Lecture Friday, May 6 at Keuka College.

One of the highlights of May Day Weekend, Halperin will discuss “The Road to 2012” at 6:30 p.m. in Norton Chapel. It is free and open to the public.

The lecture series carries the names of Geneva resident Carl Fribolin, an emeritus member of the College’s Board of Trustees and recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 2004, and his late wife.

Halperin covers politics, elections and government for the magazine and TIME.com. He is also the creator and author of TIME.com’s “The Page,” a news and analysis tip sheet that gathers and edits the latest political stories, campaign ads, TV clips, videos and campaign reactions from every news source, along with Halperin’s own analysis. In addition, Halperin is senior political analyst for MSNBC, where he appears regularly on Morning Joe and other programs on the cable channel.

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Dr. Benjamin Carson to Deliver Fribolin Lecture April 30

Renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin S. Carson Sr. will deliver the 22nd Carl and Fanny Fribolin Lecture at Keuka College Friday, April 30.

One of the highlights of May Day Weekend, Carson will speak at 6:30 p.m. in Norton Chapel. It is free and open to the public. Dr. Carson will conduct a question and answer session with students from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Hegeman 109.

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