Artists, Scholars, and Innovators lecture series to feature award-winning faculty

The Artists, Scholars, and Innovators lecture series, hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning at Marshall University, is presented by award-winning faculty who are chosen by their peers for their artistic, scholarly, or innovative achievements. The spring 2021 series will be hosted virtually and will open at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 18, with a lecture by Marshall Professor Dan Hollis, titled “Storytelling and Storytelling”.

Hollis is a professor in the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications and recipient of the 2019-2020 Dr. Charles E. Hedrick Outstanding Faculty Award. The lecture will focus on how storytelling in journalism relates to engaging students with material in the classroom.

The spring series continues at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 15, with a lecture by Marshall Professor Dr. Suzanne Strait titled “Gonads: History, Anatomy & Diversity.”

Strait, professor of biological sciences, was the honored with the 2019-2020 Distinguished Artists and Scholars Award as a senior recipient for sciences and technology. Focusing on basic information people should know about ovaries and testicles in both humans and animals, Strait will discuss the history of how gonads were discovered, the purpose of gonads and their anatomical variations.

The virtual lectures will take place via Zoom and are free and open to the public. Visit www.marshall.edu/ctl/artists-scholars-innovators-lecture-series to join the event. For more information about the Artists, Scholars, and Innovators lecture series, please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning by e-mail at ctl@marshall.edu.

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Photo: Dan Hollis, professor of journalism, will present the first lecture of the spring Artists, Scholars, and Innovators series March 18.