University Speaker Series Returns in January

January 15, 2014

Students, faculty, staff, and interested community residents are invited to attend “Half the Sky,” with author and business executive Sheryl WuDunn, the next lecture in the University Speaker Series. Ms. WuDunn is co-author, with her journalist-husband Nicholas Kristof, of the best-selling book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, which focuses on abuses facing women around the globe. The authors believe that when women are given full access to human rights and economic empowerment, their societies benefit. Their book title is drawn from a Chinese proverb that states, “Women hold up half the sky.”

Ms. WuDunn is first Asian-American to win the Pulitzer Prize. She is also an investment banker.

Her presentation will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of disciplines, including writing, global studies, business, education, criminal justice, social work, and more.

The event will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 28, in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center at University Campus. Admission is free.

Next month, the University Speaker Series will present sustainability expert Robert K. Musil, Ph.D., M.P.H., at 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 18, on global climate change and environmental leadership. His talk will also be held in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center at University Campus, which is located four miles east of Interstate 75 (Exit 285), at 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo, FL, 33574.

For further information on the University Speaker Series, contact Dr. Allyson Marino, director of fine arts events, at allyson.marino@saintleo.edu or (352) 588-8662.