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Spring Term Series Events

Tickets and Parking

All of these events are free and open to the public. No tickets required, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is available in B and C lots only. Parking in any other campus lot requires a permit. For special accommodations, please contact the Office of the Provost at 937-229-2245.

W. Kamau Bell | United Shades of Kamau

Tuesday, February 25, 7 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom

W. Kamau Bell is a sociopolitical comedian who is the host and executive producer of the Emmy Award winning CNN docu-series United Shades of America. In his presentation titled, United Shades of Kamau, he talks about his work traversing the country and talking to people about what it means to be an American in the 21st century. Kamau uses clips from the show, featuring a diverse array of voices, to demonstrate how we can all connect in these so-called “divided times.” Kamau’s mix of storytelling, stand-up comedy, and heartfelt words embody the message of his CNN show. We are all the people.

Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative speaker

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*Cancelled* Lori Beer

Thursday, April 23, 7 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom

Lori Beer is the Global Chief Information Officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and a member of the company's Operating Committee, responsible for the firm's technology systems and infrastructure worldwide. Beer manages a budget of more than $11 billion and over 50,000 technologists supporting JPMorgan Chase's retail, wholesale and asset and wealth management businesses. She also serves as the co-sponsor of the firm's Access Ability Business Resource Group.

Prior to joining the firm she was Executive Vice President of Specialty Businesses and Information Technology for WellPoint, Inc., responsible for a $10 billion business unit which included WellPoint's Specialty Products. Beer serves as a member of the University of Cincinnati’s Lindner College of Business Advisory Council and supports the growing number of women in STEM careers. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Dayton.

Annual Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium keynote address

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Resource Guides

For more information on speakers in the series view the resource guides prepared by UD's Roesch Library.


University of Dayton Speaker Series

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1302