Through regular annual events, as well as through special programs and talks, the College of Liberal Arts provides opportunities for students to engage with a range of speakers and experiences that both enhance and extend the work of courses. 

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College of Liberal Arts in the Fall

Students are encouraged to choose some of these programs each semester to engage a public issue, to expand their knowledge of the world and its complexities, to learn something of another culture, or perhaps to enjoy an excellent film with a vision distinct from their own. All members of the campus community, alumni, and the public are welcome at nearly all CLA events without charge.

Schedule of Events

2/6/19 Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors" by Dr. Carolyn Finney Lecture Hall 238 5:00PM - 7:00PM


"Finding Matilda: The Anne Frank of Lithuania" by Professor Richard Freund

Liberal Arts Room 2315 3:30PM - 4:45PM


"The Good Nazi" by Professor Richard Freund 

Liberal Arts Room 4310 6:00PM
2/12/19 "Diversity Awareness Workshop-Focus on Autism. 2019 Theme: Communication: Challenges and Strategies" West Village Commons Ballrooms B & C 3:00PM-5:00PM
2/12/19 "A Peggy Meyerhoff Pearlstone Professorship Program: The Archeology of the Holocaust" by Professor Richard Freund Liberal Arts Room 4310 5:45PM - 6:45PM
2/19/19 Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer "Scientists and the Ethics of Cold War Weapons Research" by Dr. Sarah Bridger Liberal Arts Room 4310 5:00PM
2/21/19 Edward V. Badolato Distinguished Speaker Series: "Human Rights and Homeland Security" by Quasim Rashid Liberal Arts Room 4110 4:00PM
2/26/19 "Making a World of Words: Poets Robert Creeley and Bernadette Mayer" by Dr. Peter Baker Liberal Arts Room 2317 4:00PM - 5:00PM
2/27/19 Towson Literary Reading Series: Jane DeLury and Don Lee Liberal Arts Room 3150 6:00PM
2/28/19 "Democracy and Human Rights in Africa" by Ambassador Michael Ranneberger Liberal Arts Room 4110 5:00PM - 6:15PM
3/5/19 "The Conversion of Ethiopia to Christinanity: Reading Hagiography in Light of the Linguistic Town" by Dr. Aaron Butts Liberal Arts Room 4310 5:00PM
3/7/19 Making Sense in America Series: "The Curatorial Commons of Ladyfest" by Dr. E.A. Stinson Liberal Arts Room 4310  
3/12/19 Dr. Jack Fruchtman Lecture Hall 238 7:00PM
3/25/19 - 3/29/19 Carlo Levi's Disegni della cecita: An anthology of the drawings completed by the artist in 1973 during a time of temporary blindness Liberal Arts Fourth Floor 10:00AM - 4:00PM
3/28/19 Ian Moore Memorial Lecture: "A Tale of the Two Moral Cities: Embodied Moral Psychology and The Affective Turn" by Dr. Bongrae Seok Liberal Arts Room 4310 6:00PM
3/28/19 "Footsteps of my Father" by Stanlee Stahl Liberal Arts Room 2110 5:15PM - 7:15PM
4/3/19 Towson Literary Series: "Mouths Don't Speak" by Katia D. Ulysse Liberal Arts Room 3150 6:00PM
4/3/19 Sabbatical Talk: "Garifuna Language Retention Through Story and Song" by Lea Ramsdell Liberal Arts Room 4150 3:30PM
4/4/19 Never Give Up: Yasui and the Fight for.. Liberal Arts Room 4310  
4/4/19 CLA Film Festival - FORL Liberal Arts Room 4310  
4/9/19 "The Last Laugh" Intro & Back Talk by Ferne Pearstein Liberal Arts Room 4110 6:00PM
4/9/19 "Ataranjuat: The Fast Runner" Liberal Arts Room 4310 6:30PM
4/10/19 Martha A. Mitten Professorship Program: "Refusing to Sink" by Professor Mina Karavanta Liberal Arts Room 4310 5:00PM
4/12/19 CLA All Faculty Meeting Liberal Arts Room 4310 2:30PM
4/16/19 "Saworoide"  Liberal Arts Room 4310 6:30PM
4/23/19 "Ixcanul" Liberal Arts Room 4310 6:30PM
4/23/19 Dr. Andrew Donald The Deaf Dentist TBA 7:00PM
4/24/19 Towson Literary Series: Beth Ann Fennelly and Joseph Capista Liberal Arts Room 3150 6:00PM
4/29/19 Unearthing Memory: A Conversation with Joan Pinyol Liberal Arts Room 4310 7:00PM - 8:30PM
4/30/19 "7 Boxes" Liberal Arts Room 4310 6:30PM
4/30/19 The John Gissendanner Memorial Lecture "Trigger Warnings: "African American Novels and Racial Trauma" by Dolen Perkins-Valdez Lectural Hall 238 6:30PM
5/1/2019 The Merger of Baltimore Hebrew University w/ Towson University: Three Leadership Models Converge by Dr. Hana Bor Liberal Arts Room 4110 8:00AM - 9:30AM
5/1/2019 Roundtable Discussion: "Notre Dame of Paris" with Professors Rita Costa-Gomes, Nicole Dombrowski, and Laura Mason Liberal Arts Room 4310 4:00PM - 5:00PM
5/7/2019 Hirschmann-McWilliams Lecture in Asian Studies: "Seeking Balance on China: Is China Strong, Weak, or Both?" by Dr. Steve Phillips" Liberal Arts Room 3310 7:00PM
5/31/2019 9th Baltimore Immigration Summit Coppin State University 8:30AM - 4:30PM