The Honors College's plenary lecture series, an integral part of the first-year course, "The Pursuit of Knowledge," invites the campus community to consider along with the students questions similar to those being posed in the course. Lectures are by distinguished members of the UVM community as well as nationally recognized writers and artists from outside UVM.

Plenary Lectures are scheduled on select Wednesdays throughout the semester from 5:05-6:20 pm in Billings Lecture Hall. Members of the University community as well as the broader Burlington community are always welcome to attend.


Spring 2018 Schedule

  • Wednesday, January 17 - Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst, "Religion, Rebels, and Jihad: Or, How Muslims were Racialized in India"
  • Wednesday, February 7 - Alison Bechdel, "Dykes, Dads, and Moms to Watch Out For"
  • Wednesday, February 28 - Pablo Bose, "Welcome and Hope/Fear and Loathing: The Politics of Refugee Resettlement in the Current Climate"