Neil deGrasse Tyson Kicks Off Stellar Month of Campus Events

March 28, 2013 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications

The Spring Cultural Season at Elmhurst College continues in April with a stellar lineup of speakers, leading off with an appearance by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson that has already sold out.

Tyson has spent his distinguished career bringing the universe down to earth in authoritative, innovative and engaging ways. The director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York and the host of the PBS program NOVA ScienceNow, Tyson is a research associate in the Department of Astrophysics and the American Museum of Natural History and the author of 10 books, including Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier.

Due to the popularity of Tyson’s April 4 lecture, admittance will be limited to only those with a ticket. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Additional parking is available at the Wilder Mansion, 211 S. Prospect Ave., and along Park Avenue between Prospect and Myrtle avenues.

On Sunday, April 7, award-winning historian Deborah Lipstadt will discuss the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann and how his trial changed the world’s understanding of the Holocaust, during Elmhurst College’s annual Service of Remembrance and Holocaust Guestship Lecture.

On Thursday, April 18, best-selling humor author A.J. Jacobs will talk about his book Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection, which documents his efforts to become the healthiest person in the world. This event is co-sponsored by the Elmhurst Public Library and the Friends of the Elmhurst Public Library, with support from Elmhurst College.

On Thursday, April 25, Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips will explore the impact of technology—being able to call up virtually any movie, anytime, on any screen—on the beloved American pastime of going to the movies.

On Sunday, April 28, New York Times bestselling author Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) will present Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, which celebrates the special place that cooking occupies in human life. Note: This lecture is now sold out.

For more information about upcoming lectures at Elmhurst College, call (630) 617-3390.

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