A new take on the former Chautauqua, ProfTalks is a program for first-year students that will feature dinner-discussions about interesting intellectual topics by faculty in East Campus residence hall common rooms. 


ProfTalks seeks to help our newest students understand that the intellectual life does not end in the classroom and that their academic experiences have great relevance to current events. 


 This year's ProfTalks will feature speakers who teach Spring Breakthrough courses.

RSVP below to a dinner that sparks your interest, and get a sneak-peak of what will be offered in the spring! 

This year's line-up of ProfTalks:


Fritz Mayer + BJ Rudell: "Presidential March Madness: Determining What Makes a President 'Great'"

Wednesday, Sept. 26, Giles Common Room, 6 PM



Mohamed Noor + Eric Spana: "Exploring Biology Through Science Fiction and Fantasy"

Tuesday, Oct. 2, Randolph 117, 6 PM



Brian Hare + Vanessa Woods: "Puppies!"

Tuesday, Oct. 23, Gilbert Addoms 101, 6 PM



John + Kimberly Blackshear: "Forensic Psychology: A Story of Mitigation"

Wednesday, Nov. 7, Trinity Residence Hall Common Room, 6 PM



If you would like to suggest any faculty to be part of this program or if you have any questions, contact the series coordinator Nina Hatami at