Next LIFE OF THE MIND Lecture Series Scheduled for May 8

The second in the “Life of the Mind” lecture series on the theme of “Identity” is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8 from 3:30-5pm in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center.

Life of the Mind” features interdisciplinary conversations with UC faculty around a one-word theme. Each quarter, there are two “Life of the Mind” sessions with three “thought provocateurs” contributing to each session. Each scholar provides a 15-minute talk followed by audience Q&A.

At the May 8 event, three distinguished faculty members will address the theme from unique and diverse perspectives:

  • Elaine Hollensbe, Associate Professor of Management, Carl H. Lindner College of Business, “Where is the ‘Me’ Among the ‘We’?”
  • Amy C. Lind, Mary Ellen Heintz Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, “Identity and Embodiment”
  • Jeffrey M. Timberlake, Associate Professor of Sociology, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, “The Kiln and Crucible of Ethnic Identity”

The previous “thought provocateurs” on the subject of “Identity” were:

  • Stefan Fiol, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, College-Conservatory of Music
  • Laura Dudley Jenkins, Associate Professor of Political Science, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences
  • Gregory H. Williams, President, University of Cincinnati

 “Life of the Mind” is free and open to the public and attracts a broad audience including UC students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as people from the community. Past themes have included “Technology” and “War.” More information about “Life of the Mind,” including the event poster, is available online at

Can’t make it to the Alumni Association to participate in person? “Life of the Mind” will be streamed live at

Life of the Mind” is co-sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Chair of the University Faculty, and the UC Libraries.

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