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Guest Speakers at Collin College from 2006
Guest Speakers at Collin College from 2006
David Levinthal
David Levinthal
Photographer
Guest Artist
David Levinthal’s photography has been exhibited in galleries and shows around the world, and he has published several books. His oddly perceived postmodern close-ups of toys are considered by many historians as break through conceptual statements on our aesthetic and cultural self-consciousness.
Daryl Davis
Daryl Davis
Author and musician
Guest Lecture
Daryl Davis recounts his experiences with the Ku Klux Klan and tickles the piano keys to show how rock and roll blurred the lines of race among America’s youth.
Anita Perry
Anita Perry
First Lady of Texas
Guest Lecture
Anita Perry delivers the keynote address at the annual candlelight vigil held in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The vigil was co-sponsored by The Turning Point (Rape Crisis Center of Collin County) and Collin College. Perry has a healthcare background as a sexual assault nurse working with survivors.
Michael Urie
Michael Urie
Actor
Guest Lecture
Collin College alumnus Michael Urie shares acting tips and his experiences as “Mark” on the Golden Globe-winning TV series Ugly Betty. Urie is the recipient of the 2002 John Houseman Prize for Excellence in Classical Theatre from the Juilliard School, the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role in The Temperamentals and earned an Entertainment Weekly EWwy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2009 for his role in Ugly Betty.
Daniel Wallace
Daniel Wallace
Author
Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions
Daniel Wallace’s book, Big Fish, was selected as the inaugural book for the Book-in-Common program, intended to support the college’s goal of fostering a scholarly community by encouraging students to read a common book. Wallace’s book was adapted into a film directed by Tim Burton. He is also the author of Ray in Reverse and The Watermelon King.
Dr. Edward Larson
Edward J. Larson
Pulitzer Prize Winner
From Dayton to Dover: A Brief History of the Evolution Teaching Controversy in America
The Herman E. Talmadge Chair of Law and Richard B. Russell Professor of American History at the University of Georgia, Dr. Edward Larson has published six books including Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion, which won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize in History. Dr. Larson’s areas of expertise include healthcare law, science and technology law, bioethics, property law and legal history.
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