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Virtual Alumni College Archive

Past Virtual Alumni College lectures are posted below.

White House and press relations in the era of Trump

Dr. Jeff McCall '76
Professor of Communication and Theatre

March 2017

The Emerging Discipline of Sustainability Studies and DePauw

Jeanette Pope, Ph.D.
Professor of Geosciences and Faculty Sustainability Coordinator

October 2017

BREXIT: Reflections on the British Referendum

Dr. Robert Dewey
Associate Professor of History

March 2017

Bruce Springsteen and American Culture 

Dr. David Gellman
A.W. Crandall Professor of History and Chair of the History Department

January 2017


The 2016 Presidential Selection Process: Looking Back, Looking Ahead 

Dr. Bruce Stinebrickner
Professor of Political Science

October 2016

The Foundation of the Florentine Republic and the Creation of an Ideal City

Dr. Michael Seaman
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies and Rector Scholar Adviser

September 2016

The Brotha Who Loves: Complicating Hegemonic Black Masculinity in Rap Music

Dr. Matthew Oware
Professor of Sociology

May 2016


Is this any way to choose presidential candidates?

Dr. Bruce Stinebrickner
Professor of Political Science

March 2016


KATNISS EVERDEEN's Emerging Moral consciousness in the Hunger games

Martha Rainbolt
Professor Emerita of English 

February 2016


How a liberal arts education led me to find success in many places

Kyle Smitley '07
Social Entrepreneur 

November 2015


The power of ideas: the journey from east college to the supreme court

Douglas Hallward-Driemeier '89

October 2015


A Meandering road to entrepreneurship

Projjol Banerjea '06



A Liberal arts approach to design

David A. Berque
Dean of Academic Life and Herrick E.H. Greenleaf Professor of Computer Science

September 2015


Moral Knowledge and Moral Education

Andrew Cullison '01
Phyllis W. Nicholas Director of DePauw's Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics and Associate Professor of Philosophy

April 2015


Decoding charlie hebdo: The Origins and cultural perceptions of caricature

Anne Harris
Professor of Art and Art History

March 2015



ISIS and the Pathology of Politics in the Middle East

Jeff Kenney
Professor of Religious Studies

February 2015

Understanding the Ebola Threat

Sharon Crary
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

December 2014


Exploring the Extreme Universe

Mary Kertzman
Professor of Physics and Astronomy


Ain't that America?
History and Culture in the Country

James C. Giesen ’95
Associate Professor of History, Mississippi State


Happiness: Living with Peace, Confidence & Joy

Doug Smith '68

October 2014


The Crisis in Journalism

Jeff McCall
Professor of Communication

September 2014

Humanitarian Intervention

Brett O'Bannon
Associate Professor of Political Science & Director of Conflict Studies

October 2013


The Federal Reserve and its Historic Response to the Great Recession

Mary English Dixon
Professor Emerita of Economics and Management

November 2013


Freedom Summer in Mississippi Revisited

John Dittmer
Professor Emeritus of History

February 2014