During 2013, the driest year in California’s recorded state history, water levels in rivers and reservoirs slipped beneath their record lows. Cynthia Truelove, however, said there’s a bright side to California’s severe drought.
Theodore Roosevelt: governor, Rough Rider, father, president and speaker at Chautauqua. At 3:30 p.m. today in the Hall of Christ, Roosevelt will once again appear on a Chautauqua platform.
John Wigger, professor and chair at the University of Missouri’s History Department, will examine the ways that at-the-time new 19th-century religious movements changed American society and culture.
Mayuko Kamio was 11 years old the first time she played Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, Op. 35 in D Major.
David Epley will perform his show “The Science of Santa” as Doktor Kaboom for the Family Entertainment Series at 5 and 7 p.m. tonight in Smith Wilkes Hall.
The Rev. Scotty McLennan, the dean for religious life at Stanford University, will examine the role of religion in the American West, specifically in California, the state he’s lived in for the last 14 years. He will give his lecture, titled “Religious Pluralism in the Developing American West,” at 2 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy.
Akhil Reed Amar thinks that Americans need to be cognizant of two constitutions. At his 4 p.m. lecture today in the Hall of Philosophy, he’ll explain just what he means by that.
At 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, Patrick Griffin, chair of the history department at Notre Dame University, will kick-start Week Five’s theme of “The American West” with a lecture titled “America as Frontier: A View Of Our Past.”
As the crickets nestled among the tall grass and the waters lapped along the bank of the lake, Morihiko Nakahara walked along the trail and settled back into the ebb and flow of Chautauqua’s rhythm.
Nancy Youssef thinks that democracy may too often be glorified as a golden, infallible form of government, and that Americans may be too eager to throw it as a panacea toward any problem that arises.