Visiting Scholars (1957-2004)
Established in 1956, the Visiting Scholar Program sends distinguished scholars to colleges and universities with Phi Beta Kappa chapters for visits of two days each. The Scholar is not on a "speaking tour" with one lecture at each stop, but is expected to take full part in the academic life of the institution. The purpose of the program is to contribute to the intellectual life of the campus by making possible an exchange of ideas between the Visiting Scholar and the resident faculty and students.
The Alpha Chapter of Pennsylvania at Dickinson College has welcomed a number of distinguished visiting scholars to the campus over the years. The following list of visiting scholars was prepared for the Centennial Handbook published in 1986 and was amended by Robert Reeves in the spring of 2004.
|1957||Edwin G. Nourse,
Economics, Chairman Joint Council on Economic Education,
"The Present Economic Situation"
Political Science, Wellesley,
"The Challenge of Little Rock"
|1960||Ernest T. Simmons,
Slavic Languages, Columbia,
"The Scholar and Modern Society"
|1961||C. Vann Woodward,
History, Johns Hopkins,
"Is History Obsolete?"
|1962||George B. Creesey,
"How Strong is Russia?"
Novelist and Short Story Writer, Irish Academy of Letters,
"Trial by Pleasure, or It's Good If You Enjoy It"
Romance Literature, Cornell,
"The World as Absurdity"
Editor, American Scholar,
"Humanism in 1984"
|1966||W. H. T. Jackson,
"Shining Knights and Filthy Beasts"
"Significant Trends in Twentieth Century Music"
"Montaigne on the Absurdity and Dignity of Man"
English, California (Los Angeles),
"Moby Dick, a Twentieth Century Interpretation"
|1971||John W. Ward,
American Civilization, Amherst,
Visit cancelled due to accession to presidency at Amherst
Dir. Univ. Museum, Pennsylvania
"Search for Sybaris"
|1974||Charles W. Hamilton,
Political Science, Columbia,
"Public Policy and Urban Politics"
|1975||Jean S. Boggs,
Fine Arts, Dir. National Gallery, Ottawa
"The Significance of Pablo Picasso and Harlequin"
|1977||Colin S. Pittendrigh,
Biology, Hopkins Marine Lab.
"Human Rights in Amer. Hist. in Contemporary U.S. Foreign Policy"
|1981||May Ann Caws,
Romance Languages, Hunter and CUNYC,
"Reading in the Light of the Image"
Economics, Lehman College and CUNYC,
Visit cancelled due to surgery
Mathematics, Courant Inst. of Math. Sci.,
"Probability and Intuition"
Biology, San Jose State, CA,
"Photosynthesis: What It Means to the Earth"
Euripides, "The Bacchae" (in performance"
Sociology and Law, Pennsylvania,
"Our Changing Policy: From Rehabilitation to Retribution"
"The Catalytic Revolution"
Director, Learning Research and Development Center, Univ. of Pittsburgh
"20/20 Vision: What Kind of Education Do We Need for the Next Century and What Must We Do to Get It?"
Vice President, The Pacific Institute,
"Building Intercultural Communication: Today's Challenge in World Relations"
History, Yale (Emeritus)
"The Fear of Food"
Law, Brooklyn Law School,
"Rethinking the Need for Finality in Criminal Proceedings: The Impact of DNA Evidence"