Insights Lecture Series
Cincinnati Museum Center's Insights Lecture Series features local and national experts speaking on a variety of subjects chosen for their relevance and their ability to spark insight and dialogue. All lectures are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted, and most are livestreamed online on Museum Center's Ustream channel.
Thursday, Dec. 5: Breaking the Line: A Panel Discussion (at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center)
Thursday, Jan. 23: Rock Studies: A Flawed Record of Earth’s History, But the Best One We Have by Dr. Kyle M. Straub
Who: Sam Freedman, Ken Riley, Clarence G. Newsome, Ph.D. and Hue Jackson
What: Breaking the Line: A Panel Discussion
When: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Harriet Tubman Theater, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Football was one of the most important arenas for the Civil Rights Movement in the world of sport. The present-day NFL, very much including the Bengals, shows just how much progress has been made, from black quarterbacks to black coaches to black team executives. This panel discussion features several pioneers in the quest for racial equality on the gridiron:
- Ken Riley, a star defensive back for the Bengals for 15 years, played under the legendary Coach Jake Gaither at Florida A&M, one of the most renowned black college teams.
- Clarence G. Newsome, Ph.D., President of the Freedom Center, helped integrate the football team at Duke University in 1968. Dr. Newsome was one of Duke University’s first African American football players and the first African American to speak at a Duke commencement. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke Divinity School and continued to work at Duke while earning his Ph.D. in Religious Studies.
- Coach Hue Jackson has several years of coaching experience in college football and the NFL, including four years with USC, one year as head coach of the Oakland Raiders and 12 years as an assistant coach in the NFL, including five years with the Bengals.
- The discussion will be moderated by Samuel Freedman, New York Times columnist and author of Breaking The Line, which is about black college football and the Civil Rights struggle during the late 1960s.
Parking: Several parking options are available around the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Many of our guests choose to park at the Central Riverfront Parking Garage at the Banks. There is a fee associated with this garage. If you choose to park in this garage, we suggest you enter the Freedom Center Garage on Race Street. After you park, please take the elevator or stairs up to the Plaza Level (PL). Upon exiting, make a right heading toward Rosa Parks Street. At the wall, make another right and the Harriet Tubman Theater entrance is on your right-hand side.
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Who: Dr. Kyle M. Straub, Tulane University
What: Rock Studies: A Flawed Record of Earth’s History, But the Best One We Have
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014
Where: Reakirt Auditorium
How do we know what we know about the earth? What does the latest research studying our planet tell us about its history? Join us and Dr. Kyle Straub from Tulane University in exploring the challenges and methods that geologist are currently developing in order to read the grand story of the history of the earth.
Scientifically known as Stratigraphy, the study and research of layered sedimentary rocks on continental margins preserve the most complete record of environmental conditions in Earth’s past. These strata preserve information related to tectonics, sea-level, and climate and if correctly interpreted, could aid our ability to predict the consequences of future climate change.
Unfortunately, we lack a Rosetta Stone for reading this record, and unlocking the wealth of information preserved in stratigraphy has proven difficult. Challenges include the incompleteness of the record and the preservation of patterns that resemble those associated with changing environmental conditions, but which are generated by the internal processes of rivers and deltas.