Spring 2010 Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series

Published on Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Franklin M. LoewSpring 2010 ushers in a fresh roster of experts and personalities to share their knowledge with the Becker community as part of the Spring 2010 Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series. Pulse Magazine covered the series in their January edition. Click here to read the story.

All lectures in the series take place in Daniels Hall (also the home of the new Becker College Drama Club) in the Borger Academic Building, 9 Washburn Square, Leicester, and are open to the Becker College community and to the general public at no charge. RSVPs to lectures@becker.edu are encouraged, as seating is limited. Call 508-373-9460 for more information. The Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series is a public forum that invites scholars and professionals to present lectures on topics of interest and importance to the Becker College community. (Dr. Franklin M. Loew is pictured, right.)

The Spring 2010 Lectures 

David & Goliath in the Amazon
Larry Lansburgh – Emmy Award Winner and Academy Award Nominee
Tuesday, March 23 – 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Lansburgh will talk about his documentary, “Dream People of the Amazon,” and how a small indigenous group, Ecuador’s Achuar people, triumphed over "Big Oil." Click here for more information on Mr. Lansburgh.


The Global Hunger Crisis: Roadmap to a Solution
James P. McGovern – U.S.Congressman, Massachusetts Third District
Monday, March 29 — 7:00 p.m.

Congressman McGovern will address the complex issues surrounding global hunger and present a comprehensive roadmap for solving those issues in our lifetime. Click here for more information on Cong. McGovern.

 (Donations of nonperishable food will be collected for Worcester Local First’s “Think Local, Thank Local 2010” to benefit the Worcester County Food Bank.)

Elizabeth Marvel as Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women
Harriet Reisen – Author and Nancy Porter – Film Director and Producer
Tuesday, March 30 – Film: 5:00 p.m. Lecture: 7:00 p.m.

Ms. Reisen and Ms. Porter will comment on their book and PBS film, respectively, about Louisa May Alcott (pictured right, portrayed by Elizabeth Marvel) and her fascinating life and times. Click here for more information on Ms. Reisen and Ms. Porter.



Jason SchupbachCreative Industry: Video Games and Massachusetts
Jason Schupbach – Industry Director, Creative Economy, Massachusetts Office of Business Development
Tuesday, April 6 – 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Schupbach will talk about the importance of the creative economy to the state, the rapid growth of the video game industry and its exciting future. Click here for more information on Mr. Schupbach.


Andrew Rowan, D.Phil.Beastly Politics: Animals and Public Policy
Andrew Rowan, D. Phil. – President & Chief Executive Officer of Humane Society International and Chief International and Chief Scientific Officer of the Humane Society of the United States
Monday, April 12 – 4:30 p.m.

Dr. Rowan will discuss some of the fundamental issues at the intersection of advocacy and science. Click here for more information on Dr. Rowan.