NKU Discovery Series returns Feb. 8 with 'Explorer of the Millennium' Wade Davis

University Marketing + Communications 

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Northern Kentucky University’s Discovery Series will return on Monday, Feb. 8 with a lecture by Wade Davis, ethnographer and the National Geographic Society’s “Explorer of the Millennium.”

Davis is a prolific author, explorer, scholar, and filmmaker, as well as Professor of Anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia. He will speak at 12:30 p.m. in the George and Ellen Rieveschl Digitorium in Griffin Hall.

The Discovery Series was launched in September and runs through April. It aims to bring the world to NKU through the eyes of international journalists, explorers, humanitarians and artists.

“The Discovery Series explores how education and experience intersect, and what lessons can be learned from the lives of world explorers and humanitarians,” said Dr. Katherine Frank, dean of NKU’s College of Arts and Sciences. “We are proud that the Discovery Series has been embraced by our students, faculty, staff, and community, and we are honored to continue it this spring.”

In September, a crowd packed the Digitorium to hear from Kathy Moran, National Geographic’s first senior editor for natural history projects, and Nick Nichols, an award-winning National Geographic photographer whose work is groundbreaking. 

In November, John Bul Dau, humanitarian and among the 20,000 ‘Lost Boys of Sudan’ driven from their homes in the 1987 civil war, shared his heartbreaking and inspiring story with the community.

On April 4, the Discovery Series will welcome Fred Hersch, the Cincinnati native and Grammy Award-winning jazz artist who is considered to be the most prolific and celebrated solo jazz pianist of his generation.

The series is free and open to the public. All events will be held in the George and Ellen Rieveschl Digitorium in Griffin Hall.

The Discovery Series is supported by Darlene and Jeff Anderson.

For more information or to reserve a spot, visit /content/www/discoveryseries.html.