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AWARD-WINNING ACTOR JOHN LITHGOW VISITS CAMPUS FOR 2013-14 WORLDWISE ARTS AND HUMANITIES DEAN'S LECTURE SERIES

AWARD-WINNING ACTOR JOHN LITHGOW VISITS CAMPUS FOR 2013-14 WORLDWISE ARTS AND HUMANITIES DEAN'S LECTURE SERIES

11/19/13 - 7:00 PM

A crowd of more than 600 people filled the Dekelboum Concert Hall to hear actor and children’s author John Lithgow, who appeared as part of the University of Maryland College of Arts and Humanities Worldwise Arts & Humanities Dean’s Lecture Series. Known to millions as everything from a “Dirty Rotten Scoundrel” to a visiting alien, Lithgow charmed the audience with his erudite humor and his wisdom, drawing on his distinguished stage and screen career as well as his longtime commitment to American education.

In a conversation with Sheri Parks, UMD associate professor of American studies and former NPR host, Lithgow entertained the audience with a lighthearted and spirited defense of the arts and humanities. Lithgow, the author of numerous children’s books, is also a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences. As such, he encouraged the audience to join him in “seconding the motion” whenever the value of the arts and humanities is discussed.