The 2013-14 Galveston College Lecture Series “Left Brain/Right Brain: Bridging the Gap” continues this April, and guest speakers for the spring session have been announced.
The lectures are scheduled for April 2 and April 10.
On Wednesday, the speaker will be Madge Darlington, coproducing artistic director of Austin’s Rude Mechanicals theater troupe, who will give a presentation titled “Mind, the Gap? The Musical.”
Darlington’s lecture begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing, 4015 Ave. Q, in Galveston.
Darlington is a founder and coproducing artistic director of Rude Mechs Theatre Collective.
A producer and director with a masters in theater technology from The University of Texas, she was most recently production supervisor for Rude Mechs’ run of “Stop Hitting Yourself” at LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater in New York.
In fall 2013, she directed the world premiere of Kirk Lynn’s “Fixing King John” at The Off Center in Austin.
On April 10, the speaker will be Robert F. Curl, university professor emeritus, Pitzer-Schlumberger Professor of Natural Sciences Emeritus and Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at Rice University.
His lecture titled “The Astounding Fullerenes: An Adventure in Chemistry” will be at 6 p.m. April 10 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing.
Curl graduated from William Adams High School in Alice, received a bachelors in chemistry from Rice University, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley.
Curl is best known as a member of the team that discovered the carbon cage compounds known as the fullerenes.
For this discovery, Curl shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1996 with Sir Harold Kroto and Richard Smalley.