The annual Norman Fries Distinguished Lectureship series began in 2001. It is funded by an endowment in honor of the late Norman Fries, the founder of Claxton Poultry. In his more than 50 years of business, Fries built the company from a one-man operation into one of the largest poultry production plants in the United States.
Some of the past Fries Distiguished Lectureship speakers include David Oreck of Oreck Vacuums, South African apartheid author and lecturer Mark Mathabane, NASA director James W. “Jim” Kennedy, author and historian Gordon S. Wood, Nobel prize-winner Dr. William D. Phillips, best-selling author Susan Orlean, and concussion expert Dr. Russell Gore.
Please select a Lectureship year to browse the Digital Commons@Georgia Southern collection.
Browse the contents of Norman Fries Distinguished Lectureship Series:
- 2021- Policing, Violence, and Mental Health: The Case of Domestic Homicide.
- 2021 - Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Educating Past Pandemics
- 2019 - Flourishing in a Digital World
- 2018- Enabling the Great Energy Transition: Technology & Policy Challenges and Opportunities
- 2017- An Astronaut’s View of Choices, Influences, Contributions and Later Discoveries
- 2016- Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are?
- 2015- Brain Injury and the Limits of Human Performance
- 2014- Learning by the Book: A Writer Explores the World of Libraries
- 2013- Health Equity and Social Justice, A Whole New World
- 2012- Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses
- 2011- Starting Over: A Ground Zero CEO's Story of Loss, Rejuvenation and Gratitude
- 2010- Time, Einstein and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe
- 2009- Physical Inactivity: The Biggest Public Health Problem of the 21st Century
- 2008- The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin
- 2007- "Final Edition: The Death of Democracy's Best (Perhaps Only) True Friend."
- 2006- “Journalism in the Digital Age.”
- 2005- "Space Week"
- 2004- "Health Care Administration: Today's Decisions for Tomorrow's Challenges"
- 2003- "Kaffir Boy"