Photo Gallery: 2013



Philip Freeman Lecture on Julius Caesar

Professor Freeman with former Latin teachers (and UMW alumnae) Betty Merrill and Marty Abbott

Professor Freeman chats with UMW Latin professor Joe Romero.

Professor Freeman autographs his Julius Caesar biography.

Audience members congratulate Professor Freeman in Dodd Auditorium following his lecture.

Duane Roller Lecture on Cleopatra

Professor Roller at lunch with Classics students.

Local Latin Teachers Lori Kissell and Wayne Wray flank Professor Roller at dinner prior to his lecture.

Classics students at departmental reception in Professor Roller’s honor.

Professor Roller autographs copies of Cleopatra following his lecture.

John Turner Lecture on Brigham Young

Professor Turner signs copies of Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet following lecture.

Professor Turner meets with “Sex and Religion in America” course.

Professor Turner with Professors Moon and Matthews at their “Sex and Religion in America” class.

Following lecture, Professor with Great Lives assistant Kelly Reeder and Dr. Terrie Crawley.

John Kasson Lecture on Houdini

Professor Kasson with UMW President Richard Hurley prior to lecture.

Professor Kasson and his wife, Joy, on campus in front of Jepson Alumni Executive Center.

Arnold Rampersad Lecture on Arthur Ashe

Professor Rampersad with Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star journalist Howard and Karen Owen.

Following the lecture, Professor Rampersad signs the Arthur Ashe memoir Days of Grace for a patron in Dodd Auditorium.

Carl Rollyson Lecture on Marilyn Monroe

Professor Rollyson chats with Fredericksburg newspaper editor and film critic Edward Jones.

Professor Rollyson with Ed Jones and his wife, Peggy Marshall.

Professor Rollyson with UMW Theatre professors Jean and David Hunt.

Professor Rollyson’s daughter, Amelia, visits prior to his Great Lives presentation on Monroe (note his tie).

Raymond Arsenault Lecture on Marian Anderson

Pre-lecture dinner with Professor Arsenault, members of the Anderson family, and other guests at UMW’s Kalnen Inn.

Professor Arsenault with Marion Anderson’s great-great-niece Jasmine Anderson.

Liz Humes interviewing Professor Arsenault for her “Wordy Birds” radio program.

Professor Arsenault prior to his lecture with Fredericksburg community activist and UMW board member Xavier Richardson.

Jeremy Black Lecture on Winston Churchill

Professor Black visits with Professor Porter Blakemore’s European Diplomatic History class.

Professor Black at lunch with history students.

Professor Black flanked by Speaker of Virginia House of Delegates William Howell and wife, Cessie, prior to lecture.

Professor Black at podium in Dodd Auditorium.

Audience listens intently to Professor Black’s Churchill lecture.

Professor Crawley fields audience questions for Professor Black following lecture.

Walter Borneman Lecture on the Pacific Admirals

Mr. Borneman signs his book following lecture in Dodd Auditorium.

Walter Borneman with UMW President Richard Hurley and wife, Rose, at Brompton.


Sally Bedell Smith Lecture on Queen Elizabeth II

Sally Bedell Smith with Great Lives director Bill Crawley and his wife, Dr. Theresa Crawley.

Alumni reception for Ms. Smith prior to her lecture.

Ms. Smith signing Elizabeth the Queen after lecture.

Michael Burlingame Lecture on Abraham Lincoln

Professor Burlingame, right, with local Civil War scholars following his talk on Lincoln.

Audience questions at Burlingame lecture.

Professor Burlingame signing his Lincoln biography following lecture.

Professor Burlingame with UMW Reference Librarian Jack Bales.

Nassir Ghaemi Lecture on Madness and Greatness

Donor reception prior to Dr. Ghaemi’s lecture.

Great Lives founding patron John Chappell and wife, Mary Lou, (right) with UMW President Richard Hurley and wife, Rose.

John Chappell with student aide Carly Winfield and program assistant Kelly Reeder.

Wordy Birds host Liz Humes and husband, Steve (left), with Biographers International Organization Vice-President Brian Jay Jones and wife, Barbara.

From left, Great Lives Director Bill Crawley, speaker Nassir Ghaemi, UMW Vice-President for Advancement Torre Meringolo.

John and Mary Lou Chappell acknowledge standing ovation from appreciative audience.

Dr. Ghaemi fields audience questions.

Technical crew records lecture for posting on Great Lives website.