Lawrence University will recognize Martha Nussbaum, one of the world’s pre-eminent scholars, public intellectuals and an award-winning author, with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree Sunday, June 9 at the college’s 164th commencement.
Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, also will serve as the principal commencement speaker.
The full press release can be found here: Lawrence University to Honor Martha Nussbaum.
Interested in doing some preliminary research on Ms. Nussbaum before her arrival on campus? We’ve gathered a few links to help get you started:
- 17 of Martha Nussbaum’s books can be found in the Mudd’s collection, all of which can be located through an author search in LUCIA, the library’s catalog.
- Many of her articles are available, on campus only, through Academic Search Premier.
- Here’s her biography page from The University of Chicago.
- The New York Times features many articles about Ms. Nussbaum and her work.
For further research assistance regarding the life and work of Martha Nussbaum, or any other topic, please contact our friendly and knowledgeable reference librarians. The Seeley G. Mudd Library will be open during commencement from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.