Henry Petroski is the Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering at Duke University and author of many books, including, most recently, To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure. He will read and talk about his work. 3 pm.
Associate professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science at Merrimack College, Vance Poteat, will present the annual “Last Lecture” on November 19. Sponsored by the Honors Program, the “Last Lecture” is an opportunity for an outstanding faculty member to speak on a matter of importance and value to him/her as if it were the very last lecture given.