ILS Spring Lecture Series ends with Chabon, Robinson

Craig Robinson, head men’s basketball coach at Oregon State University and the older brother of First Lady Michelle Obama, appeared in front of about 300 people on April 27 inside Conlan Recreation Center then Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon spoke on April 28 at Angelico Hall to cap the Institute for Leadership Studies' Spring Lecture Series at Dominican University of California.

Robinson is author of A Game Of Character: A Family Journey from Chicago’s Southside to the Ivy League and Beyond. 

The “Craig Robinson in Conversation” presentation at Dominican was moderated by Bay Area radio personality Brian Copeland,  an actor, comedian, playwright and author of Not a Genuine Black Man.

The speaking engagement was a late addition to the 2010 ILS Spring Lecture Series at Dominican. It is a cooperative effort between Dominican and Book Passage.

Chabon – author of  the 2001 Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay –  closed out this year's spring lecture series. He and KQED "Forum" host Michael Krasny sat on stage in discussion about Chabon's third novel.

Chabon’s appearance was in conjunction with Marin County Library’s One Book One Marin program, which is celebrating its fourth year.

On April 22 -- Earth Day -- award-winning environmentalist and author Bill McKibben received a standing ovation from a crowd of about 400 at Angelico Hall following a nearly one-hour presentation.

Best-selling authors Elizabeth Gilbert, Dr. Louann Brizendine and Dr. Atul Gawande also have appeared at Angelico this year as part of the ILS Spring Lecture Series.

For more information on Dominican’s lecture series or to join its mailing list, call (415) 458-3202 or e-mail [email protected].