Phi Beta Kappa: the Hollins chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Iota of Virginia, was established in 1962. Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest honor society in the United States, recognizes outstanding scholarship and broad cultural interests in liberal studies. To be nominated, students must be of good character and have academic records which demonstrate breadth of liberal studies including a knowledge of natural sciences, mathematics, and a foreign language. Bylaws of the chapter require that candidates be juniors or seniors, complete at least three full regular terms of work at Hollins, and be fully registered for a fourth term.
Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar John Agnew
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Location: Frances Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Reception to follow.
John Agnew: "Immigration Rules and Citizenship: How Immigration Rules Relate to Different Conceptions of Nationality Around the World"
Hollins hosts Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar John Agnew, distinguished professor of geography and professor of Italian at UCLA, in celebration of the university's 50th anniversary of its Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Foreign immigration is a contentious issue around the world. Agnew lays out a framework for understanding immigration "management" and illustrates it with case studies from Italy, South Korea, Mexico, and the United States.
Funding for this event is provided by the Phi Beta Kappa Endowment and the Distinguished Speakers Fund.