SU’s Adventures in Ideas: Humanities Seminar Series

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SALISBURY, MD—Most people are familiar with Walden, Henry David Thoreau’s 19th-century reflection on simple living in natural surroundings.

But how did the author conceptualize the “living deliberately” concept that the book helped popularize?

Donald Whaley, Salisbury University professor emeritus of history, examines how Thoreau combined ideas from Buddhism, anarchism and adventure literature to create his philosophy as the next speaker in SU’s Adventures in Ideas: Humanities Seminar series.

His presentation, “Thoreau: Adventure, Anarchism and Zen,” is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in Conway Hall Room 179.

Sponsored by SU’s Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts and the Whaley Family Foundation, cost is $30, including a continental breakfast and lunch. Advance reservations are required. The public is invited.

To RSVP call 410-543-6450 or email Donna Carey at For more information visit the SU website at

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