Leading intellectuals in the arts and sciences will give public talks on the UC Irvine campus during the ninth annual Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellows Series this academic year. The series kicked off Nov. 13 with a talk by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh. Each year the series brings respected scholars and nonacademics to the campus to share their insights and expertise with the UCI community. The event continues in the spring with Ernst von Weizsäcker, dean of the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara; Michael S. Turner, Rauner Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago; Philip Bennett, managing editor, The Washington Post; Thomas C. Schelling, 2005 Nobel Laureate and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland; and award-winning singer and composer Meredith Monk (pictured).