Academic Affairs

Faculty Seminar Series

Fall 2014

12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Main Lounge, Moulton Union
Open to Faculty and Staff
Subject to Change


Wed., Sept. 10  Mary Lou Zeeman (Mathematics) 
 “Harnessing Math to Understand Tipping Points and Resilience” 

Tues., Sept. 16  David Hecht (History) 
 “The Power of Metaphor:  Evolution, Economics, and The Selfish Gene

Wed., Sept. 24  Jeffrey Selinger (Government) 
“Too Polarized? Too Sensitive:  Historical Lessons for a Divided America” 

Wed., Oct. 1  Judith Casselberry (Africana Studies) 
 “Harvesting Souls for Christ:  Black Pentecostal Women’s Labor
at the Altar”

Tues., Oct. 7  Jack O’Brien (Mathematics) 
 “Measuring Mixtures of Malaria:  Statistics in the Battle Against Humanity’s Greatest Plague”

Tues., Oct. 21   Charlotte Griffin (Dance) 
 “Kaboom:  The Making of a Contemporary Ballet”
Wed., Oct. 29   John Fitzgerald (Economics) 
 “Does Public Assistance Improve Long Run Outcomes for Children? Avoiding Spurious Correlations”

Tues., Nov. 4  Dharni Vasudevan (Chemistry) 
 “Contaminants in the Environment:  Factors Influencing Chemical Fate, Effects, and Policies”
Wed., Nov. 12  Michael Birenbaum Quintero (Music) 
“Teófilio Potes and the Counter-History of Black Politics in Colombia”

Tues., Nov. 18   Abigail Killeen (Theater)   
 “Words Made Flesh:  How the Art of the Theater Serves the Liberal Arts by Embodying Thought”

Wed., Dec. 3  Erik Nelson (Economics) 
“Measuring the Opportunity Cost of Critical Habitat Designation under the U.S. Endangered Species Act”

Tues., Dec. 9  Ben Gorske (Chemistry) 
  “'Neonatural' Architecture of Molecular Machines”