CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The Office of Academic Affairs and The Center for Teaching Excellence proudly present the ninth annual Providence College Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminar:
- How do values inform policies, both domestic and foreign?
- Is value standardized? Is it a constant or does it shift over time?
- Is value unit-less or only relative to other things?
- Is value incremental or all-or-nothing?
- How are knowledge and learning valued?
- How does society value one’s work?
- What are values inherent to a good life?
- How can we think about numerical values?
Applications are due May 15, 2014.
For detailed information on the application process, please refer to the "IFS Summary and Application Guidelines" PDF available via the link provided in the upper right column.
2014 Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminar
Participants and topics:
Joseph Torchia, O.P., Professor of Philosophy and Seminar Coordinator
“Curiosity: A Prelude to Wonder? Exploring the Scope and Dynamics of Cognitive Desire"
Paul Crenshaw, Associate Professor of Art History
"Curiosity, Collecting and Value in the Visual Arts"
Margaret Healy-Varley, Assistant Professor of English
"Paying Attention and the Medieval Meditation"
Despina D. Prassas, Associate Professor of Theology
"The Ascetical Life: Fulfilling a Novice’s Spiritual Curiosity"
Josephine Ruggiero, Professor of Sociology
"Curiosity: Sociologists as Sleuths of Human Behavior"
Monica Simal, Assistant Professor of Foreign Language Studies
“Curiosity in a colonial context: the European encounter with the Americas"
Adrian Weimer, Assistant Professor of History
"What News?:Curiosity and Rumors in Early New England"
Click here for a PDF version of the Curiosity flyer.