The first part of the series is "How Stereotypes Affect Us". This centers around book discussion groups based on Claude Steele’s book “Whistling Vivaldi”. Faculty who committed to participating were provided with a copy of the book upon RSVP. Group discussions are currently in session.
Watch for information on future groups and session offerings.
discussion of faculty members teaching courses fulfilling the diversity
proficiency. In a workshop following the panel, guests are invited to
discuss their own courses and how they might satisfy the diversity
proficiency requirements. This is a continuation of the diversity
discussions begun last year.
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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013, 12:00-1:30pm
Sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Center for International Studies.
Friday, September 27, 2013, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
October 10th, 2013, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The School of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce the Post-Sabbatical Faculty Lecture Series for 2013-2014.
Arts & Sciences faculty members who were on sabbatical in 2012-2013 have been invited to discuss the results of their sabbatical research with a general audience of faculty peers in the informal setting of the CTE. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch; light refreshments will be provided.
“Imperium: Concepts of Authority in the Roman Republic”
Wednesday, November 13, 201312:00 – 1:00 p.m.
For the past 200 years, modern historians of ancient Rome have accepted that the fundamental authority of elected magistrates in the Republic was imperium—the complete and all-encompassing power of Rome’s ancient monarchs that was transferred to the annually elected magistrates at the foundation of the Republican government in 509 BC.
Imperium, therefore, has been defined as the underlying official power that authorized elected magistrates to operate as generals, police, judges, government and legislative leaders, and even authorized them to communicate with the gods on behalf of the state. My current research challenges this sweeping definition of imperium and argues for a very different concept of authority in the Roman Republic. By examining the surviving evidence I argue that modern historians have wrongly attributed modern ideas of power and authority onto the early Romans, which has misdirected their thinking about imperium. By removing modern assumptions of how government ‘must’ work, I argue for very different definitions of imperium and magisterial authority in the Roman Republic.
"The Love Song of James Arlington Wright"
Tuesday, September 24, 201312:00 pm-1:00 pm In 1973, James Wright, the eminent American
poet who was instrumental in trail-blazing a new path for free verse as
an innovative, internationally-inspired alternative to formal verse in
the sixties and seventies, wrote the rough draft of a poem he called
"Hook" that would, in his revision of this poem, become two of his most
famous poems, "Hook" and "To A Blossoming Pear Tree." I will discuss his
revision of this poem in conjunction with life events that influenced
him not only to take a radical new turn in his work, but to change his
life as well.
"From Paris to Oxford: Four 19th Century Prophets of the 2nd Vatican Council”
Friday, October 25, 201312:00 pm-1:00 pmHenri-Dominique Lacordaire"Je suis citoyen des temps a venir.”(I am a citizen of the future)
Themes from the writings of Henri-Dominique
Lacordaire, Prosper Gueranger, Therese Martin, and John Henry Newman
that anticipate the teachings of Vatican II will be discussed.
Dr. Eric Hirsch, Professor of Sociology"Ending Homelessness in Rhode Island" Fr. Jon Alexander, Associate Professor of History"Surprisingly Similar: The Autobiographical Apologias of William Apess, Whittaker Chambers, Angela Davis, Elizabeth Fisher, Lillian Hellman, and James Wilkinson"Jim Janecek,Associate Professor of Art"Imagery in Traditional and Digital Media"Jack Costello, Professor of Biology"Maybe Ignoring the World is a Good Idea"Dr. Elizabeth Bridgham, Associate Professor of English"The Function of Dickens Criticism at the Present Time; or, What's Dickens Doing in the Pacific?"Dr. Sharon Ann Murphy, Associate Professor of History"The Public Perception of Banks in the Early American Republic"Dr. Thomas F. Strasser, Associate Professor of Art and Art History"Greek Seafaring in the Stone and Bronze Ages" (Or ‘How to choose the wrong country for your sabbatical research’)Dr. Despina D. Prassas, Associate Professor of Theology"Who is the real paterfamilias? Ambrose of Milan's De virginibus"Dr. Rick Battistoni, Professor of Political Science and Public & Community Service Studies"The Civic Value of an Undergraduate Degree: How Multi-term Undergraduate Civic Engagement Programs Impact Civic Identity and Action After College"
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