November 12-16, 2018 Event

Monday, November 12, 2018

Ridgway Second Floor; Class of '59 Gallery and Lounge (unless otherwise noted)

  • 11:30 Dr. Rodríguez Quevedo, Associate Professor of Spanish, and Felix De Morais Filho ’22, International Studies Major
    Portuguese language and culture capsule

  • 12-12:30 “Foreign Languages and Health Care; Medical Spanish and PT Students Collaborate” Medical 325 students: Hannah Stagg ’20, International Studies major, Spanish minor, Kelly Nixon ‘19, Biology major, and Medical Spanish minor, Anna McGriff: Junior ’19, Biochemistry major, Spanish minor. PTA students: Faith Gross and Estefania Solorza-Wirey.

  • 1:30 Dr. Su Jin Jeong, Assistant Professor of Public Health,
    “The Diversity Among Immigrants and Their Health”

  • 2:00 Adam Lonnberg ‘19, Double major in Math and Spanish,
    “Telling Spanish History Through Art and Architecture”

  • 2:30 Lindsay Langstaff ’19, Double major in Global Business and Spanish, “Argentina: Building Life Skills Through Experiential Learning”

  • 3:00 Dr. Lesley Pleasant, Associate Professor of German,
    “(Inter)national It(in)erancy of The Doctor’s 1844 (In)famous Struwwelpeter”

  • 3:30 Dr. Tiffany Griffith, Assistant Professor/Director of Composition,
    “Translating Vikings”

  • 4:00 Dr. Kristen Strandberg, Assistant Professor of Music,
    “Sound and Spectacle: Music Performance in 19th C. Paris”

  • 5:00 p.m. **** Li 203 Roundtable discussion on Climate Change
    including the most recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  • Mary Olson Headshot 6:00-7:00 p.m. **** Li 203 New Global Nuclear Treaty Rooted in Newly Identified Harm to Girls and Women

    Activist Mary Olson, Southeast Coordinator Nuclear Information and Resource Service, Acting Director of Gender and Radiation Project

    Mary Olson holds an undergraduate degree in Evolutionary Biology and History of Science and has worked for 27 years on radioactive waste policy with the non-government organization, Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS, She founded the new Gender and Radiation Impact Project in 2017. Olson has written and organized on radioactive waste and from 1999-2004 she was a registered lobbyist in the US Congress, working to stop legislative proposals for harmful changes to radioactive waste law. Olson lead the successful Stop Mobile Chernobyl Campaign that prevented legislation that would have mandated the shipment of highly radioactive waste to the disputed Yucca Mountain site when it was under study (not yet approved). For many years Olson worked with the No Dumps on Native Lands project to keep nuclear waste off the lands of Indigenous Peoples, including Yucca Mountain that is on traditional lands of the Shoshone Nation. Olson’s paper “Atomic Radiation is More Harmful to Women,” published in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi meltdowns, helped the diplomats working at the UN to bring nuclear weapons under humanitarian law, embodied by the new Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Ridgway Second Floor; Class of '59 Gallery and Lounge

  • 11:30 Dr. Cris Hochwender, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science,
    “Native British Plant Diversity”

  • 12:00 Dr. Sara Petrosillo, Assistant Professor of English,
    “Falconry as Cultural Exchange”

  • 12:30 Dr. Annette Parks, Professor of History,
    “Sicily’s Lost Queen”

  • 1:00 Dr. Pat Thomas, Associate Professor of Archaeology,
    “Putting the Pieces Together: Shattering Experiences from the Greek Bronze Age”

  • 1:30 Dr. Mohammad Azarian, Professor of Mathematics,
    Persian language and culture capsule

  • 2:00 Rachel Rabs’18 Double Major in Exercise Science and Nursing; Spanish minor,
    Study Abroad in Argentina

  • 2:30 Dr. John Meredig, Assistant Professor of Foreign Language and Russian,
    Russian language and culture capsule

  • 3:00 Tyler Wintermute ’19 Triple Major Environmental Science, Applied Biology, and Chemistry; Member of ECO, BiSci, and the Environmental Sustainability Committee,
    “Tropical Ecology of Costa Rica”

  • 3:30 Chelsea Gaddis ’19, Double major in Spanish and International Studies, TESL minor; Natalie Schisler ’20, Interdisciplinary Studies Major,
    “Pura Vida: Study Abroad in Costa Rica”

  • 4:00 Dr. Todsapon Thananatthanachon, Associate Professor of Chemistry,
    Thai language and culture capsule

  • 5:00 Dr. Lesley Pleasant, Associate Professor of German,
    German language and culture capsule

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Ridgway Second Floor; Class of '59 Gallery and Lounge

  • 11:00 Dr. Dick Connolly, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy,
    “Getting to Know People”

  • 11:30 Dr. George Iber, School of Education,
    “Working for the Ministry of Education in Malaysia”

  • 12:00 Mrs. Susana Iber, BS from UNAM in Mexico City, MS degree in Spanish Language Education from Nova Southeastern University in Florida,
    “The Mexican Educational System: Meeting diverse needs”

  • 12:30 Melinda Hopf '20, Elementary Education major,
    "Study Abroad in Trinidad and Tobago"

  • 1:30-2:00 Dr. Gopal Gupta, Associate Professor of Religion,
    “Religion and Science”

  • 3:00 Dr. Amanda Kerr, Assistant Professor of Economics,
    “Do Durable Appliances Provide an Opportunity for Children and Adult Women? Evidence from India and China”

  • 4:00-5:00 Spanish 312 students deliver original monologues inspired by Hispanic painting and photography. Moderated by Dr. Edward Curran, Assistant Professor of Spanish.

  • 5-6:30 Screening and discussion of documentary about bilingual education moderated by DaLisa McCallum ’20, Double Major in English Education and Spanish, TESL minor; Black Student Union President

  • 7:00–8:00 I-House Poetry and Music
    Co-organized by I-House and the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures

Friday, November 16, 2018

  • Christoph Schwegmann Headshot 10:00-11:00 a.m. **** Li 203 “Germany and the US in a Changing World Order”

    Dr. Christoph Schwegmann, Lecture from the German Embassy in Washington D.C.

    Dr. Christoph Schwegmann is a civil servant with the German Ministry of Defense (MoD). He is currently seconded to the Federal Foreign Office where he serves as Senior Defense Advisor in the Policy Planning Staff. Before that he was speechwriter and advisor to the German Chief of Defense Staff, General Volker Wieker. He also served in NATO's International Staff Political and Security Policy (PASP)-Division in the Russia and Ukraine-Unit (2008-2009). He studied Political Science and German Philology at the Universities of Mannheim and Swansea/Wales and received a doctorate degree in Political Science.

  • 5:00-8:00 p.m. Ridgway. International Bazaar (hosted by International Club)

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