College of Arts and Sciences Announces 2013-14 Andiron Lectures

Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013

The University of Evansville’s College of Arts and Sciences will kick off its 2013-14 Andiron Lecture Series next week with a discussion of a UE faculty member’s molecular research conducted at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Established in 1982, the Andiron Lectures in the liberal arts and sciences offer stimulating research, commentary, and reflection from many fields of study. Presenters are primarily drawn from the faculty of UE’s College of Arts and Sciences but also include faculty members and administrators from across the University campus and contributions from the regional community.

The Andiron Lectures are free and open to the public. Each of the following lectures will begin at 4 p.m. in Eykamp Hall (Room 252) in the Ridgway University Center.

• September 4, 2013: “Talking to Molecules with Lasers: A Sabbatical at MIT,” presented by Bryan Lynch, UE professor of chemistry

• October 2, 2013: “The Medieval Islamic World and China,” presented by Anya King, assistant professor of history at the University of Southern Indiana

• November 6, 2013: “Literary and Cultural Identities in the Vietnamese Francophone Novel,” presented by Roger Pieroni, chair of UE’s Department of Foreign Languages and associate professor of French

• February 5, 2014: “Implications of Christian Ideology on Multicultural Education in Public Schooling,” presented by Vincent Harper, co-founder of Harper Educational Resources Incorporated and former UE assistant professor of education

• March 5, 2014: “The Classical Guitar in Evansville,” presented by Eduardo Mendoza-Santiago, a Classical Guitar Society of Evansville performer who is completing his doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota

• April 2, 2014: “Talk Religious to Me: Why Sacred, Soul, and Spirituality are No Longer Dirty Words in Higher Education,” presented by Tamara Gieselman, University chaplain

The Andiron Lectures are sponsored by the University of Evansville College of Arts and Sciences and supported by a generous gift from Donald B. and Jean Korb.

For additional information, please contact program coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.

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