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First Friday Faculty Club Lunch Series

About the First Friday Faculty Club Series:

This series has been created to foster open discussion, collaboration, and collegiality among faculty across the college. Faculty members are invited to have a buffet lunch, and learn about a colleague's work and research interests in an informal setting. The talks are designed to be accessible to all audiences and serve to provide a flavor of an area of scholarship and its impact on society. We hope that all faculty members will consider participating in this ongoing program which is sponsored by the Center for Science in Society.

The talks with lunch provided are held on the first Friday of every month during the academic year. The buffet lunch at Wyndham is free and available from 11:45 am until 1:30 pm. The presentations are for ~20 min starting at 12:10 pm and followed by discussion. We hope to see you there.

Those interested in giving a presentation at a future lunch should contact Liz McCormack (emccorma).

For more information about the Center for Science and Society and its activities please visit

First Friday Faculty Club Series, Fall 2008:

Sept. 5, 2008
Welcome Back Please come and share with colleagues news from your summer activities.
October 3, 2008
Linda-Susan Beard "The Obama Phenom: Ekphrasis, Iconography, Hagiography, and Rhetoric"
November 11, 2008
Marc Schulz

"Capturing the Elusive: Emotional Expression, Experience, and Regulation in Couple Interaction"

December 5, 2008 Ignacio Gallup-Diaz "Early Modern Adventurers, Indians, and Rebel Slaves: The Construction of Individual and Imperial Identities"

First Friday Faculty Club Series, Spring 2008:

February 1, 2008 Marc Ross, Dept. of Political Science "The Fabric of Identity: Confederate Flags and Islamic Headscarves"
March 7, 2008 Judy Wicks, Hepburn Fellow 2007-08 "Science and Social Science Perspectives on Sustainable Agriculture and Local Foods"
April 4, 2008 Jim Wright, Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology "Squeezing Life Out of the Dead...or How We are Trying to Keep Ahead of the Tomb Robbers and Learn about Human Society, Demography, Health, and Diet by Excavating Chamber Tombs of the 14-13th c. BCE in the Nemea Valley, Greece"
May 2, 2008 Lisa Traynor, Dept. of Mathematics

"Moving, Squeezing, and Slicing Mathematical Shapes"

*To be held in Dalton 300*