Spring 2000

The Friday Forum provides opportunities for community members to offer public presentations on their scholarly and other interests. Presentations are informal, generally lasting about 45 minutes, and are followed by a question and answer period. The Forum meets on periodic Friday afternoons during the academic year, from 4:15-5:15pm in the Little Theater (Quad 346, SJU) unless another location is noted in the announcement. All are welcome to attend-- students are especially encouraged --and refreshments are provided.

[Abstracts for these sessions are not currently available online. Please contact Derek Larson if you would like more information on any of these presentations.]

February 18 Cedar Nordbye:
Candle and a Mirror: Art Reflections on Violence and Identity in the Middle East

March 10 Wendy Sterba:
Vampire gender and genre: Is commonality in the genes?

March 31 Vera Ecarrius-Kelly:
Exported Ethnic Conflict:The Kurds in Germany

April 14 S. Adrian Kaufmann:
The Common Ground Dialogue Method
for Intervening in Widespread Social Conflicts

April 28 Jamie Partridge and Lynn Bye:
Factors that Affect Hospitalization Rates for Mental Illness:
Analysis of State-Level Panel Data

May 5th Karen Erickson:
Pop-Up Parenting:
What a Post-Modern Mother Owes to Erma Bombeck