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:
What a Post-Modern Mother Owes to Erma Bombeck