The Office of the Dean of the College invites you to learn more about the engaging scholarship of our College colleagues. The New Ideas Series will occur on the third Thursday of each month of the academic year in the ZSR auditorium. The New Ideas Series will focus on the latest research and innovative ideas of our College faculty. Presentations will be brief so we can pack more new ideas into the hour. Four faculty from across the divisions at different stages of their careers will present for 8 minutes each. The Nov. 21 speakers will be Patricia Dos Santos from the Department of Chemistry; Robert Whaples from the Department of Economics; Betina Wilkinson from the Department of Politics and International Studies; and Will Fleeson from the Department of Psychology.
A documentary juxtaposition of the daily lives of two Egyptian boys from very different backgrounds. Co-sponsored by the Middle East & South Asia Studies Program, the Arabic Program, and the Study Abroad Program in Cairo.
An essay documentary of Syrian construction workers building new skyscrapers in Beirut on the ruins caused by the Lebanese civil war. At the same time their own houses are being bombed in Syria. Co-sponsored by the Middle East & South Asia Studies Program, the Arabic Program, and Every Campus a Refuge-WFU.
A reflection on stereotypes of “the Jew” and “the Arab” through 100 years of film, linked with the biographies of four extraordinary Iraqi-Jewish communists. Co-sponsored by the Middle East & South Asia Studies Program, the Arabic Program, and the Jewish Studies Program
Eula Biss is the author of three books: On Immunity: An Inoculation, a finalist for the National Book Critic Circle Award for nonfiction; Notes from No Man’s Land: American Essays, winner of the National Book Critic Circle Award for criticism, and a collection of poetry, The Balloonists. Her work has been supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Howard Foundation Fellowship, an NEA Literature Fellowship, and a Jaffe Writers’ Award. She holds a B.A. in nonfiction writing from Hampshire College and a M.F.A. in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. Her essays have recently appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading and the Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Nonfiction as well as in The Believer, Gulf Coast, Denver Quarterly, Third Coast, and Harper’s. Eula Biss and John Bresland are the Chicago-based band STET Everything.
The Annual Humanities Institute Spring Symposium features presentations from the year's interdisciplinary faculty seminars, HI projects, and a lecture from an invited special guest speaker (TBA). All faculty are invited to attend.