Brandon Polite (Philosophy) presented a paper titled “Musical Kinds as Social Kinds: Or, There’s More Than One Way to Rock” at Essence and Context: A Conference Between Music and Philosophy, which was held at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius, Lithuania, August 31-September 3, 2016.
Frank McAndrew (Psychology) gave an invited lecture at the C. G. Jung Institute in Santa Fe, NM, on September 16. The title of the lecture was “Alpha Male or Omega Male? Precarious Manhood and the Violence of Young Men.” The following day, he conducted a day-long workshop on “Masculinity, Competition, & Violence” at the Institute. On September 6, McAndrew was the featured essayist on NPR’s “The Academic Minute.” His reading of “Why High School Never Ends” can be found at the following link: http://academicminute.org/2016/09/frank-mcandrew-knox-college-why-high-school-never-ends/
Karen Kampwirth (Political Science) presented “Paradojas de la política de género en América Latina: ¿revolución gay y contrarevolución feminista? (Paradoxes of gender politics in Latin America: gay revolution and feminist counterrevolution?) at the VIII Jornadas de Investigación en Antropología Social in Buenos Aires, July 27-29, 2016.
Tim Kasser (Psychology) recently had his 2002 book, The High Price of Materialism, published in Iran by Qoghnus publishers; the book was translated into Persian. In addition, he recently gave a talk on “Values and caring for others: A view from psychological science” at Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
In order to celebrate the start of a new academic year with our opening Convocation, class periods are shortened the first day of classes, Monday, September 12, 2016 as follows:
Period 1: 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Period 2 and 2s: 8:55 – 9:40 a.m.
Period 3 and 3s: 9:50 – 10:35 a.m.
Convocation 11:00 a.m. Harbach Theatre
Period 4: 1:20 – 2:05 p.m.
Period 5 and 5s: 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
Period 6: 3:10 – 3:55 p.m.
Monica Berlin (English) has published two new poems. “[[Early summer & that building yawns]” and “[Every chair can be alone, sit]” appear in the new issue of Salt Hill 37 (fall 2016).
Liz Carlin Metz (Theatre) has had a book chapter published in Dah Theatre: A Sourcebook (Lexington Books). Her chapter is entitled “On Directing A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard: DAH Theatre Directing and Performance Practices in a Neurobiological Context.” Metz also presented at The Association for Theatre in Higher Education annual conference on “The Application of Physical Theatre and Non-Realism Acting Techniques to Realism Texts” and served as the chair and a panel member on “The Michael Chekhov Technique in Rehearsal.”
Tim Kasser (Psychology) recently visited Yale University/National University of Singapore. While there, he gave a public talk (on “The Good life or the Goods life? Using the science of values to live well together”), guest lectured in 3 classes, and provided individualized research consultation with numerous students.