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Faculty Research Presentations

* - Related to the First-Year Common Reading

Below are presentations from 2016. Presentations for 2017 will be posted soon! 

1:30 – 2:15 pm

  • Vampires, Monks, and Holy Fools: The Mystical in Russia and Eastern EuropeCharles Arndt III (Russian Studies) Rockefeller 203
  • From Peter to Francis: The Papacy in Historical PerspectiveNancy Bisaha (Medieval and Renaissance Studies/History) Swift TBA
  • Extinct HumansZachary Cofran (Anthropology) Blodgett 101
  • Taking Care of the TextRobert DeMaria (English) Sander Classroom 013
  • A Glimpse of Galaxies at the Dawn of the UniverseDebra Elmegreen (Physics and Astronomy) Rockefeller 300
  • Olympic City: Impacts of Athletic Mega-Events on Rio de JaneiroBrian Godfrey (Geography) Ely 200
  • Musicality in TranslationKathleen Hart (French and Francophone Studies) Chicago 102
  • Can Behavioral Economics Save the World: Making Environmental Policy at the White HouseBen Ho (Economics) Kenyon TBA
  • * CRISPR/Cas9 and the Revolution in Genome Editing: Applications in Basic Research and the Control of Infectious DiseaseJennifer Kennell (Biology) Olmsted 266
  • Playing in the Mud! How Geologists Learn about Climate ChangeKirsten Menking (Earth Science and Geography) Ely 204
  • Utopia Station (a Global Collective Exhibition, Seminar, Performance Project in Installments next Summer at the Brooklyn Museum)Molly Nesbit (Art) Taylor 203
  • Hearing Nineteenth-Century Plays: A Project to Restore Music and Sound to the Victorian-Age DramaMichael Pisani (Music) Skinner, Thekla Hall 400
  • * Sex and Ginseng: It's Not What You ThinkMark Schlessman (Biology/Environmental Studies) Bridge for Laboratory Sciences 109
  • * Most Likely to Endure: A Six-Decade Follow-Up of High School StudentsSue Trumbetta (Psychological Science) New England 206
  • MasculinitiesAgnes Vito (Religion/Jewish Studies) Blodgett 105

2:30 – 3:15 pm

  • * Archaeology of Native North America: Challenging What We Know about Our Past and PresentApril Beisaw (Anthropology) Blodgett 101
  • * Climate, Wildlife and Conservation: Complex RelationshipsLynn Christenson (Biology) Bridge for Laboratory Sciences 109
  • A Story of Grief, a Quilt, and a CommunityLisa Collins (American Studies/Art History) Taylor 328
  • Climate Action at VassarMary Ann Cunningham (Earth Science and Geography) Ely 200
  • * The Viruses and Microbes Around UsDavid Esteban (Biology) Olmsted 169
  • To Date or Not To Date? Unearthing the Roots of Today's Social Behavior in Early Modern Literary TextsEugenio Giusti (Italian) Chicago Hall FLRC
  • The Human Rights of ChildrenTracey Holland (Education) Kenyon 131
  • The Roots of CalculusJohn McCleary (Mathematics) Rockefeller 203
  • Greek Archaeology and the History of WritingBarbara Olsen (Greek and Roman Studies/Women’s Studies) Sanders Classroom 013
  • The Power of Myth in the History of ScienceJose Perillan (Science, Technology and Society/Physics) Sanders Physics 105
  • Drones and Lasers: Mapping Architecture in the Twenty-First CenturyAndrew Tallon (Art) Taylor 203
  • * The Poetics of the Erotic in the Russian Silver AgeFarida Tcherkassova (Russian Studies) Rockefeller 201
    (* Related to the Freshman Common Reading)

3:30 – 4:15 pm

  • Whodunnit? Help Solve an Architectural Historian's Ethical ProblemNicholas Adams (Art) Taylor Hall 203
  • The Boy, The Prostitute, and the Priest: Transgression in Federico Fellini's Eight and a HalfRodica Blumenfeld (Italian) Chicago 102
  • International Human RightsBob Brigham (History) Rockefeller 200
  • The Death and Rebirth of Ancient Greece and RomeCurtis Dozier (Greek and Roman Studies) Rockefeller 301
  • Why and How to Make Fake DataJingchen Hu (Mathematics) Rockefeller 310
  • * Water in Fiji and Singapore: Environment, Advertising, PostcolonialityMartha Kaplan (Anthropology/Asian Studies) Blodgett 105
  • A Beethoven Symphony: Idea, Process, PerformanceKathryn Libin (Music) Skinner, Thekla Hall 400
  • Cartooning My Family's Holocaust DenialMiki Pohl (History) Rockefeller 203
  • Early Childhood for PresidentJulie Riess (Education/Psychology) Wimpfheimer 310
  • * The Extinction of ExperienceMeg Ronsheim (Biology/Environmental Studies) Olmsted 273
  • Carbon Nanotubes for Electronics ApplicationsChristopher Smart (Chemistry) Bridge for Laboratory Sciences 109
  • Why Confucius Still Matters to ChinaBryan Van Norden (Philosophy) Rockefeller 312
  • Development Framework for Mobile Health WearablesJason Waterman (Computer Science) New England 105