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Current Trinity Workshops

Common Hour Workshops, Spring 2018


Thursday, February 1, 2018, Common Hour, Dangremond Family Commons (Hallden)

Time No Longer: 21st Century Realities and Why Washington Resists Them

Patrick Lawrence has many years’ experience observing American culture and politics from the privileged vantage point of the foreign correspondent. In his book Time No Longer: Americans After the American Century (Yale, 2013) he argued that the hypertrophy of the country’s founding myths within our body politic has increasingly impaired our ability to think clearly and rationally about what we need to do to insure the continuing health of our culture and society.  Lawrence wrote for many years as “Patrick L. Smith.” In this talk, he will update this vision in light of the events of the past five years. ​


Thursday, April 5, 2018, Common Hour, Dangremond Family Commons (Hallden).  This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching & Learning.

Teaching Climate Change Across the Disciplines

At the 2015 Climate Summit in Paris, then President Barack Obama called Climate Change the "one issue that will define the contours of the century more dramatically than any other”. Despite attempts to debunk global warming as a “hoax,” there is an overwhelming consensus among scientists that the earth is warming, that human activity is a major contributor, and that—without immediate and drastic measures—the consequences will be severe.  Education is crucial, but how to teach Climate Change, both within one’s own field and across disciplines? What should a modern “Climate Change Curriculum” look like?  Environmental Educator Stephen Siperstein, editor of Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities, will give the key address.  He will be joined by Professors Beth Notar (Anthropology) and Amber Pitt (Environmental Science). ​

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