Lectures Past Years

2017-2018 Lecture Series

Tim Cresswell- Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs, Professor of American Studies Fence - A Topopoetic Exploration​ of Place and Connection
Joseph Byrne- Professor of Fine Arts Connemara Paintings: Excavating Place. Constructing Memory
​​Michelle L. Kovarik- Assistant Professor of Chemistry ​Quick, Small, and Complicated: Meeting the Challenges of Single Cell Measurements of Stress Responses
​Sarah A. Raskin- Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

​Remembering to Remember


2016-2017 Lecture Series

​Chris Hager - English Letters of the Unlettered: Class, Literacy, & Comm​unication in the Civil War
Cheyenne S. Brindle - Chemistry​
​Using Organic Triarylcations as Tu​nable Catalysts for "Green" Chemical Reactions
​Stefanie Chambers - Political Science
​Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus: Immigrant Incorporation in New Destinations
​Abigail Fisher Williamson - Political Science and Public Policy and Law
​Welcoming New Americans? Local Governments and Immigrant Incorporation
​Anne Lambright - Language and Culture Studies ​Yuyachkani's Human Rights Theater: Modes of Theorizing beyond Academia

2015-2016 Lecture Series

​Dan Román - Music

Music of the 21st Century: A New Common Practice?​

​Jack Dougherty - Educational Studies

On The Line: Hartford's Urban-Suburban History in an Open Access Book​

​Joseph Palladino - Engineering

​Biomechanics of the Heart

​Ellison Findly - Religion

Lao Shamanism and the Mythic Imagination

​Jim Trostle - Anthropology

Some adventures in global health and interscalar travel​

2014 - 2015 Lecture Series

​Kifah Hanna - Language and Culture Studies

​Love and Desire in Lebanese War Literature

Zayde Gordon Antrim - History and International Studies​

​Mapping the Middle East

Martha Risser - Classics​

​Sacred Space at the Bridge of the Untiring Sea: The Sanctuary of Poseidon at Isthmia during the 6th through 4th Centuries BCE

​John Platoff - Music

​Francesco Benucci, Nancy Storace, and Sarti's Fra i due litiganti in Vienna

​Kent Dunlap - Biology

​Ecology of the Brain: How Social Interactions and Predators Influence Brain Cell Production in Electric Fish

​Kevin J. McMahon - Political Science

​The Mass is Over: Law, Politics, and the Death of the Great American Church


2013 - 2014 Lecture Series

​Pablo Delano - Fine Arts

​The Lives of Photographs: Puerto Rico 1980 and Beyond

​Brett Barwick - Physics

​Imaging at the femtosecond and nanometer scales with ultrafast electron microscope

​Lida Maxwell - Political Science

​Zola, the Dreyfus Affair, and the Politics of Lost Causes

​Scott Gac - History and American Studies

​An Attempt to Reduce them my Force: George Washington and the Origins of a Violent American State

​Scott Smedley - Biology

​Into the Woods: How Human Activity, Past and Present, Influences Connecticut's Forest Wildlife

​Jeffrey Bayliss - History

​Western Sport, Eastern Empire: the Dilemma of the Colonial Athlete in Imperial Japan