Lectures Past Years

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 by 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

Jeff Bayliss - History
                                                   Western Sport, Eastern Empire: the Dilemma of the Colonial Athlete in
                                                                                               Imperial Japan


2012-2013 Lecture Series

Lucy Ferris- English                                                     Honor: A Novelist's Field Research Among the Pashtuns

Beth Notar- Anthropology                                        Civilized Driving or Flooring It! Contested Mobility in Urban China

Sonia Cardenas- Political Science                           The Global Rise of National Human Rights Institutions

Craig Schneider - Biology                                           DNA Sequencing and Species Recognition

Cristopher Geiss - Environmental Science         Predicting the Fate of Arctic Carbon

Laura Holt - Psychology                                             Who is at Greatest Risk for Problem Drinking in the First Year of College?


2011-2012 Lecture Series

Dan Lloyd—Philosophy                                            Mind as Music
Susan Masino—Pyschology                                   Diet Therapy for Brain Disease
Anne Lambright—Language &                             Cultural Production and Transitional Justice Efforts: The Case of Peru
Culture Studies
Christopher Hager—English                                  Emancipation and the Act of Writing
Jack Dougherty—Educational Studies              Scholarly Publishing with open Access Web-Books: On the Line Lin                                                                               and Writing History in the Digital Age
Lisa-Anne Foster—Biology                                    Tracking the Microbial Populations Inhabiting Humans
Seth Sanders—Religion                                            The Rise and Fall of Ancient Jewish Science: 'Pagan' Astronomy and the Language                                                                      Language of Knowledge in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Peter Yoon—Computer Science                          Cheap Computing: Using General-Purpose GPUs in Scientific Applications

2010-2011 Lecture Series

Barbara Benedict—Classics                                   'Male' and 'Female' Novels?  Gendered Fictions and British Reading 
                                                                                             Public, 1770-1830
Chloe Wheatley—English                                         The Prose Works of John Milton
Madalene Spezialetti—Computer Science          Welcome to Virt-U: Problem Solving in the Virtual Video World
Hebe Gua
rdiola-Diaz—Biology                                Mylein Matters
James Trostle—Anthropology                                The Ethnography of a Bus Ride in Costal Ecuador (and what it can say
                                                                                               about the environmental change, scale and landscape)
David Rosen—English                                                   Literature an the Idea of Privacy (working title)

2009-2010 Lecture Series

 Robert Fleming—Biology                                         Altering cellular signals to reveal cell specification mechanisms during
Raymond Baker—International Politics             The epoch story of Islam: The struggles of ordinary Muslims in
                                                                                              extraordinary times
Sarah Raskin—Psychology                                         Remembering to remember: Studies of prospective memory
W. Miller Brown—Philosophy                                     The Case for Perfection: Genetic enhancement and sport
n Gordon—Art History                                      The organization of patronage and art education in 18th-century France
Andrea Dyrness—Educational Studies                 Schooling the Transitional Citizen: Education and Civic Identity in Two 
                                                                                               Salvadoran Schools
 Ralph Morelli—Computer Science                         How free software is changing the world
Maurice Wade—Philosophy                                        Black Skin, White Masks: Frantz Fanon and the Lived Experiences of the


2007–2008 Lecture Series


G. James Wen—Economics
Why Did China Retreat to Its Agrarian Past after the Song Dynasty?
Mark P. Silverman—Physics
Finding the Length of the Emperor’s Nose: A Test of Collective Knowledge
Clinton Bailey—Research Fellow
The Bible’s Bedouin Background
Paul Lauter—English
Multiculturalism and Immigration Shock
Dan Lloyd—Philosophy & Neuroscience                     
This Is Your Brain on Politics?
Barry Schaller—Public Policy
Bioethics on Trial: The Promises and Perils of the Brave New World of Biotechnology
Ellison Findly—Religion & Asian Studies
Religion and Textiles in Southeast Asia
James Trostle—Anthropology
Disease Transmission and Social Change: Anthropology Meets Public Health in Northern Coastal Ecuador
is Figueroa—History
Border City Boulevard: F.D.R. Avenue and Colonial Suburbanism in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Christoph Geiss—Physics

Pingo Scars: Remnants of Connecticut’s Glacial Past 


2005–2006 Lecture Seri



Institutional Racism and Organizational Change in the U.S. Banking Industry
Martha Risser—Classics
Feasting at Isthmia
Frank Kirkpatrick—Religion
  Community Beyond Political Philosophy: The Political Thought of John Macmurray
The Route to Les Lauves: Cezanne’s Studios and Evolving Studio Practice
Jonathan Elukin—History
Deceiving the Devil: Shylock and Salvation in The Merchant of Venice
Timothy Curran—Chemistry
  Conformational Constraint: Putting Peptides on a Leash
Christoph Geiss—Physics
Soil Magnetism: What Iron Oxide Minerals Know about Regional Climate
Dan Lloyd—Philosophy
The Brain and Consciousness
Mark Silverman—Physi cs
The Inside Story of a Black Hole and Other Dark Matters of the Cosmos
Laurel Baldwin-Ragaven—Health & Human Rights

Developments in Human Rights Training for Health Professionals in South Africa
[postponed to 2006-2007]