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Faculty Scholarship Lunch Series
A New Opportunity for Faculty
In this series open to College faculty, colleagues will be invited to talk about their important recently-published research and will share their experiences as they transition to new projects or research. Two presenters in the series will discuss research that relates directly to the McFarland Center's mission, and two will be faculty who received support from the Committee on Faculty Scholarship. Other presenters will be selected more broadly from the faculty assembly.
Lunch will be provided, and advance registration is necessary.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Life and Work From Beijing to Holy Cross to Hanoi and Home - Karen Turner, professor of history, will discuss the arc of her scholarly career and how serendipity has often influenced her life's course. An expert in legal history and human rights history in Asia, her recent publications include "Law and Punishment in the Formation of Empire," in Rome and China: Comparative Perspectives on Ancient World Empires, ed. Walter Scheidel (Oxford University Press, 2009); Even the Women Must Fight: Memories of War from North Vietnam (Wiley 1998); and The Limits of the Rule of Law in China (U. Washington, 2000).
Noon-1 p.m., Hogan Suite A
Space is limited. To attend, please register with Pat Hinchliffe by April 1.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Living Faith: Everyday Religion and Mothers in Poverty
Susan Crawford Sullivan, assistant professor of sociology and an Edward Bennett Williams Fellow, will present her book, "Living Faith: Everyday Religion and Mothers in Poverty" (University of Chicago, 2011), winner of the American Sociological Association 2012 Distinguished Book Award, Sociology of Religion, and will discuss new directions in her research.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Current Research and Future Plans: The Ruin of the Eternal City and Beyond — David Karmon, assistant professor of architectural studies, will present his book "The Ruin of the Eternal City: Antiquity and Preservation in Renaissance Rome" (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2011) and will discuss his new research on architecture and the senses.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Mountains vs. glaciers: The role of climate and ice in controlling the height of mountain ranges — Sara Gran Mitchell, assistant professor of biology, is a geologist who specializes in the long- and short-term evolution of landscapes. Her research has focused on the relationships between climate, tectonics, and erosion in the topographic development of mountain ranges.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Melville's Uncle: Early Americans in the Pacific World - Gwenn Miller, associate professor of history, focuses on the history of the American west, Alaska and Siberia. In her book "Kodiak Kreol: Communities of Empire in Early Russian America" (Cornell University Press, 2010), Miller explores the Russian colonization of Alaska, one of the most neglected stories of the early American past.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
How One Overlooked Source Could Change Our Understanding of the Transmission of Gregorian Chant in the Early Middle Ages - Daniel DiCenso '98, assistant professor of music, completed his Ph.D. in musicology at the University of Cambridge with the support of a Gates Scholarship. He is currently working on a new edition of the earliest sources of Gregorian chant for the Mass ("Carolingian Mass Chant Books"), which will include work on a newly discovered ninth-century source of chant from Monza, Italy.