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January 2015 26

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Denison University MLK celebrations and the Global Studies Seminar welcome Rick Polhamus presenting "Peacemaking in Palestine."
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    Full Description: The Denison University MLK celebrations and the Global Studies Seminar welcome Rick Polhamus presenting "Peacemaking in Palestine." Rick Polhamus is a member of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) and has worked in the Middle East over the past 14 years. He has training and experience in violence reduction, conflict resolution and transformation, negotiation, and mediation. Polhamus has lived and worked in many places with CPT including extended stays in South Dakota, Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Palestine/Israel, and Iraq. He has served on CPT's steering committee and has been CPT’s representative to the World Council of Churches (WCC), where he was part of the founding group of the WCC’s Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI).
    Address: Slayter Hall, University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Linda Krumholz, 740-587-5740

January 2015 27

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Jessen Havill presenting "What is your DNA doing in my computer?"
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Jessen Havill, professor of computer science, mathematics and computational science, presenting "What is your DNA doing in my computer?"
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Office of the Provost
    Event Contact: Cathy Van Sickle, 740-587-6469

January 2015 28

  • Wednesday
    4:17 PM
    Denison Scientific Association presents a lecture.
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    Full Description: Denison Scientific Association presents a lecture.
    Address: F.W. Olin Science Hall, Room 114, Denison University, 100 Sunset Hill, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Event Contact: Jenna Monroy, 740-587-6610
    Tags: Sciences, Series

January 2015 29

  • Thursday
    7:00 PM
    The Vail Series presents Poet Laureate Billy Collins.
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    Full Description: The Vail Series presents Poet Laureate Billy Collins. United States Poet Laureate 2001-2003, no poet since Robert Frost has managed to combine high critical acclaim with such broad popular appeal. A Guggenheim fellow, his last three collections of poems have broken sales records for poetry.
    Address: Swasey Chapel, Denison University, 200 Chapel Drive, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Vail Series, Beck Lecture Series
    Event Contact: Michael Morris, 740-587-6539

February 2015 03

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Mónica Ayala-Martínez presenting "Can capitalism modernize the Brazilian rainforest? Forlândia: a Neocolonial Utopia in the Amazon Rainforest."
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Mónica Ayala-Martínez, associate professor of modern langauges presenting "Can capitalism modernize the Brazilian rainforest? Forlândia: a Neocolonial Utopia in the Amazon Rainforest."
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Office of the Provost
    Event Contact: Cathy Van Sickle, 740-587-6469

February 2015 05

  • Thursday
    4:30 PM
    The Laura C. Harris Symposium welcomes Randa Jarrar, author of "A Map of Home."
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    Full Description: The Laura C. Harris Symposium welcomes Randa Jarrar, author of "A Map of Home." Jarrar is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, essayist, and translator. Randa grew up in Kuwait and Egypt, and moved to the US after the first Gulf War. Her 2008 novel, A Map of Home, chronicles the coming-of-age of Nidali- whose name is a feminization of the word ‘struggle’- a rebellious girl born in 1970’s Boston who then moves with her family to a very different life in Kuwait.
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Lecture Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Department of Women's Studies, Laura C. Harris Symposium
    Event Contact: Melissa Feldner, 740-587-6297
  • Thursday
    4:30 PM
    The Laura C. Harris Symposium and the Beck Lecture Series welcome author Randa Jarrar presenting a lecture, "Mapping Home."
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    Full Description: The Laura C. Harris Symposium welcomes author Randa Jarrar presenting a lecture, "Mapping Home."Sponsored by the Laura C. Harris Symposium and the Beck Lecture Series. Feminism has had much to say about mothers and motherhood; but how can feminist analysis and activism be applied to the idea of childhood or to children’s lives in local and transnational contexts? Randa Jarrar is an award-winning novelist. Randa grew up in Kuwait and Egypt, and then moved to the US. Her 2008 novel, A Map of Home, chronicles the coming-of-age of Nidali, a rebellious girl born in 1970’s Boston who then moves with her family to a very different life in Kuwait.
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Lecture Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Beck Lecture Series, Laura C. Harris Symposium
    Event Contact: Melissa Feldner, 740-587-6297

February 2015 09

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Xioa Jiang and Luis Villanueva presenting "Smith, Malthus, and Recent Evidences in Global Population Dynamics."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Xioa Jiang and Luis Villanueva presenting "Smith, Malthus, and Recent Evidences in Global Population Dynamics." In conventional economic theories, the change of population is determined “exogenously” outside of the economic system. However, classical political economists Adam Smith and Thomas Malthus have long argued for the “endogenous” determination of population, hence establishing a connection between economics and demography. In this paper, we borrow their ideas to empirically examine the evolution of the relationship between per capita outputs and population dynamics for the period of 1970 – 2008 on a global scale. We find empirical evidences that correspond to both Smith and Malthus’s arguments. In this paper, we also conduct a projection for the additional real income needed for the global population to stabilize. Xiao Jiang is an assistant professor of economics and a consultant for the International Labor Organization (ILO) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASAN). His research interests are international trade and development, classical political economy, economic modeling, and history of economic thought. Luis Villanueva is an assistant professor of economics and member of the Young Scholars Initiative of the Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET). His research interests are economic development in third world countries, economic history of Latin America and classical political economy.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Denison University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315

February 2015 10

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes John Cort presenting "Indian Domestic Devotion in American Museums: Why are there Nine Large Jain Domestic Shrines in American Museum Collections?"
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes John Cort, professor of religion, presenting "Indian Domestic Devotion in American Museums: Why are there Nine Large Jain Domestic Shrines in American Museum Collections?"
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Office of the Provost
    Event Contact: Cathy Van Sickle, 740-587-6469

February 2015 13

  • Friday
    7:00 PM
    The Vail Series presents "Turtle Island Quartet."
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    Full Description: The Vail Series presents "Turtle Island Quartet." Since its inception in 1985, Turtle Island Quartet has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings. Winner of the 2006 and 2008 GRAMMY® Awards for Best Classical Crossover category, Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles. Turtle Island Quartet exhibits what Yo-yo Ma called “a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today.” Turtle Island Quartet will be performing Miles Davis’ seminal recording “The Birth of the Cool”, and the Denison Museum has gained permission from the Kennedy Museum of Art to exhibit a collection of Herman Leonard photographs of iconic jazz legends, including Miles Davis, during TIQ’s residency.
    Address: Swasey Chapel, Denison University, 200 Chapel Drive, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Vail Series
    Event Contact: Michael Morris, 740-587-6539

February 2015 16

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Trey Proctor presenting, "Female Slave Litigants, Gendered Rhetoric, and Abuse in Colonial Lima, Peru."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Trey Proctor presenting, "Female Slave Litigants, Gendered Rhetoric, and Abuse in Colonial Lima, Peru." ABSTRACT: This talk focuses on the concrete practices of spending time and sharing newspapers in a network of outdoor reading rooms or “footpath libraries” established by the Pune Municipal Corporation in 2004-2005. Drawing on conversations with readers I met at these sites, I suggest that the social institution of the newspaper library itself can be read as a site of cultural assertion for a new kind of urban community. With a nod to Benedict Anderson, whose central assertion in Imagined Communities was rooted in the idea of strangers communing through novels and newspapers, I call these accidental communities. Accidental, because partaking in the sociality of the reading room is born less of established social relationships than of accidents of history and geography. But communities, nevertheless, because the men (and it is only men) who come together in these spaces do so not just to read but also, importantly, to claim a place in the changing city. BIO: Matthew Rosen teaches in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from The New School for Social Research in New York City. His dissertation concerned a community of readers in Pune, a city of 3 million in western India, where he carried out 22 months of research with the support of AIIS, Fulbright, and NSF grants. Matthew’s current research examines the changing nature of “ordinary reading” in an age of mass literacy and global communication.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Denison University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315

February 2015 17

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Rebecca Kennedy presenting "What do Hippocrates, Environmentalism, and the Smithsonian Have in Common?"
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Rebecca Kennedy presenting "What do Hippocrates, Environmentalism, and the Smithsonian Have in Common?"
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Office of the Provost
    Event Contact: Cathy Van Sickle, 740-587-6469

February 2015 23

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Matthew Rosen presenting "Reading the Readers: The ‘Footpath Library’ as a Site of Cultural Assertion in a Once- Provincial City."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Matthew Rosen presenting "Reading the Readers: The ‘Footpath Library’ as a Site of Cultural Assertion in a Once- Provincial City." ABSTRACT: This talk focuses on the concrete practices of spending time and sharing newspapers in a network of outdoor reading rooms or “footpath libraries” established by the Pune Municipal Corporation in 2004-2005. Drawing on conversations with readers I met at these sites, I suggest that the social institution of the newspaper library itself can be read as a site of cultural assertion for a new kind of urban community. With a nod to Benedict Anderson, whose central assertion in Imagined Communities was rooted in the idea of strangers communing through novels and newspapers, I call these accidental communities. Accidental, because partaking in the sociality of the reading room is born less of established social relationships than of accidents of history and geography. But communities, nevertheless, because the men (and it is only men) who come together in these spaces do so not just to read but also, importantly, to claim a place in the changing city. BIO: Matthew Rosen teaches in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from The New School for Social Research in New York City. His dissertation concerned a community of readers in Pune, a city of 3 million in western India, where he carried out 22 months of research with the support of AIIS, Fulbright, and NSF grants. Matthew’s current research examines the changing nature of “ordinary reading” in an age of mass literacy and global communication.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Denison University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315

February 2015 24

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Mark Evans Bryan presenting "Postmodernity and the Theatre: a Culture & Process of Creating or an Aesthetic of Performance?"
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Mark Evans Bryan presenting "Postmodernity and the Theatre: a Culture & Process of Creating or an Aesthetic of Performance?"
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Office of the Provost
    Event Contact: Cathy Van Sickle, 740-587-6469
  • Tuesday
    7:00 PM
    The Sustainability Film Series presents "Not Business As Usual."
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    Full Description: The Sustainability Film Series presents "Not Business As Usual."
    Address: Slayter Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Green Team, Office of Sustainability, Sustainability Fellows
    Event Contact: Jeremy King, 740-587-8680

February 2015 25

  • Wednesday
    4:15 PM
    Denison Scientific Association presents a lecture.
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    Full Description: Denison Scientific Association presents a lecture.
    Address: F.W. Olin Science Hall, Room 114, Denison University, 100 Sunset Hill, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Event Contact: Jenna Monroy, 740-587-6610
    Tags: Sciences, Series

February 2015 26

  • Thursday
    4:30 PM
    The Laura C. Harris Symposium welcomes Rebecca Hains presenting "Girl Culture, Empowerment, and Consumerism: From Girl Power to Princess Culture."
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    Full Description: The Laura C. Harris Symposium welcomes Rebecca Hains, professor of advertising and media at Salem State University presenting "Girl Culture, Empowerment, and Consumerism: From Girl Power to Princess Culture." Feminism has had much to say about mothers and motherhood; but\nhow can feminist analysis and activism be applied to the idea of childhood or\nto children’s lives in local and transnational contexts?
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Lecture Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Laura C. Harris Symposium, Women's Studies Program
    Event Contact: Melissa Feldner, 740-587-6297