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September 2014 30

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Steven Olmschenk presenting “Quantum Information with Atoms and Light.”
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Steven Olmschenk presenting “Quantum Information with Atoms and Light.” Rapid advances in information technology have revolutionized the way we go about our daily lives. However, the way this technology stores and processes information is still based on classical physics. Utilizing the features of quantum physics may allow for information processors that could eclipse the power of any conventional computer, and yield insight into the unintuitive theory of quantum physics. After a broad overview, Olmschenk will highlight the effort at Denison University to use laser-cooled, single atomic ions and light to store, process, and transfer quantum information.
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Event Contact: Margot Singer, 740-587-5741

October 2014 07

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Taku Suzuki presenting “Traveling with/for the Dead: Japanese and Okinawan Pilgrimages to the Mariana Islands.”
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Taku Suzuki presenting “Traveling with/for the Dead: Japanese and Okinawan Pilgrimages to the Mariana Islands.” Suzuki's talk introduces pilgrimages to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) made by groups of Japanese and Okinawans over the past 50 years. These trips have been made by the adult children of the Japanese soldiers who fought and died in the Battle of the Marianas in 1944 and those Okinawans who lived on the islands during the Imperial Japan’s colonial rule and repatriated to Okinawa after the Asia-Pacific War.
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Event Contact: Margot Singer, 740-587-5741

October 2014 14

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Karen Graves presenting “Pivotal in His Absence: Lewis Powell’s Influence on the Legal Status of Lesbian and Gay Teachers.”
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Karen Graves presenting “Pivotal in His Absence: Lewis Powell’s Influence on the Legal Status of Lesbian and Gay Teachers.” Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. issued a number of critical educational policy decisions regarding affirmative action, desegregation, school funding, and gay rights. In this paper Graves explores two cases taken up by the Court in subsequent years: Board of Education v. National Gay Task Force (1985) and Bowers v. Hardwick (1986).
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Event Contact: Margot Singer, 740-587-5741

October 2014 21

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Linda Krumholz presenting “Reading and Responsibility in Toni Morrison’s A Mercy.”
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Linda Krumholz presenting “Reading and Responsibility in Toni Morrison’s A Mercy.” In Toni Morrison’s novel “A Mercy,” set in New England in 1690, Florens, a 16-year-old African-American woman, is on a journey to summon the blacksmith to save the life of her Mistress; the blacksmith is a free black man, a healer, and Florens’ lover. The small group of people with whom Florens lives, a multicultural, women-centered, somewhat egalitarian group becomes, for a short time, a family. The blacksmith and Florens reveal the role of African people in the construction of whiteness and Americanness as well as connections between economics, gender, sexuality, law, and religion in emerging constructions of blackness. Through Florens’ quest and the dissolution of the family group, Morrison signals both the failures and the possibilities revealed by revised understandings of American history.
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Event Contact: Margot Singer, 740-587-5741

October 2014 28

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Jessica Rettig presenting “Exploring the Biology of Small Ponds.”
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Jessica Rettig presenting “Exploring the Biology of Small Ponds.” Small ponds are a noticeable feature on the Ohio landscape, home to a diversity of plants, invertebrate animals, and fish. This presentation showcases the biology of local ponds by sharing research experiences and data collected by Denison students and Dr. Rettig. We will learn about the biology of organisms like sunfish, aquatic insects, zooplankton, and water weeds, and consider the population and community ecology of Denison’s Ebaugh Pond and other local ponds.
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Event Contact: Margot Singer, 740-587-5741

November 2014 04

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Sue Davis presenting “Crisis in Crimea: Russian Perspectives.”
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Sue Davis presenting “Crisis in Crimea: Russian Perspectives.” n winter 2014, mysterious pro-Russian forces pried the Crimean peninsula away from Ukrainian control. In March, the Russian Federation officially annexed Crimea. In this Tuesday lunch talk, we will explore what happened and why, focusing on the Russian perspectives on events.
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Event Contact: Margot Singer, 740-587-5741

November 2014 11

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Brenda Boyle presenting “Recollecting Vietnam: The Stories Americans Tell.”
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Brenda Boyle presenting “Recollecting Vietnam: The Stories Americans Tell.” The stories we tell about war not only shape how we think about a particular war but also influence our willingness to engage in future wars. Fiction and non-fiction narratives about American involvement in Viet Nam before and during the 1965-1973 Vietnam War tell historically contextualized tales of Americans arrogantly following in the steps of their French allies, whose war to recolonize Viet Nam after World War II the United States funded and then took up after the French defeat in 1954 and the division of the country into North and South Vietnam.
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Event Contact: Margot Singer, 740-587-5741

November 2014 18

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes David Baker presenting “Shadow and Light: Poetry by Denison Faculty.”
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes David Baker presenting “Shadow and Light: Poetry by Denison Faculty.” Several Denison faculty members, representing an array of disciplines (mathematics, modern languages, biology, sociology, and others), are also practicing poets. This group reading will offer them a chance to read their work and talk about the relation of art and poetry to practices outside their academic field--out of the shadows, into the light.
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Event Contact: Margot Singer, 740-587-5741

December 2014 02

December 2014 09

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Harry Heft presenting “Public Spaces and the Life of Communities: Reflections on the Design of the Denison Campus.”
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Harry Heft presenting “Public Spaces and the Life of Communities: Reflections on the Design of the Denison Campus.” The social significance of spaces in the public realm, mostly notably, “the spaces between buildings,” has tended to be neglected in the design fields for over a century. It was once well understood that the “the spaces between buildings” are where civic life takes root and possibilities for unplanned, meaningful social relationships reside. Over the past 30 years designers and planners have slowly rediscovered the significance of creating the kinds of public spaces that cultivate social exchange. How does the Denison campus measure up in this regard? Has the undeniably ‘picturesque’ character of our campus led us to overlook the need for design features that contribute to the development of a rich living community?
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Event Contact: Margot Singer, 740-587-5741