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September 2015 01

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Geoff Smith, professor of biology, with a lecture titled "The GIS Land Lab: From Corn Field to Collaboration."
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Geoff Smith, professor of biology, with a lecture titled "The GIS Land Lab: From Corn Field to Collaboration." In the summer and fall of 2014, the Granville School District, with the support of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, reclaimed corn fields adjacent to the Granville Intermediate School (GIS) to create a “Land Lab.” The GIS Land Lab serves multiple purposes, including creating wetlands and surrounding areas to improve bird habitat and creating a living laboratory for student learning. In this presentation, Smith will discuss the role that Denison faculty have played in the process of getting the Land Lab approved and our on-going role in developing the Land Lab as a teaching and learning resource for the Granville School District (and Denison). Smith will also discuss how the collaboration between Denison and the School District is providing us the opportunity to pursue some very interesting research questions.
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Fee: 0
    Event Contact: Cathy Van Sickle, 740-587-6469
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September 2015 08

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series presents Director of Campus Safety Daniel Hect discussing high-risk, low-frequency incidents on college campuses.
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series presents Director of Campus Safety Daniel Hect whose talk is titled "Preparing to Respond to High Risk Low Frequency Incidents on College Campuses." Active Shooter Incidents (ASI) are a reoccurring and all-too-familiar trend in the United States. The role of Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) administrators is vital to the overarching preparation of policies and procedures for an effective response to ASIs. IHL administrators’ support of Educational Law Enforcement is marginal, partly due to political power structures within the universities. Due to the increasing awareness of the consequences of an ASI, it is becoming more apparent that the IHLs must be better coordinated to prepare for High Risk Low Frequency Incidents.
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: No
    Fee: 0
    Event Contact: Cathy Van Sickle, 740-587-6469
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September 2015 15

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Oliver Tarpega, artistic director for Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project, presenting a lecture titled "The Impact of Economics, Politics, and Culture on the Creation of Art."
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Oliver Tarpega, artistic director for Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project, presenting a lecture titled "The Impact of Economics, Politics, and Culture on the Creation of Art." Olivier Tarpaga is artistic director, choreographer, dancer, musician, with Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project (BTDP). Dafra Kura Band is a subset of BTDP, providing live music for the dance performances. BTDP’s newest work, ‘Declassified Memory Fragment,’ is described as ‘a response to political situations in different African countries..., the unpredictable circulation of power and the resulting tension, destabilization, and explosive climax that occurs often without dismantling the illusion of democracy.’
    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
    Fee: 0

September 2015 22

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Melissa Huerta, associate professor of modern languages, presenting a lecture titled "Adventures in teatrolandia, or How I Spent my Summer."
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Melissa Huerta, associate professor of modern languages, presenting a lecture titled "Adventures in teatrolandia, or How I Spent my Summer." This summer, through support from a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, Huerta traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina to study Latin American Theater. The seminar allowed participants from across the country to attend over a dozen plays, converse with Argentine theater-makers, and, as a group, engage in multi-disciplinary discussions regarding our work as scholars of theater, practitioners, and theater enthusiasts. Huerta will focus on the impact the NEH summer seminar had on her understanding of contemporary theater in the Americas, her approaches to teaching Latin-American theater at Denison, and her current and future research projects. The theatrical, cultural, and linguistic immersion Huerta received will not only benefit her research, but more importantly, it will inform her teaching philosophies, anchored in student-centered, collective and embodied work in a cross-cultural and linguistic classroom.
    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
    Fee: 0

September 2015 29

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Jill Gillespie, visiting assistant professor, Women’s and Gender Studies, presenting a lecture titled "What are Little Girls Made of? 21st-Century Girlhood in Inside Out."
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Jill Gillespie, visiting assistant professor, Women’s and Gender Studies, presenting a lecture titled "What are Little Girls Made of? 21st-Century Girlhood in Inside Out." While the ‘girl’ has long been a figure of concern, over the past 25 years, concern for ‘the girl’ has proliferated in popular media, literature, television, films, in addition to academic conferences and feminist journals. Not only have girls become a public presence and interest, there has also been an increasing range of representations of them, their lives, and concerns. This widespread interest in the state of being a girl has resulted in a host of discourses surrounding girlhood. This talk uses the images in and discourses about the popular and critically acclaimed film, "Inside Out," to address some critical questions about perspectives on the changing constructions of girlhood, shifting subjectivities for girls, and the ways in which gender impacts the understanding of the workings of the self.
    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
    Fee: 0

October 2015 06

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Joy Sperling, professor, Art History, presenting a lecture titled "The Female Embodiment of an Enchanted State: Women and Visual Culture in New Mexico, 1918-1950."
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Joy Sperling, professor, Art History, presenting a lecture titled "The Female Embodiment of an Enchanted State: Women and Visual Culture in New Mexico, 1918-1950." When New Mexico became a state in 1912, it was seriously economically depressed and its reputation desperately needed rebranding. It was known mostly as a site of vicious range wars and lawlessness, where an intrepid (male) adventurer might find good hunting and fishing, or where a ‘lunger’ (tuberculosis patient) might (or might not) recover. But none of these activities were the basis of a solid economy. Sperling's research focuses on the establishment of the still thriving tourist industry in New Mexico, the feminization of the state’s narrative, and on the contributions that a number of women made to the visual culture of the state as they enacted the new, but remarkably tenacious narrative of New Mexico as an “enchanted” state. Her research inverts the current narrative of the visual culture of the Southwest by retrieving the work of women artists that has been erased from the historical record. She will show works and use information from numerous historical archives.
    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
    Fee: 0

October 2015 13

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Lew Ludwig, professor, Mathematics and Computer Sciences, presenting a lecture titled "How you too can join the 3D printing craze!"
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Lew Ludwig, professor, Mathematics and Computer Sciences, presenting a lecture titled "How you too can join the 3D printing craze!" In November 2014, Ludwig saw a presentation on 3D printing at a conference and was immediately hooked. With next to no experience, by January 2015, he was leading a seminar of 12 students in a one-credit hour 3D Printing and Design class. In this presentation Ludwig will discuss the process of bringing a 3D printer to our campus, the freeware software used by his students, several of their successful and unsuccessful design projects, and some of their lessons learned.
    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
    Fee: 0

October 2015 20

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Jessica Bean, associate proffesor, Economics, presenting a lecture titled "Sex Sells: Prostitution in Economics and History."
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Jessica Bean, associate proffesor, Economics, presenting a lecture titled "Sex Sells: Prostitution in Economics and History." The economics of prostitution has received a recent surge of attention, both in the academic literature and in a series of articles published in The Economist – including a very recent editorial arguing in favor of decriminalizing sex work. A lot of this renewed interest has been driven by the greatly increased availability of data that has come from the movement of the sex trade to the internet, and has allowed economists to apply standard tools of economic analysis to the market for transactional sex. Economic historians, however, have thus far largely ignored sex work as a dimension of female labor market participation in the past, most likely because of the lack of quantitative sources and the often informal or underground nature of prostitution as a form of employment. In an ongoing research project that makes use of the limited historical data that does exist, a co-author and Bean are examining the role that prostitution played in female labor market opportunities in Europe during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In this talk, Bean will discuss the approaches that economists have taken to studying prostitution, highlight some of the more interesting findings in the recent empirical and theoretical literature, and then discuss the historical context and how the economics of prostitution may have differed – or not – in the nineteenth century.
    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
    Fee: 0

October 2015 27

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Suzanne Condray, professor, Communication, presenting a lecture titled "A First Lady Takes a Bow: Betty Ford’s Performance of Equality."
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Suzanne Condray, professor, Communication, presenting a lecture titled "A First Lady Takes a Bow: Betty Ford’s Performance of Equality." From the moment Betty Ford stepped before cameras in her first press conferences, audiences saw a First Lady unapologetic about her commitment to women’s equality. Television captured the humor, the grace and the candor as she leveraged her identity as a traditional wife and mother, usurped the language of radical feminists and scaled the distance between contingencies of women. In the end, her campaign may not have won passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, but it did further a national dialogue on gender equity.
    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
    Fee: 0

November 2015 03

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Adam Davis, associate professor, History, presenting a lecture titled "The Medieval Charitable Revolution and the Rise of the Hospital."
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Adam Davis, associate professor, History, presenting a lecture titled "The Medieval Charitable Revolution and the Rise of the Hospital." Beginning in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, hundreds of hospitals were founded to provide for Europe’s poor and sick. Many of these hospitals were founded by lay men and women. What did charitable giving and charitable service mean to people in the Middle Ages? What was the relationship between medieval commercial prosperity and the rise of the hospital as a charitable and religious institution? This talk will examine the variety of complex circumstances and motives underlying the creation and functioning of hospitals, including their role in (and impact on) the larger society.
    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
    Fee: 0

November 2015 10

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Steve Terry, director, Enterprise Applications, presenting a lecture titled "Cloud Computing – The End of the College IT Department?"
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Steve Terry, director, Enterprise Applications, presenting a lecture titled "Cloud Computing – The End of the College IT Department?" During the past year, Steve Terry has served as one of the primary authors around the series publication, “Preparing Your IT Organization for the Cloud”, which has been produced by the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR). Steve will provide a behind the scenes look at how college and university IT organizations are dealing with delivering transformational IT Cloud services to their respective institutions.
    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
    Fee: 0

November 2015 17

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Veerendra Lele, associate professor, Sociology/Anthropology, presenting a lecture titled "Semiotic Ideologies of Race: Racial Profiling, Retroduction, and ‘The Fact of Blackness’. "
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Veerendra Lele, associate professor, Sociology/Anthropology, presenting a lecture titled "Semiotic Ideologies of Race: Racial Profiling, Retroduction, and ‘The Fact of Blackness’. " This talk presents the semiotic features and errors of logic at work in racial profiling and racial reckoning. Anthropologists have long researched the concept of human “race”, including biological, linguistic, archaeological, and cultural approaches to this topic, and anthropologists now largely agree that “race” is principally a cultural concept, not a biological one. Yet practices of race involve inferences about physical attributes including human phenotype. While much attention has been given to understanding how race operates as a discursive form through which power is exercised, less analysis has been done on the “logic” of racial reckoning, and more generally, on the semiosis of race. What semiotic forms and ideologies are at work in racial practices? How do semiotic ideologies of race reproduce cultural distinctions and hierarchies? In short, how does race work semiotically and what can a semiotic analysis of race reveal? Lele examines a specific social practice – racial profiling – and the roles of iconicity and retroduction in it. He argues that iconicity is central to practices of race and that iconicity contributes to erroneous conditional probabilities and the retroductive reasoning that mistakenly serve to justify racial profiling, led by and leading to what Frantz Fanon called ‘The Fact of Blackness’.
    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
    Fee: 0

November 2015 24

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Yvonne-Marie Mokam, assistant professor, Modern Languages, presenting a lecture titled "Historical Detective Fiction and the ‘Duty of Memory’."
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Yvonne-Marie Mokam, assistant professor, Modern Languages, presenting a lecture titled "Historical Detective Fiction and the ‘Duty of Memory’." Mokam's presentation suggests that historical detective fiction is a valuable tool to reconstruct the past. In particular, she argues that Léonora Miano’s latest novel makes a unique contribution to the duty of remembering slavery. Francophone African literature has an obvious affinity with history, and many writers have reconstructed the past by deconstructing colonial archives and official historiography, uncovering concealed aspects of history, and recounting more recent tragedies. In this memorial endeavor, however, writers have not treated all forgotten historical aspects with the same level of interest; African literature has long been silent on the transatlantic slave trade, in spite of the fact that some 14 million Africans were forcibly displaced between the 16th and 19th centuries. Léonora Miano seeks to address this omission in La Saison de l’ombre (Femina Award 2013), which explores the issue from the perspective of slave capture and the quest for knowledge. Mokam's presentation suggests that by using a narrative constructed around the point of view of those who “stayed behind,” the author sheds light on a historical tragedy that has long been invisible in African literature, particularly because she integrates female consciousness in a genre that has been largely dominated by male writers.
    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
    Fee: 0

December 2015 01

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes May Mei, assistant professor, Mathematics and Computer Sciences, presenting a lecture titled "‘Don’t They Teach Recreational Mathematics Anymore?’ "
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes May Mei, assistant professor, Mathematics and Computer Sciences, presenting a lecture titled "‘Don’t They Teach Recreational Mathematics Anymore?’ " “Don’t They Teach Recreational Mathematics Anymore?” the Tenth Doctor laments after having to explain that “Any number that reduces to one when you take the sum of the squares of its digits and continue iterating until it yields one is a happy number. Any number that doesn’t isn’t.” Fear not, Doctor! In this Tuesday Lunch, we will explore some properties of happy numbers, as well as two generalizations of happy numbers.
    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
    Fee: 0