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November 2014 03

  • Monday
    4:30 PM
    The Department of Philosophy welcomes David Wood presenting "Disconcerting Experience."
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    Full Description: The Department of Philosophy welcomes David Wood presenting "Disconcerting Experience." Why is experience important to philosophy? It can provide evidence for our beliefs. It can help keep us open to the world. But everything hangs on what counts as experience. Those that shake our fondest assumptions deserve special attention. David Wood is the W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Wood's interests lie in the possibilities of reading and thinking opened up by contemporary continental philosophy and by nineteenth century German thought.
    Address: Samson Talbot Hall, Room 210, Denison University, 350 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Department of Philosophy, Titus-Hepp Lecture Series
    Event Contact: Kate Tull, 740-587-6387
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  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Ziad Abu-Rish presenting "Jordan, the Arab Uprisings, and the Legacies of State Formation."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Ziad Abu-Rish presenting "Jordan, the Arab Uprisings, and the Legacies of State Formation." This presentation will discuss the reverberations of the Arab uprisings in Jordan between 2011 and 2013. While activist groups and various other political forces organized demonstrations in Jordan during this period, neither the number of people who took to the streets nor the nature of the demands advanced by them approximated those of protests in Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, and elsewhere. This presentation will offer an explanation rooted in historical institutionalism, regime-opposition dynamics, and the strategic importance of Jordan to regional and global powers. In short, the desire of the Jordanian citizenry for a more transparent, accountable, and socio-economically just political system is no less than any other part of the world. Abu-Rish is an assistant professor of Middle East history in the Department of History at Ohio University.
    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
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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
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  • Tuesday
    8:00 PM
    The Black Studies Program and the Beck Lecture Series welcome fiction writer Sharon Bridgforth.
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    Full Description: The Black Studies Program and the Beck Lecture Series welcome fiction writer Sharon Bridgforth. Bridgforth is a writer working in the theatrical jazz aesthetic. She collaborates with actors, dancers, singers and audiences live during performance as she composes moving soundscapes of her non-linear texts. A resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2009, Bridgforth has been a touring artist since 1993. She is currently touring the River See Theatrical Jazz Performance Installation which premiered at Links Hall in Chicago June 2014.
    Address: Barney-Davis Hall Boardroom, Denison University, 200 West Loop, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Beck Lecture Series, Department of Black Studies
    Event Contact: Linda Krumholz, 740-587-5740
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November 2014 05

  • Wednesday
    6:30 PM
    The Queer Studies program offers a film "Bridegroom."
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    Full Description: The Queer Studies program offers a film "Bridegroom." A Denison faculty member will present the film and lead a discussion following the screening.
    Address: Higley Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 100 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Queer Night Series
    Event Contact: Anna Nekola, 740-587-5795
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November 2014 06

  • Thursday
    7:30 PM
    The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science welcomes Richard J. Cleary, professor of statistics and mathematics at Babson College.
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    Full Description: The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science welcomes Richard J. Cleary, professor of statistics and mathematics at Babson College.
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Lecture Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Gordon Lecture Series
    Event Contact: Dee Ghiloni, 740-587-6259
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November 2014 07

  • Friday
    3:30 PM
    The Department of Philosophy welcomes the community to a discussion of "Human Potential: Realization or Possibility?"
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    Full Description: The Department of Philosophy welcomes the community to a discussion of "Human Potential: Realization or Possibility?" Is there a limit to human potential? If so, what is the nature of this limitation? Is there an ideal, a telos, that we ought to strive for; a cognitive or biological constraint on its growth? Or, if humanity is not infinitely perfectable, then is it at least infinitely variable? Do we have an obligation to develop to our fullest? BIO: Dr. Christopher Pincock is an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at the Ohio State University. His research is centered on the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of science and the history of analytic philosophy.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Shephardson Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Department of Philosophy
    Event Contact: Kate Tull, 740-587-6387
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November 2014 09

November 2014 10

  • Monday
    6:30 PM
    The Political Economy Film Series presents a screening of "Crash: The Next Great Depression."
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    Full Description: The Political Economy Film Series presents a screening of "Crash: The Next Great Depression."
    Address: Higley Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 100 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Department of Economics
    Event Contact: Judy Thompson, 740-587-6245
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  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Awad Halabi presenting "From Coup d’états to Alliances: The US Involvement in the Middle East Since WWII."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Awad Halabi presenting "From Coup d’états to Alliances: The US Involvement in the Middle East Since WWII." This talk examines the larger trends that have characterized US involvement in the Middle East since WWII, such as maintaining access to oil in the region and preventing the Soviet Union from gaining a presence in the area. These larger interests have shaped how the US has engaged with questions of democracy in the Middle East, such as at time sponsoring coup d’états and other times forging alliances with monarchies and dictators. Halabi is an associate professor serving in the departments of history and religion at Wright State University specializing in the Middle East and Islam.
    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
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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
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November 2014 12

  • Wednesday
    3:00 PM
    The Denison University College Republicans welcomes Lt. Col. Oliver North to a fundraising event for Licking County Veterans and other veterans in honor of their service.
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    Full Description: The Denison University College Republicans welcomes Lt. Col. Oliver North to a fundraising event for Licking County Veterans and other veterans in honor of their service.
    Address: Swasey Chapel, Denison University, 200 Chapel Drive, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Denison College Republicans
    Event Contact: Sean Carlin, 330-284-2951
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November 2014 13

  • Thursday
    3:00 PM
    The Department of Economics welcomes Duncan Foley presenting "Rethinking Financial Capitalism and the 'Information’."
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    Full Description: The Department of Economics welcomes Duncan Foley presenting "Rethinking Financial Capitalism and the 'Information’." Foley is associated with the New School for Social Research. This talk examines the popular idea that “economic growth” can continue indefinitely in post-industrial capitalist economies through the shift of labor to “service” sectors, particularly finance and information-based activities.
    Address: Higley Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 100 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Department of Economics
    Event Contact: Judy Thompson, 740-587-6245
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November 2014 17

  • Monday
    7:00 PM
    The Department of Psychology welcomes Jill Morawski, Wilbur Fisk Osborne Professor at Wesleyan University, presenting a lecture, “Reflexivity in Psychology: Reconsidering Milgram's Obedience Studies.”
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    Full Description: The Department of Psychology welcomes Jill Morawski, Wilbur Fisk Osborne Professor at Wesleyan University, presenting a lecture, “Reflexivity in Psychology: Reconsidering Milgram's Obedience Studies.”
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Lecture Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Department of Psychology
    Event Contact: Jill Uland, 740-587-6338
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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
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November 2014 30

  • Sunday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Melanie Finney presenting "Northern Ireland's Continuing Quest for Peace."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Melanie Finney presenting "Northern Ireland's Continuing Quest for Peace." In 1998, citizens on both sides of the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland ratified the Good Friday Belfast Agreement. Brokered in part by former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, the agreement was considered an end of violence during the period known as the Troubles, and the beginning of a joint, government and community. However, many issues remain unresolved in the 16 years since the agreement was made. This paper examines some of these issues and argues that the ongoing peace process is still tenuous. Several issues are still contested in Northern Ireland, including observation of various cultural traditions such as display of flags and parading, memorialization and commemoration of specific sites related to the Troubles, and the concerns with the process of truth and reconciliation. Finney will also discuss the Boston College interviews that prompted international debate and led to the arrest of Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams in Spring 2014 and how these events have further jeopardized the peace process. Finney teaches in the departments of communication and theatre at DePauw University.
    Address: F.W. Olin Science Hall, Room 114, Denison University, 100 Sunset Hill, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315
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