Monday Musings

About the Series

Highlighting Accomplishments

Hosted by the Lisska Center for Intellectual Engagement, each Musings is a series of late afternoon presentations by faculty members or students who have recently made a remarkable accomplishment in their academic fields and would like to share the experience with the Denison community. Musings is open to all members of the Denison community. Refreshments are served.

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Series Archives

2021 - 2022

Join Jonathan Rauch in a virtual conversation about "The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth."

Join Steven Smith in a virtual conversation about "Reclaiming Patriotism."

2020 - 2021

Join Tamara Mann Tweel in a virtual conversation about "Democracy and Education."

2017 - 2018

Garrett Jacobsen, associate professor of classical studies, presents a Monday Musings talk titled "Tales from Ovid."

Professor Chris Westover presents a Monday Musings talk titled "Embracing the Variant: The Curious Case of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony."

Professors Harry Heft and Mitchell Snay presents a Monday Musings talk titled "A Stroll with William James, American Philosopher and Psychologist."

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Professor Anthony Lisska presents a Monday Musings talk titled "From Gregorian Chant to Sore Knees: The Story of a Pre-Vatican Monk!"

Professors May Mei and Sam Cowling present a Monday Musings talk titled "Ways to Worry About Mathematical Explanation."

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Catherine Dollard, associate provost and associate professor of history, presents a Monday Musings talk titled "1917 and the Autumn of the Great War."

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Professor Margot Singer, author of "Underground Fugue," presents a Monday Musings talk titled "Can A Novel Be A Fugue?"

2016 - 2017

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Dick Shiels, visiting assistant professor of religion, presents "Golfers, Indians and UNESCO: World Class Earthworks in Central Ohio."

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Denison faculty member Andy McCall gives a Monday Musings talk about his experiences with poetry and biology.

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Professor Sohrab Behdad gives a Monday Musings Talk titled "Doing Political Economy in a Turbulent Society: A Personal Narrative."