Academic Year 2014-2015

The Faculty Lecture Series draws from the knowledge and expertise of full-time faculty members within the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. The series explores the faculty's diverse areas of interest in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences. In addition to mentoring students in independent research projects, guiding travel-study experiences, and participating in the development of their fields through publications and involvement in their disciplines' global communities—faculty members support the college mission by sharing their experiences with students through these insightful campus lectures that convey their passion for education and research. Each presentation explores a different topic related to the college's current academic theme. These events are free and open to the public.

The 2014-2015 Academic Theme is “Identity.” The term "identity" refers to how we define ourselves as individuals, communities, and humanity as a whole. This theme has particular relevance to students, who are actively aligning themselves with disciplines and groups, and making commitments to personal philosophies. The exploration of identity is about differences and distinctions as well as shared qualities and goals. The academic year ahead will include examinations of "what makes us who we are" — from the smallest (genetic) to the largest (global) ways of thinking.

Schedule

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2014
Thursday, September 18th
12:00 PM

Nice Brain, We'll Take It! Brain Worms, Body Snatchers, and Puppet Masters

Christopher Blanar, Nova Southeastern University

Alvin Sherman Library, Second Floor Gallery

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Thursday, October 2nd
12:00 PM

The Dispersed Nation: The Representation of the Jewish People and Their History in Contemporary Cuban Fiction

Yvette Fuentes, Nova Southeastern University

Alvin Sherman Library, Second Floor Gallery

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Thursday, October 23rd
12:00 PM

Who Are You? The Role of Memory in Identity

W. Matthew Collins, Nova Southeastern University

Alvin Sherman Library, Second Floor Gallery

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Thursday, November 6th
12:00 PM

Me, You, and My Avatar: Composing Real Identities in Virtual Worlds

Eric Mason, Nova Southeastern University

Alvin Sherman Library, Second Floor Gallery

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Thursday, November 20th
12:00 PM

Voila! The Discovery of Hispaniola: Colonization and Cultural Identity of Two Nations

Michael Voltaire, Nova Southeastern University

Alvin Sherman Library, Second Floor Gallery

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

2015
Thursday, January 22nd
12:00 PM

Identification of Gut Microbes and Their Link to Autism

Julie Torruellas Garcia, Nova Southeastern University

Alvin Sherman Library, 2nd Floor Gallery

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Thursday, February 12th
12:00 PM

Sarah Polley’s Documemoir Stories We Tell: The Refracted Subject

Kate Waites, Nova Southeastern University

Alvin Sherman Library, Room 4009

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Thursday, March 12th
12:00 PM

How the Law Shapes Gender Identity: Antiabortion Shibboleths in the Law

Vicky Toscano, Nova Southeastern University

Alvin Sherman Library, 2nd Floor Gallery

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Thursday, March 26th
12:00 PM

Making Sure the RIGHT People Vote: Identity and Suffrage in American History

Charles Zelden, Nova Southeastern University

Alvin Sherman Library, 2nd Floor Gallery

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Thursday, April 9th
5:00 PM

Professional Identity Construction Among New Writing Faculty

Allison Brimmer, Nova Southeastern University
Juliette Kitchens, Nova Southeastern University
Claire Lutkewitte, Nova Southeastern University
Molly J. Scanlon, Nova Southeastern University

Alvin Sherman Library, 2nd Floor Gallery

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM