Lectures and Lunches
Faculty lectures and the Wednesday lunch series provide instructional staff with opportunities to share in conversations about their own and their colleagues' work. Faculty who have received college funding for a second semester of leave must present their work at either a Wednesday lunch or a faculty lecture in the year of their return. The Associate Provost coordinates both the faculty lectures and the Wednesday lunch series for instructional staff.
Faculty lectures provide an opportunity for faculty to present recent or ongoing research to the Swarthmore Community. All lectures begin at 4:30 and will be held in the Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall.
2011-2012 Faculty Lectures
- Monday, September 5
Nathalie Anderson, Department of English Literature
"Old Quiver, New Arrows" Book launch with recent poems
- Thursday, September 15
Rachel Sutton-Spence, Cornell Visiting Professor, Department of Linguistics
"Metaphor and Other Figurative Language in Sign Languages"
- Thursday, October 6
Grace Ledbetter, Department of Classics
"Ballet and the Greeks"
- Thursday, October 20
Jean-Vincent Blanchard, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
"History's Favorite Villain: Cardinal Richelieu"
- Thursday, November 17
David Huffman, Department of Economics
"Understanding the link between human altruism and human aggression: A behavioral economics approach"
- Thursday, December 8
Robert Weinberg, Department of History
"Antisemitism, the Occult, and Ritual Murder in Late Imperial Russia"
- Thursday, January 26
Bob Rehak, Film Studies Program
- Thursday, February 9
Farha Ghannam, Sociology and Anthropology
- Thursday, March 1
Dan Grodner, Department of Psychology
- Thursday, March 29
Brian Meunier, Department of Art
- Thursday, April 19
Cheryl Jones-Walker, Department of Educational Studies
Wednesday Lunch Series
The Wednesday lunch series provides an opportunity for instructional staff to present recent or ongoing research, share information or insights about college curriculum or programs, and have conversations about pedagogy. These events are only open to members of the instructional staff. For information please contact Patricia Reilly, the associate provost.