Wabash's Ides of August Friday in Hays Hall

August 16, 2010

Wabash College’s annual Ides of August program will be presented in Hays Hall Friday, August 20. The Ides of August is the College’s traditional forum for faculty and staff members to discuss their recent projects.

In 1980 Biology Professor Thomas Cole organized the first Ides of August. The first Ides was a one and half day event that included an evening dinner and speaker. Over the years Ides of August has evolved into a day-long session of brief presentations and breaks where one can learn about the variety of scholarly activity at Wabash, renew old acquaintances and establish new ones.

The program begins with an opening reception at 8:15 a.m. Presentations will take place in Hays 104. The program will break from noon-1:30 for a luncheon.

9:00 First session:  Hays Hall 104  David Hadley, Moderator

9:00   Jeremy Hartnett:  “The Aesthetics of Pompeian Electoral Inscriptions”

9:20   Eleanor Sayre:  “Learning and Forgetting among Physics Students”

9:40   Alexandra Hoerl:  “(In)gratitude in Machiavelli”

10:00  Lynne Miles:  “Reading the Mind’s Eye: Books, Brains, and Literacy in Early New High German”
10:20  Mid-Morning Coffee Break

10:40  Session Two:  Hays Hall 104  Marc Hudson, Moderator
10:40  Elizabeth Morton & Joe Reese '12:  “Let the Artist Speak! Making a Documentary about Lamidi Olonade Fakeye”

11:00  Dennis Krause:  “The Quantum Twin Paradox”

11:20  Samuel Rocha:  “Education After the Death of School”

11:40  Agata Szczeszak-Brewer:  “The Myth of the Nation: Conrad’s Decoud and Joyce’s Dedalus”
12:15  Luncheon, Detchon International Hall

1:30  Session Three:  Hays Hall 104  Bob Foote, Moderator
1:30  Patrick Burton:  “A Modern Cerberus; The Creation of a Three-Headed Anemone”

1:50  Gilberto Gomez:  “Teaching—and Learning—in Japan: or What I did at Waseda University This Past Year, in 15 Easy Minutes”
2:10  Richard Bowen:  “The Wabash Glee Club in Ecuador: Music as a Key to Cultural Connections”

2:30  Eric Olofson:  “The social world of kindergarteners: Two projects examining social cognition
and behavior in young children”
2:50  Afternoon Break

3:10  Session Four:  Hays Hall 104  David Hadley, Moderator
3:10  Warren Rosenberg & Joseph Fleenor  '12:  “Affecting Men: The Long Term Impact of Teaching and Learning Masculinities”
3:30  Eric Wetzel:  “Parasites and People: An Idea for Global Health in Peru”

3:50  Leslie Day:  “Narrating the Dig: Issues in the Archaeological Publication of Kavousi, Crete”

4:10  Karen Gunther:  “The Use of “Non-Fiction Novels” in a Sensation and Perception Course”
4:45  Cocktail Reception at Caleb Mills House


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