Annual Ides of August Features Faculty Work

August 21, 2013

Wabash College’s annual Ides of August program will be presented in Hays Science Hall, Room 104, Friday, August 23. The Ides of August is the College’s traditional forum for faculty and staff members to discuss their recent projects. Featured on Friday’s program are:

Session I: 9:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m.

Hays Hall 104.  Moderator: Colin McKinney

9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. - Sara A. Mehltretter Drury, Rhetoric.  Assessing Deliberation in Public Speaking.  9:20 a.m.- 9:35 a.m. - Scott Feller, Chemistry.  Molecular Modeling of Early Events in the Vision Process: An Adventure in Undergraduate Research.
9:40 a.m. - 9:55 a.m. - Stefani Rossi, Art.  Images of the Floating World: ??? (Ukiyo-e) prints of the Edo period.
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - V. Daniel Rogers, Modern Languages and Political Science.  Modern Filipino Identity.

Session II: 10:40 a.m. - 12:00  a.m.

Hays Hall 104.  Moderator: Colin McKinney

10:40 a.m. -10:55 a.m. - Jeffrey P. Mehltretter Drury, Rhetoric.  How the Comeback Kid Came Back: Obama and Romney’s Use of Bill Clinton in the 2012 Presidential Campaign.
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. -Shamira Gelbman, Political Science.  Is Bigger Really Better?  Lessons from the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights.
11:20 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. - Eric Wetzel, Biology.   Infections and Interactions: The Global Health Initiative at Wabash
11:40 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. - Dwight Watson, Theatre.  Nanjing Bikes and Acrobats at the Intersection of Time.

Session III: 1330-1430

Hays Hall 104.  Moderator: Peter Mikek

1:30 p.m.  - 1:45 p.m. - James Makubuya, Music.  The Hocketing Aerophones: The Analytical Examination of their Multi-directional Significance.
1:50 p.m. - 2:05 p.m. - Adriel M. Trott, Philosophy.  Alain Badiou contra G.W.F. Hegel: The Radical Politics of Materialist Dialectics Against Hegelian Dialectics.
1:10-1:25  - Teresa Aubele, Psychology.  Speed versus endurance: the effects of nitric oxide administration on copulatory behavior in adult male rats.

Session IV: 2:55 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.

Hays Hall 104.  Moderator: Colin McKinney

2:55 p.m. -3:10 p.m. - Eric Freeze, English.  "Vulcans I Know": a reading from Hemingway on a Bike.
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Lon Porter, Chemistry.  Putting YouTube to work for the liberal arts: online problem solving walkthroughs as student learning tools.
3:35 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. - Christie Byun, Economics; Ethan Hollander, Political Science.  Explaining the Intensity of Arab Spring.

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