CAS Full Professor Lecture Features Paul Besaw

Borrowed and Blended: Intercultural Practices Using Traditional Korean Dance in Contemporary American Performance
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"Simple Is Good: Learning and Memory in the Blink of an Eye"

Understanding how the brain learns and remembers has been a major goal of neuroscience for decades. This is a daunting challenge. For example, the human brain is estimated to be composed of over 100 billion cells and many trillions of connections. Further, neither the cells nor their connections are static; they are changing all of the time in response to experience.

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"Citizen Trump"

Donald Trump is self-evidently a figure of excess. His success as a presidential candidate stemmed not just from the excessive enjoyment that he offered his supporters but also from the way that he characterized them as lacking.

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The Dean’s Lecture Series -- celebrating the wealth of professional knowledge in our college for over 20 years

The series was established in 1991 as a way to recognize and honor colleagues in the College of Arts and Sciences who have consistently demonstrated the ability to translate their professional knowledge and skill into exciting classroom experiences for their students — faculty who meet the challenge of being both excellent teachers and highly respected professionals in their own discipline. The Award is a celebration of the unusually high quality of our faculty and has become an important and treasured event each semester.