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Monday, February 2, 2015

Colloquium - Liz Fenton

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: John Dewey Lounge
Description: "Lost and Found: The Hebraic Indian Theory in Early America"

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Excellence in Teaching

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Description: Excellence in Teaching: A Discussion with the Kroepsch-Maurice Award Recipients

Recipients of the 2014 in KM Teaching Award (Diane Jaworski, Neurological Sciences;Taras Lakoba, Mathematics & Statistics; Rebecca Wilcox, Pathology; Sean Witters, English) will discuss their teaching philosophies, "eureka" moments in their teaching careers, challenging issues in teaching and how they approached these issues. The discussion will be facilitated by KM Committee Chairperson and 1999 KM Recipient, Joan Rosebush.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Reading by David Huddle

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Billings North Lounge
Description: Booklist on David Huddle's The Faulkes Chronicle: Death comes for everyone, of course, but when it comes for the mother of the improbably large Faulkes family, it takes on a transformative aspect that astonishes her children, mesmerizes strangers, and confounds her caregivers. As observed by one of the more than 30 children ascribed to the Faulkes clan, their mother’s capitulation to cancer is less a battle, more an internal pas de deux; she grows thinner and frailer, but in doing so she sheds the hefty plainness that the Faulkeses wear as a badge of pride and abandons the famous Faulkes stoicism for whimsy and guile. Their mother’s emerging beauty draws each child, from adult to infant, into her aura as they greedily monopolize and gratefully share their remaining moments together. A vividly striking yet subtly nuanced portrait of a family’s past and future emerges despite, or perhaps because of, a present mired in perplexing uncertainty and assured grief. Children pop up like toadstools, offering nothing more than a pithy observation or plaintive memory, yet in Huddle’s (Nothing Can Make Me Do This, 2011) dexterous hands a few words can convey volumes. The Faulkes clan is indomitable, and Huddle is a master at mining the depths of a discomfiting situation. A marvel.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Department Meeting

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: John Dewey Lounge

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Colloquium: Lokangaka Losambe

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Waterman Memorial Lounge
Description: University Scholars Series presents: "The Colonial Stranger and Postcolonial Agency"

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Painted Word: Mary Jane Dickerson

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Fleming Museum

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