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Faculty Lecture Series


The Faculty Lecture Series showcases the work being pioneered by Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences faculty at the University of Denver. Each month, faculty members share their current research or present recently published works. These stimulating lectures are free. We will provide light refreshments.

Register online to reserve your seat, or call 303-871-2425.

Lectures are on campus at:
University of Denver
Anderson Academic Commons
Special Events Room
2150 E. Evans Ave
Denver, CO 80208

Theatrical Designs

Presented by Dr. Rachel A. Walsh, assistant professor, languages and literatures
Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 4 p.m.

Examine Ugo Foscolo's relatively unknown 1813 architectural review, Sul Nuovo Teatro di Como, and learn how Foscolo's defense of the new theatre's architect was actually a broad rejoinder to hostile literary critics who had condemned his attempts on the Italian stage as a tragedian.

Parenting in a Digital Age: How Social Class Makes a Difference

Presented by Lynn Clark, associate professor, media, film and journalism studies
Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 4 p.m.

Discover the latest research into "good-enough" parenting in relation to digital and mobile media, with attention to intersections of technology and neoliberalism.

Do We Still Need Philosophy in the 21st Century?

Presented by Marco Nathan, assistant professor, philosophy
Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 4 p.m.

Explore the significance of philosophical research in contemporary academia, with a particular emphasis on the relationship with the natural and social sciences.

The Comic Imagination in African Literature and Cinema

Presented by Maik Nwosu, associate professor, English
Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 4 pm.

Delve into the poetics of laughter in African literature and cinema, specifically the straight-to-DVD Nigerian film industry, known as Nollywood.

Thinking Makes It So: Understanding How the Brain Controls Emotion

Presented by Kateri McRae, assistant professor, psychology
Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 4 p.m.

Examine the different strategies we use to control our emotions, what works well, what works less well, and how our brain can give us clues about the best ways to reach our emotional goals.

Pathways to Mobility among Latina/o and Undocumented Youth

Presented by Lisa A. Martinez, associate professor, sociology
Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 4 p.m.

Investigate the pathways to mobility among Latina/o and undocumented youth to understand the factors that facilitate and block their upward trajectories.

The Global Environmental Crisis and the Limits to China's Economic Growth

Presented by Chiara Piovani, assistant professor, economics
Thursday , May 8, 2014, at 4 p.m.

China's process of development during the era of economic reform has relied on rapid economic growth and an intensive use of environmental resources. Could China still sustain this development model under the context of climate change and peak oil?