Faculty Works in Progress – Spring 2012

Spring 2012

Beginning Monday, January 23 and every Monday afterwards, the Northeastern Humanities Center, in conjunction with the Dean’s Office for the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, hosts its faculty works-in-progress colloquium from 12 to 1 PM in 162 Meserve.

January 23
Terry Fulmer, Dean, Bouve College of Health Sciences,
“The Prevalence of Elder Mistreatment – Detection in Emergency Rooms vs. Detection in Primary Care Clinics”

January 30
Stephen Nathanson, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy,
“Conceptual Poverty and Political Polarization”

February 6
Neal Lerner, Associate Professor of English and Director, Campus Writing Center, “Writing, Identity, and Meaning Making”

February 13
Dana Gioia, Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture, University of Southern California; former Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts; former Vice-President for Marketing, General Foods,
“A Catholic Writer in America”

February 27
Richard Wamai, Assistant Professor of African American Studies,
“Conducting Field Work on Neglected Tropical Diseases: The Case for Leishmaniasis in Kenya”

March 12
Katherine Luongo, Assistant Professor of History,
“Border-Crossing Beliefs: African Witchcraft and International Asylum”

March 19
Alan Klein, Professor of Cultural Anthropology,
“Baseball and Globalization: Creative Responses from the Dominican Republic”

March 26
Tom Vicino, Assistant Professor of Political Science,
“Suburban Crossroads: The Fight for Local Control of Immigration Policy”

April 2
Ramiro Martinez, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice,
“Extending Immigration and Crime Studies: National Implications and Local Settings”

April 9
Matthew McDonald, Assistant Professor of Music,
“Transcendental Temporality in the Music of Charles Ives”

April 23
Barry Bluestone, Dean, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs,
“Industrial Renaissance: The Future of Manufacturing in Massachusetts”

April 30
Denise Horn, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs,
“Democratic Governance and Social Entrepreneurship”

May 7
Neil Alper, Associate Professor of Economics; and Gregory Wassall, Associate Professor of Economics,”Is There an Artistic Dividend in the Labor Market?”

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