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2015-2016

Presentation Archives

Academic Year 2015-2016

September 17th, 2015 -- Monthly Speaker: Sarah Alison Miller, Associate Professor and Chair of Classics, Duquesne University: "Breast Milk Ideologies and Icons in Ancient Rome and the Later Middle Ages"

October 8th-9th, 2015 -- External Speaker: Gaurav Desai, Professor of English and African and African Diaspora Studies, Tulane University: Public Talk "Gandhi as Allegory" & Symposium "Ocean and Narration"

October 15th, 2015 -- Monthly Speaker: Kristen L. Eckstrand, MD, PhD. Resident Physician, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: "Using Research, Education, and Advocacy to Promote Health in LGBT Communities"

November 6th, 2015 -- External Speaker: Didier Franck, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Université Paris X: "From Phenomenology to Theology?" (co-sponsored event)

November 12th, 2015 -- Monthly Speaker: Jay Lampert, Professor of Philosophy, Duquesne University: "Visual Effects and the Phenomenology of Perceptual Control"

November 13th, 2015 -- Film Showing and Talk: The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton: A Documentary Film and Talk with the Filmmaker, Morgan Atkinson (co-sponsored event)

December 3rd, 2015 -- Monthly Speaker: Aminu Aliyu Wushishi, Visiting Research Scholar, Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research: "Arms and Explosives in the Mists of Kanuris"

January 21st, 2016 -- Monthly Speaker: Daniel Burston, Professor of Psychology, Duquesne University: "Psychoanalysis and Catholicism in Karl Stern and Jacques Lacan" 

February 18th-19th, 2016 -- External Speaker: Eugenie Brinkema, Associate Professor of Contemporary Literature and Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Public Talk "Incremental Love" & Symposium "Violence and the Diagram: Or, The Human Centipede

March 10th, 2016 -- Monthly Speaker: Daniel Lieberfeld, Department of History, Duquesne University: "Toward a Typology of Beatles Lyrics"

April 14th, 2016 -- Monthly Speaker: Jessica Wiskus, Professor of Music, Duquesne University: "Discerning the Rhythms of the Soul: From Birdsong to Logos to Ethics (through Plato)"