Special Events in 2013-14
The McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts host outstanding programs and presentations to enhance learning opportunities for students, faculty and the community, including the following in the 2013-14 school year:
Open to Duquesne University graduate students from all disciplines, the GSRS allows students the opportunity to gain valuable experience presenting research, receive a mark of distinction for their CVs, practice for job interviews and/or future national conferences, and interact with peers and faculty from various disciplines.
Presenter: Tom Eyers (Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Duquesne University)
Maggie Jackson "Distracted" Lecture for First Year Learning Communities
The impact of technology on our daily lives is captured in this year's common reading for the McAnulty College, Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age. http://applications.duq.edu/times/2013/11/forget-guns-vs-butter-distracted-author-tackles-technology-vs-humans/
Fr. John Sawicki, of the Political Science department here at Duquesne, gave a one-hour lecture on the on-going conflict in Syria via webinar to alumni of the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts. Here is the archive.
Syria's current civil war has occupied headlines, though perhaps not our attention, for two years. There is more at stake here than meets the eye. This brief survey is an effort to update Duquesne alumni on the situation, what is at stake and why it is important. Specific topics covered will be the main elements of the war, Syria's wider role in the Mideast's peace processes and the growing conflict along ethnic and religious lines which is fissuring the southwest Asia region.