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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:

September 2013

"9/11/2001 and the Politics of Aesthetics: Literature and Memorial Art"

"Narrative Innovation in 9/11 Fiction"

"Citizenship and Public Art: The Political Aesthetics of New York's 9/11 Memorial"

Presenters: Fred Evans (Professor of Philosophy and CIQR Coordinator, Duquesne University) and Magali Michael (Professor and Chair of English, Duquesne University)
Video | Powerpoint

The Corpse and the Name: The Civil War and the Origins of Modern Commemoration

Presenter: Kirk Savage (Professor of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh)
Video | Powerpoint

October 2013

Graduate Research Symposium

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.

The Peril of the Digital Humanities: New Positivisms and the Fate of Literary Theory

Presenter: Tom Eyers (Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Duquesne University)

November 2013

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/

Alumni Webinar Series

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.