Every semester, the CLASS department presents two Faculty Research Colloquia. These events allow the university community -- students, faculty, and staff -- to learn about the latest research projects in which CLASS faculty are engaged. These events typically take place on Wednesday afternoons twice a semester and they are free and open to the public (and feature free iced tea and cookies!). Historically, each colloquium has attracted a sizable audience and each presentation has been followed by a lively question-and-answer period. We hope to see you at our next colloquium.
Among our past colloquia have been these presentations:
Steve Simpson: "Toward a Theory of Graduate-level Communication Support"
Julie Ford: "Organizational Communication, Persuasion, and Unionization: A Major U.S. Airline vs. the Teamsters Union."
Barbara Bonnekessen: "Of Good Women, Fake Women, and Those Scary Feminists."
Julianne Newmark: "Creating Place: Profession and Presence in the Political Writings of Carlos Montezuma, Gertrude Bonnin, and Charles Alexander Eastman."
Mary Dezember: “Poetry Inspired by Art: Featuring Poems by Tech Students”
Alexander Prusin: “’Beasts’ or ordinary men?: The sociological profile of the Nazi war criminals.”
Scott Zeman: “’Taking Hell’s Measurements’: Popular Science and Popular Mechanics Magazines and the Atomic Bomb from Hiroshima to Bikini.”
Julie Ford: “Collaboration in the Classroom: Recognizing Conflict and Managing Complexities.”
Doug Dunston: “Answer-Resistant Problems And a Model of Practical Creativity.”
Rafael Lara-Martinez: “Middle American Native Philosophy Languages: Topology and Universals”
Susan Dunston: “Emerson in the Cathedral: Travels in Italy, 1833”
Mary Dezember: “Bringing the Complementary Skills of Einstein and of Picasso to the Classroom or What You Should Know About Students at Tech.”