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Monthly Archive for November, 2009

Usdan Common Connections presents a lecture by Dr. Peter Frenzel, Professor Emeritus After speaking briefly about the social context of the “dark ages,” Professor Frenzel will chant some spells and curses–no harm will come of it–and then recite some dramatic moments from Germanic heroic tales originating between the fifth and the tenth centuries CE.  The […]

Presented by Professor Erica Chenoweth Chenoweth’s research program involves three general questions: why do non-state groups use political violence, what are the alternatives to political violence, and how can states best combat non-state political violence? Currently, Chenoweth is investigating the conditions under which nonviolent resistance methods are more effective than violent methods in achieving strategic […]

The second Senior Cocktail is going down on December 14th, the last day of classes. This cocktail’s theme will be WINTER WONDERLAND. This theme should be very open to interpretation; it can be whatever one considers winterish: from snow, to Christmas, to Kwanzaa, to Hanukkah, to New Year’s, to Winter Olympics.   Some ideas: The […]


You don’t have to be a “writer” to be a blogger. Join Katherine Bascom ’10 and Lily Mandlin ’10 for a workshop that will focus on how to be successful on-line contributors or blog-entrepreneurs.  Blogging is becoming an integral part of how we communicate.  The informal setting of this workshop will allow you to talk […]

Apply to be a Writing Tutor!

At the Writing Programs, we  have just learned that we will be able to hire several more writing tutors and mentors to work in the spring semester. The new tutors will serve in either the Writing Workshop, the Writing Mentor program, or as tutors in courses across the curriculum. If you would like to improve […]

Presented by Professor Douglas Foyle While it is often asserted that leaders use foreign policy to domestic advantage as elections approach, the scholarly findings on this subject defy simple characterization.  My project examines the extent to which U.S. presidents adjust their foreign policies during an election run.  I contend that while elections do affect foreign […]

FOOD DRIVE COMPETITION BETWEEN THE CLASSES!!!! Come in seniors bring in your cans!!!! Amazing Grace Food Pantry provides 3 days of emergency food to families once per month.  In July 2008, Amazing Grace served 660 families; in July 2009 that number rose to over 900 families.  The need continues to rise. Amazing Grace has asked […]

Asian/Asian American (AAA) House presents an evening with forensic expert Dr Henry Lee, who has worked on numerous high-profile crime cases including the JonBenet Ramsey murder, the O.J. Simpson case and the reinvestigation of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Dr Lee was born in China and grew up in Taiwan, where he served in the police […]

Presented by Professor Sarah Wiliarty It has been twenty years since the fall of the Berlin wall. This talk investigates the legacy of the incorporation of East Germany. The influence of the former East Germany is manifested in two ways in the elections of 2009. First, the continued presence of a new party representing eastern […]

Rhodessa, the Sister of Bill T. Jones Theater for the 21st Century, a performance/talk by Rhodessa Jones Free Tickets for Class of 2010 I hope that four years later, the class of 2010 still remembers learning about the work of trailblazing choreographer, Bill T. Jones, when they went through the First Year Matters program, The […]

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