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Fall 2014, Seelye Hall 201, Noon - 1:00 p.m.


Liberal Arts Lunch presentations are sponsored by the Committee on Academic Priorities; lunch provided by the Office of the Provost/Dean of the Faculty. The Spring 2014 schedule is available HERE.


September 11

Geology under Smith Revealed by Campus Excavations
John Brady, Geosciences

September 18

Why Our Not Finding Extraterrestrial Civilizations Means We Are Probably Doomed
James Miller, Economics

September 25

Drinking Games among College Students: What Do We Know and Where Should We Go?"
Byron Zamboanga, Psychology, with Cara C. Tomaso '16

October 2

What is the Value of Nature? Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services
Drew Guswa, Engineering, and Faculty Director of the Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability

October 9

Winning by a Hare: Can the Meek beat the Warren?
Nicholas Howe, Computer Science

October 16

Changing Children's Mental Health Services in Massachusetts: Is It Coming Up Rosie?
Hannah Karpman, School for Social Work

October 23

Cultural History of Limestone and Marble
Bosiljka Glumac, Geosciences

October 30

The Pioneers: Delaware, Smith, and the Origins of the Junior Year Abroad Programs
Martine Gantrel, French Studies

November 6

Otelia Cromwell Day (No Liberal Arts Luncheon)

November 13

No Liberal Arts Lunch scheduled

November 20

Women Making Change: Resources for Studying Women's Activism in the Sophia Smith Collection"
Maida Goodwin, Archivist, Special Collections

November 27

Thanksgiving Break (No Liberal Arts Luncheon)

December 4

What If a Fish Ate Your Head?: Anxieties of Dissolution in Early Modern England
Gillian Murray Kendall, English Language & Literature

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