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Spring 2016, Seelye Hall 201, Noon - 1:00 p.m.


The Liberal Arts Lunch presentations are sponsored by the Committee on Academic Priorities and will begin on October 6. Lunch provided by the Office of the Provost/Dean of the Faculty. The Fall 2015 schedule is available HERE.


February 11

Brain Death and the Religious Exemption
Donald Joralemon, Anthropology

February 18

Allegory and Abstraction: The Architecture of the Paris Stock Exchange
Laura Kalba, Art

February 25

From Equal Rights to Women’s Rights: The Evolution of Rights Discourse in Meiji Japan (1868-1912)
Marnie Anderson, History

March 3

A Smith Tradition of Political Engagement: Fighting Fascism from Northampton
Giovanna Bellesia, Italian Language & Literature

March 10

Economic Experiments on Punishment & Control
Simon Halliday, Economics

March 17

Spring Break (no Liberal Arts Lunch)

March 24

Dexterity and the Development of Physical Intelligence
Chris Aiken, Dance

March 31

The Gospel of Oprah: Confessions of an Academic Consultant for Oprah Winfrey’s TV Series “Belief”
Andy Rotman, Religion

April 7

George Eliot in Germany
Jocelyne Kolb, German Studies

April 14

Race and Medicine - A Troubled History
Evelyn Hammonds, Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
Co-sponsored by Science Center Committee on Diversity

April 21

Introducing Smith ScholarWorks
Anne Houston, Director of Teaching. Learning and Research
Elisa Lanzi, Director of Digital Strategies and Services

April 28

Translating Gabriela Mistral's Hidden Letters: Challenging the 'Santa Gabriela' Myth
Velma Garcia, Government

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