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Research Seminars

Retired Faculty Scholarship Seminars


These lunch meetings will enable faculty to share their ongoing research, get feedback and encouragement, and be supported in their scholarly lives.  These might be opportunities to discuss the larger dimensions of one’s scholarship, its development over the years, its importance for the academic and larger worlds, its challenges for an independent scholar.

Seven seminars are scheduled each year.  Seminars represent a wide variety of topics and have included management, English, Sociology, Romance Languages, and Theology.

Research Seminar meets Noon to 1:30 PM in St. Clement's Hall, 201 Foster St., Room S415 (Conference Room), on the Brighton Campus.

Complimentary light lunch will be available from 11:40 AM and the seminar will begin at noon and conclude by 1:30.

The next luncheon meeting of the Faculty Research Seminar:

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Prof. Robert Faulkner (Poli. Sci.)

"Plato and the Idea of Beauty"

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

David Northrup

"Global Economic and Ecological Exchanges, 1350-1815"

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 12:00 to 1:30 PM

Dr. Brendan Rapple, Research Librarian

"Matthew Arnold and Middle Class Education."

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Robert Wolff, Biology

"Evolution of Mating Systems in Birds."

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Harold Petersen will give the next presentation to the Retired Faculty Research Seminar on Thursday, April 20, at noon, in room 425 of St. Clement's Hall (201 Foster St., Brighton Campus). His topic is “How We Get Caught Up in Speculative Bubbles: From Tulip Bulbs and the South Sea Company to the Dot-Com Craze and the Housing Bubble."

Petersen graduated from DePauw Univeristy in 1955 and began teaching in BC's Economics Department in 1960 after completing his doctorate at Brown University. In his 56 years at BC he taught courses in capital markets, statistics, and econometrics. In 2014 he received the teaching award from the BC chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Rachel Spector, Nursing and Capstone

"Amulets, Remedies and Shrines in the U.S."