Wabash's Ides of August Friday in Hays Hall• August 16, 2010
Wabash College’s annual Ides of August program will be presented in Hays Hall Friday, August 20. The Ides of August is the College’s traditional forum for faculty and staff members to discuss their recent projects.
In 1980 Biology Professor Thomas Cole organized the first Ides of August. The first Ides was a one and half day event that included an evening dinner and speaker. Over the years Ides of August has evolved into a day-long session of brief presentations and breaks where one can learn about the variety of scholarly activity at Wabash, renew old acquaintances and establish new ones.
The program begins with an opening reception at 8:15 a.m. Presentations will take place in Hays 104. The program will break from noon-1:30 for a luncheon.
9:00 First session: Hays Hall 104 David Hadley, Moderator
9:20 Eleanor Sayre: “Learning and Forgetting among Physics Students”
9:40 Alexandra Hoerl: “(In)gratitude in Machiavelli”
10:00 Lynne Miles: “Reading the Mind’s Eye: Books, Brains, and Literacy in Early New High German”
10:40 Session Two: Hays Hall 104 Marc Hudson, Moderator
11:00 Dennis Krause: “The Quantum Twin Paradox”
11:20 Samuel Rocha: “Education After the Death of School”
11:40 Agata Szczeszak-Brewer: “The Myth of the Nation: Conrad’s Decoud and Joyce’s Dedalus”
1:30 Session Three: Hays Hall 104 Bob Foote, Moderator
1:50 Gilberto Gomez: “Teaching—and Learning—in Japan: or What I did at Waseda University This Past Year, in 15 Easy Minutes”
2:30 Eric Olofson: “The social world of kindergarteners: Two projects examining social cognition
and behavior in young children”
3:10 Session Four: Hays Hall 104 David Hadley, Moderator
3:50 Leslie Day: “Narrating the Dig: Issues in the Archaeological Publication of Kavousi, Crete”
4:10 Karen Gunther: “The Use of “Non-Fiction Novels” in a Sensation and Perception Course”