Center for Scholarship and Research Speaker Series Archive

2016-2017 Schedule

Presenter: Dr. Lenette Azzi-Lessing, Associate Professor, Social Work, joins us for a celebration of the publication of her book, "Behind from the Start: How America's War on the Poor is Harming our Most Vulnerable Children" (Oxford University Press)
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 4;00-5:00 PM

Presenter: Dr. Felicity Crawford, Associate Professor, Integrated Elementary and Special Education, presents a talk titled, "Dyslexia: Towards Disrupting the Narrative of Deficit in Tertiary Education"
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2:00-3:00 PM

Presenter: Erica Licea-Kane, Associate Professor, Arts, presents a talk titled, "Studio Practice: Preparing for a Solo Exhibition."
Date: Thursday, March 16, 1:30-2:30 PM

Presenter: Dr. Diane Levin, Professor, Early Childhood Education, presents a talk titled, "Teachers Speak Out: How School Reform Teaching and Testing Mandates Are Harming Low-Income Young Children."
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 4:00-5:00 PM

Presenter: Deborah Lisansky Beck, MSW, LICSW, Assistant Professor, Social Work, presents a talk titled, "Mindfulness and Self-Care: Creating Touchpoints in our Curriculum."
Date: Wednesday, April 5, 12:00-1:00 PM

Presenter: Dr. Gail Dines, Professor, American Studies, presents a talk titled, "Hegemonic White Feminism and the Politics of Neo-Liberalism: Towards an Intersectional Analysis of the Sex Industry."
Date: Wednesday, April 12, 3:30-4:30

Presenter: Dr. Janine Bempechat, Professor, Psychology and Human Development, and Ms. Kathy Collins, Literacy Consultant and Author, join us for a celebration of the publication of their book, "No More Mindless Homework" (Heinemann Publishers).
Date: Thursday, April 20, 10:00-11:00 AM

Presenter: Dr. Tina Durand, Associate Professor Psychology & Human Development, presents a talk titled "I'm a human being, so what's the difference? Tensions in the Construct of Ethnic Identity Among Puerto Rican Early Adolescents."
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016, 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Presenter: Dr. Debra Borkovitz, Associate Professor, and Dr. Sam Cook, Assistant Professor Math and Science, present a talk titled "Student Perceptions of a Mathematics Major for Prospective Elementary Teachers with an Inquiry Based Philosophy."
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 3:30-4:30 PM

Presenter: Dr. Carlos Hoyt, Assistant Professor Social Work, presents a talk titled "Racialization: The Key to Understanding Race and Overcoming Racism."
Date: Friday, November 4, 2016, 2:00-3:00 PM

Presenter: Dr. Ashley Davis, Assistant Professor Social Work, presents a talk titled "Historical Knowledge of Oppression and Racial Attitudes of New MSW Students."
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016, noon-1:00 PM

2015-2016 Schedule

Presenter: Dr. Carie Cardamone, Assistant Professor of Astronomy, presents a talk titled "Green Peas and Galaxy Evolution: Discoveries of Citizen Science"
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 10:00-11:00 AM
Location: Activities West Building, Room 203

Presenter: Dr. Ellie Friedland, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education, presents a talk titled "Image Theater as Reflective Practice"
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 3:00-4:30 PM
Location: Alumni Room

Presenter: Dr. Hope Haslam Straughan, Associate Dean for Social Work, Leadership, and Policy, hosts a celebration of the publication of her new book, "Parenting in Transracial Adoption: Real Questions and Real Answers"
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 4:00-5:30 PM
Location: Larsen Alumni Room

Presenter: Dr. Sara Levine, Assistant Professor of Biology, hosts a celebration of the publication of her new book, "Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks, and Chompers"
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 4:00-5:30 PM
Location: Hawes Living Room, Brookline Campus

Presenter: Dr. Eleonora Villegas-Reimers, Associate Professor, Psychology and Human Development, presents a talk titled "Excellence in Education and Teacher Preparation: The Case of Singapore"
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 12:00-1:100 PM
Location: Campus Center Building, Room 103

Presenter: Dr. Joan Gallos, Professor of Leadership, hosts a celebration of the publication of her new book, "Engagement: Transforming Difficult Relationships at Work"
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 3:30-5:00 PM
Location: Larsen Alumni Room

Presenter: Ms. Emily Ranii, Assistant Professor, Arts, presents a talk titled "Acting and the Pursuit of a Goal"
Date: Monday, May 2, 2016, 12:00-1:00PM
Location: Pilgrim House, Pilgrim Student Center

Presenter: Dr. Leland Clarke, Associate Professor, Arts, presents a talk titled "I Sing a World: Lullabies, Spirituals and Folk Songs from around the World."
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 11:40 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Location: Campus Center 302

Presenter: Dr. Janine Bempechat, Professor, Human Development and Psychology, presents a talk titled "Integrating Cultural Models of Learning: Mind and Virtue."
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Location: Activities East 322

Presenter: Dr. Lisa Lobel, Assistant Professor, Math and Science, with students Haley Haley Gaughan (B.A. Candidate), Kate LaGattuta (B.A. Candidate), and Danny Ly (B.S.W. Candidate), present a talk titled "Too Hot for School: Climate Research on Campus."
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Location: Campus Center 302

Presenter: Dr. Geoffrey McCormack, Assistant Professor, Political Science and Global Studies, presents a talk celebrating the publication of
"The Servant State: Overseeing Capital Accumulation in Canada."
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 10-11:25 a.m.
Location: Hawes Living Room, Brookline Campus

Presenters: Drs. Tina Durand and Grace Kim, Associate Professors of Human Development and Psychology, present a talk titled "Examining First-Year Students' Perspectives on Diversity in HGD: Tensions and Opportunities."
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 12:00-1:15 p.m.
Location: Campus Center 302

2014-2015 Speaker Series

Presenter: Dr. Ashley Davis, Assistant Professor, Social Work, and Annie McGunagle, Honors Research Assistant, presents a talk titled "Culturally Competent Social Work with Refugees: Preliminary Findings and Implications for Practice."
Date: May 6, 2015, 3-4 p.m.

Presenter: Mr. Gregory M. Gómez , Associate Professor Arts, presents a talk on "Unity of Purpose: Sculpture and Drawing."
Date: April 16, 2015, 3-4 p.m.

Presenter: Dr. Linda Sanford, Visiting Professor of Trauma Informed Social Work, presents a talk titled "Strong at the Broken Places: A Qualitative Study of Resilient Childhood Trauma Survivors."
Date: March 26, 2015, 4-5 p.m.

Presenter: Dr. Akeia Benard, Assistant Professor of American Studies, presents a talk titled "Keeping the Empire Respectable: Capitalism and Black Female Eroticism"
Date: March 4, 2015, noon--1 p.m.

Presenter: Dr. David Fernie, Professor Early Childhood Education. presents a talk titled "Celebrating the Publication of Reframing the Emotional Worlds of the Early Childhood Classroom."
Date: Feb. 18, 2015, 4-5:15 p.m.

Presenter: Dr. Eric Silverman, Professor and Chair, Human Development and Psychology, will present a talk on "Why Papua New Guineans Think They are Ancient Israelites."
Date: Feb. 4, 2015, noon - 1 p.m.

Presenter: Dr. Brendan Russell, Assistant Vice President for Faculty and Academic Programs, will present "The Workplace Satisfaction of Newly-Tenured Faculty Members at Research Universities."
Date: October 15, 2014, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

2013-2014 Speaker Series

Presenters: Dr. Petra Hesse, Associate Professor, Psychology and Human Development, and Dr. Debbie Samuels-Perez, Assistant Professor, Elementary Education
Date: Monday, January 27, 5:30-6:30 PM
Location: Campus Center 103
Topic: Learning from the Holocaust through Study, Travel, Service and Self-Discovery

Presenter: Dr. Sara Levine, Assistant Professor, Math and Science
Date: February 26, 4:00-5:30 PM
Location: Hawes Living Room
Topic: Celebrating the Publication of Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons

Presenter: Dr. Linda Banks-Santilli, Associate Professor, Elementary Education
Date: Thursday, March 27, 10:00-11:00 AM
Location: Campus Center 103
Topic: Understanding the Needs of First-Generation College Students at Wheelock College

Presenter: Dr. Wade Taylor, Social Work
Date: Thursday, April 10, 4:00-5:00 PM
Location: Alumni Room
Topic: Psychosocial Intervention Development in HIV Prevention with Gay and Bisexual Men

Presenters: Dr. Tina Durand, Associate Professor, Psychology and Human Development, and Dr. Grace Kim, Assistant Professor, Psychology and Human Development
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 12:00-1:15 PM
Location: Alumni Room
Topic: Uncovering Tensions: Teaching Diversity Content in Human Growth & Development (HGD)

Presenter: Dr. Diane Levin, Professor, Early Childhood Education
Date: September 18, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Location: Hawes Living Room
Topic: Celebrating the Publication of "Beyond Remote Controlled Childhood: Teaching Young Children in the Media Age"

Presenter: Dr. Eric Silverman, Associate Professor, Psychology and Human Development
Date: October 16, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Location: Hawes Living Room
Topic: Celebrating the Publication of  "A Cultural History of Jewish Dress"

Presenter: Samuel Ronfard, Ed.M., Doctoral Student, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Date: November 4, 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Location: Campus Center, Wolf Community Room
Topic: Deciding Whom to Teach and How to Teach: The Development of Young Children as Teachers

Presenters: Dr. Tina Durand, Associate Professor, Human Development and Psychology, and Dr. Jane Yedlin, Associate Professor, Language and Literacy
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center, Room 302
Topic: Dimensions of Language: Students' Reflections on Language and Communication during Service Learning in Puerto Rico

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