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Join Us for the Albert Schweitzer Exhibition Dedication, Nov. 4

October 15, 2014 by | News

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Albert Schweitzer Institute invite you to the Albert Schweitzer Exhibition Dedication on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in The Charles and Nora Hester Faculty Senate Boardroom, Lyon Conference Center, Argyros Forum, Room 201. In 1978, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ellerbrock, encouraged

Making a Change, Being Involved: Life beyond the Campus, Nov. 3

October 10, 2014 by | News

Attention research students! On Monday, November 3, 2014 you’re invited to the first BURN workshop of the fall, Making a Change, Being Involved: Life beyond the Campus, at 12-1 p.m. in the Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hal 127 with Professors Jan Osborn and Morgan Read-Davidson. One of the life skills we gain at a

How the Arab Millennial Generation is changing the Middle East

October 2, 2014 by | News

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Departments of Political Science, History and Peace Studies and the Levantine Cultural Center present, How the Arab Millennial Generation is changing the Middle East — a book talk by Juan R. Cole, Professor of History at the University of Michigan on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Discovering the Transformation of London and Paris through a Travel Course

September 29, 2014 by | History

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” begins Charles Dickens’ in his famous novel, The Tale of Two Cities. Through centuries, London and Paris have undergone dramatic political, social, and economic changes that shape modern life. Monuments, memorials, churches, museums, government ministries, transportation centers, and architecture stand as testaments of

If you do any type of research, then you must read this!

September 26, 2014 by | News

NVivo is a software that helps researchers of all types organize and analyze qualitative and mixed methods data, such as, research, evaluation, or assessment. If this is something you do, then you need to learn about the powerful tools within NVivo that will allow you to manage, review, analyze and efficiently produce results. NVivo will

Building Bridges to Australia

September 17, 2014 by | News

In 2008 I spent a year in Australia as a Fulbright Senior Scholar where I got used to seeing kangaroos on the way to work, and even more importantly lived in a country where the memory of World War I (my area of research expertise) remains strong. I spent the year conducting research to compare

Understanding Discoveries at Cástulo better …

September 5, 2014 by Justin St. P. Walsh | News

In my last blog post (for the time being), I wanted to discuss some of the extraordinary work being done by my Spanish colleagues at Cástulo. For the most part, these new developments apply to the visualization of objects and of the site itself. These visualizations can help other archaeologists to understand the discoveries made

Film Screening: La Scoperta Dell’Alba (The Discovery of Dawn), Sept. 22

September 3, 2014 by | News

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the World Language and Cultures Department present a free film screening of “La Scoperta Dell’Alba” (The Discovery of Dawn ) on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 7 p.m. in Argyros Forum, Room 209 A, followed by a Q&A with the director of the film — Susanna Nicchiarelli.

Rodgers Center Fall Series Opens with Film Screening of “Nicky’s Family”

September 3, 2014 by | News

You’re invited to view, “Nicky’s Family” — the award-winning documentary about Sir Nicholas Winton, who rescued 669 Jewish children on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 7 p.m. in Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall. Dr. Marilyn Harran, Stern Chair in Holocaust Education and Directory, Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education at Chapman University, will introduce the film followed

My Work at Ancient Cástulo … Continued

August 27, 2014 by Justin St. P. Walsh | News

In this post, I thought it would be nice to discuss some of the special experiences I’ve had since arriving in Spain. They mostly connect in clear ways to my archaeological research or teaching in the art department, but occasionally they just happened to be unusual or extraordinary… Plane flight Early in my time here,