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The City of Bell Scandal Revisited: Feb. 19

January 26, 2015 by | News

The City of Bell scandal is the largest local government scandal in the history of the state of California. The scandal raised critical questions about local government finances, law, citizen engagement, and media coverage. The lessons of the Bell scandal need to be understood by all if similar scandals are to be prevented. Join us

Research-Based Strategies to Refresh and Enhance College Teaching, Jan. 23

January 13, 2015 by | News

There are only a few spots left at the 2nd Annual Institute for Excellence in Teaching & Learning Faculty Workshop on Friday, January 23, 2015, “Research-Based Strategies to Refresh and Enhance College Teaching” – in Argyros Forum, 209 A, starting at 8:30 a.m. This day of workshops and conversation with colleagues is sponsored by the

INTERSTICES: The In-betweeness of Ethics Feb. 25, 2015

January 8, 2015 by | News

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences is hosting INTERSTICES: The In-betweeness of Ethics, a one-night interactive forum allowing practical and personal engagement with ethics on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 in Beckman Hall 404 at 4 p.m. The Interstices series is a set of themed events and discussions that examine the cross-sections or rather “intersection”

BURN Workshop: Academic Conferences: Preparing and Presenting, Dec. 2

November 20, 2014 by | News

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences and BURN present, Academic Conferences: Preparing and Presenting on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 12 -1 p.m. in the Henley basement, Biggs Conference Room, presented by Dr. Jennifer Keene (History). One of the most effective ways to build a strong and distinct resume is to present at a conference.

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