Lecture series bring CAS faculty research into the spotlight

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haddin streamThe College of Arts and Sciences for the Theodore Haddin Arts and Sciences Forum is an ongoing lecture series that gives CAS faculty a venue to talk about their research with colleagues, students and the public. The presentations will be held 11:30-1 p.m. in Heritage Hall 126 on the dates listed.

Each academic year, the forum presents around six informal lectures from a cross-section of departments; all talks will be of interest to a broad range of people. For more information, visit the CAS website.

The lecture topics and speakers for the 2019-20 academic year:

Sept. 13
Lecture: “Gray Hair and What It Tells Us About Why We Age the Way We Do”
Speaker: Melissa Harris, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Biology

Oct. 11
Lecture: “From Background to Foreground: Mortality Risk and the Socioeconomic Attainments of Parents and Adult Children”
Speaker: J.D. Wolfe, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Sociology

Nov. 8
Lecture: “The Heavens of Salamanca: Arts and Sciences in Iberia Circa 1492”
Speaker: Julián Arribas, Ph.D., professor of Spanish and chair in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Jan. 24
Lecture: “Situational Complexity and Lie Probability: Predicting When and How People Deceive”
Speaker: Steve McCornack, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Communication Studies

Feb. 21
Lecture: “21st Century Art Song as Political Statement”
Speaker: Emily Jaworski, DMA, assistant professor in the Department of Music

April 3
Lecture: “Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Quantum Materials”
Speaker: Cheng-Chien Chen, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Physics