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Lecture Series Crosses Disciplines

Lecture Series Crosses Disciplines

Posted: February 2, 2015

A new roster of speakers has been announced for the "Conversations in and out of the Disciplines" lecture series. The spring 2015 series begins Friday, February 6.

Launched in 2008 by Ann Colley, SUNY Distinguished Professor, English Department, the series was established to further conversation between faculty and graduate students. The series, offered every semester, includes guest speakers from a variety of disciplines. All are welcome to attend these talks, held at 3:00 p.m. in Ketchum Hall 320.

"The series features faculty presenting their approach to research in their respective disciplines,” said Barish Ali, assistant professor of English, who coordinates the lectures with Colley and David Ben-Merre, associate professor of English. “The speakers demonstrate what kinds of problems motivate research in their field and describe what methods are considered acceptable approaches to tackling these problems. These conversations help the greater Buffalo State community appreciate the subjects and methodologies across the disciplines and, in so doing, could also foster interdisciplinary collaboration among different disciplines."


Friday, February 6
Amy McMillan, associate professor of biology
"The Creature from the River Styx: The Life Story of the Hellbender Salamander in New York" 




Friday, March 20
M. Scott Goodman, chair and associate professor of chemistry

"Two-Step Spin Crossover Behavior in the Iron(II) Complex of Tris(3-methylpyrazolyl)methane: What Could This Title Possibly Mean?"



Friday, April 3
Carolyn Guzski, assistant professor of music
"Manhattan Project: Desegregating the Metropolitan Opera in the Twentieth Century"





Friday, May 8
Tim Bryant, assistant professor of English

"Will You Play with Me? The Pleasures of Paranoia from the Cold War to Contingent Culture"


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