New Faculty Member Profiles
This week's profile introduces Robert Elfline, who is joining the music department.
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Monday, March 26
4:00 p.m. LS 112
4:00 p.m. Karen Nordell Pearson
Karen Nordell Pearson, Director of Pew Midstates Consortium, will be presenting today. A reception will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Science Building atrium, followed by a presentation in lecture hall room 102.
Tuesday, March 27
11:30 a.m. Tuesday Reflection: Megan Koepnick '07
7:00 p.m. NOVA Science Now: Top Science Stories of 2006
Auditorium, Rivermont Collegiate School
The public is invited
to join scientists Dr. Robert Mitchell, physics and astronomy professor, St. Ambrose University; Dr. Bill Hammer, geology professor, Augustana College; Dr. Heather Mattern, biology professor, Augustana College in discussing some of the top science stories of 2006. After watching three short segments of the NOVA ScienceNow programs that were broadcast on Oct. 3, 2006 and Nov. 21, 2006, there will be a panel discussion. Light refreshments will be served.
This program is sponsored jointly by Rivermont Collegiate, the Boston PBS station WGBH and the John Deere Chapter of Sigma Xi, a national organization of research scientists. Rivermont Collegiate School is located at 1821 Sunset Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa.
8:00 p.m. Faculty Recital: Randall Hall
Wednesday, March 28
8:00 p.m. Faculty Recital: Sangeetha Rayapati
Thursday, March 29
Walk-in hours in the dean's office: 8:00-9:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. Convocation: Ritch Savin-Williams, "Positive Psychology, Male Bonding, and Suicidal Gay Youth"
Dr. Ritch Savin-Williams’ current research interests focus on the psychological well-being of same-sex attracted youth and adults. Emphasis is placed on developmental processes among sexual minorities, especially differential developmental trajectories, identity development, relations with family, and gender nonconformity.
Savin-Williams is Professor and Chair in the Department of Human Development at Cornell University. He is the author of numerous books publications including: The New Gay Teenager, Harvard University Press (2005); “Mom, Dad. I’m gay.” How Families Negotiate Coming Out, American Psychological Association (2001); and “…and then I became gay.”: Young men’s stories, Routledge (1998). He was the recipient of the 2005 Distinguished Book Award from the American Psychological Association.
Friday, March 30
3:30 p.m. Conversations on Scholarship: They Say I Say: Part IV
Saturday, March 31
2:00 p.m. Senior Recital
Lauren Anderson, voice
Sunday, April 1
2:00 p.m. Quad City Symphony Concert
The QCSO concludes its season of celebrations with a celebration of the opera. Older than any of the other musical arts, opera has a 400-year history that’s filled with countless masterworks. One of the best-known is Giuseppe Verdi’s tragic masterpiece, La Traviata, whose story of the life of a Paris courtesan and her final love affair inspired the 2001 Hollywood film Moulin Rouge. Presented in a concert version, the Symphony’s performance features soprano Janinah Burnett as Violetta, tenor Min Jin as Alfredo, and baritone Lucas Meachem as Germont. Ron May, president of Opera Quad Cities, will provide narrative commentary that both explains and summarizes the scenes. La Traviata will be sung in Italian.
Tickets may be purchased from the QCSO Office, 563-322-0931.