RSCA Programming includes presentations by faculty (individually or as a group), including those aimed at promoting interdisicplinarity and collaboration. Examples include scholarly presentations and posters, discussions, exhibits, performances, book and poetry readings or other avenues that enable us to share with each other. Other types of events include topically focused debates, colloquia, panel discussions, and other events that promote RSCA.
Fall 2013 RSCA Events:
Upcoming RSCA Presentation:
Conceptualizing Cooties: Exploring the Impact of Expert Versus Intuitive Models of Contagion in Daily Life
A one hour talk on two decades of research on the intuitive psychology of contagion (the “magical contagion concept”), its nature and operation in everyday life across multiple domains, from food choices to social impression management to preventing illness to public acceptance of recycled water, followed by a discussion period.
Past RSCA Presentations:
Ecocriticism in Unexpected Places
Friday, September 27th
10am to 11:30am, 4th floor of Glickman Library
Kent Ryden presents his ongoing, diffuse project on ecocriticism in unexpected place in which he applies the principles of literary ecocriticism or “texts,” broadly conceived, that one wouldn’t necessarily think of as amenable to such analysis. In this talk he will draw on examples from the fields of mathematics, print culture, and music.
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Faculty Commons is a collaborative initiative. We welcome USM community suggestions on topics, presenters, and projects.