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I-Seminar 2012: Interdisciplinary Discussions at CDGE

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I-Seminar 2012: Interdisciplinary Discussions at CDGE

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Type Quantity
I-Seminar #1 - Social Justice. January 26, 2012 Free  
I-Seminar #2 - Culture and Identity. February 2, 2012 Free  
I-Seminar #3 - Art and Culture. February 9, 2012 Free  
I-Seminar #4 - 2xRussia +1. February 16, 2012 Free  
I-Seminar #5 - Pot Pourri. February 23, 2012 Free  

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Welcome to I-Seminar 2012 at CDGE.

I-Seminars promote and support interdisciplinary learning and discussion at the College of Wooster.  We bring students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and points of view together several times throughout the spring semester to engage in dialogue within and across interdisciplinary programs.  I-Seminar serves as a space for idea sharing on relatively incomplete, but mature, I.S. projects.

All seminars are held in Babcock Dining Hall, from 11-1.
Lunch will be provided, and all attendees are requested to pre-register. 

There will be 5 I-Seminars during spring 2012. The dates and speakers are outlined below.
Abstracts of all the 2012 I-Seminar projects can be found on the CDGE wiki.

Please sign up for one or more events.


Thursday, January 26, 2012 - Social Justice.

  • Meredith Loken (Political Science and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies)
    Title: There's Meat Guys: A Feminist Exploration of Sexual Violence Variation in Ethnic Civil Conflicts
  • Matthew Porter (Political Science and Sociology)
    Title: Food Deserts and Social Justice Groups: Best Practices for Interacting with the State.
  • Kristen Connors (International Relations and Religious Studies)
    Title: Finding Peace Through Religious Difference: Healing the Wounds of Violent Conflict Through Interfaith Dialogue

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - Culture and Identity. 

  • Christopher Culbertson (History and Spanish)
    Title: Mapuche Culture & Identity
  • Nadia Reese (Sociology and Anthropology/Education)
    Title: Edify Me: What is a Teacher?
  • Laura Valencia (Self designed major)
    Title: Intercultural Contact in Study Abroad

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - Art and Culture. 

  • Emily DeTar (Philosophy and English)
    Title: Absurdity With God: Faith in Walker Percy's Novels
  • Lauren Close (Art and Art History)
    Title: Pere Lachaise and Post-Revolution Paris: An Analysis of the Role of Art in Dynamic Societies (A written and digital IS project)
  • Julia Murphy (Studio Art/Religious Studies)
    Title: Patua: A Religious Paradox

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 2x Russia + 1. 

  • Yanique Rae (Political Science, IR concentration)
    Title: When Your Past Hurts Your Present: The Need for Sustainable Peace
  • Arielle Neu (International Relations)
    Title: Perceptions and Images: The Role of Culture in Russian Foreign Policy
  • Samantha NcNelly ’14
    Title: Wooster In… Off Campus Study Programs Business Plan (research carried out for the CDGE)

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - Pot Pourri.  

  • Casey Green (International Relations)
    Title: It’s Not About the Shoes: The Cultural Cause of the Kalenjin Ethnic Group’s Running Success
  • Lauren Grimanis (Self designed major)
    Title: Gender Inclusion in the Management of Water Resources in Rural African Communities
  • Andrea Patton ’14 and Mitik Zegeye ’14
    Title: Global Engagement (research carried out for the CDGE)
Have questions about I-Seminar 2012: Interdisciplinary Discussions at CDGE? Contact Center for Diversity and Global Engagement


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Wooster, OH 44691


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