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Faculty Forums open Tuesday with a bit of glam

September 27, 2010

Female stars of the 1930s, like Miriam Hopkins, will be topic of first Faculty Forum.

What do writing, libertarianism, photography, art, film, economics, television, elections, bone density and law have in common?

They’re among the topics to be featured in the 2010 Faculty Forum series, Chapman’s traditional staff/faculty lecture series that pairs stimulating talks with delicious all-you-can-eat Sodexo luncheon buffets. The series opens Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Beckman Hall 404, when Emily Carman, assistant professor of Film Studies, will present a talk titled “Independent Stardom: Freelance Labor and Female Film Stars in 1930s Hollywood.”

Lunch is just $5 at each forum, so mark your calendars for each of the presentations and plan to come out and show your support to your colleagues this fall.

Upcoming talks include:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 5, “Let’s Kill the Moonlight in Electric Park: A Futuristic Interpretation of Las Van Trier and Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘Dear Wendy.’ Presented by: Angela Tumini, Assistant Professor of Italian Studies. 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 12, “Household Expenditure Cycles and Economic Cycles, 1920-2010.” Presented by Steven Gjerstad, Presidential Fellow Professor, Economic Science Institute
  • Wednesday, Oct. 13, “Not So Rational Competition.” Presented by: Roman Sheremeta, Assistant Professor of Economics
  • Tuesday, Oct. 19, “Writing and Producing the Prime Time Pilot.” Presented by: James Gardner, Associate Professor and Director of Television Studies 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 26, “What exactly is Libertarianism?” Presented by: Tibor Machan, R. Hoiles Chair in Business and Free Enterprise
  • Wednesday, Oct. 27, “It’s Nothing Personal: Refugee Protection for Battered Women.” Presented by: Marisa S. Cianciarulo, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Chapman University’s Family Violence Clinic
  • Tuesday, Nov. 2, “Chapman University Bone Study” Presented by: Frank Frisch, Professor of Biological Sciences
  • Tuesday, Nov. 9, “See Angkor and Die, (A Work-in-Progress). Presented by: Richard Turner, Professor of Art
  • Wednesday, Nov. 10, “What Does a Film Editor Do?” Presented by: Paul Seydor, Professor of Cinema 
  •  Tuesday, Nov. 16, “Graduate Writing Fellows: Creating Pathways to Professional Engagement with Peer Mentors.” Presented by: Gerri McNenny, Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Project on Writing and Educational Research for the College of Educational Studies
  • Tuesday, Nov. 30, “Recent Photographic Projects: Nebraska, Abstraction and the Sky.” Presented by: Stephen Berens, Assistant Professor of Art
  • Tuesday, Dec. 7, “The 2008 Presidential Election and Youth Activism” Presented by: Victoria Carty, Assistant Professor of Sociology
  • Wednesday, Dec. 8, “The Ethics of Lawyers: How They Are the Same, How They Are Different, and Why It matters.” Presented by: Ronald Rotunda, The Doy & Dee Henley Chair and Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence
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