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Food choices and engaging around issues of food are expressions of deeply held values, bringing to the table an inordinately large variety of academic disciplines and professional fields. Come to discover how contemporary food studies makes use of the Jesuit model for education to improve personal health and promote food advocacy, justice, and security throughout the world.
In 1985, Italian novelist and essayist Italo Calvino was about to leave Italy for Harvard to deliver a series of Lectures when he died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage. His lecture notes were published posthumously as Six Memos for the Next Millennium, a compact little book filled with philosophy and wisdom about literature and writing. We will discuss the memos from a leader’s perspective, that is, how one embodies leadership or walks his or her talk through with lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, multiplicity, and consistency.
Western notions of the self as independent and autonomous lead to assumptions about motivation, emotions, and thinking patterns that challenge globalization efforts, especially when engaging with traditionally collectivistic and conformist societies like Japan. Discover how emotional well-being and distress manifest differently across cultures, and how external pressures from globalization can impact individuals in these societies in negative and positive ways.
In this hands-on, interactive session, we will discuss the intended and real impacts of education reform since the late 1950s. Bring your perspectives and experiences to consider questions such as...Why do schools give tests like the WASL, MSP, or HSPE? Who is being held accountable? Are the tests helping or hurting?
Come join a discussion on ways that scholarly interest in the plays of Shakespeare (and his peers) has become focused on their embeddedness in their Renaissance culture and society. Far from being ‘for all time,’ these plays are distinctly ‘of’ their time: what does it mean to read this drama in terms of aspects of early modern society not always seen as important to its literature, such as the significance of changing city space in London or the impact of Renaissance anxieties about English as a language? And does such an approach change what these plays are staging? Join us for such a look at a well-known literature through a new and influential lens.
Worldwide travel has increased, transnational corporations reach the farthest regions of the Earth, and communication technologies provide instant access to distant places. How does this influence the way we communicate? Or the way we see ourselves, our nation, and the people we consider to be "others"? Discover International and Intercultural Communication, a discipline that provides pathways to improve human understanding in our diverse and global world.