The Scholarship Across the Disciplines (SAD) committee sponsors events designed to foster student and faculty engagement around intellectually stimulating topics. The events provide a venue for faculty to present and dialogue around scholarship and current topics. Events include panel presentations, sabbatical conversations, book readings and documentary screenings.

Contact Information
Nancy Bagatell, assistant professor of occupational therapy
North Haven Bldg 1, Room 305E

Recent Events

Panel Presentations

"Health, Healing and Spirituality" (April 2, 2013)
Anna-leila Williams, School of Medicine, Cynthia Barrere, School of Nursing, and Tami Reilly, associate director of fitness and wellness, discussed spirituality and barriers to meditation to promote health and healing.  Watch the video

"All Things Irish" (Mar. 21, 2013)
David Valone, professor of history, Bob Smart, professor of English, and Liam O'Brien and Rebecca Abbott, professors of film, video and interactive media, presented historical information from history, gothic literature and photo archives of Ireland's Great Hunger, 1847.

"Global Climate Change" (Feb. 26, 2013)
Greg Garvey, visual and performing arts, Donn Johnson, economics, and Christian Eggers, biomedical sciences, presented visual evidence, data on the spread of infectious diseases, and a benefit-cost analysis of climate change. Watch the video

"Living on the Margins: Gay, Lesbian and Disabled" (Nov. 13, 2012)
Maureen Helgren, physical therapy, Kevin Barry, School of Law, and Leslie Neal-Boylan, School of Nursing, illuminated the lives of the physically poor in Nicaragua and Guatemala, transgender people and their disability rights, and the work challenges of disabled nurses. Watch the video

"Bacteria, Viruses and Vaccines" (Sept. 25, 2012)
Thomas Murray, assistant professor of medical sciences, Lisa Cuchara, professor of biomedical sciences, and David Hill, professor of medical sciences, presented information on infection control in the homes of patients with lung disease, the role of the internet in vaccination decisions, and the risk of measles today. Watch the video

"Race and Ethnicity" (April 26, 2012)
Fodei Batty, assistant professor of political science, Monica Bauer, adjunct professor of English, and Kimberly O'Neill, assistant professor of English, shared their scholarship on why ethnic parties do not succeed in sub-Saharan Africa, playwriting across the color line, and race and culture in hemispheric human rights novels. Watch the video

"Immigrants and Refugees" (March 30, 2012)
Grace Yukich, assistant professor of sociology, Renee Redman, adjunct professor in the School of Law, and David Ives, executive director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute, discussed some of the issues facing immigrants including sanctuary movements in the United States, immigration policy and the dream act. Watch the video

"Sports and Society" (Feb. 24, 2012)
Donn Johnson, professor of economics, Stanley Rothman, profess of mathematics, and Phillip Cunningham, visiting assistant professor of communications, presented information on the economics of the National Football League (NFL) Draft, statistics of batting streaks, and globalization of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Watch the video

Sabbatical Conversations
Faculty presented and discussed the work they completed during sabbaticals.

  • Michele Hoffnung, professor of psychology: "Great Expectations: College Women's Career and Family Choices, 1993-2009" (April 17, 2013)
  • Blaine Branchik, associate professor of marketing: "Advertisements, Values, and the Changing Male Market Segment" (April 17, 2013)
  • Lynne Hodgson, professor of sociology: "The Fear of Forgetting: Contemplating Alzheimer's" (April 10, 2013)
  • Scott McLean, professor of political science: "Primary Education: The Effects of Grassroots Campaigning Experiences on 'Millennial College Students'" (April 10, 2013)
  • Anne Eisbach, associate professor of psychology: "'Catching' a Wandering Mind: Developmental Changes in Reporting and Understanding Off-Task Thoughts" (Feb. 28, 2013)
  • Jonathan Blake, professor of computer science: "High-Performance Computing on a Low-Performance Budget" (Feb. 28, 2013)
  • Thomas Pruzinsky, professor of psychology: "Psychological Methods for Cultivating Compassion and Wisdom: The Tibetan Buddhist Scholarly Tradition of Mind Training" (Feb. 19, 2013)
  • Tilottama Ghosh-Chowdhury, associate professor of marketing: "Multi-sensory Imagery: Focus on Branding and Brand Associations" (Feb. 19, 2013)
  • Lisa Burns, professor of communications: "Presidential Museums and Public Memory" (April 11, 2012)
  • Edward Alwood, professor of journalism: "Murder He Wrote: The Victim/Hero Legacy of Bulgarian Crime Writer Bobby Tsankov" (April 11, 2012)
  • Sean Duffy, associate professor of political science: "Politics, Revolution, and the State in Nicaragua: Reflections on an Election" (April 11, 2012)
  • Gloria Holmes, professor of education: "Equity Driven School Leadership" (Feb. 8, 2012)
  • Tara Glennon, professor of occupational therapy: "Sensory Processing in Young Children" (Feb. 2, 2012)
  • Gerald Conlogue, professor of diagnostic imaging: "Findings of a Five Year Radiographic Field Study in the Cloud Forest of Peru" (Feb. 2, 2012)
  • Ramesh Subramanian, professor of computer information systems: "ICTs and Access to Knowledge in Rural India: Comparative Study of Two Models of Deployment" (Nov. 2, 2011)
  • Jill Fehleison, associate professor of history: "The Other is Wrong Because...: What Sermons Reveal about Catholic/Protestant Relations, 1590-1622" (Nov. 2, 2011)
  • Penny Leisring, professor of psychology: "Women's Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence" (Oct. 19, 2011)
  • Nancy Worthington, professor of communications: "Culture Clash: Circumscribing Identity and Geography in Gender Violence News" (Oct. 19, 2011)
  • Sharlene Walbaum, professor of psychology: "Work and Lunacy: Poorhouse to York Retreat" (Sept. 28, 2011)
  • Rowena Ortiz-Walters, associate professor of management: "An initial look at the experiences of Latino and Latina entrepreneurs" (Sept. 28, 2011)
  • Valerie Smith, associate professor of English: "Politics, Poetics, and Persuasion in Twentieth Century American Travel Narratives" (April 21, 2011)
  • Aileen Dever, associate professor of modern languages: "The Life and Poetry of the Spanish/Galician Poet Rosalía de Castro" (April 21, 2011)
  • Tim Dansdill, associate professor of English: "Resistance is (Not) Futile: Commitment to WAC at Four Colleges" (March 23, 2011)
  • Sue Hudd, professor of sociology, and Mark Hoffman, professor of computer science: "Writing in Disciplinary Curricula: Segregation or Integration?" (March 23, 2011)

"Waiting for Superman" (April 8, 2011)
Kevin Basmadjian, assistant professor of education, Eric Brunner, associate professor of economics, and Melissa Weiner, assistant professor of sociology, presented their thoughts and answered questions related to the controversial documentary film on education.

Book Reading
Two faculty scholars read from their recently published works (Feb. 4, 2011):

  • Jill Fehleison, associate professor of history, read from her book: "Boundaries of Faith: Catholics and Protestants in the Diocese of Geneva."
  • Doris Tishkoff, part-time professor of history, read from her book: "Madonna/Whore: The Myth of Two Marys." 

Scholarship Across the Disciplines panels archive (PDF)

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