Previous Coffee Shop Talks
Thursday, February 2, 2017
The Hard Stuff: Tragic Films, Reflection, and Transcendence
Dr. Guan-Soon Khoo, English Department, Assistant Professor
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Creating the Uncommon Application, Getting the Most Out of a College Search
Dr. Brenda Poggendorf, Vice President of Enrollment and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Three Views of Cuba: Ours, Theirs and the Truth
Dr. Lynn Talbot, Professor of Spanish
Thursday, September 3, 2015
From Ants to Tigers - Agriculture and Wildlife Conservation in Northern India
Dr. Valerie Banschbach, Professor and Chair of the Environmental Studies department
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Tangent Unavoided: Is a 21st Century Liberal Arts Education Worth the Cost?
Dr. Mathew Fleenor, Associate Professor of Physics
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Magna Carta: What's So Great about the Great 'Great Charter'
Mr. Timothy Isaacs and Mr. Michael Pace, Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
Thursday, March 19, 2015
The Emotional Lives of Animals by Marc Bekoff
Coffee Shop Book Club with Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris, Lecturer of Religion and Philosophy
Thursday, March 12, 2015
History Wars: Taking to the Streets over US AP History
Dr. Whitney Leeson, Professor and Chair of History, Dr. Ivonne Wallace Fuentes, Associate Professor of History,
Dr. Rob Willingham, Associate Professor of History, and Dr. Mary Henold, Associate Professor of History
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Father Knows Best? Arranged Marriage in Contemporary India
Dr. Meeta Mehrotra, Associate Professor of Sociology
Thursday, September 4, 2014
"Ukraine and Great Power Politics in the 21st Century"
Dr. Martha Kuchar, Chairperson and Professor of English,
and Dr. Andreea Mihalache-O'Keef, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs
Thursday, May 2, 2013
"Are Democracies Fated to Commit Suicide?"
Mr. G. Michael Pace, The Center for Teaching the Rule of Law
Thursday, April 4, 2013
"Race in the Floodwaters: Whiteness in Television Coverage of Hurricane Katrina"
Dr. Debra Burns Melican, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Thursday, March 14, 2013
"Caffeine and Heroin: The Biochemistry of Addiction"
Dr. Catherine Sarisky, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Thursday, February 6, 2013
"The Economics of Health and Health Care"
Dr. Alice Kassens, Associate Professor of Economics
Thursday, February 2 , 2012
"When Social Media Disrupts"
Dr. Denise Adkins, Associate Professor of Psychology
Thursday, March 1, 2012
"Good Girls Don't Salome in Renaissance Art"
Dr. Jane Long, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo Professor of Art History
Thursday, April 5, 2012
"Intersex Fish? Effects of Estrogen in Virginia's Waterways"
Dr. Chris Lassiter, Associate Professor of Biology
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Is there Freedom without Free Will? Determinism and Ethics"
Dr. Brent Adkins, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Thursday, September 6, 2012
"A Cappella Insights"
Looking For an Echo
Thursday, October 4, 2012
"The 2012 Elections"
Dr. Harry Wilson, Professor of Political Science
Thursday, November 1, 2012
"Who's #1 in College Football? The BCS and Mathematical Ranking Systems
Dr. Roland Minton, Capp-Whitehead Professor of Mathematics
Thursday, December 6, 2012
"The Maya and the End of Time"
Dr. Jim Ogier, Professor of German and Linguistics