Colloquium Speakers and Events

Susannah Calahan
"Brain on Fire" | Tuesday, Aug. 30, 5 p.m. | Miller Chapel
First Year Experience/Academic Affairs

Michael Carroll
"Mindfulness" | Thursday, Sept. 29, 4:30p.m. | Miller Chapel
For more information contact the Office of Spiritual Life

Poet Event

Wendy Suzuki
"The Astonishing Truth about Exercise and the Brain" | Thursday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m. | Zimmerman Hall
Department of English 
How does exercise change your brain function? Did you know that even a single aerobic exercise session can change the neurochemistry of your brain and improve mood and attention? In this interactive presentation, Professor Suzuki will describe the neuroscience of how exercise affects brain function and why it's important we understand these effects and apply it to our lives. 

Wendy encourages students to take the free online course based on her book, "Brain Power." The book will also be on sale at the event and she will available to sign copies.  

Fabio Parasecoli
"Food, Memory, and Culture" | Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m. | Zimmerman Hall 
EAT Research Group
Food is increasingly taking center stage in movies. A whole "food film" genre is met with growing appreciation among audiences worldwide. How do representations of food in film impact on the creation of shared memories? How do fictional narratives contribute to the construction of local and national identities, as well as to the emergence of invented traditions?

Faculty Roundtable on Cultural Erasure
Department of Religion & Philosophy/Department of History and Political Science