Seminars for First-Year Students, A-Z

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Emily Dickinson. Daguerreotype. ca 1847. Amherst College. Public domain "My Life Had Stood - A Loaded Gun": Dostoevsky, Dickinson, and the Question of Freedom Monika Greenleaf Slavic Languages and Literature Autumn
3D Printed Aerospace Structures Debbie Senesky Aeronautics & Astronautics Spring
Meerkats Animal Behavior: Sex, Death, and Sometimes Food! Joseph Garner Comparative Medicine Autumn
Meerkats Animal Behavior: Sex, Death, and Sometimes Food! Joseph Garner Comparative Medicine Spring
Group of rats in their housing at Novartis by Novartis AG via Flickr Animal Use in Biomedical Research Megan Albertelli Comparative Medicine Spring
Archaeology in the Digital Age Justin Leidwanger Archaeology Spring
Batman, Hamilton, Díaz, and Other Wondrous Lives Jose Saldivar Comparative Literature Autumn
Batman, Hamilton, Díaz, and Other Wondrous Lives Jose Saldivar Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity Autumn
Bumper Sticker. Pittsburgh, PA. Photo by Sandrachile on Unsplash Becoming Kinder Jamil Zaki Psychology Winter
IDT_MG_2121b via Flickr Behind the Big Drums: Exploring Taiko Stephen Sano
Linda Uyechi
Asian American Studies Spring
IDT_MG_2121b via Flickr Behind the Big Drums: Exploring Taiko Stephen Sano
Linda Uyechi
Music Spring
Bioengineering Materials to Heal the Body Sarah Heilshorn Materials Science & Engineering Spring
epSos.de , "Exchange Money Conversion to Foreign Currency" via Flickr Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy Michael Boskin Economics Spring
Gini_Coefficient_World_CIA_Report.svg Causes and Consequences of the Rise in Inequality Luigi Pistaferri Economics Autumn
Chicken egg without eggshell. Photo by Biswarup Ganguly,, Wikimedia Commons. Chemistry in the Kitchen Richard Zare Chemistry Winter
Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco, United States City, Space, Literature Ato Quayson English Winter
Icebergs around Cape York,Greenland. Author Brocken Inaglory, Wikipedia. Climate Change Ecology: Is It Too Late? Tadashi Fukami Biology Spring
Computers and Photography: From Capture to Sharing Hector Garcia-Molina Computer Science Autumn
Computers and Photography: From Capture to Sharing Hector Garcia-Molina Computer Science Spring
Occupy, Lagos, Nigeria, political, rally, Gani Fawehinmi Park, Ojota, 2012. By Temi KOGBE [CC BY-SA 2.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. Contemporary African Politics David Laitin Political Science Spring
Al Masjid an Nabawi, Medina, Saudi Arabia Culture, Conflict, and the Modern Middle East Samer Al-Saber Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies Winter
Al Masjid an Nabawi, Medina, Saudi Arabia Culture, Conflict, and the Modern Middle East Samer Al-Saber Theater and Performance Studies Winter
Pyramidal diamond anvil impactor on a Vickers hardness tester by R. Tanaka, Wikipedia. Diamonds Wendy Mao Geological Sciences Spring
Catalhoyuk Archeological Site, Konya, Turkey Digging for Answers: 5 Big Questions of Our Time Ian Hodder Archaeology Winter
Does Social Media Make Better Physicians? Dr Michael Gisondi Emergency Medicine Winter
Dramatic Tensions: Theater and the Marketplace Amy Freed Theater and Performance Studies Autumn
130704-9246 via SALLIE Energy Options for the 21st Century John Fox Applied Physics Autumn
untitled, by steve p2008 via Flickr Energy, the Environment, and the Economy Frank Wolak Economics Winter
Chicago Skyline Engineering the Built Environment: An Introduction to Structural Engineering Sarah Billington Civil & Environmental Engineering Autumn
Computer Circuit Board by UK Ministry of Defense via Flickr Engineering the Micro and Nano Worlds: From Chips to Genes John Provine
Roger Howe
Electrical Engineering Spring
Ethics of Sports Juliana Bidadanure Philosophy Autumn
Ethics, Morality, and Markets Barbara Kiviat Sociology Winter
Elkhorn Slough by Don DeBold via Flickr Exploring the Critical Interface Between the Land and Monterey Bay: Elkhorn Slough Christopher Francis Earth System Science Spring
Elkhorn Slough by Don DeBold via Flickr Exploring the Critical Interface Between the Land and Monterey Bay: Elkhorn Slough Christopher Francis Earth Systems Program Spring
Franz Kafka: Literature and the Modern Human Condition Amir Eshel German Studies Winter
Milky Way Panorama - Lake Clifton, Western Australia by inefekt69 via Flickr Frontiers in Theoretical Physics and Cosmology Savas Dimopoulos Physics Winter
Functional Materials and Devices Yuri Suzuki Applied Physics Autumn
Portland Japanese Garden. By John Fowler from Placitas, NM, USA (Portland Japanese Garden) [CC BY 2.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Gardens and Sacred Space in Japan Michaela Mross Religious Studies Autumn
Gay Autobiography Paul Robinson Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Spring
Gay Autobiography Paul Robinson History Spring
DNA Spiral Staircase by Helena Wing Chiu Leung Genes, Memes, and Behavior Scott S. Hall, Ph.D Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Autumn
DNA Spiral Staircase by Helena Wing Chiu Leung Genes, Memes, and Behavior Scott S. Hall, Ph.D Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Spring
Hollerith keyboard (pantograph) punch. Public Domain photo. Great Discoveries and Inventions in Computing John Hennessy Computer Science Autumn
Neck of Violin Macro shot lines strings Harmonic Convergence: Music’s Intersections with Science, Mathematics, History, and Literature Paul Phillips Music Winter
Fuseta, Portugal Harmony and the Universe Hirohisa A. Tanaka Physics Spring
Hormones in a Performance-Enhanced Society Andrew R. Hoffman, M.D. Medicine Winter
How to Create A Ghost: Theater, Magic, and Technology Aileen Robinson Theater and Performance Studies Spring
How to Design a Space Mission: From Concept to Execution Simone D'Amico Aeronautics & Astronautics Autumn
Two babies. Public domain photo. How to Make a Racist Steven O. Roberts Psychology Autumn
How to Start Your Own Country: Sovereignty and State-Formation in Modern History Steven Press History Winter
Howard Zinn and the Quest for Historical Truth Sam Wineburg History Autumn
Howard Zinn and the Quest for Historical Truth Sam Wineburg School of Education Autumn
Human Origins Richard Klein Biology Spring
Oil on canvas, 1888 by William Powell Frith. Public Domain Income and Wealth Inequality from the Stone Age to the Present Walter Scheidel Classics Autumn
Oil on canvas, 1888 by William Powell Frith. Public Domain Income and Wealth Inequality from the Stone Age to the Present Walter Scheidel History Autumn
Small cell carcinoma, combined, with squamous cell carcinoma Case 119 by Yale Rosen via Flickr Intracellular Trafficking and Neurodegeneration Yanmin Yang Neurology & Neurological Sciences Winter
PSY performing ‘Gangnam Style’ at Seoul College, Seoul. Author: korea.net, Wikipedia. Kangnam Style: K-pop and the Globalization of Korean Soft Power Dafna Zur East Asian Languages and Cultures Autumn
PSY performing ‘Gangnam Style’ at Seoul College, Seoul. Author: korea.net, Wikipedia. Kangnam Style: K-pop and the Globalization of Korean Soft Power Dafna Zur Korean Autumn
Knowing Nothing Ray Briggs Philosophy Winter
Language by Jurek d. via Flickr Languages, Dialects, Speakers Arto Anttila Linguistics Autumn
Law and Inequality Richard Ford Law School Winter
Learn to Intervene, Wisely Greg Walton Psychology Autumn
Life at the Extremes: From the Deep Sea to Deep Space Anne Dekas Earth Systems Program Winter
Panorama of west façade of US Supreme Court Building. Joe Ravi [CC BY-SA 3.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons Linguistic Meaning and the Law Cleo Condoravdi Linguistics Winter
Maps in the Modern World Kären Wigen History Autumn
Mental Health in Collegiate Athletes Hans Steiner Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Winter
Miniature out of the Toggenburg Bible (Switzerland) of 1411. The disease is widely believed to be the plague. "The Black Death". MS 78 E1. Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Copyright_tags#United_States. Microbes that Made Plagues: Biological Causes and Social Effects Thomas L. Cherpes, DVM, MD Comparative Medicine Autumn
Montage of an image of neurons, captured using a confocal microscop. Neurons and nuclei shown. Mitochondrial Transport and Function in Neuronal Health and Death Xinnan Wang Neurosurgery Autumn
Woman in Ecstasy, 1911. By Ferdinand Hodler (Musees d'art et d'histoire de la Ville de Genève) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Modern "Meanings of Life": Aestheticism, Perfectionism, Ecstasy Mark Greif English Winter
Neuronal Activity, DARPA. Wikipedia, courtesy of Massachusetts General Hospital and Draper Labs. Neuroforecasting Brian Knutson Psychology Winter
Line drawing of Nietzsche. SPDP Nietzsche and the Search for Meaning Matthew Smith German Studies Autumn
Ocean Conservation: Pathways to Solutions Larry Crowder Biology Winter
Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland Odysseus Does Dublin: Joyce’s Ulysses and Modernist Myth Richard Martin Classics Winter
Silhouette of person near lighted heart wall decor. Photo by Kevin Grieve on Unsplash Pathophysiology and Design for Cardiovascular Disease Paul J. Wang, MD
Ross Daniel Venook
Bioengineering Spring
150401-3819.TIF by Linda Cicero via SALLIE Performing America: The Broadway Musical Thomas Grey Music Spring
Perspectives on the Good Life Lee Yearley Religious Studies Spring
Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence John Etchemendy Philosophy Winter
Physics in the 21st Century Chao-Lin Kuo Physics Autumn
Chyulu Hills, Kenya Power, Prestige, and Politics in African Societies Joel Cabrita History Winter
Mount Saint Helen's eruption. Public Domain photo. Predicting Volcanic Eruptions Paul Segall Geophysics Spring
The art studio at San Quentin State Prison. Photograph by Peter Merts. Courtesy of San Quentin State Prison.  http://sfaq.us/2016/12/san-quentin-state-prisons-art-studio/ Prisons and Performance Janice Ross Theater and Performance Studies Autumn
By Inductiveload (Own drawing, Plotted in MuPAD) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Proofs and Modern Mathematics Lisa Sauermann Mathematics Autumn
Twenty-dollar bills are counted and packaged for future missions at the Camp Taqaddum Disbursing office June 29, 2006. by Sgt. Enrique Diaz, Wikipedia. Public domain photo. Public Policy and Personal Finance Gregory Rosston Economics Autumn
Twenty-dollar bills are counted and packaged for future missions at the Camp Taqaddum Disbursing office June 29, 2006. by Sgt. Enrique Diaz, Wikipedia. Public domain photo. Public Policy and Personal Finance Gregory Rosston Public Policy Program Autumn
National Institute of Standards and Technology - Qubits. Public Domain image. Quantum Information: Visions and Emerging Technologies Monika Schleier-Smith Physics Spring
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, United Kingdom Randomness: Computational and Philosophical Approaches Mary Wootters
Thomas Icard
Computer Science Autumn
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, United Kingdom Randomness: Computational and Philosophical Approaches Mary Wootters
Thomas Icard
Philosophy Autumn
Religion, Ecology and Environmental Ethics Ariel Evan Mayse Religious Studies Spring
Electricity demand in a year by tai viinikka via Flickr Riding the Data Wave Chiara Sabatti Statistics Autumn
Sappho: Erotic Poetess of Lesbos Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi Classics Winter
Sappho: Erotic Poetess of Lesbos Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Winter
Savvy: Learning How to Communicate with Purpose Francis Flynn Graduate School of Business Spring
Science Communication and Innovation Paul Wender Chemistry Autumn
Science in the News Hans Andersen Chemistry Autumn
Data science. By Gerd Altmann [CC0 or CC0], via Wikimedia Commons. Science of Information Tsachy Weissman
Ayfer Ozgur
Electrical Engineering Autumn
Chemical Reaction by Kate Ter Haar via Flickr Scientific Method and Bias John P.A. Ioannidis Medicine Winter
Audio by Sergiu Bacioiu via Flickr Sculpting with Sounds, Images, and Words Jaroslaw Kapuscinski Music Autumn
A billboard encouraging secrecy amongst Oak Ridge workers during the World War II Manhattan Project. The date is Dec. 31, 1943. Dept. of Energy archives. By James E. Westcott [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Secrecy James Jacobs Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Winter
Woman holding mirror. Photo by Mathieu Stern on Unsplash Self Theories Carol Dweck Psychology Autumn
Sensory Ecology of Marine Animals Stuart Thompson Biology Autumn
Shakespeare and Performance in a Global Context Patricia Parker Comparative Literature Spring
Image of a doctor smoking while reviewing an x-ray. Smoke and Mirrors in Global Health Matthew Kohrman Anthropology Winter
Sign in Athens, Greece. Social Bias and Earwitness Memory Meghan Sumner Linguistics Autumn
Social Networks Mark Granovetter Sociology Winter
Robotic Finger and Human Arm. Soft Robots for Humanity Allison Okamura Mechanical Engineering Autumn
Technology in the Greenhouse Franklin M. ("Lynn") Orr, Jr. Energy Resources Engineering Winter
Terrorism Robert Crews History Autumn
The American Electorate in the Trump Era Morris Fiorina Political Science Winter
The Archaeological Imagination Michael Shanks Classics Winter
The Archaeological Imagination Michael Shanks Archaeology Winter
The Artist in Ancient Greek Society Jody Maxmin Art & Art History Spring
The Artist in Ancient Greek Society Jody Maxmin Classics Spring
Micrographia by Robert Hooke (1635–1703) The Conscience Esther Yu English Autumn
The Feminist Critique: The History and Politics of Gender Equality Estelle Freedman American Studies Winter
The Feminist Critique: The History and Politics of Gender Equality Estelle Freedman Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity Winter
The Feminist Critique: The History and Politics of Gender Equality Estelle Freedman Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Winter
The Feminist Critique: The History and Politics of Gender Equality Estelle Freedman History Winter
IS_EasthSys_41N_Global_Warming_Paradox_Diffenbaugh_farmers_Market_PhotogOverbeek (1) via SALLIE The Global Warming Paradox Noah Diffenbaugh Earth Systems Program Autumn
A Bar at the Folies-Bergère by Jody Bowie via Flickr The Meaning of Life: Philosophical, Aesthetic, and Religious Perspectives Thomas Sheehan Religious Studies Winter
King Kong movie poster, Italian, Flickr. Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) The Missing Link Jessica Riskin History Winter
breathless still shots of smoking jean seberg. By torbakhopper on Flickr. The New Wave: How the French Reinvented Cinema Cecile Alduy French and Italian Autumn
The Psychology of Stoked: An Investigation of the Art and Science of Joy and the Exploration of Happiness Daryn Reicherter
Shashank V. Joshi, MD
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Winter
Nikita Khrushchev, first secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, and Nikolai Bulganin, Soviet premier, on board the cruiser Ordzhonikidze, April 1956 (Voenno-Morskoĭ Flot Photographs, Box 1, Hoover Institution Archives) The Soviet Union and the World: Views from the Hoover Archives Norman Naimark History Winter
The Famous Lemaire Channel by SF Brit via Flickr The Worst Journey in the World: the Science, Literature, and History of Polar Exploration Rob Dunbar Earth System Science Autumn
The Famous Lemaire Channel by SF Brit via Flickr The Worst Journey in the World: the Science, Literature, and History of Polar Exploration Rob Dunbar Earth Systems Program Autumn
The Famous Lemaire Channel by SF Brit via Flickr The Worst Journey in the World: the Science, Literature, and History of Polar Exploration Rob Dunbar Geological Sciences Autumn
by Toni Gauthier vis SALLIE,  ArtsImmersionNYC13-012.jpg Theatrical Wonders from Shakespeare to Mozart Blair Hoxby English Autumn
Thinking about Photographs Terry Castle English Spring
War and Peace by Jayel Aheram via Flickr Thinking About War Mark Lewis History Winter
Antigone by UCI UC Irvine via Flickr To Die For: Antigone and Political Dissent Rush Rehm Classics Autumn
Antigone by UCI UC Irvine via Flickr To Die For: Antigone and Political Dissent Rush Rehm Theater and Performance Studies Autumn
"We accept food stamps" by Paul Sableman, Flickr. Understanding the Welfare System Thomas MaCurdy Economics Autumn
The Raspberry Pi 3, a low-cost single-board computer manufactured by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Public domain image. Using Bits to Control Atoms Dawson Engler Computer Science Spring
In the Blue by A bloke called Jerm via Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/sharkbait/2992242065/in/photolist-5yq2jr-a6t1s2-6KTebx-9isr32-9ifn8P-4op1Ns-iJypH4-iMckeZ-iMcoxx-iMe9qQ-oUsBnT-iJAmwj-pcPmKt-iMckfR-iMcket-iQ1f1g-iQ32Wm-iQ39QS-iQ32RG-iMgmuN-8uY4yL-6mjQ7D-4op1WW-a5Z57G-fEpKoj-a5Z57A-a6t1rB-a6SnYG-a6t1s6-ATNmR-eJckgX-bcE9tv-9Gy5Bb-fChLQ2-ooBGVC-fCzmU7-a7cuq1-egijS5-eFXPSD-6moVsh-fCzmUd-6moWCs-6moXoo-6jeCks-6moVTu-6moXHW-6mjPPz-85HS9y-a6SnYj-5A2Th4 Views of a Changing Sea: Literature and Science William Gilly Biology Spring
Deposition Chamber by Brooklyn National Laboratory via Flickr What Is Nanotechnology? H.-S. Philip Wong Electrical Engineering Spring
When Chemistry Meets Engineering Matteo Cargnello Chemical Engineering Autumn
"Female bluegrass band" by JS North - Sweet By and By. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons Women Making Music Heather Hadlock Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Autumn
"Female bluegrass band" by JS North - Sweet By and By. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons Women Making Music Heather Hadlock Music Autumn