A Celebration of Scholarship

2013 Special Events

We are proud to partner with the following departments on these special events for the 2013 Celebration:

MONDAY, April 8, 2013
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Holocaust Remembrance Day Events
Sponsored by the Department of Theology & Religious Studies and others
Moderator: Dr. Sheila McGinn, Theology & Religious Studies

1:30-2:00 p.m. Memorial Ceremony
Led by David Markovich, Founding President
Hillel at John Carroll University

2:00-3:30 p.m. Presentation
“Am I My Neighbor’s Keeper?  Dynamics of Moral Courage for Holocaust Rescuers”
Fern Ruth Levy, M.S., M.A.J.S.
Director and Founder of the Anne Frank Moral Courage Project of Cleveland

5:00-6:00 p.m. Book Signing by Marian Morton
Dolan Science Center, O’Connell Reading Room
Dr. Morton will be signing copies of her latest book “John Carroll University (The Campus History).”

TUESDAY, April 9, 2013
6:30 p.m. Mitsui Distinguished Lecture
“China’s Future in a Multi-nodal World”
Featuring Brantly Womack
CK Yen Chair, The Miller Center of Public Affairs
Professor of Foreign Affairs, Department of Politics
University of Virginia
Sponsored by East Asian Studies
Dolan Science Center, Donahue Auditorium

7:30 p.m. The Tuohy Lecture Series
“The (Second) Coming: Messiahs, Jesus and the Mahdi”
Featuring David L. Barr, Ph.D.
Sponsored by the Department of Theology and Religious Studies
Dolan Science Center, A202/203 [NOTE ROOM CHANGE]

WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2013
5-7:30 p.m. Special Event
“Crisis Mapping Training Session” featuring an overview of basic techniques and tools used in crisis mapping
Presenter: Dr. Jen Ziemke and Dr. Colin Swearingen, Political Science
Dolan Science Center, E240
Open to the JCU Community only.
Crisis mappers leverage technology to present and analyze real-time reports from people “on the ground” in humanitarian emergencies. That information helps first responders and other key personnel make decisions and take action more effectively during crises. (Learn more about crisis mapping in this John Carroll University magazine article.) Registration for the session is required, as space is limited. Please note that participants will be required to bring a laptop computer.

7:00 p.m. Applied Ethics Lecture
“Who is Watching Us Online and Should They Stop?”
Featuring: Kirsten Martin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management & Public Policy
George Washington University
Sponsored by the Program in Applied Ethics
Dolan Science Center, Donahue Auditorium

Questions about privacy online focus on individuals and their choice to go online and message friends, look for a mortgage rate, research a family member’s disease, or browse for dog toys. Instead, I wish to focus on the responsibilities of the unseen tracking companies (trackers) watching us online when they decide to enter our online community.

The goal of this presentation is to identify the different roles and responsibilities of the many actors online within the current network of surveillance and tracking.  I suggest tracking companies play three possible roles – as a member of a supply chain of information traders, within a network of surveillance online, and as an arm of law enforcement.  I illustrate how different trackers fall into these three different roles online.

THURSDAY, April 11, 2013
5 p.m. Speaker Event

“College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be”
Featuring Andrew Delbanco
Mendelson Family Chair of American Studies and
Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities
Columbia University
Sponsored by the Provost and Academic Vice President’s Office
Dolan Science Center, Donahue Auditorium

Dr. Delbanco will be speaking on his book “College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be.”