Recipients of Grauel Faculty Fellowships have been invited to share their work with the University community. We hope you’ll join us for these informal yet informative gatherings.

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be held in the Dolan Science Center, Reading Room. Lunch will be available at 11:45 a.m. with presentations taking place from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. RSVPs are required. Please let Eileen Egan (, extension 4370) know if you’d like to join us for any of the lunches.

For additional information, please contact Jim Krukones, Associate Academic Vice President.

Schedule for 2015-2016:

Monday, September 21

  • “Out of the Shadows:  Asian Canadian Playwrights Interrogate Film Noir.” Karen Gygli, Department of Communication and Theatre Arts

Monday, October 26

  • “Perceptions of Distance and Community Building in Medieval England.” Emily Butler, Department of English
  • “Truth and roses have thorns about them: the prickly problem of invasive species.” Rebecca Drenovsky, Department of Biology

Wednesday, December 2

  • “Reimagining Nicaragua’s Volcanto Tradition through the Music of Perrozompopo.” Megan Thornton, Department of Classical Modern Languages and Cultures.
  • “What Do Spelling and Sandpaper Have in Common?” Angela Jones, Department of Psychological Science.

Tuesday, February 9

  • “The Horse and the Ox: Self Identification of Scholar Officials in the Tang and Song Dynasty (China),” Bo Liu, Department of Art History and Humanities.
  • “The Philosophical Foundations of Buddhist ethics.” Paul Nietupski, Department of Theology and Religious Studies

Tuesday, March 15

  • “You are what you eat: Chemical defenses in tropical poison frogs.”  Ralph Saporito, Department of Biology
  • “This Is Not Your Father’s Villanelle: Contemporary Poetry.” George Bilgere, Department of English

Thursday, April 14-Celebration of Scholarship – Scholarly Lunch will be held in the O’Connell Reading Room in the Dolan Science Center.

  • Marc Kirschenbaum, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Zeki Saritoprak, Department of Theology and Religious Studies