Faculty Research and Recognition

Scholarly Lunch Series

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 O’Connell Reading Room of the Dolan Center for Science and Technology.  Lunch will be available starting at 11:45 a.m., and the presentations will begin at 12 noon and conclude by approximately 1 p.m.  RSVPs are required.  If you’d like to attend any of the lunches, please inform Eileen Egan (eegan@jcu.edu, extension 4370).

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

SCHEDULE for 2018-2019

October 8, 2018:  

  • Jim Lissemore (Biology), “What Do High School Dances and Stem Cells Have in Common?”
  • Dan Kilbride (History), “How the Gorilla Helped Defeat Radical Reconstruction.”


November 13, 2018:  

  • Peter Kvidera (English), “Inventing Ourselves:  Globalization and U.S. Immigrant Writing.”
  • John Rausch (Education and School Psychology), “Emotion and Academic Motivation.”


February 14, 2019:  

  • Sokchea LIm (Economics and Finance), “Optimal Fiscal Policy in a Borrowing-Constrained, Open Economy with Cross-Border Labor Mobility.”
  • Wendy Wiedenhoft-Murphy (Sociology and Criminology), “Contesting the Flawed Consumer in the United States.”


March 12, 2019:  

  • Jean Feerick (English), “Human Economies and Natural Ecologies in Shakespeare’s ‘Timon of Athens’.”
  • Dianna Taylor (Philosophy), “Irish Republican Masculinity: The Politics of Humiliation.”


April 10, 2019:  Celebration of Scholarship 

  • Chris Sheil (Biology), “Developmental Morphology of Amniotes: Every Great Story Includes a Snake.”