Title: Women in Academia: Paths to
What kinds of opportunities are available in academia? What are the key challenges and rewards of these jobs? Do women face any particular challenges as graduate students or academics? How can we increase the number of women pursuing academic careers, particularly in male dominated fields? Increasingly, women hold key positions in academia including senior administrative positions and lead researchers. Our faculty panelists will discuss their passions, how they began and developed their careers, where they are now and where they expect their careers to take them in the future.
Title: East Asia and America Today
How do East Asians view America today? How do they feel about the U.S. being the worlds only super power. A China scholar, a Japan scholar and a Korea scholar will lead the discussion on how East Asians perceive America and its stance toward East Asian countries. The discussion will address historical perspectives and recent events.
Title: Nanotechnology and Materials Science
What is the nanotechnology revolution? How are atoms and molecules manipulated into new functional structures and ultra-small technologies? This discussion will address the scientific background and applications of nanotechnology.
Title: Medical Humanities
What is Medical Humanities and how can it be researched? This presentation will discuss a new curricular initiative in the College of Medicine that uses imaginative literature to teach medical students and residents about the doctor-patient relationship, death and dying, cross-cultural medicine, and the patient's experience of illness. Discussion will focus on how research can meaningfully investigate the development of qualities such as empathy and compassion in learners.