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Lectures & Guest Artist Visits

SVPA Arts Symposium
Monday, February 19
UT Student Union (2592, 2582, SU Auditorium T-Section)
Admission - FREE

The University of Toledo School of Visual and Performing Arts presents a dialogue focused on Multi-Sensory Literacy and Learning. Daily, we are bombarded by a cacophony of stimuli signaling each of our senses. Consider the ubiquitous cell phone–there's an app for that! Most often, we involuntarily react to our senses without fully engaging the experience. How can we develop a fuller understanding of our sensory messaging systems, using them to enhance our human experience? 

Main Speakers

Lance Gharavi, Artistic Director of Theatre, Professor of Drama and Theatre, Arizona State UniversityLance Gharavi 

Artistic Director of Theatre Associate Professor of Drama & Theatre Arizona State University
10:30 a.m. - SU 2592
TOPIC: “Truth, or Something Like It: Science, Art, and Narrative”



Dr. Sara Diamond, CEO and President of OCAD University

Dr. Sara Diamond

CEO/President of OCAD University “The University of the Imagination”
4:15 pm - SU Auditorium T-Section
TOPIC: “STEAM+D - 21st Century Knowledge”



BREAKOUT SESSION TOPICS (various speakers)

Visual Literacy - Games and Gaming for Learning - Arts and Disability - Multi-Modal Approaches for Language Literacy - Collaborative Curriculum in Art, Music, and Physical Education - Multi-Sensory/Multi-Modal Learning in Community Programs
8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. - SU 2592, 2582

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In Search of An English Baroque - Donne and Milton
Tuesday, February 20, 4 p.m.
Libbey Hall
Admission - FREE

UT Department of English Language and Literature Richard M Summers Memorial LectureROLAND GREENE, the Mark Pigott KBE Professor of English and Comparative Literature at
Stanford University will present a talk exploring “What is the Baroque?” The term is strongly associated with Italian and French art and architecture after 1600, but the concept of the Baroque remains difficult to observe and define. Is it an extension of the high Renaissance world-view that preceded it? A correction? Or an alternative? In what transitional episodes does it find an inception? Moreover, under what semantics did the Baroque appear—in other words, what did its practitioners call it at the time? Though the Baroque has not traditionally been associated with England, this lecture finds several such episodes in John Donne’s love poetry and John Milton’s Paradise Lost.

Presented by the UT Department of English Language and Literature as the 2018 Richard M. Summers Memorial Lecture.

Thursday, February 22, 2:30-4 p.m.
University Hall - Room 4280
Admission - FREE. Snacks will be provided. Bring a beverage and an opinion to share!
  • “All Things Vulva: A Sex Guide for Girls” with Meg Smith-Hudge
  • “Reimagining Sex Education with a Feminist Agenda” with Josie Groll
  • “Sexercise: Objectified Exercise Ads and their Impact on Women” with Ashley Murray

The WGST Research Showcase is a forum for UT students to present their research and creative projects to the broader university community. It serves as a resource for students to share and learn how fellow students have developed their intellectual interests, current projects, and faculty connections. The Showcase also demonstrates to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the UT community that student research builds upon and enriches the UT undergraduate experience.

Interdisciplinary dialogues - Tackling Controversial Issues through Interdisciplinary Inquiry
Thursday, February 22, 4-6 p.m.
Carlson Library - Room 1005
Admission - FREE. Catered snacks and beverages will be provided.

Image depicting a character overwhelmed by government spending, police shootings and other eventsStudents and faculty will present why and how we do interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship from the unique perspective of studying of law within the context of the liberal arts.

Presented by The School of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Program in Law and Social Thought. 

Lunch with a Purpose "Good Grief! Using Service - Learning to explore the Concepts of Death and Dying"
Wednesday, March 14, 12:10-1 p.m.
Eberly Center - Tucker Hall
Admission - FREE

SPEAKER - MONITA H. MUNGO, PhD, Assistant Professor and Adviser, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Working with Heartland Hospice Care, the Medical Sociology in Community Practice course was created to provide students with an experiential learning opportunity focused on dying, death and the grieving process. Students volunteered at local hospices as “friendly visitors.” As a final project, students created flashcards with coping tips for grieving children to be used at a grief camp Heartland sponsors. The presentation will explore how service-learning affected the students’ learning outcomes. 

Lunch with a Purpose "Do Positive Feelings Increase Physical Activity? A Cross-Cultural Study""
Wednesday, April 11, 12:10-1 p.m.
Eberly Center - Tucker Hall
Admission - FREE

SPEAKER - KELSEY O'BRIEN, Jesup Scott Honors College Psychology Major, Spanish Minor

This research examines the relationship between affective associations (i.e., how one feels about something) and levels of health behaviors (e.g., frequency of physical activity). According to prior research, positive affective associations are more likely to predict intentions of health behaviors than cognitive variables (e.g., one’s beliefs). Interestingly, the desired affective state has been found to differ cross-culturally. For this study, data was collected from two sampling populations, one among undergraduate students at The University of Toledo, and the other among undergraduate students at the University of Ghana. The results have the potential to innovate health interventions on a more global scale.

Last Updated: 2/15/18