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Lunch with a Purpose

The Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women is excited to present its new series, Lunch with a Purpose. This series allows individuals to present their outstanding research to colleagues on campus, while fostering interdisciplinary discussions. Lunch with a Purpose occurs at the Eberly Center and guests are encouraged to bring their lunches while listening to the presentations. 

Please call 419.530.8570 to register, space is limited!

Fall 2017

Rust Belt HIV: Oral Histories Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 12:10 – 1 p.m. | Dr. Ally Day, assistant professor of disability studies Recent oral history projects addressing the HIV crisis have emerged nationwide with intimate, startling and passionate accounts of activism, relationships, coalition and dissidence. Yet the story of when and how HIV emerged in the Rust Belt is much different from what we hear on either coast; join Disability Studies Professor Ally Day as she discusses initial findings from her local, oral-history archive project, “HIV in the Rust Belt.” These oral histories are in the process of being digitally archived at UT’s Canaday Center.

The Use of Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to Recruit College Students as Lone Wolf Terrorists Wednesday, Oct. 4 | 12:10 – 1 p.m. Dr.  Lisa Pescara-Kovach, associate professor of foundations of education This LWP addresses recent recruitment of disgruntled youth into violent extremism. Terrorist organizations target individuals based on information from Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other social- networking sites. Characteristics of vulnerability, isolation, themes of alienation and other related qualities are sought in a recruit. Dr. Pescara-Kovach will provide the characteristics of extremist groups and those targeted. Information also will be provided to help attendees recognize such efforts toward keeping the UT community safe.

3 Effects of Harmful Algal Blooms on Health of Aquatic Wildlife Wednesday, Nov. 1 | 12:10 – 1 p.m. | Dr. Jeanine Refsnider-Streby, assistant professor of environmental sciences Harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie are toxic to humans and pets, but very little is known about their impacts on wildlife populations. Dr. Refsnider-Streby is studying wetland turtles exposed to harmful algal blooms to understand how their stress levels and immune systems are affected. This research could provide valuable insight into how algal blooms affect the health of aquatic communities and what conservation actions are needed to protect vulnerable species.  

Presentation Proposals
If you are interested in having your research considered for part of the Lunch with a Purpose Series, please complete this form.
All proposals will be reviewed by the Eberly Center Faculty Advisory Board for consideration. Individuals submitting proposals will be notified of the decision within 30 days of their submission

Last Updated: 8/8/17