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Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminar

2014:  Curiosity


Seminar Participants:

Joseph Torchia, O.P., Professor of Philosophy and Seminar Coordinator
"Curiosity: A Prelude to Wonder? Exploring the Scope and Dynamics of Cognitive Desire"

Paul Crenshaw, Associate Professor of Art History
"Curiosity, Collecting and Value in the Visual Arts"

Margaret Healy-Varley, Assistant Professor of English
"Paying Attention and the Medieval Meditation"

Despina D. Prassas, Associate Professor of Theology
"The Ascetical Life: Fulfilling a NoviceĆ­s Spiritual Curiosity"

Josephine Ruggiero, Professor of Sociology
"Curiosity: Sociologists as Sleuths of Human Behavior"

Monica Simal, Assistant Professor of Foreign Language Studies
"Curiosity in a colonial context: the European encounter with the Americas"

Adrian Weimer, Assistant Professor of History
"What News?:Curiosity and Rumors in Early New England"

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