Honors Symposia Series to Celebrate Revolutionary Thinkers

Series kicks off Sept. 5 with lecture on protestors at political conventions

Published: Aug 21, 2012

From the impact of protestors on the course of politics and government to innovations in medical science, the Fall 2012 Honors Program symposia series will explore the theme “Revolutions and Revolutionary Thinkers.”

The series kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 5, with a presentation by Scott Paine, UT associate professor of communication and government and world affairs, called “Revolutionary, or Just Revolting? Protests at Political Conventions.” Paine’s talk begins at 5 p.m. in Reeves Theater in the Vaughn Center on the UT campus.

Guest speakers in the series include Peter Fischer, minister of economic affairs at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington, D.C., who will speak on the euro crisis on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m. in the Vaughn Center Crescent Room. On Thursday, Nov. 1, David K. Johnson, associate professor of history at the University of South Florida, will present, “‘The Lavender Scare’ and the Origins of the Gay Revolution,” at 7 p.m. in the AV2 Room in the Macdonald-Kelce Library on campus.

All lectures are free, open to the public and held on the UT campus. For a full schedule, see below:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 5: “Revolutionary, or Just Revolting? Protests at Political Conventions,” Scott Paine, associate professor of communication and government and world affairs, Reeves Theater, 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 12: “One Angry Woman: Jury Selection in the ‘Tow-truck Homicide Case’,” Anthony LaRose, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice, with Kendra New, UT honors student, Library AV2, 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 13: “The Euro Crisis,” Peter Fischer, minister of economic affairs at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington, D.C., Vaughn Center Crescent Club, 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 19: “Revolutions in Understanding Pain — It Really is All in Your Head,” J.C. Andersen, associate professor of health sciences and human performance, Library AV2, 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 24: “Art of the Book: Revolutions, Reinventions and Revivals,” Richard Matthews, Dana professor of English and director of UT Press and Tampa Review, Reeves Theater, 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 2: “Looking at Life Through a Queer View Mirror,” Gary Luter, professor of theatre and speech, with UT honors students Christian Reich, Kelly Fitzgerald and Alyx Hannigan, Vaughn Center Trustees’ Room, 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 10: “The Death Penalty and Human Rights,” Susan Brinkley, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice, Vaughn Center Trustees’ Room, 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 18: “Surveillance versus Sousveillance: Revolutions in Action,” Santiago Echeverry, associate professor of art, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24: “Turncoats, Traitors and Tories of the American Revolution,” Kacy Tillman, assistant professor of English, Library AV2, 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 1: “’The Lavender Scare’ and the Origins of the Gay Revolution,” David Johnson, associate professor of history at the University of South Florida, Library AV2, 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 6: “Not All Who Wander Are Lost: Exploring and Exhibiting in Andorra, Africa and Haiti,” Kendra Frorup, assistant professor of art, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14: “’CSI Colombia’ — Do Television Crime Dramas Influence Juror Perceptions of Forensic Evidence?” Anthony LaRose, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice, with UT honors students Danny Santamaria and Mellorie Garcia, Library AV2, 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 27: “Viral Infection of Stem-cell Derived Brain Cells: Possible Model for Virus-induced Multiple Sclerosis,” Eric Freundt, assistant professor of biology, with Anthony Martorell, UT honors undergraduate research fellow.

Please note that dates and locations are subject to change. For more information, contact the Honors Program at (813) 257-3545 or honors@ut.edu