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Stop by McNally Amphitheatre for Engaging (and Free!) Events Today!

Cristina Romano, staff blogger

Today, Fordham’s Office of Research is presenting “Growing Research DAY & NIGHT”, an entire day’s worth of events about topics such as the history of American Novels, crossing the digital divide, and much more! The events, which all take place in the McNally Amphitheatre, commence at 10 a.m. and end at 8 p.m. and are free to all Fordham students, faculty and staff as well as the general public. Visit the Office of Research on the Fordham website, to find out more information about the exciting events to take place, or to RSVP. Here are some highlights of what is to be expected throughout the day:

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. “Meet the Editors: The Cambridge History of the American Novel” – Fordham’s Leonard Cassuto, is joined by co-editors Clare Virginia Eby of UConn and Benjamin Reiss of Emory to discuss the innovative technology that they used to assemble and create an international roster of renowned scholars. They also will discuss how they made the scholars’ works form an interesting dialogue with one another. RSVP Necessary.

11:30 a.m – 12:45 p.m. – “Bring Your Lunch & Take a Tour: Fordham Faculty Books to the Sound of Live Jazz” – Come to the Law School Atrium (and bring a sandwich!) and enjoy jazz guitarist Luke Franco as you view table displays and large screen projections of books that were written by various members of Fordham’s faculty. The books on display were all honored by Fordham President, Father McShane, in his September 2010 President’s letter. While you are free to stop by this event at any time during the day, you will only be able to enjoy the live jazz performance from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – “The Greater American Novel: A Quarter Millennium in the Making” – A panel of Fordham faculty, will explore the development of the novel from its 18th century beginnings to what you see in American culture today. RSVP Necessary

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – “Crossing the Digital Divide: Launching Digital Humanities at Fordham” – Various members of the Fordham faculty will discuss Fordham’s Digital Humanities Project, and how this will impact how scholars in the humanities will conduct research and engage colleagues and students. RSVP Necessary

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – “1st Annual Fordham’s Funded-Research Scholars’ Award Ceremony” – For the past three years, the Office of Research’s “Growing Research at Fordham!” series has awarded faculty members funding for various research projects. However, this event will honor faculty members who have won outside fellowships or grants in Humanities, Sciences and the Social Sciences and Professions. Reception with food and live jazz to follow. RSVP Necessary.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – “Natural Law Colloquium: Law at the Limit – Torture, Privacy & Presidential Power” – In part of Fordham’s Natural Law Colloquium, Fordham is hosting Gregory Fried, Philosophy chair at Suffolk University and Jeffrey Rosen of George Washington University Law School. Fried and Rosen will be debating issues relating to their (very different!) views on the prosecution of alleged torturers and Presidential incursions on the public’s right to privacy. Reception to follow. RSVP Necessary.

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