Graduate Research Symposium

7th Annual Graduate Research Symposium
Sadler Center
March 16-17, 2018

The annual Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) is a unique educational and networking event, encouraging exchange between disciplines and bringing together students from William & Mary and regional universities. The focus of the Symposium is on the individual student and his or her research, though graduate students take the opportunity to discuss ongoing research in their fields.

This broadly themed conference is designed to bring together Arts & Sciences graduate students from differing areas of study and from all stages of the degree process. The congenial setting and professionally-oriented environment provide an opportunity for students to present and discuss their research, while fostering community relationships across discipline boundaries. Abstracts of no more 250 words (1,600 characters) are requested for the following categories of submission: Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations.

They are seeking abstract submissions from currently enrolled graduate students in the following discipline(s): American Studies, Anthropology, Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, History, Physics, Psychology, and Public Policy. 

Deadline for submissions is December 8, 2017.

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The Thirteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society calls for papers

The Arts in Society is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Thirteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society, held 27–29 June 2018 at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, Canada.

Founded in 2000, the conference offers an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of the role of the arts in society. It is a place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation, developing ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in the world—on stage, in studios and theaters, in classrooms, in museums and galleries, on the streets, and in communities.

They invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, innovation showcases, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2018 Special Focus: “How Art Makes Things Happen—Situating Social Practice in Research, Practice, and Action.”

Grad students may apply for limited LASS funding if their paper is accepted and will be presenting it at the conference.

For more information regarding the conference, explore the conference website here.

Catholics and Muslims in Western Tradition

This course explores Catholic views of Islam from the Middle Ages to the present, and will touch topics such as the Crusades, the role of Mary, and the development of the dialogue during the 20th century.

The course will have exceptional guest speakers; among them, Dr. Mathieu Caesar from the University of Geneve (Switzerland), a scholar on the Crusades, and Dr. Rita Trvkovick, who is working on the devotion to Mary in the Muslim world. Finally, it will discuss some contemporary aspects of the Catholic-Muslim dialogue.

The class is cross-listed by Catholic Studies, Religious Studies, Political Science, and the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies/Sciences in Interdisciplinary Studies.

For more information, please contact Emanuele Colombo at

The Theatre School at DePaul Presents: Augusta & Noble

October 05, 2017 – November 11, 2017
TUE, THU, & FRI at 10 AM
SAT & SUN at 2 PM​
DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theatre
60 E Balbo Dr.


Augusta & Noble
 Carlos Murillo
directed by Lisa Portes
Meet young Gabi Castillo from West Town Chicago. Gabi ventures across town to attend Northside College Prep where she encounters new cultures, classmates, and opportunities. Through a class project Gabi delves into the mystery behind her family’s migration from Mexico to the United States. Join us for this tale of courage and self-discovery told through dreams of both future and past.

Themes: Chicago, culture, family, home, immigration, myth, and neighborhoods.
Recommended for ages 8 and up.

The Chicago Humanities Festival Lecture and Seminar Series


The Chicago Humanities Festival, in partnership with the Newberry Library and the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture at the University of Chicago, is pleased to offer an opportunity to graduate students in History, Literature, Religion, and related disciplines. Join Yale University professor Kathryn Lofton, University of Notre Dame professor Laura Dassow Walls, and Harvard’s Divinity School professor David Hall, for a day-long series of public lectures and small-group seminars at the Newberry Library, 60 W Walton St, on Sunday, November 12.

Kathryn Lofton*: Religion and Consumption 11:00AM-12:00PM Seminar, Newberry Library, Room 101 12:00PM-1:00PM Public lecture, Newberry Library, Ruggles Hall
Laura Dassow Walls*: Henry David Thoreau and the Necessity of Conviction 1:00PM-2:00PM Seminar, Newberry Library, Room 101 2:00PM-3:00PM Public lecture, Newberry Library, Ruggles Hall
David Hall: Is Believing a Matter of Feeling? 3:00PM-4:00PM Seminar, Newberry Library, Room 101 4:00PM-5:00PM Public lecture,  Newberry Library, Ruggles Hall

*Kathryn Lofton and Laura Dassow Walls will have book signings immediately following their lectures.

Interested students should submit the following to Andreea Micu at by Wednesday, November 1st:

  • Subject: 2017 Newberry/Scherer Graduate Student Seminar
  • Full Name
  • School and Department
  • Area(s) of research

Students will be provided with tickets to all public lectures and invited to attend the three special seminars where they can engage with leading scholars and network with other graduate students across disciplines. Lunch will be served at 1:00PM, and light refreshments will be available at 11:00AM and 3:00PM.

Upcoming Event: 13th Annual WSA Award Ceremony

13th Annual Women of Spirit and Action (WSA) Award Ceremony
Thursday, November 2, 2017
9:00 – 10:30 am
Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 120

The DePaul Women’s Network and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity call upon all members of the DePaul community to recognize female faculty, staff and students who truly exemplify the Vincentian leadership embodied by St. Louise. Though the award honors DePaul women, we encourage all members of our university community (men and women, faculty, staff, and students) to recognize an honoree for this award.

In addition, the members of DWN enthusiastically invite you to join us at the 2017 St Louise de Marillac Women of Spirit and Action Awards Ceremony. We’ll come together for breakfast, a keynote speaker, and a celebration of the honorees.

Recognize a woman of spirit and action today! Submissions accepted through October 25. 

Register for the free event today! Registration is open until October 30.

If you have questions about nominations or event registration, please email Kate Lower, DNW’s Director of Service & Outreach, at