Spring 2013 Themes and Dates
GREEN: Wednesday, January 30, 12:00-1:00 pm
- Sharon Scinicariello (Modern Languages & Cultures), Joel Eisen (Law School), Linda Fairtile (Music Library)
HEART: Wednesday, February 20, 12:00-1:00 pm
- Elizabeth Schlatter (University Museums), Karen Hensley (Dining Services)
The March session of Cultural Connections has been cancelled
About Cultural Connections
Cultural references are all around us. We recognize some, but others sail over our heads. Boatwright Library's Cultural Connections series is an effort to bring us all up to speed. At each session, three UR faculty or staff give ten-minute talks about ideas, events, and people that we all wish we knew more about. Each session is loosely organized around a single theme, and each presenter interprets the theme in his or her own way, so unexpected connections are bound to occur. The heart of each Cultural Connections session is the conversation that follows the presentations, as speakers and audience informally explore relationships among the topics. Click the tabs above to see previous semesters' themes and presenters.
Boatwright Library's Cultural Connections series was inspired by "The Dr. T. Project," created by Shawkat Toorawa, Associate Professor of Arabic Literature and Islamic Studies at Cornell University. The Dr. T Project was profiled in the Chronicle of Higher Education in March 2011.
Read a UR Collegian article about Cultural Connections