Liberal Arts Sabbatical Series returns for spring semester

  • Jan. 27, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS -- Professors from the IU School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will discuss their sabbatical projects featuring topics such as AIDS prevention, Argentine writers and fathers in Sweden’s workforce throughout the 2014 spring semester.

The series is free and open to the public. The lectures will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd.:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 28, Room 307: David Bell, Department of Sociology, "The Social Organization of HIV: Who Is Protecting Whom?" Bell's lecture discusses three studies of sexual relationships that show how people are successfully or unsuccessfully -- but often unknowingly -- protecting themselves and others against HIV.
  • Friday, Jan. 31, Room 268: Elee Wood, Museum Studies, "Around the Country in 52 Museums: Finding the Objects of Experience." Everyday objects remind us about stories from our lives. Wood's lecture explores how museums can build on these connections to transform visitor experiences.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 4, Room 307: Elizabeth Brand Monroe, Department of History, "Molasses, Stranded Ships and 100 Dead Mules: American Legal History of the 1820s." When America was still young, and pirates roamed the Atlantic, then U.S. Attorney General William Wirt, like many of his contemporaries, juggled a diverse and amazing caseload. Hear more about American legal history as told through stories of Wirt’s many cases.
  • Tuesday, March 11, Room 307: Rosa Tezanos-Pinto, World Languages and Cultures, "Argentine Writers in the U.S.: The Dialectics of Migration and Exile." Compelled to leave their homeland to settle in the U.S., Argentine writers express the conflicts of relocation, exile and displacement among 20th-century migrants.
  • Friday, March 14, Room 268: Linda Haas, Department of Sociology, "Fatherhood in the Workplace: Lessons From Sweden." In 1974, Sweden became the first society to offer fathers paid parental leave, in pursuit of the goal of gender equality. Learn how corporate cultures support or undermine fathers’ participation in early child care nearly 40 years later.
  • Friday, March 28, Room 26: Linda Bell, Communication Studies, (als0 School of Nursing), focuses on "Family Matters: A Cross-Cultural Study of Family Influences." Explore how family dynamics during adolescence in Japan and the U.S. determine adult well-being and the nature of subsequent adult child/elder parent relationships.

For additional information on the series, contact Lauralee Wikkerink at

Cavanaugh Hall, Home of School of Liberal Arts

Cavanaugh Hall, Home of School of Liberal Arts

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