Library & IT

First Thursday

Smith Library Center and the Office of the Dean of Faculty host monthly First Thursday gatherings to recognize & celebrate the scholarly achievements of Southwestern faculty and staff.

The First Thursday receptions are held in the Periodicals Reading Room, therefore access to portions of the periodicals collection will be limited during these times. This event is for SU faculty and staff only.

Thursday, January 16, 2020 

Michael Bray, Associate Professor of Philosophy

Powers of the Mind: Mental and Manual Labor in the Contemporary Political Crisis (transcript verlag 2019).

Fumiko Futumura, Professor of Mathematics (presenting in February)

Perspective and Projective Geometry, by Annalisa Crannell, Marc Frantz, and Fumiko Futamura

Aaron Prevots, Associate Professor of French (in absentia)

Bernard Vargafti, Gestures toward the Sacred

Kiyoshi Tamagawa, Professor of Music

Echoes from the East: The Javanese Gamelan and its Influence on the Music of Claude Debussy

Emily Sydnor, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Disrespectful Democracy: The Psychology of Political Incivility