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On the first Thursday of each month during the academic year, MUSE invites an inspiring University of Utah faculty member to participate in a Lunchtime Conversation in relation to our current theme. Join us on Zoom at 12:15 for an hour of unique perspectives on the theme.
 
Our past presenters and topics are listed below.

2020-2021

 

Healing the
Political Divide

Prof. David Derezotes

Prof. David Derezotes

Professor, Social Work
Director, Peace & Conflict Studies Program

Ordinary
Resilience

Dr. John Ryan

Dr. John Ryan

Assoc. Professor, Medicine
MD, Cardiovascular Med Unit

Strengthening
Resiliency

Dr. Lauren Weitzman

Dr. Lauren Weitzman

Director, Counseling Center

Racial Battle Fatigue in 2020

Prof. Will Smith

Dr. William Smith

Professor, Education
Dept. Chair and Professor, ECS  


 

2019-2020

 

Images, Media, & Everyday Life

Prof. Natasha SeegertProf. Natasha Seegert

Professor, Communication

Race and the Political Imaginary

Prof. Edmund FongProf. Edmund Fong

Dept. Chair, Ethnic Studies

Play as a Social Justice Endeavor

Prof. Karen PaisleyProf. Karen Paisley

Professor, Parks and Rec

Defending
Cosmopolitanism

Prof. Robert MayerProf. Robert Mayer

Professor Emeritus, Family and Consumer Studies

 


 

2018-2019

 

Stumbling On Purpose

Tawanda Owens

Dr. Tawanda Owens

Executive Director for Diverse Student Advocacy

The Process of Discovery

Prof. Howard HorwitzProf. Howard Horwitz

Professor, English

Racial Battle
Fatigue

Prof. William SmithProf. William Smith

Professor, Education
Dept. Chair and
Professor, ECS

Serendipity
In Science

Prof. Amy BarriosProf. Amy Barrios

College of Pharmacy

The
Academic Life

Prof. Jordan GertonProf. Jordan Gerton

Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

The Power of Mentorship

Dr. John RyanDr. John Ryan

Cardiology

From Rurual Life to Phd

Dr. Linda EdelmanDr. Linda Edelman

College of Nursing

Emerging
Adulthood

Prof. Marissa DienerProf. Marissa Deiner

Director, LEAP Learning Communities

 

 

 

2017-2018

 

Panel: Women in STEM

Prof. Tara DeansProf. Tara Deans

Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Panel: Women in STEM

Prof. Kris PankowProf. Kris Pankow

Professor, Geology and Seismology

Panel: Women in STEM

Prof. Jennifer Shumaker-ParryProf. Jennifer Shumaker-Parry

Professor, Chemistry

Free Women
of Color

Prof. Noel VoltzProf. Noel Voltz

Professor, History

Philosophy
Of ScienceProf. Matt Haber

Prof. Matt Haber

Professor, Biology and Philosophy

Empowered to
Fail

Prof. Cynthia FurseProf. Cynthia Furse

Professor, Engineering

Exile and Empowerment

Prof. Andy HoffmannProf. Andy Hoffmann

Professor, Honors College

Literary
Exploration

Prof. Mark MathesonProf. Mark Matheson

Professor, English Department

Teaching
Reflection

Prof. Seetha VeeraghantaProf. Seetha Veeraghanta

Professor, Undergraduate Studies

Empowered to
Fail

Dr. Lauren WeitzmanDr. Lauren Weitzman

Director, University Counseling Center

 

 


 

2016-2017

 

Balancing
Optimism

Dr. David DerezotesDr. David Derezotes

Director, Peace and Conflict Studies

Optimism in
Politics

Prof. Kevin CoeProf. Kevin Coe

Associate Professor, Department of Communication

Medusa &
Perseus

Prof. Margaret ToscanoProf. Margaret Toscano

Associate Professor, Department of World Languages and Cultures

Reason for
Optimism

Prof. Christie TothProf. Christie Toth

Assistant Professor, Department of Writing & Rhetoric Studies

Poetry
and Hope

Prof. Mark MathesonProf. Mark Matheson

MUSE Project

Demographic Possibility

Dr. Pamela PerlichDr. Pamela Perlich

Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

College in
PRison

Prof. Erin CastroProf. Erin Castro

Assistant Professor, College of Education

 


 

2015-2016

 

Community Engagement

Prof. Dean McGovernProf. Dean McGovern

Exec. Director, Bennion Center

Global
Health

Prof. Steve AlderProf. Steve Alder

Professor and Vice Chair, Family & Preventative Medicine

Classroom
Cultures

Prof. Mary BurbankProf. Mary Burbank

Assistant Dean, Teacher Ed
Director, UITE

Leading in the
Black

Prof. Bryan HotchkinsProf. Bryan Hotchkins

Institutional Research Associate
Adjunct Professor, Econ Studies

Reshaping Communities
Sarah Munro

Sarah Munro

Director, University Neighborhood Partners

Reflections on "Selma"

Special Group Panel DiscussionSpecial Group Panel Discussion

Rev. France Davis, Tasha Myers,
& Prof. Mark Matheson

Community Architecture

Prof. Mimi LocherProf. Mimi Locher

Chair and Associate
Professor, Architecture

The Beloved Community

Prof. Mark MathesonProf. Mark Matheson

Professor, English
Director, MUSe

 

 

 

2014-2015

 

Theories
of Justice

Pat SheaPat Shea

Research Professor, Biology

The End
of Privacy

Adam TannerAdam Tanner

Fellow, Harvard University

LGBTQIA*
Next Steps

Kai MartinezKai Martinez

Director, LGBT Resource Center

Prisoners
As Protectors

Nalini NadkarniNalini Nadkarni

Professor, Biology

Political Engagement

Claudio HolznerClaudio Holzner

Associate Director, Center for Latin American Studies

Critical Media Literacy

Theresa MartinezTheresa Martinez

Associate Professor, Sociology

Trans
Allies

Rebecca KlingRebecca Kling

Performance Artist

Justice & Documentation

Leticia GutierrezLeticia Gutierrez

Director, Family School Partnership

 


 

2013-2014

 

Border
Politics

Kent OnoKent Ono

Chair, Communication

Financial
Justice

Rob MayerRob Mayer

Professor, Family and Consumer Studies

Indigenous Citizenship

Donna DeyhleDonna Deyhle

Professor, Education, Culture, & Society

Citizenship
in Concert

Phillip BimsteinPhillip Bimstein

Associate Instructor, Honors College

Imperial
Power

Margaret ToscanoMargaret Toscano

Director of Graduate Studies, Languages & Literature

Moscow Controversies

Robert ArgenbrightRobert Argenbright

Assistant Professor, Geography

Gay Family
Matters

Elizabeth ClementElizabeth Clement

Associate Professor, History

Ethics &
Leadership

Kirk JowersKirk Jowers

Former Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics

Last Updated: 5/28/21