Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, the founder of the Nyaka Aids Orphans Project, an organization that provides support for Ugandan children whose parents have died of HIV/AIDS, will give a public talk, “A School for my Village: A Promise to the Orphans of Nyaka,” on September 10 at 7:30 PM in Gailor Auditorium.
Tuesday’s “The Launching of a New Year” event in All Saints’ Chapel was an opportunity for all Sewanee students, faculty, and staff members to hear from Vice-Chancellor John McCardell and student leaders about goals for the coming year—“charting our course for the year ahead,” in the vice-chancellor’s words.
On Thursday August 27th, Jeff McMahan (C'76), White's Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford, will present a public lecture on "Killing Civilians in War". The lecture will take place at 4.30pm in Convocation Hall, and is free and open to the public.
The German Department welcomes Liesl Allingham. She comes to Sewanee from Virgina Tech where she received a number of teaching awards. Dr. Allingham research area focuses on the role of gender in 18th and 19th century German literature. In the fall semester she will teach the introductory course to German literature and an intermediate level language course.
Dr. Zachau finished his new book Introduction to German Cinema slated for publication in 2016. In a number of chapters the book introduces popular German movies in their social and historical context. The book will be of interest to anyone who no or little prior knowledge of German movies.
Students in the 2015 Summer in Berlin course explored Berlin’s Jewish and Muslim quarters, Nazi Berlin’s architecture, East Berlins Stasi prison and modern Berlin’s impressive political power center where they witnessed Britain’s Elizabeth II’s state visit to Germany. Other trips included Martin Luther’s Wittenberg, the concentration camp Sachsenhausen and the Prussian palaces of Sanssouci and Charlottenburg.
The Department of Psychology at the University of the South invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship with expertise in Behavioral Neuroscience and a tenure-track assistant professorship that includes teaching a survey course in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, both to begin August 2016.
Co-curricular business opportunities at Sewanee this semester include seminars to learn new skills, special programs to meet business leaders, and social events to get to know other business-minded students on campus.