Spring 2013 Meet The Professor Series

The A&S "Meet The Professor"  luncheon lecture series this spring will set out a smorgasbord of topics to sample – what’s in a name, the status of Congress, women’s contributions to racial justice and a look at a half-century of studio art glass.

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Liberal Studies Project offer the monthly Meet the Professor series to highlight the college's research and cultural offerings.

The Thursday luncheon talks begin at noon in the University Club. Reservations are required, with $14 payment in cash or check. To reserve a spot, contact Janna Tajibaeva at 502-852-2247 or janna@louisville.edu no later than the Monday before each event. 

Here are the spring 2013 semester talks:

  • January 10 – "Rethinking the Place of Congress in the 21st Century,” Jasmine Farrier, associate professor of political science and author of “Congressional Ambivalence: The Political Burden of Constitutional Authority” and “Passing the Buck: Congress, the Budget and Deficits.” She will talk about how Congress has contributed to its own diminished stature during the last century and how it needs to re-establish its constitutional place.
  • February 7 – “Names and Naming,” Frank Nuessel, linguist and professor of classical and modern languages and author of “The Study of Names.” Often quoted in news articles and blogs about names and their meaning, Nuessel will talk about aspects of naming that identify people, places, concepts and products.
  • March 7 – “Studio Glass: The 50th Anniversary of an Artistic and Technological Revolution,” Peter Morrin, Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships director and critical and curatorial studies professor. Speed Art Museum’s director emeritus, Morrin recently co-curated Toledo Museum of Art’s 50-year glass exhibition. He will talk about the medium’s origins, evolution and challenges.
  • April 11 – “Women in Racial Justice Movements: United States and South Africa,” Catherine Fosl, Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research director and women’s and gender studies professor. Using oral-history interview clips from Louisville, Atlanta and Cape Town, she will compare women crossing the color line to end segregation with women who helped end apartheid.