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Senior College Program Archives 2011


Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 10am-12noon – Main Lounge

Peter Hallett “What the Heck? Solitary Bees and Wasps” (Harold Atwood, Chair)


Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 10am-12noon – Main Lounge

Kathleen O’Connell “Rabindranath Tagore at 150: Why the Celebration?” (Joe Whitney, Chair)


Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 10am-12noon – Main Lounge

Trevor Levere “Dr. Thomas Beddoes: Science, Medicine and Politics in the Time of the French and Chemical Revolutions” (Germaine Warkentin , Chair )


Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 10am-12noon – Main Lounge

Wayne Sumner “Assisted Death” (Blossom Wigdor, Chair) 


Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 10am-12noon – Upper Dining Room

Paul Kingston “The End of Middle East Authoritarianism(s)? Explaining Divergent Outcomes” (Joe O’Connell, Chair) 


Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 10am-12noon – Main Lounge

Metta Spencer “The Russian Quest for Peace and Democracy” (Joe Whitney, Chair)


* C A N C E L L E D *     Giuliana Katz “Pinter and Pirandello: An Examination of Pinter’s Script for Losey’s Film/accident” (Hans de Groot, Chair) Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 10am-12noon – Main Lounge

Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 10am-12noon – Main Lounge

Cornelia Baines “How Rumours, Lies, and Gullibility Impact Health Behaviours” (Suzanne Hidi, Chair) 


Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 10am-12noon – Main Lounge

Barry Wellman, “The Triple Revolution: The Turn to Social Networks; The Personal Internet Revolution; The Always-Accessible Mobile Revolution” (Harold Atwood, Chair; Merrijoy Kelner, Introduction)


Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 10am-12noon – Upper Dining Room

Ezra Schabas “The Importance of Being Canadian: The Distinctive Role of Sir Ernest MacMillan in Canadian Music”  (Peter Russell, Chair)

Saturday, June 11, 2011, 9:30am-4:00pm: Field Trip to Koffler Scientific Reserve at Jokers Hill  Note: The meeting spot is out front of Hart House, U of T. Just look for the yellow bus. The meeting time is 9:30 am, and the drop-off time is 4pm.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 9:30am-3:30pm: Senior College 2011 Symposium Main Floor Dining Room and Lounge – Registration due by 3:30pm, Friday, April 1

Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 3-5pm – WDF (click here for podcast)

Suzanne Hidi, “Rewards, Competition and Cooperation: Linking Psychological Research of Motivation

    with Neuroscientific Investigations of the Brain” (Chair, Merrijoy Kelner)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 3-5pm – UD

Janice Stein “Analysis of Israel-Palestine Peace Process” (Chair, Peter Russell)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 – WDF

Germaine Warkentin “Letters, Glyphs and Wampum: Reading What in the Brain?” (Chair, Suzanne Hidi)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 3-5pm – UD (click here for podcast)

Peter Hajnal, Don Brean “Outlook for G20/G8: Past, Present, Possible Future

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 3-5pm – WDF (click here for podcast)

Timothy McGee “Music and Ceremony in Florence at the Time of Lorenzo the Magnificent” (Chair, David      Beach)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 3-5pm – WDF (click here for podcast)

Peter Russell “Getting Ready for Another Hung Parliament

Wednesday, February 9, 3-5pm – Main Lounge (click here for podcast)

Marla Sokolowski “Genes and Behaviour” (Chair, Harold Atwood)

Wednesday, January 26, 3-5pm – UD (click here for podcast)

Linda and Michael Hutcheon “Opera” (Chair, Martin Klein)

Wednesday, January 19, 3-5pm – UD (click here for podcast)

John Kennedy “Outline, Perspective & Metaphor in Pictures in Vision and Touch” (Chair, John Youson)

Wednesday, January 12, 3-5pm – UD (click here for podcast)

Panelists Germaine Warkentin, Joe O’Connell, Janet Paterson, Nick Mount

Crisis in the Humanities:  Problems and Possible Solutions” (Chair, Jack Stevenson)