The Aydelotte Foundation continues its support of an initiative that helps faculty get to know their colleagues’ scholarly work more deeply. Convened by Professor Grace Ledbetter (Classics and Philosophy), Aydelotte Foundation Faculty Dinner Discussions occur several times a semester. At these dinners, a small group of faculty gathers to discuss a short piece of published work by a colleague. Dinner conversation encompasses a brief presentation of the work by the featured author and also questions posed by the group.
Faculty Dinner Discussions continue to be suspended in fall 2021 due to the pandemic. The schedule from fall 2019 below provides a sample of the type of work presented and discussed:
- Sept. 30: Nathalie Anderson (Emeritus English Literature), Thomas Whitman (Music & Dance), and K. Elizabeth Stevens (Theater), “Cassandra: Can We Handle Her Truth?”
- Nov. 11: Osman Balkan (Political Science), “The Cemetery of Traitors”
- Dec. 12: Maggie Delano (Engineering), “Developing a Wearable Monitor for Congestive Heart Failure Management”