“Hope and History in King, Obama and Coates” – Peter Dula

Powerpoint Does the arc of history really bend towards justice as King and Obama liked to say? Think theologically about hope and history with Professor Peter Dula as part of the Common Read Chapel Series on Between the World and Me. Peter Dula is Associate Professor of Religion and Culture. He received a Ph.D from Duke....

University Colloquium – Nabila Hijazi

Nabila Hijazi is a Graduate Writing Fellow at the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. candidate with a focus in English and a Concentration in Composition & Rhetoric. She is an ESL expert and has published in this field. In this colloquium address, Nabila speaks to us about strategies for promoting multicultural voices on our....

“Promoting New Solutions to Water Crises in a Changing Kenya” – Doug Graber Neufeld

Promoting New Solutions to Water Crises in a Changing Kenya Doug Graber Neufeld, PhD Kenya faces a range of growing water-related challenges that typify those in many countries around the world. Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) works with local and international partners in Kenya to encourage the adoption of sustainable solutions to these challenges. This....

“Memory of Water” – Emmi Itaranta

Emmi Itaranta, author of EMU 16-17 common read book, “Memory of Water”, shares a presentation on the book.

“Demand and Willingness-to-Pay for Bednets in Tanzania: Results from a Choice” – Chris Gingrich

Dr. Chris Gingrich, professor of economics, shares on his 2015-16 sabbatical entitled: “Demand and Willingness-to-Pay for Bednets in Tanzania: Results from a Choice Experiment.” Dr. Gingrich discusses his research on mosquito nets as a malaria prevention method in Africa.  His research has important implications for public health policy as well as for theories of....

“Laments for an Age of Sexualized Power: Discoveries in the Process of Art Making” – Jerry Holsopple

Dr. Jerry Holsopple, professor of visual and communication arts, shares on his 2015 sabbatical entitled: “Laments for an Age of Sexualized Power: Discoveries in the Process of Art Making.”