Summer Snapshot 3

Friday, August 19, 2016

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Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W College Ave
Saint Peter, MN 56082
United States

* Due to high levels of interest in this day, attendance for this event is at full capacity and registration has been closed.
We certainly hope you will visit campus during our other great visit options! Visit us for an individual campus visit when it works best for your schedule or during one of our fall visit events! Thank you for your interest in Gustavus and we hope to see you on campus soon!
- The Gustavus Admission Office


 Summer Snapshot Event 
9:30 a.m. Check-In begins  Jackson Campus Center -
Heritage Room
(near Admission Office)
10:00 a.m.Gustavus Distinctions Presentation Campus Center Banquet Rooms
10:30 a.m.Campus Tour with current students  Depart from Banquet Rooms
11:30 a.m. Lunch and Conversation with members of campusCampus Center Banquet Rooms
12:30 p.m.Mini-Classes taught by Gustavus ProfessorsBeck Hall
1:00 p.m.  Interest Session I   Campus Center (various locations)
1:30 p.m.Interest Session II Campus Center(various locations)
2:00 p.m. Depart at your convenience 

* Interest Sessions and Mini-Classes

*Interest Sessions
Academic Life & Distinctions                                                              
Athletics (*Session 1 only) 
Financial Aid & Scholarships (*Session 2 only)                                                       
Performing Arts                                                                              
Student Life & Campus Activities                                                            
Student Services                                                                                           
Study Abroad                                                                                             

“Recovering the Histories of Contemporary Social Movements: Rome, 494 BCE”
Dr. Seán Easton, Classics and Peace Studies     
Modern movements - such as The Occupy Movement and Black Lives Matter - both differ from orthodox perspectives about how social change movements operate. Both movements reject these perspectives, committing in doing so what some consider classic errors. Examples from the past, however, show that these objections are themselves highly specific to a particular era in U.S. and world history. Additionally, leaderless movements have a long, ancient history, and their record can shed light on our present. This snapshot mini-lecture focuses on comparison with the non-violent movement of impoverished citizen-soldiers in 5th century Rome in their struggle for political and economic freedom.
“The Politics of Homelessness”
Dr. Richard Leitch, Political Science     
In this session, we will generate answers to two fundamental questions:  who is homeless, and why?  We will then consider how homelessness in the US is paradoxical.
“Liberal Arts Approach to Chemistry Research –
Results from projects in environmental and pharmaceutical analysis, and food science
 Dr. Dwight Stoll, Chemistry    
Research in the Stoll Laboratory is focused on the development of new instrumentation and methodologies to solve challenging problems in a variety of fields, including biology and medicine, environmental and pharmaceutical analysis, and food science. We rely on contributions from student researchers who have diverse skill-sets with interests in chemistry, biology, physics, and math and computer science. We will look at an overview of the technologies being developed in the Stoll Laboratory, some of the specific problems we have tackled and the ways in which Gustavus students with very different interests have contributed to this work, and where they have gone after Gustavus.
“From Molecules to Memory
Dr. Mike Ferragamo, Neuroscience   
This mini-lecture will present some very recent, exciting findings on how the cells in our brain record and retrieve our life experiences, and how we might apply that knowledge to help us to remember or forget. If time permits, we will talk about the neuroscience program at Gustavus.
“Evolution of Sexy”
 Dr. Joel L. Carlin, Biology and Environmental Sciences    
Are you sexy? The answer lies in personal taste, psychology, and (yes) evolution. How have animals (and plants) responded to the pressure of finding the best mate? What did Darwin think about sexiness, and what did he get wrong? Learn what t-shirts, ancient sculptures, and exotic dancing can tell us about evolution and what makes us human.

Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.