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Previous Network Summer Seminars

Since its inception nearly two decades ago, the Network Summer program has featured innovative seminars that mirror the Network’s efforts to remain abreast of developments in scholarship and pedagogy across all academic disciplines. Please take a moment to examine the list of seminars that we’ve offered.

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Network Summer 2013 Seminars

After Truth: Human Rights and Wrongs in Latin America
Jill Lane, New York University

Contemporary Black Women Writers: Race, Gender, and Power in the Literary and Political Imagination
Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Spelman College

Cosmopolitanism and Pop Culture
Jason King, New York University

Evidence-Based Biology Teaching: Just the Facts or Thinking Like Scientsts?
Diane Ebert-May, Michigan State University

Leadership in Fundraising Institute
Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising

Narrative Filmmaking as a Teaching Strategy
Rosanne Limoncelli, New York University

Network Science
Sylvain Cappell, New York University

Play, Games, and Education in the Digital Age
Bruce Homer, CUNY Graduate Center

Postcolonial Reception of Classical Literature and Myth
Noel Gregson Davis, New York University

Reframing Gender: Men, Women, and the State
Maya Mikdashi and Michael Gilsenan, New York University

Understanding the New Europe: Immigration
Sylvia Maier, New York University

 

Network Summer 2012 Seminars

The 1960s: Politics, Race, and Law
Richard Polenberg, Cornell University

Contemporary Latin-American and Caribbean Cinema
Jerry Carlson, City College of New York (CUNY)

Exploring Women's Knowledge through Oral History
Margarita Benitez, Women's Knowledge International, Teresa Langle de la Paz, Foundation for a Culture of Peace, and Sara De Jong, Aletta Institute for Women's History

Interactive Technologies for Teaching and Learning
Sarah Burns Feyl, Beth Gordon Klingner, and James Stenerson, Pace University

Interprofessional Competencies: A New Paradigm for Nursing Education
Barbara Krainovich Miller, New York University

Memories of Malcolm X: Gender, Class, and Ideology
Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago

New Orleans Jazz: A Metaphor for American Life
Michael White, Xavier University of Louisiana

People Power: Revolts in the Arab World
Chris Toensing, Middle East Report, and Jeannie Sowers, University of New Hampshire

Practicing Critical and Creative Thinking
John Chaffee, LaGuardia Community College, and Robert DiYanni, New York University

Tackling Tough Topics through the Classics
Sharon James, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The Tree of Life: Teaching Evolution and Genomics
Rob DeSalle, American Museum of Natural History

 

Network Summer 2011 Seminars

The African-American Imagination
Leslie King-Hammond, Maryland Institute of Art

Afro-Latino History and Culture
Juan FLores, New York University

The Anatomy of Evil
Robert Gurland, New York University

The Asian Business Experience
Joseph Foudy, New York University

Coverage in Context: Media and the Middle East
Rochelle Davis, Georgetown University and Chris Toensing, Middle East Research and Information Project

The Material World
Michael Ward, New York University

New Technologies for Teaching and Learning
Sarah Burns Feyl, Beth Gordon Klingner, and James Stenerson, Pace University

Reading, Conceiving, Writing: Inductive Disciplines
Pat Hoy II, New York University

Shakespeare and Early Modern Globalization
Jean Howard, Columia University

Women and Public Life in Ancient Times
Kristina Milnor, Barnard College

Varieties of Political Islam
Ali Banuazizi, Boston College

 

Network Summer 2010 Seminars

Computing in the Humanities
Deena Engel, New York University

Financial Crises Past and Present
Richard Sylla and Lawrence J. White, New York University

Forgiveness: The Origins of a Moral Idea
David Konstan, Brown University

The Geopolitics of Oil
Robert Maguire, Trinity College

Learning Through Collaborative Technologies
Christopher Hoadley, New York University

Lost New York
Cyrus Patell and Bryan Waterman, New York University

Making Americans: Historical Perspectives on Civic Education in the United States
Jonathan Zimmerman, New York University

Popular Music inthe 21st Century
Jason King, New York University

Responding to Women's Issues Through Service Learning
Cynthia Spence, Spelman College

Sustainability of the Water Environment
Peter Rogers, Harvard University

Varieties of Political Islam
Ali Banuazizi, Boston College

 

Network Summer 2009 Seminars

Art, Public Policy and Politics
Sandra Lang and Laurin Raiken, New York University

Changing Places, Changing Faces: Recent Immigrant Settlement in the United States and Its Consequences
Katherine Donato, Vanderbilt University

Chemical Biology: Introduction to HIV Drug Design
Paramjit Arora and Neville Kallenbach, New York University

Ethics in Practice
Phillip Mitsis, New York University

New Technologies for Teaching and Learning (Section 1)
Maaike Bouwmeester, TaskStream and Jan Plass, New York University

New Technologies for Teaching and Learning (Section 2)
Beth Klingner and James Stenerson, Pace University

Reading Richard Wright
Jerry W. Ward, Jr., Dillard University

Reading, Writing, and Service Learning
June Foley, New York University

Teaching and Learning About Evolution 150 Years After The Origin of Species
Shara Bailey and Todd Disotell, New York University

The African Roots of Jazz
John Collins, University of Ghana and Michael White, Xavier University of Louisiana

Women in Film
William Luhr, Saint Peter's College

 

Network Summer 2008 Seminars

Application of Mathematics in Finance and Economics
Robert Kohn and Jonathan Goodman, New York University

Better than Fiction: The Urban Chronicle and the New Latin American Novel
Ana Dopico, New York University

Critical and Creative Thinking Across the Media
Robert DiYanni, The College Board
Bill Costanzo, Westchester Community College

Designing Effective Online Learning Environments
Jan Plass, New York University

Dynamics of Social Diversity in College Classrooms: New Topics in Teaching for Social Justice
Maurianne Adams, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Entrepreneurship and the Business Curriculum
Jeffrey Carr, New York University

Harlem and Its Landmarks: A Physical and Institutional History of the Black Metropolis
Jeffrey Sammons, New York University

Library Assessment: Measuring and Documenting the Library's Contribution to Academic Success
Steve Hiller, University of Washington
Jim Self, University of Virginia

Teaching Visual Storytelling
Roseanne Limoncelli, New York University

The Landscape of Food in the Twenty-First Century
Amy Bentley, New York University

The Quest for Peace in the Ancient World and Beyond
Kurt Raaflaub, Brown University

Women's Studies in a Global World: Pedagogies of Transformation
Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Spelman College
Chandra Mohanty, Syracuse Universtiy

 

Network Summer 2007 Seminars

American History through Indigenous Eyes
Daniel Wildcat, Haskell Indian Nations University

Archival and Special Collections -- Building, Caring for, and Using the Collections
Michael Stoller, New York University

Bio2010: Epidemics and Epidemiology - Tuberculosis: A Returning Threat
Amy Davidow, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Sylvain Cappell, New York University
Neville Kallenbach, New York University

Educating for Civic Engagement: Making Democracy An American Reality
Yvette Alex-Assensoh, Indiana University
Mary Ryan, Washington Internship Institute

Ensuring Successful Online Learning
Minchi Kim, New York University

Foundations of Online Course Development
Ian Aronson, New York University

From 9/11 to Katrina: Disaster in the Classroom and News Media
David Dent, New York University

Global Women's Movements
Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Spelman College

Multiculturalism, Cosmopolitanism, and Contemporary New York Writing
Cyrus Patell, New York University
Bryan Waterman, New York University

The Origins of Political Values in Ancient Greece and Their Continuation into Modern Political Thought
Kurt Raaflaub, Brown University

Teaching Business Ethics
Bruce Buchanan, New York University

Teaching Creative Writing
Richard Howard, Columbia University

The Voice from Sinai: The Sacred Scriptures of the Jews, Christians, and Muslims
Frank Peters, New York University

 

Network Summer 2006 Seminars

Approaches to Critical/Creative Thinking
John Chaffee, LaGuardia Community College
Robert DiYanni, New York University
John Henry Davis, LaGuardia Community College

BIO 2010: How Genes Act in Populations
Neville Kallenbach, New York University
John Gillespie, University of California, Los Angeles
Cynthia Bauerle, Spelman College

Business Education: Changing Practices and More to Come
Mike Uretsky, New York University

Conditions for Democracy: From Ancient Mesopotamia to Modern Iraq
Kurt Raaflaub, Brown University

Evidence-Based Practice: A New Paradigm for Undergraduate Nursing Education
Hila Richardson, New York University
May Dobal, New York University

From Punk to Postmodernism: Teaching Contemporary Culture through Archives and Theory
Marvin Taylor, New York University

New York City, American Literature, and the Cosmopolitan Ideal
Cyrus Patell, New York University
Bryan Waterman, New York University

Performance and Politics in the Americas
Diana Taylor, New York University

Reacting to the Past Mark Carnes, Barnard College
Kristina Milnor, Barnard College

South Africa at the Moment of Transition
Daniel Herwitz, University of Michigan

 

Network Summer 2005 Seminars

After Women’s Studies? New Paradigms in Gender Studies
Lisa Duggan, New York University

Bio 2010: Integrative Approaches to Teaching Science
Neville Kallenbach, New York University

Culture through Translation
Serge Gavronsky, Barnard College

Global Mythologies
Joy Connolly, New York University

Introduction to American Indian Literatures of the United States
Eric Cheyfitz, Cornell University

Modern Jazz and the Political Imagination
Professor Robin D. G. Kelley, Columbia University

Selected Topics in Health and Mental Health: Women, Race and Social Class
Karen Wyche, University of Miami

Technology in Teacher Education
Denise Schmidt, Iowa State University
Ann Thompson, Iowa State University

Human Rights Across the Disciplines
Margaret Satterthwaite, New York University
Professor Smita Narula, New York University

 

Network Summer 2004 Seminars

American Literature in Transition: 1900-1950
Jonathan Levin, Fordham University

Art and Science at the Crossroads
Cynthia Pannucci, Art and Science Collaborations, Inc.

Curricular Issues in Computer Science
Edmond Schonberg, New York University

Experimental Economics: Research and Teaching
Andrew Schotter, New York University
Shachar Kariv, University of California, Berkeley

The Fight for Equality: Blacks and the Military
Jeffrey Sammons, New York University

Foundations of Service Learning
Cynthia Neal Spence, Spelman College

Rethinking Haiti: Opportunities for Insight and Reflection
Robert Maguire, Trinity College

Sampling Hip-Hop: Popular Culture as a Pedagogical Tool
Kyra D. Gaunt, New York University

Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice
Maurianne Adams, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 

Network Summer 2003 Seminars

Carnival: Focus on Trinidad
Richard Schechner, New York University

Literatures of the Americas: New Approaches
Rachel Adams, Columbia University
Cyrus Patell, New York University

Physics in the Science Curriculum: From Inquiry to Integration
Marta Dark, Spelman College
Trace Jordan, New York University

Reckoning with Race in the Media
Pamela Newkirk, New York University

Statistics and Probability in Developing Critical Thinking
Charles M. Newman, New York University
Sharon L. Weinberg, New York University
Eileen Rodriguez, New York University

The American Dilemma: Psychoanalysis and Race
Adelbert Jenkins, New York University
Neil Altman, New York University

The Electronic Library
Lucinda Covert Vail, New York University
Marybeth McCartin, New York University
Alicia Estes, New York University

The Practice of Ethics
Phillip Mitsis, New York University

 

Network Summer 2002 Seminars

Instructional Design for the World Wide Web
Jan Plass, New York University

Latino Studies Across the Curriculum
Arlene Davila, New York University

Performance in the Public Sphere
Richard Schechner, New York University

Phoenix Rising: Ancient Responses to Misfortune and Disaster
Philip Mitsis, New York University

Teaching Africa: Interdisciplinary Approaches
Manthia Diawara, Howard University

The New Chemistry
Neville Kallenbach, New York University

Women in the Middle East: Histories, Feminisms, & Fictions
Marilyn Booth, University of Illinois

 

Network Summer 2001 Seminars

Ancient Cities and Modern Urbanism
Christopher Ratte, New York University and Irad Malkin, University of Tel Aviv
Matthew Santirocco, New York University (Coordinator)

Caribbean Studies Curriculum Development
Gerard Aching, New York University

Fiction Writing
Shay Youngblood, New York University

Global Dimensions of Business Education
Frederick Choi, New York University

Instructional Design for the World-Wide Web
Jan Plass, New York University

Neuroscience: Brain and Behavior
Lynne Kiorpes, New York University and Michael McGinniss, Spelman College

New Currents in Educational Research
Richard Arum, New York University

Topics in U.S. Violence Research: The Psychology of Violence
Alfred Blumstein, Carnegie Mellon University

 

Network Summer 2000 Seminars

American Experimental Performance 1950-2000
Richard Schechner, New York University

Emergent Contemporary Literatures on the United States
Cyrus Patell, New York University

The Making of the African Diaspora
Robin Kelley, New York University

Performing Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome
Matthew Santirocco, New York University, Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, Hamilton College, and Amy Richlin, University of Southern California

Quantitative Reasoning in the Undergraduate Curriculum
Frederick Greenleaf and Andre Adler, New York University

Technological Transformation on the Undergraduate Classroom
J. Douglas Klein, Union College

Topics in U.S. Violence Research: Origins and Solutions
Ruth Peterson, Ohio State University and Robert Crutchfield, University of Washington

 

Network Summer 1999 Seminars

Creativity, Justice and Desire: Themes in Black Feminist Thought
Tricia Rose, New York University

Environmental Science in the Undergraduate Curriculum
David Buckalew, Xavier University, Arthur Penn, Louisiana State University
Neville Kallenbach and Joel Oppenheim, New York University (Coordinators)

Ethics and Science
Robert Baker, Union College

Freedom and Slavery in Ancient Greece and Rome
Josiah Ober, Princeton University, Barry Strauss, Cornell University
Matthew Santirocco, New York University (Coordinator)

Race, Law and Religion
Derrick Bell, New York University and Gail Bowman, Dillard University

Rethinking American History: Locating an International and Global Context
Thomas Bender, New York University

K-12 Teacher Education: Models, Standards and Research
Mark Alter, Marilyn Sobelman, and Robert Malgady, New York University

Performances of Great Magnitude
Richard Schechner, New York University

 

Network Summer 1998 Seminars

The Classical World: Roots of Liberalism
Philip Mitsis, New York University
Matthew Santirocco, New York University (Coordinator)

Comparative Women's Studies: Transnational Feminisms
Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Spelman College and Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Hamilton College

Financial Mathematics
Jonathan Goodman and Robert Kohn, New York University

Rethinking African-American History and Literature Through Autobiography: Part III
Jeffery Sammons, New York University

Ritual in/and Performance Studies
Richard Schechner, New York University

Shakespeare and the Question of Difference
Jean Howard, Columbia University

Theory, Policy and Practice in K-12 Education
Mark Alter, Marilyn Sobelman, and Robert Malgady, New York University

 

Network Summer 1997 Seminars

American Social and Political Activist Performance: The 1930's , The 1960's and The 1990's
Richard Schechner, New York University

The Black American Experience: Perspectives in the Social Sciences
Robin Kelly, New York University and Manning Marable, Columbia University

The Classical World
Matthew Santirocco, New York University

Comparative Women's Studies
Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Spelman College and Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Hamilton College

Intellectual Life in the Media
David Dent, New York University

Rethinking African-American History and Literature Through Autobiography: Part II
Jeffery Sammons & Philip Brian Harper, New York University

Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement in Molecular and Cellular Biology: Part II
Neville Kallenbach, Joel Oppenheim, and Louise Pape, New York University, Kenneth Boutte, Xavier University of Louisiana, Jann Primus, Spelman College

 

Network Summer 1996 Seminars

Creative Writing: A Poetry Workshop
Lucille Clifton, St. Mary's College, Galway Kinnell and Sharon Olds, New York University

Diaspora Communities in and from the Near East
Jill Claster, New York University

Information Literacy: The Library's Role in a Changing Information Environment
Lucinda Covert-Vail, Alicia Estes, and Marybeth McCartin, New York University

Race and Media: Publishing in the Popular Press
David Dent, New York University

Rethinking African-American History and Literature Through Autobiography
Jeffery Sammons & Philip Brian Harper, New York University

Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement in Molecular and Cellular Biology
Neville Kallenbach, New York University

 

Network Summer 1995 Seminars

Latin American and Caribbean Studies in the College Curriculum
Christopher Mitchell, New York University

Molecular Biology For Teachers of Undergraduate Biology and Chemistry
Neville Kallenbach, New York University

The New Technology: Library and Media Services
Lucinda Covert-Vail, New York University

Research and Education workshop in Mathematics and Computer Education
Sylvain Cappell, New York University

Teaching Through Film: Representations of African Americans
Sheril Antonio, New York University

 

Network Summer 1994 Seminars

The End of the Old Order and the making of the Modern Near East
Jill Claster, New York University

Exploring Writing: A Week-Long Introductory Seminar
Darlene Forest, New York University

Molecular Biology for Teachers of Undergraduate Biology and Chemistry
Neville Kallenbach, New York University

Multimedia Seminar Series
Jacob Schwartz, New York University

 

Network Summer 1993 Seminars

The Contemporary Caribbean: Nations, Cultures and Development
Christopher Mitchell, New York University

Current Issues on Mathematics and Mathematics Education
Sylvain Cappell, New York University

Religious Resurgence in the Modern Near East
Jill Claster, New York University

Teaching Through Film: The American City as Subject
Sheril Antonio, New York University

 

Network Summer 1992 Seminars

Advances in Modern Chemistry: Redesigning the Undergraduate Curriculum
Neville Kallenbach, New York University

The American Immigrant Experience
David Reimers, New York University

Education in America: The Dream and the Reality
Robert Gurland, New York University

Issues for Continuing Education Decision Makers
Gerald Heeger, New York University

The World of 1492 and Ours
A. Richard Turner, New York University

 

Network Summer 1991 Seminars

Advances in Modern Biological Sciences
Philip Frumanski, New York University

The American Experience: A Poetry Workshop
Sharon Olds, New York University

Neurons, Vision and Cognition
J. Anthony Movshon, New York University

 

Network Summer 1990 Seminars

The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Francis Peters, New York University

Problems in Mathematics and its Learning and Teaching
Anneli Lax, New York University

Rethinking Rights: Laws, Social Movements, and Institutional Reform
Christine Harrington, New York University