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Bouchard's new book examines medieval France

Dr. Constance BouchardDr. Constance Bouchard's latest book, "Rewriting Saints and Ancestors: Memory and Forgetting in France, 500-1200" is described as the fruit of her deep engagement with a range of issues relating to early medieval memory in the area that would become France.

Working backward through time, Bouchard, distinguished professor of history, discusses 12th century scribes contemplating the 9th century documents they copied into cartularies or reworked into narratives of disaster and triumph, 9th century churchmen deliberately forging supposedly late antique documents as weapons against both kings and other churchmen, and 6th- and 7th-century Gallic writers coming to terms with an early Christianity that had neither the saints nor the monasteries that would become fundamental to religious practice.

Rewriting Saints and AncestorsAs they met with political change and social upheaval, each generation decided which events of the past were worth remembering and which were to be reinterpreted or quietly forgotten. By considering memory as an analytic tool, Bouchard not only reveals the ways early medieval writers constructed a useful past but also provides new insights into the nature of record keeping, the changing ways dynasties were conceptualized, the relationships of the Merovingian and Carolingian kings to the church, and the discovery (or invention) of Gaul's earliest martyrs.


How to add experiential/hands-on learning to your classes

Students from a variety of disciplines are engaged in service-learning projects throughout the community this semester. Research has shown that students involved in experiential/hands-on learning demonstrate improved learning, sense of belonging, motivation and ultimately retention.

Join us for a workshop to learn more about some really exciting projects that are coming up, and how you can add one of these projects to your class.

  • The Basics of Service-Learning

Wednesday, Oct 22. - 10 to 11 a.m., Leigh Hall 414 

  • Service-Learning in STEM fields: Teaching for Meaning

Monday, Oct. 27 - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., LH 414            

  • Using Service-Learning to Improve Student Success

Friday, Oct. 31 - 11: a.m. to noon, LH 414     

  • Service-Learning and Philanthropy – Teaching Your Students to “Pay it Forward” Through a Philanthropy Project Monday, Nov. 3 - 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., LH 414 

To see the schedule and register to attend, go to Institute for Teaching and Learning Seminars.


CSU professor to discuss economics paper

Vasilios Dr. Vasilios "Bill" Kosteas, associate professor of international and labor economics at Cleveland State University, will present his paper "Exercise and Time Preference" on Friday, Oct. 31 from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. in the College of Arts & Sciences Building, Room 438.

This talk is part of the Department or Economics' Fall 2014 Seminar Series. All are welcomed to attend.

For a copy of the paper, contact Dr. Zheng Fang at zfang1@uakron.edu


Offer good wishes to retiring English professor

Join the Department of English in wishing Dr. Art Palacas a happy retirement from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 in Student Union Room 335.

Palacas is marking the end of 38 years of service to the University and its students.

Refreshments will be offered.


Faculty and staff appreciation night at men's soccer

Details about Faculty & Staff Apprecation Night


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Comment period opens for draft Remote Proctored Testing Policy

The Curriculum Review Committee (CRC) invites your input regarding the Remote Proctored Testing Policy proposed by the Distance Learning Review Committee.

You are invited to read and comment on the proposed policy and submit your feedback in writing to Laurel Rooks at lrooks@uakron.edu before Nov. 3 so that CRC can consider any suggested modifications before bringing a policy recommendation to the Faculty Senate.


‘Much Ado’ about Shakespeare at Wayne College

The American Shakespeare Center brings its "Method in Madness Tour" to Wayne College to perform "Much Ado About Nothing" on Friday, Nov. 7, and "Hamlet," Saturday, Nov. 8. Both shows start at 7:30 p.m. in The J.M. Smucker Company Room of the Student Life Building, 1901 Smucker Road, Orrville. (Above, Patrick Earl and Stephanie Holladay Earl are Benedick and Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing." Photo by Michael Bailey.)

"This is the 16th year the American Shakespeare Center has performed here at Wayne College," says Interim Dean Dan Deckler. "We are proud to make professional theatre accessible and available close to home. We encourage everyone to come out and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity."

Reserved seating is available at the cashier's window in the Main Classroom Building 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by phone at 330-684-8932. Prices are $15 for adults and $10 for students. For more information, email Shakespeareinfo@uakron.edu. Story continues online.


MBA Information Session set Oct. 24

Consider a master's degree in business! Join us for an MBA Information Session and learn more about our Flexible MBA and Saturday MBA options. Students with any bachelor's degree are eligible to apply for admission. The session will be heldFriday, Oct. 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the College of Business Administration Building Atrium.

Our Flexible MBA allows students to study on a full-time or part-time basis. The interdisciplinary concentration allows you to use graduate credits outside of business toward the MBA. The Saturday MBA offers classes every other Saturday for two years with a new cohort starting in August.

Coordinated programs with engineering, math, statistics B.S./M.D. and other departments allow students to reduce Gateway requirements in the MBA by taking specific undergraduate elective courses in business, and taking graduate and undergraduate work concurrently.   

The CBA also offers programs in accountancy, taxation, information systems and technological innovation as well as joint programs with the School of Law. Our new M. Tax Direct allows you to take classes from your computer.

Online registration for the event is available. To speak with an advisor, call ext. 7043 or email gradcba@uakron.edu.


Panel to discuss Emily Davis Gallery

For decades, the Emily Davis Gallery at the Myers School of Art has showcased works and lectures by visiting contemporary artists who are acclaimed nationally and internationally. The gallery also originated several exhibitions, including a 2006 show featuring Yoko Ono's avant-garde experimental and experiential art pieces that has since gone on to tour nationally.

At noon on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Folk Hall Auditorium, learn more about the gallery from past directors Don Harvey and Michael Jones, as well as current interim director Markus Vogl.

Art professor Donna Webb will moderate as the panelists and audience members discuss the gallery's past and present, and their hopes for its future.

Call the School of Art at ext. 6030 for more information.


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