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Women in Higher Education and Intercollegiate Athletics

Kristina Navarro, Assistant Professor, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Coaching, UW-Whitewater, explores the relationship between women’s athletics and higher education. Navarro provides an historical perspective of women in athletics dating back to ancient times.

Establishing the Link Between Pollution and Health

Elisabeth Harrahy, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, UW-Whitewater, presents the work of Rachel Carson. Carson was one of the original environmental toxicologists studying the effects of contaminants on health.

Representing Shakespeare's Kate

Donald Jellerson, Assistant Professor, Languages and Literatures, UW-Whitewater, examines the cinematic portrayals of Shakespeare’s Kate from the “Taming of the Shrew.”

The Challenge of Democracy after the "Third Wave"

F. Peter Wagner, Associate Professor, Political Science, UW-Whitewater, discusses the three waves of global democratization: from 1820s until the aftermath of World War I, after World War II, and from the 1970s until the early 1990s. Wagner delves into the fourth wave which includes the Arab Spring.

Democracy and Social Protest in the Middle East

Molly Patterson, Assistant Professor, History, UW-Whitewater, explains the Arab Spring movement in Saudi Arabia and its effect on the Shia Muslim population.

The "Perpetual Crises of Democracy" in Latin America

Anne Hamilton, Lecturer, Political Science, UW-Whitewater, explains the components necessary for democracy and discusses the levels of freedom within various Latin American countries based on the rankings of Freedom House, a group which promotes democracy.

Is Democracy Possible in the Middle East?

Hala Ghoneim, Assistant Professor, Languages and Literatures, UW-Whitewater, discusses the skepticism surrounding the possibility of democracy in the Middle East, explains why it’s a fair to ask if there can be democracy and provides an overview of the Egyptian Spring.

Democratic Successes and Challenges in Nigeria

Adam Paddock, Assistant Professor, History, UW-Whitewater, delves into the history of Nigeria, focusing on colonization and British rule and discusses the challenges facing the democratic government in Nigeria today.

American Poets on Death and Suffering in the Civil War

Beth Lueck, Professor, Languages & Literature, UW-Whitewater, discusses the poems written during the Civil War to come to terms with the death of loved ones and to bear witness to the losses. Poems focused on loss, displacement and sorrow.

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Richard Haven, Professor Emeritus, Communication Department, UW-Whitewater, discusses the Battle of Gettysburg, the worse battle of the Civil War, and critiques the Gettysburg Address based on its artistry and its impact on the audience.

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