Spring 2018 “UNCWednesday” Series

Wednesday, February 21

UNCW art and art history professor and chair Amy Kirschke will explore "The Privilege of Dying: African American Soldiers, Art and World War I," as part of the “UNCWednesday” speaker series presented by the College of Arts and Sciences. Her presentation will begin at 4 p.m. on Feb. 21 in the Cultural Arts Building, room 2033.

Kirschke specializes in modern art, including the art of the African Diaspora and African contemporary art. She is the author of Aaron Douglas: Art, Race, and the Harlem Renaissance (University Press of Mississippi) and Art in Crisis: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Struggle for African American Identity and Memory (Indiana University Press). In addition, she served as editor of Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissance (University Press of Mississippi).

Since January 2017, the “UNCWednesday” series has spotlighted CAS faculty research in the arts, sciences, humanities and social sciences. The presentations are free and open to all.

Next in the series:
-- On March 21, Dylan McNamara, associate professor and chair of the Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography, will discuss Environmental Econophysics: A New Field with Tools to Predict the Future of Coastal Communities.” As part of a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, he is currently leading an interdisciplinary team to research the future of coastal communities.

-- J. Ben Taylor, assistant professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs, is slated to present "Google & Democracy: Politics and the Power of the Internet" on April 11. In 2017, Taylor and his co-authors won the inaugural Ted G. Jelen Award for the best paper published in the journal “Politics and Religion.”

Both events will begin at 6 p.m. in James Hall Auditorium.