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Newly Appointed Duren Professors


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Dr. Michelle Foa and Dr. Michael Kuczynski, Departments of Art History and English, "Paper: Culture, History, and the Digital Age"

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This course is an interdisciplinary undergraduate seminar, cross-listed in Art History and English, that examines the global history of paper, its impact on art, literature, and other forms of cultural production in different periods and places around the world, and some of the effects of the digital revolution on art viewing, reading, writing, and thinking.

Dr. Jordan Karubian, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, "Sustainable Solutions"

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This course is an entry level course to be offered by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and cross-listed and co-opted by multiple departments and programs across the university focused on interdisciplinary approaches to understanding socioenvironmental feedbacks and hands-on, experiential learning techniques.

Dr. John “Ray” Proctor, Theatre and Dance, "African American Theatre History"

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This course is a chronological examination of African-American theater history from 1841 to the present through the study of African-American plays and playwrights, critical race theory, as well as political/social conditions in the United States. Duren funds will be used in this course to bring in weekly guest speakers from all over the country, including black writers, playwrights, film and stage directors, and stage craft designers.


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