Thursdays at Byrum Hall

Thursdays at Byrum HallThe Provost and the Undergraduate Admissions Office invite faculty and staff to Thursdays at Porter B. Byrum Hall (the Welcome and Admissions Center) on Oct. 6. A wine and cheese reception will run from 4-4:30 p.m., followed by a program from 4:30-5:15 p.m. that will feature Ron Wright, Sally Barbour and Olgierda Furmanek, and Molly Keener and Bill Kane.

Wright, professor of Law, will discuss his field research that attempts to explain how criminal prosecutors learn from their role models and peers to exercise sound judgment — the sociology of professional self-identity formation.

Barbour, professor of Romance Languages, and Olgierda Furmanek, associate professor of Romance Languages, will talk about the new graduate program in Interpreting and Translation Studies, the first of its kind in the U.S., that prepares professionals for the growing language industry as it relates to a variety of fields — healthcare delivery, foreign affairs, media, business and law.

Keener, Scholarly Communication Librarian, and Bill Kane, digital publishing, will demonstrate and discuss how they assist faculty in leveraging the many changes in scholarship creation, distribution and discovery.