Lecture Me! a series

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The UTM Office of the Dean, Experiential Education Unit and Mississauga Library System are proud to present Lecture Me! a series of lectures by UTM Faculty

The Lecture Me! series will highlight research from different departments by some of our top faculty members in a way that is approachable and fun for the whole family. This multidisciplinary series will feature a different faculty member each month who will deliver their presentation to the community about their research.

The events will be hosted at the Mississauga Central Library located at 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. on the first Tuesday of each month between 7:00-8:30pm. Parking is free after 6:00pm and there is no fee to attend!

Registration is not required. The event is general admission only.

Lecture Me! Schedule 2018-19

Date Faculty Name Talk Title Talk Description Department
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Professor Terry Robinson Gothic Jane Austen What is the Gothic, what does it have to do with Jane Austen?  The eighteenth-century witnessed the birth of novels dealing with dark secrets, violence, and terror; their popularity reached a peak in the 1790s when Austen began writing her novel Northanger Abbey. In this talk, Professor Robinson discusses Gothic fiction and shows how a close reading of Northanger Abbey uncovers dark secrets, violence, and terror, too. Austen's novel may be a courtship novel, but as Professor Robinson reveals, it is no lighthearted romance. Department of English & Drama
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 Professor Kevin Yousie A very different future – how the Fourth Industrial Revolution is reshaping how we live.  This talk will explore the implications of a blend of emerging and current technologies that are transforming industries and how we live. Department of Management
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 Professor Adriana Grimaldi #Dante: Teaching the Classics through the Contemporary It is easy to forget that the great literary works of the past enjoyed pop culture status in their day and time.  While terms such as trending, viral, and zeitgeist are thoroughly modern, we can use them to help us harness the context in which classics, such as Dante's Divine Comedy, were written.  By doing so, we gain not merely a 21st century appreciation for them, but step back in time and re-create the world in which they too went viral. Department of Language Studies 
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 Professor Andrew Almas Considering the Human Dimensions of the Urban Forest What is the urban forest and how does it differ from natural landscapes? Millions of tax dollars go to support municipal forest management projects, including tree planting, pruning, park design, silviculture, and yet urban forests are novel ecosystems that lack ecological integrity. Property-level decisions are constantly changing the structure and function of the urban forest, but who is making these decisions and are they considering best management practices when they do? Department of Geography
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 Professor Lawrence Switzky How Video Games Can Make You a Better Person Contrary to their reputation for conditioning violence, this talk argues that recent video games are serious moral thought experiments can make you more empathetic, more tolerant, and can test (and
broaden) your ethical awareness.
Department of English & Drama
Tuesday, April 02, 2019 Professor Sanja Hinić-Frlog Lessons from the Fossil Birds Features of fossil birds can be used to reveal how modern birds evolved to skillfully move in both aerial and aquatic environments. Department of Biology