The Phelps Colloquium was initiated in April 2004 as “Lunch with the Provost” by former provost Chuck Phelps, who sought to create a relaxed setting in which faculty and academic leaders from across the University could learn about interesting research and scholarship and interact with colleagues outside their normal spheres. Phelps’ idea was that this cross-campus mingling would engender more multi-disciplinary collaborations. Although no official data exist regarding that outcome, the Phelps Colloquium has developed a reputation for fascinating topics and high quality speakers that one faculty member recently called “routinely the best, most interesting and engaging talks I go to.” President Seligman named the colloquium in Chuck Phelps' honor upon his retirement in 2007.
January 9, 2013
"Percussion Music and the Looney Tunes Phenomenon"
Michael Burritt, Professor of Percussion
Max of Eastman Place, 4 to 5:30 pm
February 13, 2013
"Twittterhealth: Measuring health factors at a population scale"
Henry Kautz, Professor and Chair of Computer Science
The Meliora, Frederick Douglas Building, 4 to 5:30 pm
March 13, 2013
"The Crisis in State and Local Public Pensions"
Robert Novy-Marx, Assistant Professor of Finance
Eisenberg Rotunda, 4 to 5:30 pm
April 10, 2013
"A Goldilocks Enigma: Could too much or too little oxygen at birth,adversely affect your health later in life?"
Michael O'Reilly, Professor of Pediatrics
LaChase Lounge School of Medicine and Dentistry, 4 to 5:30 pm
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