Fall 2013

Turning Points

Critical Events and Influential People of the Past 30 Years

In 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space, Margaret Thatcher was re-elected by a landslide, the final episode of M*A*S*H aired to a record audience, Bjorn Borg retired from tennis, McDonald’s introduced the “McNugget” and the Fairhaven Lecture Series as we know it was born. How we have changed in the 30 years since the first Fairhaven lectures were delivered. This semester’s theme, “Turning Points,” provides an opportunity to reflect on the people and events that have shaped our lives since 1983. Please join us for this special celebration of the distinguished tradition UW-Whitewater’s Fairhaven Lecture Series has come to represent.

SEPTEMBER

9

Critical Events and (some) Critical People at UW-Whitewater, 1983-2013

RICHARD TELFER, Chancellor

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16

Nanotechnology's HUGE Impact on Our Lives Over the Last 30 Years

ERIC BROWN, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

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23

Three Decades of Theater Trends: From Absurdism and Experimental Theater to Multicultural Drama and Performance Art

MICHAEL BENNETT, Assistant Professor of Languages and Literatures

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30

Reagan's Democrats, Clinton's Impeachment and the 2000 Election: How Did Dysfunctional Become The Way Our Government Functions?

SUSAN JOHNSON, Assistant Dean of Student Success of College Letters and Sciences

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OCTOBER

7

Resilience and Justice in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

HOLLY DENNING, Lecturer of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice

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14

HIV/AIDS: From Gay Stigma to Preventable Nightmare

KATE KSOBIECH, Assistant Professor of Communications

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21

Wal-Mart: From Arkansas to the World in Thirty Years

MARILYN LAVIN, Professor of Marketing

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28

American Political Discourse Since 1983: The Impact of Cable TV, Email, Twitter, Facebook and Other Technology Innovations

DICK HAVEN, Emeritus Professor of Communication

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NOVEMBER

4

UW-Whitewater Athletics: Past, Present and Future

AMY EDMONDS, Director of Athletics

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11

The Commercialization of the Internet: Millions of Islands Become a Continent

CAROL SCOVOTTI, Associate Professor of Marketing

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18

The Last Frontier of Civil Rights: The Americans with Disabilities Act

ELIZABETH WATSON, Director of Center for Students with Disabilities

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25

The Fall of Communism and the Creation of a New World Order

F. PETER WAGNER, Associate Professor of Political Science

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DECEMBER

2

Leave One to Tell the Story: Aloys Ruyenzi and the Untold Tragedy of the Rwandan Genocide

MARK McPHAIL, Dean of College of Arts and Communication

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