The Thiel Forums are held on select Thursdays from 4 - 5 p.m. in the Sawhill-Georgian Room. It provides faculty, students, and staff an opportunity to share projects or publications and to discuss their work. Moreover, it provides a wonderful opportunity for collegiality and camaraderie while it is centered on the academic enterprise. The Thiel Forums also give recipients of sabbaticals or scholarship funding an opportunity to discuss their projects.
As a result of the 2012-2013 Thiel Forums, we’ve enjoyed and learned from a variety of research presentations and recreational projects this year: from sabbatical experiences undertaken by history, communication, and sociology professors, to Vira Heinz Study Abroad experiences undertaken by three students; to an art professor who took us on a journey of her book publishing; to a biology professor who literally went on a journey to Sub-Saharan Africa as part of her Fulbright and sabbatical experience; to a delightfully graceful ballet performance by one of our freshman students; to two of our upperclass students who played the guitar and violin; to a chemistry demonstration by one of our chemistry professors who also helped us see the strategic balancing act he undertakes with acquiring grants for the chemistry department; to a fascinating excursion to Nicaragua undertaken by one of our history professors and two students.
Past Thiel Forum videos are available by logging into Moodle, clicking on Faculty Lounge > Thiel Research and Recreation > Forum Series.
If you are interested in presenting at a Thiel Forum, please contact Dr. Mary Theresa Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or x2154. Please complete the form below before your presentation.