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Fuelled by free caffeine, an abundance of sugar, and serious camaraderie—the Blackwell Talks showcase and support budding scholarship at its early stages. Presentations are on new research at any stage of preparation, from the eureka moment to publication-ready papers, shared in terms intelligible to non-specialists in an informal, friendly environment. 

Faculty presenters receive a stipend, certificate, pin, and the title of Blackwell Scholar. Blackwell Scholars are selected by members of the Blackwell Talks Committee (originally known as The Committee of Ruthless and Picky Selection) from proposals submitted twice each year.

Talks are held on consecutive Mondays of each term with light a light lunch provided. Fall 2014 talks are sponsored byCAFÉ, Cook-Cole College of Arts & Sciences, Greenwood Library, College of Graduate & Professional Studies, College of Business & Economics, and College of Education & Human Services. Undergraduates not admitted.

Spring 2015 Schedule
Mondays, 12:00-12:50
ABC Rooms, Lankford Hall


February 9
"Tell Me and I Forget, Teach me and I Remember, Involve Me and I Learn" By Drs. Farrell & Stouffer

February 16
 "Affinity Grouping: Creating Interpersonal Relationships in Online Educational Environments" by Jenny Quarles

February 23
"Exploring New Sources of Commercial Potential for Biochemistry within the Amazon Rainforest" by Dr. Bardwell

March 9
"Romancero Gitano by Maria Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Research in Music Performance" by Dr. McDermott

March 16
"Turbo-charging Freshman Engagement in Introductory Courses through a 2-Lecture Motivational Seminar on How and Why to Succeed at College Mathematics" by Dr. Hageman-Smith

April 6
"Stats on Intro Stats @ LU" by Drs. Lunsford & Poplin

Faculty Colloquium Series

The Faculty Colloquium Series showcases faculty research and gives faculty members the opportunity to share research with the university community. One proposal is selected for the fall and one for the spring.


Longwood Faculty Experts (Under construction)

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