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Humanities and Hops!
4500 N. Nebraska Ave., Seminole Heights
A new panel series bringing USF research to your community! Meet up, grab a beer and join the discussion! Free and open to the public. Food will be provided by Wooden Snake BBQ.
"The Bones Speak"
Dr. Jonathan Bethard from Anthropology department investigates newly discovered infant skeletons beneath a 17th century Reform Church in Transylvania. Dr. Davide Tanasi from the History department directs excavations of the Roman catacombs of St. Lucy in Sicily, a pilgrimage destination in the Middle Ages. Dr. Catherine Bird of the Anthropology department studies skeletal trauma in Soviet prisoners who were exectued following WWII.
Thursday, Nov. 17
6:00pm - Reception to follow
Why We Need Awe with Dr. Michelle Shiota
Affective scientists have long applied evolutionary theory to the study of negative emotions, articulating how fear, anger, and disgust helped human ancestors respond effectively to fitness relevant threats. Although comparable theory and research on the positive emotions were neglected for decades, the 21st century has brought huge advances in this area. This talk by Dr. Shiota, Associate Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University, will offer an overview of modern understanding of positive emotions, adaptive and social functions, with supoorting empirical evidence. In particular, the talk will highlight the emotion of awe. Though often considered an emotional luxury, awe contributes to human functioning and well-being in crucial ways. Dr. Shiota will discuss ways of experienceing awe in everyday life, particularly through nature and the arts.
Get caught up on some of the events you may have missed this semester or share one that you really loved with your students. Select lectures will now be available on YouTube
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