During the spring semester, 2013, the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute hosted a series of student-faculty luncheon seminars that are by invitation only. These luncheon seminars are underwritten by the Embrey Family Foundation. Students picked the topics and provided a guest list of faculty and their student colleagues from across the university whom they would like to participate. Occasionally they have also suggested a reading. The student convener will begin by outlining his/her interest in the topic and any work he/she has done and then open the floor for interdisciplinary discussion and debate. The spring 2013 forums were:

Thursday, February 7, 2013, 1:2:30, Hughes Trigg, Portico B,C & D

Rachel Stonecipher: “Experience, Imagination, and Empathy: The Construction of Migrants’ ‘Biolegitimacy” on the U.S. Mexican Border”

Friday, March 1, 2013, 1-2:30, Hughes-Trigg Atrium A-B

Andrew Shih-yay Lin: “The Future of Energy”

Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 1-2:30, Hughes Trigg Promenade A-B

Raamis Khwaja, “India’s Other Story: Water contamination, Fighting Apathy, and the Struggle for Reinvention”