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Dr. Irina V. Ivliyeva, Department of Arts Languages and Philosophy
Wednesday, February 13 at 6:00 p.m.
Public House Brewing Company’s Rolla Brewpub Loft
Title: “The Formula for Happiness in Russian Fairy Tales”
Abstract: Everybody has a special place in their heart for fairy tales from their childhood, no matter what culture they are from. Focusing on discovering the secret of happiness, rather than on the recipe for success, Russian fairy tales show how an average (undereducated, weak, or disadvantaged) person overcomes all obstacles to “live happily ever after to a ripe old age”. After a brief review of the history of Russian oral tradition, which was influenced by a unique blend of Christian and Pagan beliefs, Ivliyeva will present the most famous Russian fairy tale collections, discuss their educational nature, and examine the social and psychological values they reflect. Examples include the use of magic numbers and patterns, symbolic colors, fixed epithets, transformation, and the role of animals.
All are invited to the next Research on Tap lecture at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the loft of Public House Brewing Co. in Rolla. Dr. Diana Ahmad, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of history, will give a talk titled “Prairie Dogs: Symbols of a Growing Nation.”Read More »
Title: “Prairie Dogs: Symbols of a Growing Nation” Wednesday, January 23 at 6:00 p.m. Public House Brewing Company’s Rolla Brewpub Loft Short Blurb: During the mid-19th century, 300,000 people crossed the Great Plains on their way to California and Oregon. On the journey west, they discovered prairie dogs, small members of the ground squirrel family. The […]Read More »
Dr. Annalise Pfaff, postdoctoral fellow in chemistry, will present “Developing an Alternative to Cataract Surgery: Pitfalls, Progress and New Directions” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the loft of Public House Brewing Co. in Rolla. Her talk is part of the Research on Tap lecture series hosted by the Graduate Student Leadership Council in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB).Read More »
Muhammad Roman, a Ph.D. student in electrical engineering at S&T, will present a talk at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the loft of Public House Brewing Co. in Rolla. The topic will be fiber-optic electric field sensing. His talk is part of the Research on Tap lecture series.Read More »
When we don’t get enough sleep, we may have a hard time thinking, be cranky and slowly damage our bodies, which can lead to health problems like diabetes and cardiovascular issues. Dr. Matthew Thimgan, assistant professor of biological sciences, will talk about sleep at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at the next “Research on Tap” lecture on the second-floor loft of Public House Brewing Co. in Rolla. The talk begins at 6:30 p.m. but please arrive early to grab a seat and maybe a drink.Read More »
Join the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business for the next Research on Tap lecture at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, on the second-floor loft of Public House Brewing Co. in Rolla. Dr. Clair Kueny, assistant professor of psychological science, will present “Good or Bad for Whom? Reactions to Other’s Discretionary Work Behaviors.”Read More »
Join the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business for the next Research on Tap lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, on the second-floor loft of Public House Brewing Co. in Rolla. Dr. Petra DeWitt, an assistant professor of history, will present “Courage, Duty, Patriotism: The Missouri Home Guard during the Great War.”Read More »