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Human and computer languages focus of March 6 brown bag
Friday, February 22, 2013

The Arts and Sciences Brown Bag Series continues in March with a focus on “Facets of Language and International Education.” The Brown Bag Series features informal lunchtime presentations by SUNY Fredonia faculty members.

The program on Wednesday, March 6 will feature: Reneta Barneva, Ph.D., Computer and Information Sciences “How I Learned Five Human and 10 Computer Languages”; Kate Douglass, Ph.D., Modern Languages and Literature “Connecting Across Cultures”; Sarah Hamilton, Ph.D., Music “Music: The Universal Language?”; and Lan Wang, Ph.D., English “Why We Need Writing Tutors Specialized in Tutoring English Language Learners”. KimMarie Cole, PhD, English and Program Coordinator for English as a Second Language, will moderate the panel.

The program will begin at noon in the Williams Center, room S204. Drinks and refreshments are provided.

Each presentation is followed by a discussion. Students are invited to remain for Brown Bag Desserts, an informal conversation over dessert with the featured speakers. The talks are free and open to all campus and community members. Classes are welcome.

Subsequent presentations will include “Student Perspectives on International Education” on April 3 and a keynote by Ambassador James Foley, who served as the U.S. ambassador to Haiti and Croatia, on May 1.
This year’s series is directed by Teodora Cox, mathematical sciences; Jack Croxton, psychology; Natalie Gerber, English; Laura Johnson, communication; and, Theodore Lee, biology.

For more information, visit the series’ website at

The Arts and Sciences Brown Bag Lecture Series is sponsored by the Fredonia College Foundation’s Carnahan-Jackson Humanities Fund; John Kijinski, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; and, the Faculty Student Association.

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