Author Archives: Katie Holt

Lecture: Border Lines & Global Flows

This is a reminder that Great Decisions of Wayne County will be sponsoring a public lecture tomorrow evening (Tuesday, March 3) by Alan Bersin, titled “Border Lines and Global Flows: The Future of Border Management and Security Is Not What It Used to Be.”  Mr. Bersin is a former Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Office in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2012-17), and is currently a Senior Fellow of the Belfer Center at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.  His lecture is the second of a five-event series on Democracy, Trade, and Migration.

This lecture is free and open to the public, and will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Gault Recital Hall.  A dessert reception will follow in the lobby area of Scheide Music Center.

Lecture: The Ancient Roots of Modern Scientific Racism THURSDAY @7:30

“The Ancient Roots of Modern Scientific Racism”

Rebecca Futo Kennedy, Associate Professor, Department of Classics, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Environmental Studies at Denison University and Director of Denison Museum, will present a lecture entitled “The Ancient Roots of Modern Scientific Racism” on Thursday, February 27, at The College of Wooster. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Wishart Hall, Lean Lecture Room (303 E. University) at 7:30 p.m. Professor Kennedy says that the lecture will explore “the myriad ways in which ancient approaches to race and ethnicity, studied in the 19th and 20th century as part of standard classically focused educations, were recreated and manipulated as a science of man to justify slavery, eugenics, and white supremacism in the United States.”

Professor Kennedy is the author most recently of Immigrant Women in Athens: Gender, Ethnicity, and Citizenship in the Classical City (Routledge, 2014) and editor of the Handbook to Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds (Routledge, 2015). She is a translator and editor of Race and Ethnicity in the Classical World: An Anthology of Primary Sources (Hackett, 2013) and editor of the The Companion to the Reception of Aeschylus (Brill 2017). She is currently writing a book on race and ethnicity in antiquity and its entanglements in modern white supremacy and is co-translating a sourcebook of ancient texts on women in ancient Greece and Rome.

Professor Kennedy’s visit is sponsored by Eta Sigma Phi (the Classical Studies honorary organization), the Department of Classical Studies, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Cultural Events Committee. Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2575) or email (

WOO Write-Ins: Writing Center Support

writing support every other thursday from 7 to 9pm.

Looking for additional support on our assignments?  Woo Write-Ins are a place where students who don’t have I.S. can come and focus on their paper and essay assignments. They will be held every other Thursday, starting February 6th from 7-9pm in Williams 140. Hope to see you there!

Zotero: Additional Information

We only had a quick overview of Zotero, but it you’re interested, I’d strongly recommend the 50-minute interactive library workshops led by Zach Sharrow.  You can see the full Spring 2020 schedule here. (There are two sessions next week – Tuesday 1/28 at 11, and Thursday 1/30 at 4pm, both in the CoRE Andrews library.

Quick guide on the word procesor integration (adding footnotes in Word):

And here is how you update your settings to download pdfs from Jstore automatically:


World Languages and Cultures Major & Minor Information Session

How could learning a world language help you?

Come to the World Languages and Cultures Major & Minor Information Session on Thursday, January 30 from 11:30am to 1pm in the Andrews Library CoRE!  Drop in whenever you can!

There will be nformation from each department on the structure of the major and the minor.  Come learn about recent success stories in each area, Study Abroad, Fulbright, and other career studies!

Presentations from the Chinese, Classical Languages (Greek & Latin), French, German, Russian, and Spanish Departments

Buenos Aires TREK Info Meeting FRIDAY @ 12 in APEX Commons

Come learn more about this summer’s TREK program on HIST 218 Documentary Filmmaking & History in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  This course is an intensive filmmaking workshop and introduction to the history and culture of Argentina.  Course includes travel to Argentina in May to work with National Geographic filmmaker Tom Donohue, and the opportunity to make films on the history and culture of Tango.

Dr. Shaya is leading an information session on Friday, January 24th at noon in the APEX Commons.