Program

Thursday, September 27, 2012

5:30-8:00 PM: Registration & Welcome Reception (Foundation Hall)

Friday, September 28, 2012

8:00-9:00 AM: Breakfast (Foundation Hall)

9:00 AM: Welcome and Opening Remarks (Foundation Hall)

Speaker: Bill Wilson, Director, Graduate Fellowship Program


9:15-10:15 AM: Panel Presentation (Foundation Hall)

“The Politics of Memory and Biography: Contested Truths in Historical Narratives”

Jacob Waldenmaier, High Point University
Doctor Dilettante: Fact and Fiction in Ron Paul’s Revolution

Verlan Lewis, University of Virginia
The Fallacy of Essential Ideological Constructs in American Political Science

Martin Fromm, Wheaton College
Layers of Fact, Fiction, and Memory in the Forging of Post-Socialist Chinese Identities


10:15-10:30 AM: Coffee Break, Refreshments Provided


10:30-11:30 AM: Panel Presentation (Foundation Hall)

“Rhythm and Numbers: Realizing and Crafting Truth in Nature”

Valeria Guzmán-Verri;  School of Architecture, University of Costa Rica
Form and Fact

Erik DeLuca, University of Virginia
Sounding Experiential Fieldwork

Jonathan Haeber; UMASS
Pacific Mythology and Corporate Ambitions in the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition


11:30 AM: LUNCH (provided)


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Panel Presentation (Foundation Hall)

 “Modes of Knowing and the Construction of Truth Discourses”

Brenda Gardenour; History, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Phantasmic Science: Proving the Paranormal on Twenty-First Century American Television

Seppo Luoto; School of Management, University of Vaasa
The truth-claims of the servitization in manufacturing:
A narrative analysis of scientific articles

Scott McGinnis; Department of History, University of California-Berkeley
The Edge of Truth and Tradition in the Technical Essays of an Early Chinese Skeptic


2:00-2:15 PM: Coffee Break, Refreshments Provided


2:15-3:15 PM: Panel Presentation (Foundation Hall)

“Unleashing the Potential of Narrative Discourse”

Sarah O’Halloran; McIntire Department of Music, University of Virginia
Speaking the Truth and Telling Tales: Factual and Fictional Texts in American Experimental Music

Britta Rowe; Department of English, University of Virginia
Community in Conflict and the Search for Truth: Chaucer’s Story-telling Pilgrims

Alexa Firat; Department of Critical Languages, Arabic, Temple University
Divulging Erasure and the Memories of a Soul in Mamduh Azzam’s Qasr al-Matar


3:15-4:00 PM: Break


4:00 PM: Keynote Address (Foundation Hall)
Phil Plait Ph.D.

2012: We’re All (Not) Gonna Die!

You’ve heard the rumors, the conspiracy theories, the internet scuttlebutt: the Mayans predicted the end of the world will occur on December 21, 2012. Books have been written, documentaries aired, even a major motion picture was made based on this idea. But is it real?  In a word: nope. Astronomer and author Phil Plait will take you through the claims made by the doomsday-mongers and show why there’s nothing to fear. No mega solar flares, no galactic alignment, no giant asteroid impact… and, in fact, the Mayans didn’t even really predict the end of the world at all! Dr. Plait will use firm science and lots of humor to describe just why December 2012 will be pretty much like every other December on the calendar.


5:00-6:30 PM: Cocktail Reception (Jan and Rick Kellogg Reading Room)
(Conference presenters, Jefferson Fellows, and invited guests only, please, due to limited space.)



Saturday, September 29, 2012

8:00 – 9:00 AM: Breakfast (Foundation Hall)


9:00-10:15 AM: Panel Presentation (Foundation Hall)

“Knowledge Driving Education Driving Knowledge: Unifying and Divisive Forces in Communities”

and

“Publicizing Truth and Retracing Falsehood: Public Trust and the Media”

Chrissie Monaghan; EDLF, Social Foundations, University of Virginia
Transformation or Transmission: A Critical Examination of the History of Refugee  Education Programs in Kakuma and Dadaab Refugee Camps

Nicole Gugliucci; Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Citizen Science with CosmoQuest: Explore the Universe

Rick Kenney; Department of Communication & Philosophy, FGCU
These American Lies: A Semantic Analysis of Retractions, Corrections, and Clarifications

Robert Spicer; Media Studies, Rutgers University and Humanities Department, DeSales University
When more speech is not enough: An argument for the regulation of political falsehoods