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Tulane Honors Program

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Round Tables

One of our current programming offerings is to have a weekly round table. These are casual discussions with Tulane faculty and special guests that are designed to allow our H students to learn more about a field and faculty member in a laid-back setting. These are usually held at 4 pm on alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays in Butler lounge. (We have them at this time so that the faculty who are speaking are able to still get home at a reasonable time and we now keep them in Butler so that it is always in the same place.)

Tonight was our first round table and in response to an email announcment a student understandably complained that the time conflicted with labs for many students. He offered some very good suggestions, different days, different times, a lecture series, etc.

So I ask you, dear readers, what are your suggestions? What topics would you like to see? When/where/food?!

3 Comments:

  • this isn't necessarily about roundtables, but what's the course of events for theses presentations/oral defenses? will there be some sort of reading or q&a about our theses for underclassmen? would that perhaps be a roundtable idea? i kind of like the idea of presenting my thesis to people and having to field questions. it scares me, but it would probably be great as practice or an intro to academic life.

    By Blogger lindsay, at 1:00 PM  

  • To reply to Lindsay, a Senior's thesis defense is usually a brief summation of your thesis followed by (usually good-natured) questioning from your committee. Many departments are also coordinating seminars for their majors to present their research prior to their submission date, to give students experience presenting before others. I will certainly keep this in mind as a round table topic.

    Thanks!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:34 PM  

  • And the previous comment was obvioulsy mine. :-)

    By Blogger Cb, at 2:34 PM  

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