Sunday, September 26, 2021 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edward O'Donnell / College of the Holy Cross
In the relatively short history of the United States, there have been many turning points and landmark movements that irrevocably altered the direction of the nation and signaled the dramatic start of a new historical reality. Some took the form of groundbreaking political and philosophical concepts; some were dramatic military victories and defeats. Still others were nationwide social and religious movements, or technological and scientific innovations.
What all of these turning points had in common, is that they forever changed the character of America. Sometimes the changes brought about by these events were obvious; sometimes they were more subtle. Sometimes the effects of these turning points were immediate; other times, their aftershocks reverberated for decades. Regardless, these great historical turning points demand to be understood.
Andrew Shatté / University of Arizona
In this fast-paced presentation session Dr. Andrew Shatté will lead you on a tour of the big questions in the psychology of resilience. Why does one person overcome adversity while another falls into helplessness? What are the 7 ingredients that make up resilience – and do you have them? Thinking habits have an enormous impact on resilience. In just an hour students will gain insight into their thinking styles and learn about the impact they can have on success, happiness, and health. Dr. Shatté will show you how to boost resilience with case studies from his work in large corporations and the public sector. And in the final moments of the workshop, he’ll even reveal the biggest secret to a life of resilience!
Anna Celenza / Johns Hopkins University
Pete Seeger once said: “The right song at the right time can change history.” This talk takes that idea to heart and explores the intersections of politics, race, economics and gender in four American songs: Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” (1962), Nina Simone’s “Mississippi Goddam” (1964), Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” (1971) and Helen Reddy’s “I Am Woman” (1972).
Using the roots of American folk music as a key to defining the power of these songs, Prof. Celenza reveals how popular music became synonymous with protest as the Civil Rights era merged with Vietnam. These were years when sharing the troubles of real people through song found a role in America’s expanding music industry. And as recent historical events have revealed, the messages of these songs continue to echo across American society.
Please note, this venue requires all guests to wear face masks indoors.