November 2020 Archive

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Politicians and Symbols

The Academic Minute | November 20, 2020

Symbols send a powerful message in American society. Oxford College Dean Douglas A. Hicks examines how politicians use these symbols to convey their own messages.

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Influence of Colonial Legacies on the Rule of Law

The Academic Minute | November 19, 2020

Salmon Shomade, associate professor of political science at Oxford College, discusses how colonial legal structures still hamper African citizens to this day and why the rule of law doesn’t work for those it’s supposed to benefit.

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Documentary Filmmaking

The Academic Minute | November 18, 2020

David Resha, Oxford's associate professor of film studies, explores the beginnings of handheld filmmaking and why this style has become the norm in today's society.

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The Violence of the Law in Early Modern England

The Academic Minute | November 17, 2020

Artists have been commenting on the laws of the land for centuries. Sarah Higinbotham, assistant professor of English, looks back at one time period that parallels today.

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Remote Learning and School Friendships

The Academic Minute | November 16, 2020

Friends are not just nice to have; rather, they are developmentally fundamental, says Catherine Bagwell, professor of psychology.

Audrey Ruan and Sarah Higinbotham at Yale's Beinecke Rare Book library
Oxford student makes rare discovery

Oxford College | November 24, 2020

Oxford pre-med undergraduate finds unpublished manuscript by poet and physician William Carlos Williams

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Wallace-Sanders to give virtual presentation on 'Framing Shadows'

Oxford College | November 11, 2020

Oxford College welcomes Kimberly Wallace-Sanders for a virtual presentation on "Framing Shadows, Framing Silences: African Americans in Domestic Portraiture" on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m.