Through the initiative of the graduate students, the Braniff Salons have become a popular event that brings faculty and students and visitors together, usually on a Friday afternoon or evening. The graduate students invite members of our faculty to make remarks on a pre-arranged topic, and the occasion is leavened by wine and food and discussion for as long as wine and social energy last. The talks given on these occasions are sometimes taped, and this page is designed to collect them.
Gustave Boulanger, The Rehearsal of "The Flute Player" in the Atrium of the
House of H.R.H. Prince Napoleon.
Braniff Graduate Salon: The Oresteia of Aeschylus
Participants: Louise Cowan, Matthew Walz, David Sweet, Stefan Novinski, Bainard Cowan
Date: April 24, 2015
Braniff Graduate Salon: Reason, Justice and Love in The Merchant of Venice
Participants: Bainard Cowan, David Davies, Richard Dougherty, Joshua Parens, David Sweet, Aaron Thurow, and Martin Yaffe
Date: April 28, 2012
Braniff Graduate Salon: The Liberal Arts and the City
Participants: Louise S. Cowan and Robert E. Wood
Date: April 29, 2011
The Legacy of Willmoore Kendall
Participants: Leo Paul de Alvarez, John Alvis, and Louise S. Cowan
Date: October 30, 2010
Braniff Graduate Salon: Wisdom and the Disciplines
Participants: Leo Paul de Alvarez, John Alvis, Louise S. Cowan, and Robert E. Wood
Date: March 26, 2010
John Locke on the Foundations of Natural Law and Natural Right
Participants: Thomas G. West and Steven Forde
Date: October 17, 2008
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