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Faculty Center Research Colloquium
The Faculty Research Colloquium Dinner advances the mission of the Faculty Center by providing CSUSM faculty an opportunity to present their scholarly research to their university colleagues. The colloquium series is widely praised because it fosters collegiality and intellectual engagement across the disciplines. The Faculty Center Advisory Council selects one faculty presenter for each academic semester. Faculty members purchase tickets for the catered event. The colloquia are limited to CSUSM tenure-track faculty, adjunct faculty, and administrators with faculty rank. Faculty are encouraged to respond to the forthcoming call and nominate colleagues for future colloquia.
Vassilis Dalakas Ph.D., Associate Professor, Marketing
Title: Fanatic Consumer Behavior; When Sports Become More Than “Just a Game”
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: McMahan House
Vassilis Dalakas will talk about his research on sports fans and how their affinity for their favorite sports teams influences their responses to sponsors as well as their broader attitudes and behaviors. The talk will look at how die-hard fans differ from casual fans when it comes to processing information relevant to a favorite team and a rival. Through multiple studies involving different methodologies (surveys, experiments, field studies, and content analyses), the findings consistently show that as sports fans develop long-term relationships with a favorite team they typically exhibit an enthusiastic devotion that is often overwhelming and uncritical.
Minda Martin M.F.A, Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts
Title: "The Long Distance Operator"
Date:Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: McMahan House
Minda Martin will talk about her contribution to the omnibus feature FAR FROM AFGHANISTAN that employs a mosaic of documentary, fictional, and experimental approaches to reveal the hidden costs of the United States most expensive and longest-running war. Martin’s segment THE LONG DISTANCE OPERATOR intermixes dramatization using war veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq with manned and unmanned aerial military footage from Wikileaks and other sources of targeted killings to illustrate the advancements of visual technology that has made it easier to commit war crimes.