Press Release, Faculty

10 Ohio Wesleyan Professors to Present Three-Minute Lectures

August 31, 2016 – by Cole Hatcher

University to Host Second Annual ‘I-Cubed’ Event at Noon Sept. 13

DELAWARE, Ohio – What can you do in just three minutes? Unlock “The Curious Conundrum of Consciousness”? Learn ecology’s lessons for “Feeding the Planet”? Teach a class filled with Ideas, Insight, and Imagination (I-Cubed)?

Ten Ohio Wesleyan University faculty members – selected through a survey of students – each will present a three-minute lecture during OWU’s second I-Cubed event from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the Benes Rooms of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.

Last spring’s inaugural I-Cubed event drew a standing-room-only crowd, so be sure to arrive early to secure a seat as Ohio Wesleyan’s professors teach lessons “outside the box and inside the clocks.” For those unable to attend the presentations, I-Cubed will be streamed live at

The OWU faculty members, their areas of expertise, and the titles of their upcoming presentations are as follows:

  • Amy Butcher, English and creative writing, “From Digital Grievance to Global Change: Welcoming 11 New Professional Female Emojis”
  • Ted Cohen, sociology and anthropology, “Helicopters, Tigers, and Snow Plows? Oh My! Parents, Young Adults, and Changing Families”
  • Nancy Comorau, English, “Black Texts Matter: Decolonize Your Reading List”
  • Vicki DiLillo, psychology, “Habits of the Heart”
  • Amy Downing, zoology, “Feeding the Planet: Lessons from Ecology”
  • Christian Fink, physics and astronomy, and neuroscience, “The Curious Conundrum of Consciousness”
  • Erin Flynn, philosophy, “What’s Wrong with a Good Foul?”
  • Susan Gunasti, religion, “The Significance of the Popularity of Turkish Soap Operas”
  • Keith Mann, geology, “How Learning Can Bring Solace”
  • Ana Oancea, French, “The High Stakes of French Science/Fiction”

Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s I-Cubed event and watch last year’s premiere presentations at

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers nearly 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the latest President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at