The Roanoke College Coffee Shop Talks provide a relaxed forum for discussion and inquiry on a wide range of topics. Talks are free and open to the public and are held at 8pm on the first Thursday of each month during the academic year at Mill Mountain Coffee in Salem. Please join us!
Spring 2013 Coffee Shop Talks
Thursday, February 6
"The Economics of Health and Health Care"
Dr. Alice Kassens, Associate Professor of Economics
Thursday, March 14
"Caffeine and Heroin: The Biochemistry of Addiction"
Dr. Catherine Sarisky, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Thursday, April 4
"Race in the Floodwaters: Whiteness in Television Coverage of Hurricane Katrina"
Dr. Debra Burns Melican, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Thursday, May 2
"Are Democracies Fated to Commit Suicide?"
Mr. G. Michael Pace, The Center for Teaching the Rule of Law