Skip to main content


Considering Animals

On site July 8-18, 2012 in Washington, DC


Sunday, July 8

Arrival and check-in

Monday, July 9

9:00 a.m.–noon — Campus team presentations of curricular plans

Noon — Group Lunch at Founding Farmers

1:30–3:00 p.m. — Glenn Adelson, Lake Forest College: "What is an Animal?"

4:00–6:00 p.m. — Keynote lecture: Wayne Pacelle, CEO & President, The Humane Society of the United States

6:00 pm — Dinner with group and Mr. Pacelle

Tuesday, July 10

10:00 a.m.–noon — National Gallery of Art: Discussing Calder Animal Stabiles with Dr. Elizabeth Turner, Vice Provost for the Arts, University of Virginia

Noon — Lunch

1:00–3:00 p.m. — Open time at National Mall

3:00–5:00 p.m. — Breakout group work on outlines

7:30–9:30 p.m. — Glenn Adelson, Lake Forest College: Discussion of Poems about Animals: Burns, Keats, Dickinson, Moore, Stevens

Wednesday, July 11

9:00–10:00 a.m. — Lesley Wright, Grinnell College: Discussion of animals in art

10:00 a.m.–noon — Janet McCracken, Lake Forest College: "Animals, Art, and Eating: Coeztee's The Lives of Animals"

2:00–4:00 p.m. — Janet McCracken, Lake Forest College: Discussion of Zoo Readings

6:00–8:30 p.m. — Dinner followed by talk sponsored by Animal Welfare League of Arlington

Thursday, July 12

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. — Behind-the-scenes tour of the National Zoo with Don Moore

Friday, July 13

9:00–10:30 a.m. — Vicki Bentley-Condit, Grinnell College: Zoo discussion

Noon — Lunch

1:00–4:00 p.m. — Panel and speakers

  • Dr. Angela Black, Coordinator for Animal Care, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland-College Park
  • Tim Allen, Technical Information Specialist (Biological Science) Animal Welfare Information Center National Agricultural Library, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Dr. Jamie Boehmer, Research Biologist, Division of Applied Veterinary Research, Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine Office of Research, and Chair of the CVM/OR Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Evening — Group dinner and discussion of animal testing an research

Saturday, July 14

9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. — Kimberly Smith. Carleton College: Discussion of Governing Animals

Noon–1:30 p.m. — Discussion of Charlotte Dumas Exhibition with Isa Leshko and Frank Noelker, Corcoran Gallery of Art

2:00–5:00 p.m. — Discussion of Animal Photography with Isa Leshko and Frank Noelker

Sunday, July 15

Noon–1:30 p.m. — Tour of Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary with Terry Cummings, Director

Monday, July 16

10:00 a.m.–noon — Discussion on developments in public and corporate veterinary medicine, with Valerie Ragan, Director, Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine, Virgina-Maryland Regional College for Veterinary Medicine, at American Veterinary Medical Association

1:00–3:00 p.m. — Discussion of animal welfare in veterinary practice, with Gail Golab, Director, Animal Welfare Division, American Veterinary Medical Association, at American Veterinary Medical Association

Tuesday, July 17

10:00–11:30 a.m. — Breakout group work on curricular reports

1:00–3:00 p.m. — Discussion of Animal Law practice and cases with Jessica Almy, Associate, Meyer, Glitzenstein, & Crystal

3:00–5:00 p.m. — Kimberly Smith, Carleton College: Discussion of Animal Law readings and Almy talk

Evening — Group dinner with Gene Baur, President and Co-Founder, Farm Sanctuary

Wednesday, July 18

9:00 a.m.–noon — Presentations from college groups on findings and curricular plans

Noon — Closing group lunch