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- June 27, 2016 at 8:43 am
Louis Newman, Associate Dean of the College and Director of Advising, published a piece entitled "What's Your Story? A Narrative Approach to Advising" in The Mentor, an academic advising journal. This article is based on a talk he gave at an LTC session on May 17.
- June 27, 2016 at 8:40 am
Paula Lackie, Academic Technologist, presented at IASSIST '16 "Embracing the 'Data Revolution': Opportunities and Challenges for Research" which was hosted by the Norwegian Centre for Research Data in Bergen, Norway. She presented Translating The Dmp Process For Researchers With Images: It’s Not Your Grandpa’s Slide Carousel Anymore with Berenica Vejvoda and K. Jane Burpee, both from McGill University, Montréal, Canada. This presentation was based on their conference paper "Image Management as a Data Service" which was the first runner-up in the conference paper competition. Paula also presented The Happiness Analyzer: A Proposed Solution To The Challenges Of Measuring Well-being In Developing Countries with Kai Ludwigs, Happiness Research Organisation, Düseldorf Germany. This presentation represented the data-management story of the research project of Assistant Professor Faress Bhuiyan's census (in two waves) of the relative happiness among villagers in rural Bangladesh; the first round, in 2013, was a robust approach with a reasonable DMP considering the limited resources at hand. The second round will build on that experience and add a new smartphone app.
- June 27, 2016 at 8:33 am
Rob Hardy, Research Associate, has an invited essay in the Spring 2016 issue of The Bottle Imp, the online journal of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies, which is devoted to Naomi Mitchison. His essay, "Encounters in the Fairy Hill," explores the connections between Mitchison's children's book The Fairy Who Couldn't Tell a Lie (1963) and her memoir of becoming an honorary member of the Bakgatla tribe in Botswana, Return to the Fairy Hill (1966). Hardy's two earlier essays on Mitchison—"Naomi Mitchison: Peaceable Transgressor" (New England Review) and "'Real and Not Real': Naomi Mitchison's Philosophy of the Historical Novel" (Readings)—were recently reprinted in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, vol. 327, edited by Lawrence J. Trudeau (Gage/Cengage Learning 2016).
- June 27, 2016 at 8:24 am
Ross Elfline, Assistant Professor of Art History, has recently published an article, titled "The Dematerialization of Architecture: Toward a Taxonomy of Conceptual Practice," in the June 2016 issue of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (JSAH). This article surveys the variety of practices that fell under the heading "Conceptual Architecture" circa 1970 and argues for the continued importance of such architectural practices that eschew building in favor of other immaterial mediums.
- June 27, 2016 at 8:20 am
Jason Decker, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science; Andrew Flory, Assistant Professor of Music; and Daniel Groll, Associate Professor of Philosophy; as well as Mike Fuerstein from St Olaf, are members of the band, The Counterfactuals, which released their second, self-titled album on June 10. The album, which recently got some air play on The Current, is available for sale. If you would like a copy, however, you should e-mail Daniel directly to avoid shipping costs. Pick up a copy on CD or vinyl today!
- June 27, 2016 at 8:15 am
Abrams, Associate Professor of Psychology, co-led a workshop titled "Teaching Health Psychology at Liberal Arts Colleges" with Erin Henshaw (Denison University) at the Health Psychology in the 21st Century conference sponsored by the Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts Colleges (AALAC) and held at Smith College in Northampton, Massachussets.