Kudos

  • Carol Ormand, Science Education Resource Center's Science Education Associate, presented a poster titled “Teaching Spatial Thinking in Undergraduate Geology Courses Using Tools and Strategies from Cognitive Science Research” at the recent American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco.

  • John McDaris, Science Education Resource Center Geoscience Assistant, presented a paper titled Addressing Issues of Broadening Participation Highlighted in the Report on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education" at the recent American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco.

  • Cathryn Manduca, Director of the Science Education Resource Center, convened the following sessions at the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco: "Building the Global Talent Pool in Earth and Space Science," "Building the Global Talent Pool in Earth and Space Science II Posters," and "Forward Focused Ethics—What is the Role of Scientific Societies in Responding to Harassment and Other Workplace Climate Issues."  She also presented a talk titled "Supporting Success for All Students."

  • Alex Knodell, Assistant Professor of Classics, has recently published an article in the journal Antike Kunst. The article presents the results on the first field season of the Mazi Archaeological Project (2014), and is co-authored with collaborators from Switzerland and Greece. 

  • Ellen Iverson, Evaluation Director at the Science Education Resource Center; Cathy Manduca, Director of the Science Education Resource Center; Carol Rutz, Director of the College Writing Program; Gudrun Willett, formerly of the Writing Program and Science Education Resource Center; and Bill Condon of Washington State University announce the publication of Faculty Development and Student Learning: Assessing the Connections, Indiana University Press, 2016.  This book details findings from a longitudinal study sponsored by the Spencer Foundation.

  • Krista Herbstrith, Science Education Resource Center's Marketing and Communications Coordinator, presented a poster titled "Communicating The Need For Earth Literacy Across The Curriculum" at the recent American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco.

  • Kathie Galotti, William H. Laird Professor of Cognitive Science, along with co-authors Carl Bou Mansour '15, Michael Wheatman '15, Anna Smith '17, and Michael Schneekloth '17, presented a poster entitled "Liking, Defining and Thinking: Oh My! Ways of Knowing and Appraisals of Intellectual Activities" at the 2015 meeting of the Psychonomic Society in November in Chicago.

  • Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg, Broom Professor of Social Demography and Anthropology, recently presented two papers on various aspects of African migration to Europe, "Strange Expectations," at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting in late November, and "In the Shadow of the State" at the University of Minnesota's lecture series on the current refugee crisis co-sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies, the African American and African Studies Department, and the Immigration History Center.

  • Rini Y. Keagy, Rini KeagyVisiting Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, has been awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant in media arts to complete post-production of Ordinal, a film about valley fever, a fungal disease that afflicts California's Central Valley. Combining literature such as Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath and ancient Assyrian myth, the film uses documentary, fictional, and animation techniques to explore biological and environmental forces affecting humans and Earth. Screenings will take place in Northfield and the Twin Cities.

  • Cecilia Cornejo, Cecilia CornejoVisiting Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, received a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant to complete pre-production on her new film. The project explores issues of displacement and belonging as experienced by the Latino community of Northfield, Minnesota. The finished work will combine elements of fiction with documentary techniques to present a nuanced vision of reality from a Latino perspective.

  • Monica Bruckner, Science Education Resource Center's Geoscience Assistant, presented two posters titled: "Bridging Science and Public Understanding of Long-term Soil, Water, and Vegetation Monitoring: Opportunities for broader impact connections with InTeGrate," and "On the Cutting Edge Professional Development Program—An effective model built from years of experience" at the recent American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco. 

  • Sango awarded fellowship to continue research

    December 21, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Asuko Sango, Associate Professor of Religion, has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for her project “Debate in the Buddhist Monasteries of Medieval Japan.” With this year-long support, she will complete research and finish final preparations of her book on the role played by Buddhist debate in shaping the intellectual, religious, and cultural contours of Japan from the 11th to 16th centuries.