Kudos

  • Nancy Wilkie, William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology, and the Liberal Arts, Emerita, attended a conference in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities entitled "Protecting our Shared Heritage in Syria." She also gave a presentation on the work of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield to protect cultural property in Syria and the Middle East. The conference was held December 10 and 11 in Washington, D.C.

  • Rutz, Director of the College Writing Program, and Bill Condon, Professor of English at Washington State University, presented a session at the National Council of Teachers of English convention in Minneapolis on November 20, "Taking the long view: Evaluating faculty development longitudinally."

  • Cailin Huyck Orr, Science Education Resource Center's Assistant Director, gave a talk titled: “Teaching Coastal Hazard, Risk, and Environmental Justice" and a poster titled "Bridging Science and Public Understanding of Water-Energy Nexus: Opportunities for broader impact connections with InTeGrate" at the recent American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco.

  • 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.