• William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts Chérif Keïta participated in the induction of the late Nokutela Mdima Dube into the Hall of Heroes and Heroines of the South African Liberation(Pretoria, South Africa). The event was widely covered by official government press releases and independent newspapers and radio stations. Click here and here to read some samples.


  • Laurence Cooper publishes article on New Age

    September 19, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Laurence Cooper, Professor of Political Science, published an article, "The New Spirituality, or The Democratization of Divinity and Vice Versa (Has the New Age Come of Age?)," in Perspectives on Political Science, Fall 2016 (Vol. 45: 4).



    Frank McNally, visiting Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, recently co-authored an article in The Astrophysical Journal titled "Anisotropy in Cosmic-Ray Arrival Directions in the Southern Hemisphere Based on Six Years of Data from the IceCube Detector." This work was done in collaboration with researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a member of the IceCube Collaboration.


  • Cathy Yandell, W.I. and Hulda F. Daniell Professor of French Literature, Language, and Culture, has published an article in the online journal Arts and Savoirs, "The Dialogic Body and the Humanist Woman in the Self-Portraiture of Catherine des Roches." This volume of the journal is the English translation of a collection to be published in Paris by Éditions Garnier in 2017, Savoirs, identités et représentations des femmes à l’époque moderne, edited by Caroline Trotot.  


  • Raleigh presents paper at ASA conference

    September 15, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Liz Raleigh, Assistant Professor of Sociology, presented her paper, "A Nationally Representative Comparison of Black and White Adoptive Parents of Black Children," that was co-authored with Rose Kreider at the U.S. Census Bureau at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Seattle, Washington.

  • Snyder publishes essay on free speech

    September 12, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Jeff Snyder, Assistant Professor of Educational Studies, recently published an essay on the state of free speech on college campuses in Inside Higher Ed.


  • Rutz leads faculty development workshop

    September 12, 2016 at 11:48 am


    Carol Rutz, director of the College Writing Program, led a workshop titled, "Aligning Outcomes, Assessment, and Faculty Development to Support Student Learning," at the Council of Writing Program Administrators' annual convention in Raleigh, North Carolina, in July.


  • Raleigh organizes symposium in Seoul

    September 12, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Liz Raleigh, Assistant Professor of Sociology, served as a co-organizer of the Fourth International Symposium on Korean Adoption Studies, held in Seoul. This event coincides with the Gathering of Korean Adoptees sponsored by a consortium of international Korean adoptee associations (IKAA). An MPR story about the Gathering can be found here.

  • Nierobisz presents paper at ASA conference

    September 12, 2016 at 11:41 am


    Annette Nierobisz, Professor of Sociology, presented her paper "Seeing Race: Teaching Racial Segregation with the Racial Dot Map" at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. The paper was co-authored with Charles Seguin (University of Arizona) and Karen Phelan Kozlowski (University of Southern Mississippi).


  • Justin London, Professor of Music and Cognitive Science, with his colleagues Emily Carlson (first author), Birgitta Burger, Marc Thompson, and Petri Toiviainen at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, recently published an article, "Conscientiousness and Extraversion relate to responsiveness to tempo in dance," in Human Movement Science. The study shows that people who rated highly in terms of conscientiousness were more sensitive to tempo changes in music, as did introversion, though to a lesser degree. Surprisingly, empathy ratings did not have an effect on peoples sensitivity to tempo change, suggesting that dance movements to music may reflect personalities through both conscious and preconscious processes.  


  • Lackie co-authors paper on image management

    September 12, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Paula Lackie, Academic Technologist, coauthored "Image management as a data service" with Berenica Vejvoda and Katharine-Jane Burpee from McGill University. It will be published in The IASSIST Quarterly, an international, peer-reviewed publication of articles dealing with social science information and data services. This article also won the first runner-up award for best paper at IASSIST '16.


  • Keïta writes piece for Northfield News

    September 12, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Chérif Keïta, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, wrote "Bringing One Woman's Side of History to South Africa," for the Saturday, August 27 issue of the Northfield News.