• Susan Singer conducts workshop

    September 15, 2006 at 12:06 pm

    Susan Singer, Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences, conducted a day-long workshop on learning in the lab for science supervisors in Harris County, Texas. One quarter of all students in Texas are in a school district in Harris County.

  • Raj Sethuraju published

    September 15, 2006 at 11:46 am

    Raj Sethuraju, director of intercultural life, recently published a chapter, "Speaking Truth To Power," in a book entitled The Spirit of Service: Exploring Faith, Service, and Social Justice in Higher Education (Brian Johnson and Carolyn O'Grady, eds., Anker Publishing Company, Inc., Bolton, Mass., 2006. 175-90). Sethuraju also recently received the "Educator of the Year" award from Inroads, whose mission is "to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership."

  • Professor of psychology and cognitive studies Kathleen Galotti and associate dean of the college Elizabeth Ciner have published a paper entitled "Decision-making styles in a real-life decision: Choosing a college major" in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. The paper was co-authored by Hope Altenbaumer '91, Heather Geerts '01, Allison Rupp '03, and Julie Wolfe '04.

    Galotti is also the author of an article entitled "The moral status of relational aggression in elementary school children" with Dianna Murray-Close '01 and Nicki Crick, professor of child development at the University of Minnesota. The article appeared in a recent issues of the journal Social Development.

  • Timothy Raylor speaks in London

    September 13, 2006 at 11:34 am

    Timothy Raylor, professor of English, delivered the opening keynote address at a conference entitled "Exile in the English Revolution and its Aftermath, 1640-1685" held July 11-13, 2006, at the University of London, School of Advanced Study. Raylor also published an article, "The Early Poetic Career of Edmund Waller," in the Huntington Library Quarterly (Vol. 69, 239-65) and contributed a short article, "Waller the Poet," for a brochure prepared by The Friends of St. Mary's (Beaconsfield, UK) to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the poet's birth. Raylor was one of several speakers at the anniversary celebration held September 9, 2006.

  • The University of California-Santa Cruz (UCSC) recently appointed Stephen Thorsett '87 as the new dean of its Physical and Biological Sciences Division. A professor of astronomy and astrophysics, Thorsett is the author of more than 100 scientific papers. UCSC is ranked first in the nation for research impact in the space sciences and second worldwide for research productivity in the physical sciences.

  • Michael Griffin chairs program in Germany

    September 1, 2006 at 11:11 am

    Michael Griffin, visiting assistant professor of cinema and media studies, planned and chaired a program of 13 Visual Studies Division sessions at the 54th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference in Dresden, Germany, June 19-23, 2006. He also presented the competitively selected paper, "The Visual Turn and its Aftermath," in the session Lenses on Visual History: Three Takes" and participated in the ICA Board of Directors Meeting, the ICA planning sessions for the 2007 Conference in San Francisco, and the Editorial Board Meeting for the International Encyclopedia of Communications. Following the conference in Dresden, Griffin participated in ICA post-conference seminars in Prague, Vienna, Budapest, and Berlin.

  • Anne Patrick presents paper

    September 1, 2006 at 11:05 am

    Anne Patrick, William H. Laird Professor of Religion and the Liberal Arts, gave a paper on "Jesus and the Moral Life: Edwards, H.R. Niebuhr, and Spohn" at the Catholic Theological Society of America convention in San Antonio on June 10. She also presented a paper co-authored with Elizabeth A. Johnson of Fordham University, "CTSA Women's Theology Seminar: A Thumbnail History in Three Acts." From July 8-11 she participated in the first international conference of Catholic moral theologians, over 400 of whom gathered in Padua from 63 countries to conduct cross-cultural discussions on major ethical concerns.

  • Alison Kettering publishes book

    September 1, 2006 at 11:02 am

    Alison Kettering, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art History, has just published a book titled Rembrandt's Group Portraits with the Dutch publisher Waanders.

  • Phil Camill co-authors paper

    September 1, 2006 at 10:40 am

    Phil Camill, associate professor of biology, recently co-authored a paper in Quaternary Research with Charles Umbanhowar Jr. '85 entitled "Asymmetric vegetation responses to mid-Holocene aridity at the prairie-forest ecotone in south-central Minnesota." He also presented a poster, "Contrasting long-term interactions of climate, fire, and vegetation over the past 8,000 years at two sites in the tundra of northern Manitoba," with Umbanhower at the recent Ecological Society of America (ESA) meetings in Memphis. At the ESA meeting, Camill also co-directed a symposium called "Jobs and research at liberal arts colleges" with Andy McCall '98.

  • Neil Lutsky presents paper

    September 1, 2006 at 10:31 am

    Neil Lutsky, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Psychology, recently gave a paper entitled Quirks of Rhetoric: A Quantitative Analysis of Quantitative Reasoning in Student Writing at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle. He also led a workshop, "A Word About Numbers: Strengthening Student Uses of Quantitative Reasoning in Writing," at th Mathematics Across the Community College Curriculum Summer Institute in Leavenworth, Wash. In August, he was elected to the Board of the National Numeracy Network.

  • Chérif Keïta represents Mali at conference

    September 1, 2006 at 9:09 am

    Chérif Keïta, professor of French, was the delegate of Mali at the Second Conference of Intellectuals of Africa and the Diaspora (July 12-14, 2006) hosted by the government of Brazil in Salvador (Bahia). His report on the conference is posted on the Web site of the Ministère des Maliens de l’Extérieur et de l’Intégration africaine.

  • Jamie Monson presents paper

    September 1, 2006 at 9:04 am

    Jamie Monson, professor of history, presented a paper entitled "Friends and Strangers: Constructing Anti-Hegemony along the Tazara Railway" at the Conference on The Politics of Contemporary African-China Relations, July 11-12, at Cambridge University.