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Jay Williams
Williams Publishes Book on Thomas Nast

Jay Williams, the Walcott-Bartlett Professor of Religion emeritus, recently published Thomas Nast, America's Greatest Political Cartoonist. Published by Edwin Mellen Press, the book details how Nast’s many illustrations and cartoons relate to and illuminate American history.  More ...

Dima Kaigadorov '16 in the office at his internhip at IOS partners.
Dima Kaigorodov ’16 Interns With IOS Partners

Dima Kaigorodov '16 is one of a long list of students who have interned or are currently working with IOS Partners including Amy Marchesi ’13, Eric Boole ’13, Fletcher Wright, Jimmy Nguyen ’14, Emily Rivera ’16, Meg Alexander ’15 and Adi Fracchia ’14. Katie McGuire ’11 started as an intern in the summer of 2010 and subsequently joined the company and started the Washington intern program.   More ...

Ianno Recco '16, right, with Professor John McEnroe on Crete.
The Living Past: Archaeological Excavations Bring Ancient City to Life

Today, the written word is widespread and highly structured; yet, there was a point when writing was in its infancy. Almost 5,000 years ago Europe and Asia Minor entered what is known as the Bronze Age, which lasted approximately 2,500 years, and was characterized by proto-writing, early literature, and the widespread use and trade of bronze, allowing for inventions such as the chariot and sword. Ianna Recco ’16 is bringing one such society to life through her Emerson project, “Gournia Excavation Project.”  More ...

Matt Currier '16, right, reviews documents with Assistant Professor of History John Eldevik.
A King and His Kingdom

Before England was united under the monarchy, kings had to establish their legitimacy to gain and maintain power. Loyalty to the king, and support of his authority, were not yet attached to the crown, but had to be won. To discover how this was done, Matthew Currier '16 is examining royal diplomas, a type of charter specific to the crown.  More ...

Mackenzie Leavenworth ’15 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Mackenzie Leavenworth ’15 is Intern at Philadelphia Museum of Art

This summer, Mackenzie Leavenworth ’15 is interning at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It is one of the largest art museums in the country, and houses many famous works including those of Marcel Duchamp, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, and Paul Cézanne. The museum’s campus consists of the Perelman Building, the Rodin Museum, two historic houses in Fairmount Park, and the main building, whose steps became world-famous after the debut of the film Rocky.  More ...

De Bao Xu
Xu Gives Keynote Address at ICECE Conference

De Bao Xu, the Leonard C. Ferguson Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures, gave a keynote speech titled “Classic Reading, Writing Skill, and Critical Thinking” at the 50th International Conference on Elementary Chinese Education (ICECE).  More ...

Lily Johnston '16
Not in Kansas Anymore: An Aspiring Artist in the Big Apple

Whether creating or admiring, art is a passion of many people. This summer, Lily Johnston ’16, a studio art major from Leawood, Kansas, is working to promote contemporary artists through her internship at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) in New York City. EFA is “dedicated to providing artists across all disciplines with space, tools and a cooperative forum for the development of individual practice.”  More ...

Matthew Creeden '16 shown at his internship at Emily's List in Washington, D.C.
Matthew Creeden ’16 is Intern at EMILY's List PAC

Although politicians sometimes get a bad rap, many are devoted to combating social injustices, as Matthew Creeden ’16 has discovered this summer. Creeden, an economics and government double major, is interning at EMILY’s List. EMILY’s List is a political action committee (PAC) in Washington, D.C., that helps elect pro-choice Democratic women to office, as Creeden explained.  More ...

Plate’s A History of Religion Spawns Interviews

A History of Religion in 5 1/2 Objects by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate has continued to generate reviews and interviews. In its July issue, the Utne Reader excerpted the book for its online site under the title of "Drums: The Rhythme of Life"; the website "Spirituality and Practice" named it one of "The Best Spiritual Books of 2014 (so far),” describing it as “an elegant and illuminating book on the spiritual importance of objects in the religious life.”  More ...

Nigel Westmaas
Westmaas Speaks on Slavery Emancipation Day Celebrations

Associate Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas spoke on Radio Atlanta WRFG on the significance of the August 1st Emancipation Day which is celebrated in the Anglophone Caribbean.  More ...

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