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Patrick D. Reynolds
Huffington Post Publishes Oped Co-authored by Reynolds on edX

The Huffington Post published an opinion piece co-authored by Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds titled “The Liberal Arts Contribution to edX.”  The piece explored the fact that “the residential liberal arts model that our institutions and many other liberal arts colleges have embodied for two centuries has something to contribute to the open online platform: promoting a wide exploration of knowledge and the reciprocal illumination of seemingly disparate disciplines through critical thinking, discourse and writing.”  More ...

Professor of Psychology Penny Yee has been appointed Associate Dean of Faculty, starting July 1.
Penny Yee Appointed Associate Dean of Faculty

Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds announced that Professor of Psychology Penny Yee has accepted the position of Associate Dean of Faculty, with particular responsibilities for curricular matters, for a three-year term starting July 1.   More ...

Cultural Odyssey’s Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor to Perform

Two events featuring Cultural Odyssey’s Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor will take place on Monday, Feb. 25, and Wednesday, Feb 27. The events are free and open to the public and no tickets are required.  More ...

Award-Winning French Film Rives to Screen Oct. 25

Independent French filmmaker Armel Hostiou will screen his latest production, Rives (“Day” in English), on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m., in the Red Pit. The film is spoken in Bosnian, French and Urdu with English subtitles and runs approximately 75 minutes; Hostiou will answer questions after the showing.  More ...

Patrick D. Reynolds
Patrick D. Reynolds Appointed Hamilton's Dean of Faculty

Patrick D. Reynolds, professor of biology at Hamilton, has been appointed dean of faculty at the college, effective July 1, 2011. He is currently serving in that capacity on an interim basis.  More ...

Joe Urgo
Urgo Op-ed Published in University Business
An opinion piece titled “Concerning Value: A Small College Liberal Arts Education,” written by Dean of Faculty Joe Urgo, appears in the March issue of University Business magazine. “Because a liberal arts education cannot be monetized and exchanged, the question of its dollar value is the wrong question to ask,” wrote Urgo. “The appropriate question is: what is the value of the setting in which the liberal arts education is pursued, and are there students and families who find that setting worth the monetary sacrifice? How much training, support, social opportunity, and community experience do we think it appropriate to provide those who will be leading our society in the future?” More ...
Joseph R. Urgo
Urgo Co-Authors Guide to Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!
Dean of Faculty Joseph R. Urgo has co-authored a new book, Reading Faulkner: Absalom, Absalom! (University Press of Mississippi, March, 2010), with Noel Polk, professor emeritus of English at Mississippi State University. More ...
Joseph Urgo
Urgo Presents Paper at 125th MLA Conference
Dean of Faculty Joseph Urgo presented a paper titled “Faulkner’s Pedagogy” at the 125th Modern Language Association annual conference in Philadelphia. The panel was sponsored by the William Faulkner Society and chaired by Hamilton Professor of English Catherine Gunther Kodat.
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Urgo's Essay Published in Willa Cather: New Facts, New Glimpses, Revisions
Dean of Faculty Joseph Urgo's essay, "Gorham Munson Falls Out with Cather: A Letter" was published in Willa Cather: New Facts, New Glimpses, Revisions, eds. John J. Murphy and Merrill Maguire Skaggs (Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson Press). The essay is based on a letter discovered by Urgo in a Drew University archive. Through a close reading of the 1934 letter from Cather to critic Gorham Munson, probably never mailed, Urgo reconstructs a previously undocumented aspect of Cather's relationship with her contemporaries. More ...
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