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Torchbearers of Democracy
Williams' Torchbearers of Democracy Receives Two National Awards

Torchbearers of of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era by Associate Professor of History Chad L. Williams has been selected by the Organization of American Historians (OAH) for the 2011 Liberty Legacy Foundation Award which is given annually for the best book on any aspect of the struggle for civil rights in the United State. Williams’ book was also selected by the Society for Military History to receive its 2011 Distinguished Book Award for United States History.  More ...

David Paris '71
Paris '71 Publishes Essay on Academically Adrift

Professor of Government David Paris '71 published an essay on the newly released book Academically Adrift on the blog Faculty Focus on March 14. Paris wrote in Holding Up a Mirror to Higher Education, “…no one has any particular incentive to put student learning front and center. … students prioritize obtaining credentials over learning and social life over academics, faculty view scholarship—as opposed to (rigorous) teaching—as a source of rewards and advancement, and institutions have no incentive to compete with regard to learning outcomes as opposed to status and amenities.”  More ...

Brent Plate
Plate’s Review Featured in Arts and Christianity

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brent Plate wrote a review of Peter Greenaway’s “Leonardo’s Last Supper: A Vision by Peter Greenaway” for the March 22 issue of Arts and Christianity magazine. The massive multimedia installation, recently on display at the Central Park Armory, is part of Greenaway’s “Ten Classic Paintings Revisited,” an ongoing series in which he merges iconic works of art into a cinematic experience.  More ...

Secret Viewers by Bruce Muirhead
Muirhead and Salzillo Works in International Exhibition

Several prints by William R. Kenan Professor of Art Bruce Muirhead and Professor of Art William Salzillo are on display at the Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition in Peoria, Ill. Included in the exhibition are Muirhead’s “Secret Viewers” and “Fourth of July,” and “Nightingale” by Salzillo. Organized by Bradley University, the biennial juried show runs through April 15.  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 ...

<em>The Progressive Poetics of Confusion</em> by John O'Neal
O'Neal Authors 4th Book on Enlightenment

Professor of French John C. O’Neal has authored a new book, The Progressive Poetics of Confusion in the French Enlightenment, published by the University of Delaware Press.   More ...

Charlotte Beck
Beck Quoted in the Journal Science

Professor of Anthropology Charlotte Beck was quoted in the journal Science, in LiveScience, in The Oregonian and in U.S. News & World Report about a study, published in the journal Science on March 4, that raised questions about how prehistoric peoples, upon their arrival from Asia, journeyed south to the Americas. Beck and Professor of Anthropology Tom Jones published a paper in 2010 that concluded that the initial colonization of the intermountain region of the Great Basin was probably by populations from the Pacific coastal area and not, as conventional wisdom holds, from the Great Plains.  More ...

Steven Yao
Yao Delivers Lecture at UMass, Publishes Article

Associate Professor of English Steven Yao delivered a lecture titled "Global Literary Studies and the Rising Tide of the Transpacific," as part of the Faculty Research Colloquium Series at UMass, Amherst, on March 1. While there, he also taught a graduate seminar on Global Modernisms.  More ...

Jeremy Skipper
Skipper Awarded $907K NIH Grant

Assistant Professor of Psychology Jeremy Skipper has been awarded a $907,350 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his research project "Neurobiology of Speech Perception in Real-World Contexts." The long-term objective of this research “is to understand the neural mechanisms of language comprehension in real-world settings, in which the brain can use context to aid in communication.”  More ...

Ernest Williams
Williams Gives Talk at Utica College

Ernest Williams, the Christian A. Johnson Professor of Biology, gave a talk at Utica College sponsored by the Asa Gray Biological Society on Feb. 28. The title was "Microclimate benefits for monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico," and the talk was based on work he has done in Mexico over the past several years.  More ...

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