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Ernest Williams
Williams Publishes Monarch Butterfly Article

An article co-authored by Ernest Williams, the Christian A. Johnson Excellence in Teaching Professor of Biology, recently appeared online in the journal Insect Conservation and Diversity. “Decline of monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico: is the migratory phenomenon at risk?” will appear in a forthcoming print issue of the publication, which is a journal of the Royal Entomological Society.  More ...

Richard Bedient
Bedient Presents Fractal Geometry Workshop

Professor of Mathematics Richard Bedient presented a workshop for the mathematics faculty at Pittsfield High School in Pittsfield, Mass., on March 11, as part of the department's professional development program. The topic was an introduction to fractal geometry and was based on a summer workshop program at Yale in which Bedient participated for a number of years. He also spoke to a math class on the same topic.  More ...

Debra Boutin
Boutin Gives Two Invited Talks

Professor of Mathematics Debra Boutin recently gave two invited talks on an area of her current research. One was an expository talk to a general mathematical audience at St. Michael's College in Vermont. The other was a more technical talk to graph theorists at the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics Southeastern Atlantic Section Conference at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  More ...

Joseph Mwantuali
Mwantuali Gives Talk at Colgate

Associate Professor of French Joseph Mwantuali gave an invited talk titled "The Congo in the Colonial and Post-colonial Imagination" for the Colgate University Humanities Colloquium on March 22.  More ...

Philip Pearle
Pearle Gives Invited Talks at Clemson

Professor of Physics Emeritus Philip Pearle was invited to be the first speaker at the "New Frontiers in Quantum Foundations" conference at Clemson University, March 9-11.  He gave a technical lecture titled "Topics in Collapse," as requested and also first gave a talk, "Sociological Snippets," about his experiences in the field of foundations of physics over almost 50 years.  More ...

S. Brent Plate
Plate Co-edits Key Words in Material Religion

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate co-edited a special issue of the journal Material Religion titled "Key Words in Material Religion." The edition is a collection of essays by prominent practitioners on 19 key words used to address material religion. Plate also serves as the publication's managing editor.  More ...

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 ...

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