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Theresa Lopez
Lopez Selected as NEH Summer Scholar

Theresa Lopez, the Chauncey Truax Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 23 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).  More ...

Janack's Literary Nonfiction Published in Grub Street Literary

Grub Street, a literary and arts magazine published by Towson University, includes a story by Professor of Philosophy Marianne Janack. The piece, titled "Finding the Happy Ending," a short meditation on marriage  (volume 65), can be read here.  More ...

"Continental Divide - A History of American Mountaineering" by Maurice Isserman
Continental Divide Praised by Critics

“Like a hike into rough terrain, the book is full of surprises … And it is packed with fascinating details,”  proclaimed a Wall Street Journal reviewer in describing Professor of History Maurice Isserman’s newest book. According to publisher W.W. Norton & Company, Continental Divide – A History of American Mountaineering “tells the history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents.”   More ...

Patricia O'Neill
O'Neill Presents at Society for Textual Studies Conference

Patricia O'Neill,  theLeonard C. Ferguson Professor of Literature & Creative Writing, presented a paper titled "Poetry and Computers: Making and Meaning" at the Society for Textual Studies conference in Ottawa, Canada, on April 15. Her talk included presentation of an interactive poetry generator that encourages writers and students to write ghazals.  More ...

Steven Yao
Yao Gives Keynote for Comparative Literature Symposium

Steven Yao, the Edmund A. LeFevre Professor of Literature, delivered a keynote address at the 2016 Texas Tech Comparative Literature Symposium in Lubbock, Texas. His talk was titled "The Work of Translation in the Age of Digital Computability; or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Google Translate."  More ...

Rebecca Copenhaver
Rebecca Copenhaver: Philosophy and Modern Memory

Rebecca Copenhaver, professor of philosophy at Lewis and Clark University, spoke on April 18 about how philosophy, particularly the philosophy of John Locke and Thomas Reid, can help us reform our current ideas of memory. Copenhaver began by distinguishing between how we ordinarily view memory, and how Locke and Reid viewed memory.  More ...

Hill Stops: Alumni Share Career Experiences

Throughout the academic year, there is a continuous flow of alumni coming back to the Hill, sharing their work and life experiences with current students. This week, we begin maintaining an ongoing list of alumni visitors (and will occasionally highlight their on-campus presentations).  More ...

Continental Divide by Maurice Isserman
Isserman Discusses New Mountaineering Book Tonight

“An account both educational and perhaps surprisingly, thrilling,” is how Booklist described Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering in a recent review. Maurice Isserman, Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, will be discussing his new book, published by W.W. Norton this month, in the Glen House Great Room tonight, April 7, at 8 p.m.  More ...

John Eldevik
Eldevik Presents Paper at Medieval Academy

Associate Professor of History John Eldevik delivered a paper, "Blood Meridian: Pagan Atrocity and the Christian Body on the Saxon-Slavic Frontier," at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America in Boston on Feb. 26. It was part of a panel on German-Slavic relations in the Middle Ages.  More ...

Maurice Isserman
Isserman Compares 1968 Campaign with 2016 in Reuters Essay

“There is rare agreement, on left and the right, that the 2016 presidential election season is looking to be a repeat of Democratic Party’s 1968 race,” began Maurice Isserman’s essay published by Reuters news service on March 7. The Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History and co-author of America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, Isserman observed, “This time around, however, it is Republicans who seem most vulnerable to splintering after a fevered primary season."  More ...

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