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Ravven Appointed to JSCI Advisory Board

Professor of Religious Studies Heidi M. Ravven has been appointed to the Advisory Editorial Board of the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (JSCI). She will be responsible for advising and editorial activities in two areas – neurophilosophy and ethics.  More ...

Levitt Group in Palmyra, N.Y.
Huffington Post Features Levitt Center Project

Huffington Post featured an article titled “Mormons, Anti-Mormons, and Anti-Anti-Mormons” co-authored by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brent Plate and Hannah Grace O'Connell ’14. The article also included several photos taken by Assistant Professor of Art Robert Knight.  More ...

New Faculty Appointed for 2013-14

Patrick Reynolds, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, announced the appointment of new faculty for the 2013-14 academic year, including five tenure-track appointments, 21 visiting professors and instructors, and six teaching fellows. New tenure-track appointments are Courtney Gibbons, Alexandra List, Max Majireck, Seth Schermerhorn and Xavier Tubau.  More ...

Stephen Ellingson
Ellingson Publishes Book Chapter About Megachurches

Associate Professor of Sociology Stephen Ellingson is the author of a chapter in Religion in Consumer Society: Brands, Consumers, and Markets.  In his chapter, "Packaging Religious Experience, Selling Modular Religion: Explaining The Emergence and Expansion of Megachurches," Ellingson shows  how the growth and success of megachurches has been fueled by their ability to create new religious practices that are easily adapted across theological and denominational boundaries.  More ...

Dan Chambliss
InsideHigherEd Features Chambliss & Takacs '05 Research

An InsideHigherEd article titled “Majoring in a Professor,” focused on a paper, “Faculty Gatekeepers and Academic Taste in Undergraduate Students’ Choice of Major,”  co-authored by Dan Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology,  and his former student Christopher G. Takacs, a Ph.D. student at the University of Chicago.  Takacs presented the paper on Aug. 10 at the American Sociology Association meeting in New York City.  More ...

Monarchs Cluster
Williams Quoted in Environment & Energy

“Precipitous decline in monarch butterflies linked to habitat loss in Midwest,” published by Environment & Energy (E&E) on Aug. 5, included an excerpt from an interview with Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology. The article also linked to a study he co-authored that examined the increasing risks posed by land development and extreme weather on the declining population of monarchs.  More ...

Hong Gang Jin
Jin Presents STARTALK Workshop

Hong Gang Jin, the William R. Kenan Professor of East Asian Languages & Literature and director of the Associated Colleges in China Program, was one of two guest speakers to present day-long workshops for the Chinese Language Teachers Association’s STARTALK Program on Chinese Literacy.  More ...

Philip Pearle
Pearle Discusses CSL Theory

Philip Pearle, professor of physics emeritus, was an invited speaker on May 28 at “The Quantum Landscape,” a conference held at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario.  More ...

Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai
Goldberg Presents Invited Lecture in Shanghai

At the invitation of the Rockbund Art Museum, Stephen J. Goldberg presented a lecture and conducted a public interview on July 20, at the museum located in the Bund area of Shanghai, China.  More ...

Alan Cafruny
Cafruny Interviewed on Fox Business About Student Debt

Alan Cafruny, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs, was interviewed for an article titled “Student Debt: Crippling for All Ages and Not Going Away Soon” on the FOX Business site on July 29. “The problem of student debt is not just ‘economic’ in the narrow sense,” said Cafruny. “Debt has all kinds of consequences for society: it imposes social discipline, circumscribing young people’s options, making them more acquiescent and conformist in all sorts of subtle and not so subtle ways.”  More ...

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