Hsun-Yu “Sharon” Chuang, Instructor of Communication was invited to serve on the review committee for the Cooper Award, established by Central States Communication Association (CSCA). The award is given to an outstanding PhD and MA student-teacher evaluated by CSCA.
John E. Cort, Professor of Religion, received a highly selective fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for 2017-18.
Heartfelt thanks to Frank Hassebrock, Director as he transitions to his new role to relax responsibly in retirement!
Do (Will) You Assign Group and Collaborative Learning Projects in Your Courses Next Year?
Evidence-based research has documented over several years the positive learning outcomes of small group, team, or collaborative learning assignments across disciplines.
Global Studies Seminar – Call for Presentations:
The Global Studies Seminars (GSS) has been a Denison tradition for three decades now. It is an interdisciplinary seminar series that welcomes any topics of global relevance and importance. We try to balance the seminar series content with contributions from the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and the arts.
Thursday, May 4
General Faculty Meeting (Herrick Auditorium) 11:30
Retirement Reception (Atrium Burton Morgan) 4:30
Friday, May 12
Baccalaureate Services 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 13
176th Annual Commencement Exercises 12:30 p.m.
Dosinda Alvite, Associate Professor of Spanish, published an article, “Feminización e invisibilidad de ecuatorianos en España: Rabia de Cordero” in Hispanic Journal 38.1 (2017): 45-62. She was also invited to give a presentation at the SOL conference (Summit of Latinix Students) at Ohio Wesleyan University, April 22, 2017, which she titled “Latinix in College Spaces: Advocating for Yourself.”
Lauren Araiza, Associate Professor of History, gave a lecture on her book, To March for Others: The Black Freedom Struggle and the United Farm Workers (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013), at the Ohio State University on March 31 to commemorate the Latina/o Studies department’s annual celebration of the Cesar Chavez holiday.
Core Fulbright Scholar Program
The Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers over 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S.
Erin Henshaw, Associate Professor of Psychology, presented three research posters at the Midwestern Psychological Association annual conference in Chicago, IL: “Student expectations of counseling” with Emily Wall (’17) and Andrea Lourie Assistant Professor of Psychology; “A randomized pilot comparison of two approaches to postpartum depression education” with Vanessa Ramirez (’17) Megan Puritz(’17) and Karen Osborne (’16); and “Information and support needs during the first six weeks postpartum: focus groups with mothers and fathers” with Manuela Jaramillo (’17).
Congratulations to our 2016-17 Fellowships Winners!
Carolin Frias: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to France
Sarah Lopez: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Brazil
Philip Papaioannou: Fulbright Research Scholarship to Poland
Morgan Phoenix: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships to Germany and Austria
Jennifer Reyes ’15: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Jordan
Evan Woodnorth ’16: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Austria
Mrinalini Mitra: The Davis Project for Peace 2017, “Savera: Solar Energy for Pure Pandey Village, India”
Halimatou Bah, Benjamin Gilman Scholarship
Makynzie Horvath, Benjamin Gilman Scholarship
Lelah McCarthy, Benjamin Gilman Scholarship
Ly Kieu Hanh Pham, Benjamin Gilman Scholarship
Lolita Schalekamp, Benjamin Gilman Scholarship
James Fennessey, Fulbright UK Summer Institute to Queens College-Belfast for Irish Studies Program
Megan Lisska and Elin Lisska Christensen Humanities Award
Elizabeth VanNess ’17 is the first recipient of the Megan Lisska and Elin Lisska Christensen Humanities Award, a new award endowed by Dr.
Sam Cowling, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, was named to the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Philosophy.
Adam Davis, Professor of History, has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship at Clare Hall, Cambridge University, for the 2017-18 academic year.
Jeehyun Lim, Assistant Professor of English, has been awarded a one-month fellowship at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
What Do the Best College Teachers Do?
Over the past four years, participants in the Center’s Early-Career Faculty Learning Community have read, discussed, and contextualized Ken Bain’s What the Best College Teachers Do (2004) in monthly meetings over the academic year. A summary of Bain’s research on teaching excellence provides these answers to the question of teaching excellence:
Know their subject matter well.