MAY 2016

Lauren Araiza, Associate Professor of History, has been appointed to one governance committee and one prize committee of the Organization of American Historians: the Committee on the Status of African American, Latina/a, Asian American, and Native American (ALANA) Historians and ALANA Histories, and the Louis Pelzer Memorial Award Committee. The Pelzer Award is given to the best paper written by a graduate student in American history.

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Center for Learning and Teaching

MAY 2016

Center for Learning and Teaching (Frank Hassebrock, Director)

Taking Some Time to Reflect on Learning and Teaching

As the semester and academic year come to an end, this might be a good time (or later this summer) to reflect on important aspects of your students’ learning and your own teaching. Steve Volk (Oberlin professor of history and director of their Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence) offers a set of questions to consider for an “end of semester snapshot”:

1) What do you feel was the strongest part of your teaching (and student learning) this semester?

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MAY 2016

Global Studies Seminar

Are you interested in giving a Global Studies talk during the 2016-2017?  Please consider participating in this longstanding venue for intellectual dialogue.  Interested colleagues should fill out the form at the link below and indicate a possible date directly on the form.

Joanna Grabski,Professor of Art History and Visual Culture has agreed to be Denison’s Grand Challenge Director for the GLCA Mellon Global Crossroads grant.  

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MAY 2016

Upcoming Conferences:

STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference
May 18–20, 2016
Baltimore, Maryland.

The fifth annual conference will bring together more than 1,000 stakeholders from all sectors of the national STEM community to address new models in STEM education, particularly those that illuminate the role of diversity in STEM and identify the skills necessary to support the STEM workforce of tomorrow.  

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Important Dates

May 2016

Monday, May 2

Classes End

Wednesday, May 4

Re-name the Gilpatrick Center as the Center for Scholarly Engagement (Gilpatrick Center Lawn) 4:30  (Rain site: Knobel Hall, Burton D. Morgan Center)

Thursday, May 5

General Faculty Meeting (Herrick Auditorium) 11:30

Retirement Reception (Knobel Hall) 4:30

Friday, May 13

Baccalaureate Services 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 14

175th Annual Commencement Exercises 12:30 p.m.

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MAY 2016


David Baker, Professor of English’s article, “Thinking Feeling: Wallace Stevens, the Lyric, and Philosophy,” appeared in the New England Review.  His poem, “The Rumor,” was translated into French by Jean Magrinne and appeared as “A ce qu’on dit” in Siecle 21.  He conducted a workshop and gave a poetry reading at Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire, and at The Strand Bookstore, sponsored by the Writers Studio of New York City.  

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Professional Development

MAY 2016

Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers nearly 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.

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MAY 2016

Jessica Rettig and Andy McCall, Associate Professors of Biology, accompanied nine biology majors to the Butler University Undergraduate Research Conference in early April. Student presenters included:

Sarah Higdon (‘16) “Investigation of the Drop in Dimethylaed Histone H3 Proteins in Saccharomyces cerevisiae after UV exposure”, mentored by Jeff Thompson

Rachel Hoffman (’16) “Investigating Cross-talk and Long-term Changes involving H3K79 Methylation following UV Exposure in Saccharomyces cerevisiae”, mentored by Jeff Thompson

Jeremy Hollis (‘16) “Effects of Early Substrate Exposure and predator Cues on Substrate Selection in larval African Clawed Frogs (Xenopus laevis)”, mentored by Geoff Smith

Leanne Kelley (‘16) and Bryan Margaria (‘16) “A cpDNA Analysis of Ophioglossum s.s.

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