GLCA Globalization Grant: GLCA has awarded Denison $16,357 for the Global Crossroads Initiative/Mellon Foundation Grand Challenge grant. The proposal, “Challenging Borders: Refugees, Displacement and Migration”, involves collaboration with Allegheny, Ashesi, Hope, Wooster, Kenyon, and the American University of Beirut. The Denison faculty participating in the grant are: Gary Baker, Joanna Grabski, Catalina Hunt, Veve Lele, Isis Nusair, and Taku Suzuki.
Center for Learning and Teaching (Frank Hassebrock, Director)
GLCA Consortium for Teaching and Learning
The GLCA Consortium for Teaching and Learning (CTL) launched its public webpage last month and continues to expand its offerings each week in many categories including:
Essay for Action (a research-based essay addressing aspects of teaching with implications for educational practice);
Article of the Week (a brief thought piece on a particular element or teaching approach);
Research Annotations (two or three paragraphs describing a salient contribution to the research literature on a topic of pedagogy);
Try This, (a summary account of a research project in which a faculty member adopts an alternative approach to teaching a class);
Teaching Tips (short videos on specific teaching applications); and
Consortial Calendar (annotated listing of events, workshops, and conferences at GLCA schools and other institutions and organizations).
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.
The Provost’s Office is pleased to announce that Denison has joined the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The NCFDD offers members the resources listed below to assist faculty members.
The NCFDD’score curriculum is designed to support the development of empirically-tested skills and strategies that lead to academic success. The skills and success habits that they help members develop include, but are not limited to:
-Developing a consistent daily writing habit
-Planning and prioritizing for success
-Resolving conflict in a healthy way
-Cultivating a broad network of mentors, sponsors, and collaborators
-Managing time in ways that are aligned with evaluation criteria
-Getting organized to promote productivity
-Learning the art of saying “no”
-Understanding the process for successful grant writing, journal, book publishing, etc.
GLCA Globalization Grant:
GLCA has awarded Denison $16,357 for the Global Crossroads Initiative/Mellon Foundation Grand Challenge grant. The proposal, “Challenging Borders: Refugees, Displacement and Migration”, involves collaboration with Allegheny, Ashesi, Hope, Wooster, Kenyon, and the American University of Beirut. The Denison faculty participating in the grant are: Gary Baker, Joanna Grabski, Catalina Hunt, Veve Lele, Isis Nusair, and Taku Suzuki.
Tuesday, November 1
Tuesday Lunch (Knobel Hall) 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Lunch subsidized by Provost’s office – Price $4
“Learning about the Present by Reacting to the Past” Rebecca Kennedy (Classics)Thursday, November 3
General Faculty Meeting (Herrick Auditorium) 11:30
Friday, November 4
First Friday for faculty and administrators (Faculty Common) 4:30 p.m.Tuesday, November 8
Tuesday Lunch (Higley Auditorium) 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Collaborative Humanities Redesign Project (Conference)
A conference is being organized by the University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence and the Collaborative Humanities Redesign Project and will take place in June 2017 in Kansas City, MO. Sessions will focus on inquiry into a teaching and learning question within humanities courses or interdisciplinary courses that include humanities work.
Two student researchers, Yen Anh Nguyen (’17), Edric Choi (’18) and Rachel Mitton-Fry, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, attended the 18th Annual Rustbelt RNA Meeting, held in Cleveland, OH, on Oct 14-15. Yen Anh Nguyen received the Excellent Undergraduate Poster Presentation Award for the presentation, “Monitoring htrA RNA thermometer activity using a beta-galactosidase assay in Escherichia coli.” Edric Choi presented the poster, “Structural studies on the Salmonella enterica htrA RNA thermometer using SHAPE analysis.” Both posters were based on summer 2016 research.
Thanksgiving is nearly here – it’s time to start thinking about the summer!
Unlike many colleges, we are fortunate at Denison to have endowed funds that support summer research projects for students across all the disciplines, not just the sciences. In fact, “summer research” is something of a misnomer, since students not only conduct research but also pursue scholarly and creative projects, both on and off campus.