A new book, a groundbreaking research project, an interesting new course. These descriptive profiles introduce you to Beloit College faculty members, their work, and expertise.
- Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Assistant Biology Professor Amy Briggs studies plant immunity, but she also trains her keen scientist’s eye on a project a little closer to home, using her own classroom as a lab in more ways than one—including researching teaching methods.
- Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Upon waking up each morning most people check their smartphones before their feet even hit the floor. Thus, smartphones are now defeating gravity as priority, theorizes Tom McBride.
- Thursday, April 11, 2013
Since Pope Francis became pope last month, Associate History Professor Ellen Joyce has been struck by the visual symbols he’s created more than by anything in particular he has said.
- Wednesday, March 20, 2013
- Thursday, February 21, 2013
Over the past decade, Associate English Professor Chris Fink wrote a set of stories about farms and small towns in Wisconsin. The challenge, however, was to find an organizing principle−that is until he thought of the Farmer’s Almanac.
- Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Matthew Tedesco describes one of his new courses as one that will “boldly go where some of the greatest thinkers in history have gone before.”
- Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Gender equity in the field of classics and the myth of Seneca’s Medea are two research topics on which Assistant Professor of Classics Lisl Walsh has recently published.
- Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Just as an athlete dedicates time each day for exercise, Spiritual Life Program Director Bill Conover recommends people practice mindfulness meditation daily.
- Thursday, November 29, 2012
The name of a product plays a major role in how the consumer perceives it, Psychology Professor Alexis Grosofsky learned in a recent study.
- Thursday, November 8, 2012
Director John Kaufmann’s new play is a ghost story, a psychological thriller, and even kind of funny.
- Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Associate English Professor Francesca Abbate’s new book of poetry is a retelling of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde but set in south-central Wisconsin. Troy, Unincorporated was recently released by The University of Chicago Press’ Phoenix Poets series, and a public reading and reception to celebrate it will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the courtyard of the Wright Museum of Art.
- Monday, October 8, 2012
Experts predict a bloody winter in Syria−perhaps the bloodiest since the revolution began in 2011, and Catherine Bronson said the outcome of the conflict is grim.