- Thursday, October 31, 2013
From consulting for NGOs to investigating crime scenes, anthropologists do a lot of work that many people don’t even know about, according to Associate Anthropology Professor Jennifer Esperanza.
- Thursday, October 17, 2013
Philosophy, psychology and computer science may not seem like they have a lot in common, but one relatively new course has fused them together to create a hands-on, interdisciplinary experience that resulted in an intelligent robot revolution.
- Friday, October 4, 2013
The large and persistent gap in the infant mortality rate between blacks and whites was the topic of a speech Assistant Professor of Health and Society Rongal Nikora gave last week at his alma mater, the University of New Mexico. In his talk, he made the theoretical claim that the gap is due to three stages of embodiment.
- Monday, September 23, 2013
Russian Professor Donna Oliver never intended to publish her first-year Russian textbook, but, with the assistance of an alumna, Russian Full Circle was released by Yale University Press in late August.
- Thursday, September 5, 2013
The Liberal Arts in Practice Center at Beloit College views its role as the three
Cs: catalysts, consultants and a clearinghouse of opportunities.
- Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Where and what is “the real world?” Who gets to decide, and on what basis?
Natalie Gummer, professor of religious studies, posed these questions during her 2013 Convocation address.
- 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 in March, 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
People generally identify themselves as a numbers person or a word person, but English Professor Chuck Lewis thinks it’s important to be both.
- 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.”