- Thursday, April 24, 2014
What should professors teach? How does the “infosphere” affect what they teach? Should they try to “raise the consciousness” of students about issues like poverty and global warming or should they adopt a more neutral stance instead?
- Tuesday, April 22, 2014
“Take what you need, but need what you take.” After seeing that phrase on a napkin dispenser at a pizza restaurant, she now uses it a lot in her role as the sustainability coordinator at Beloit College.
- Monday, April 7, 2014
In a new course called The Economics of Culture and Identity, students will be conducting ethnography in order to discover their classmates’ perspectives on the world. The course will be taught in the fall by Miller Upton Teaching Fellow Arielle John, who will at that time be joining the faculty as an assistant professor of economics.
- Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Arizona is the best basketball team in the country, according to Beloit College Economics Professor Bob Elder. As the co-creator of an alternate ranking methodology for March Madness called Dominetrics, Elder gave a “Lunchbox Lecture” on Tuesday (March 18) discussing his picks and how they differ from those of the NCAA selection committee.
- Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The depiction of children in contemporary Spanish film is the subject of a forthcoming book Associate Professor of Spanish Amy Tibbitts is writing.
- Wednesday, February 19, 2014
What do Beloit athletes and the Olympic athletes currently competing in Sochi have in common?
- Wednesday, February 12, 2014
In the latest installment of the “Lunchbox Series,” English Professor Shawn Gillen argued that a bitter family drama in Wisconsin influenced the work of literary figure Henry James (1843-1916) and “father of American psychology” William James (1842-1910).
- Wednesday, February 5, 2014
An April 6 dance performance at Chicago’s Ruth Page Center for the Arts is the end goal for students enrolled in the Repertory Dance Company, a Labs Across the Curriculum course led by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dance Gina T’ai.
Political science professor calls for transparency, debate on the use of drones for targeted killingThursday, January 23, 2014
The public doesn’t know how many drone strikes have been carried out on behalf of the United States or how many civilians have been killed.
- Thursday, January 23, 2014
When he’s not teaching at Beloit, Professor of Psychology and Legal Studies Larry White spends some of his time consulting with attorneys and appearing as an expert witness. He has consulted on more than 200 criminal cases in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois, and he has presented testimony on more than 40 occasions.
- Friday, December 20, 2013
The work of composer Ludwig van Beethoven and writer Leo Tolstoy will be explored in two spring semester courses, resulting in a symposium featuring presentations and a performance.
- Friday, December 6, 2013
The acclaimed Haitian writer Marie-Célie Agnant is the topic of a recently published essay by Scott Lyngaas, associate professor of modern languages and literatures and associate dean of the college.