From the Office of the Provost
UP FRONT AND PERSONAL
BRAD BATEMAN, Provost
When we began the new academic year last autumn, there were two large issues in front of us that required our attention: the new code of academic integrity and the possibility of an outbreak of H1N1 flu. I am happy to say that the H1N1 is now a distant memory.
Our new code of academic integrity, however, is not. As you may remember, the new code replaced an older system in which alleged violations of academic honesty were dealt with very differently. In our new system, the practice of academic integrity is largely the responsibility of the students. The new code came to us as a proposal from the students that involved creating a campus culture in which they are largely responsible for informing each other about the importance of academic integrity and in which they are responsible for reporting violations. The students also play the largest role (have the most seats on) the University Honor Committee.
But while the students are now the main drivers of the culture, they still need our help. We are still responsible for taking time in our classes to inform students of basic elements of academic integrity as they apply in our disciplines and in our classes. We also need to remind the students of the responsibilities they carry to report violations of academic integrity and to hold each other to account.
Unfortunately, in hearings before the University Honor Committee, we are hearing from students that about 75% of their professors never say anything about academic integrity in their classes after the first day of class.
So please, as we approach mid-terms and we await the next wave of papers that will be due in October, take the time in class to remind students of the basic rules of academic integrity. And please remind them that they have a large role to play in making sure that our new code works effectively.
The results of the Central Ohio Theatre Critics Circle’s 17th annual poll were released July 15, naming the 2009-10 winners for seasonal achievement.
Winner: CATCO’s The Mystery of Irma Vep, with scenery by D. Glen Vanderbilt, Jr., costumes by CYNTHIA TURNBULL, lighting by Mary Tarantino, sound by Keya Myers-Alkire and technical direction by Christopher Clapp.
MARC WISKEMANN's feature film,
"Minus One", has screened more than ten times since its world
premiere in May at the GI Film Festival in Washington DC, where it won the BEST
NARRATIVE FEATURE award. In September, it was part of the Columbia
Gorge Film Festival in Vancouver Washington. It had its official Columbus
premiere in late June at the Arena Grand Movie Theatre with a completely
sold-out screening and has subsequently been screened seven more times in the
Columbus area. Click here to see a trailer.
GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS
KATY CROSSLEY-FROLICK, Assistant Professor of Political Science, was awarded the 2010-2011 Dr. Guido Goldman Fellowship for the Study of German and European Politics, Political Economy, and International Affairs from the American Council on Germany. The Fellowship will support field research in Berlin and Brussels focusing on Germany's role in post-conflict crisis management and peace-building activities.
TOD FROLKING, Professor of
Geosciences, MIKE MICKELSON, Professor
Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy, and DOUG
SPIELES, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, along with fellow
Licking Land Trust board member Mary Fitch, have obtained an Ohio EPA Surface Water Improvement Grant on behalf of Granville Township. The grant provides $39,847 for the
restoration of Salt Run in Spring Valley Nature Preserve.
NEW DIRECTIONS INITIATIVES GRANTS AWARDED TO DENISON FACULTY 2009-10
(Click on title to see abstract)
JOHN ARTHOS, Associate Professor of Communication: A New Discourse Community
SOHRAB BEHDAD, Professor of Economics , DAVID BUSSAN, Associate Professor of Cinema, and RUTH TOULSON, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology/Anthropology: Studying Turkish
SOHRAB BEHDAD, Professor of Economics: Studying Turkish at Bogazi
JUDY COCHRAN, Professor of Modern Languages: The Exploration and Implementation of a French Seminar in Creative Writing and Performance for spring 2011
SUE DAVIS, Associate Professor of Political Science: The Politics of Oil in Russia
JESSEN HAVILL, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Studies: Computation for Scientists
ABRAM KAPLAN, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies: BLEMISH ~ Virtual Immersion in the Food System
JEFFREY KURTZ, Associate Professor of Communication: Wanting to See More: The Callings of Mid-career Faculty
BERNARDITA LLANOS, Professor of Modern Languages: Portuguese Language Immersion Study and Research in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Summer 2010
KRISTINA MEAD, Associate Professor of Biology and Director of Women’s Studies: Sex, Gender and the Brain: a novel textbook linking Neuroscience and Women's Studies
JEFF THOMPSON, Associate Professor of Biology, and JESSEN HAVILL, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science: Bringing Bioinformatics to Denison
MARLENE TROMP, Professor of English, RON ABRAM, Associate Professor of Art, ROBIN BARTLETT, Professor of Economics, BRENDA BOYLE, Assistant Professor of English, LISA MCDONNELL, Associate Professor of English, KRISTINA MEAD, Associate Professor of Biology and Women’s Studies: Creating a Queer Studies Program Phase I
MARLENE TROMP, Professor of English: From Titanic to Le Joola: Out of the West and Into the Present
ANITA M. WATERS, Professor of Sociology/Anthropology: Monuments and Change in Cuba
ENGAGING DIVERSITY . . .
Understanding of Self, Promoting Understanding of Race
ERIK FARLEY, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Multi-Cultural Student Affairs, collaborated with Dr. Colleen Bell, Professor of Conflict Studies, Social Justice and Women’s Studies at Hamline, to develop a presentation with several Denison Students, entitled “Developmental and Pedagogical Issues in Race-Conscious Teaching and Learning.” The presentation was given at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education, June 1-5, 2010, National Harbor, Maryland. The student presenters included: Everett Daily (Communication,’10), Daphne Martin (History and Spanish, ’12), Fiona Kohrman (American Studies, ’12, at Macalester College). The session presented a programmatic case study based on the students’ experiences in a three-week intensive travel study course focused on the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. South. After familiarizing the audience with the program's experiential approach and outlining the syllabus, students who participated in the 2009 program shared their experiences. They reflected on specific aspects of the program that supported their self-understanding in terms of racial identity, their analysis of the workings of race and racism in U.S. society, and possibilities for race-conscious action in a racialized society. Co-Presenters Farley and Bell highlighted critical issues that arise in experiential education, and closed the session with an opportunity for the audience to give feedback in both written and verbal form.
Diversity Consultant Engages Denison: Inter(Active) Sessions with Dr. Joann Moody
Dr. Joann Moody, faculty development
specialist and diversity consultant visited the
The purpose of Dr. Moody’s visit to our campus was twofold: to help us enhance our hiring and recruitment efforts and to assist us with faculty retention. While on our campus, Dr. Moody met with several groups and committees such as the faculty of color and international faculty, faculty in the early stages of their careers, the Diversity Advisory Committee, the Early Career Mentoring Committee, and the President’s Advisory Board, to name a few. She also had several meetings that included the Provost or Associate Provosts, the Vice President of Student Affairs, and President Knobel. While on our campus, Dr. Moody offered three major workshops across the two days including one for department/program chairs. Attendance at these workshops was quite robust and Dr. Moody’s ability to draw us into engaged discussion was evident by the many insights and strategies that emerged from the faculty during workshop sessions. The format of the workshops gave faculty the opportunity to analyze and problem solve based on case scenarios of hiring and recruitment or retention issues. Joann would then build on these discussions during plenary sessions so that all participants could benefit from each other’s comments and hear from Joann with respect to how we might address issues within our own liberal arts context.
Next steps include writing up the recommendations from Dr. Moody’s visit to the College and sharing them with the faculty. Dr. Moody’s overall observation of the Denison community is that we have a number of “pockets of strength” pertaining to diversity that we can readily build on, and she is excited about the work we have already begun doing. Some general areas for which she provided recommendations include:
· Programming initiatives that would continue to help us build capacity for hiring and recruitment across diverse groups
· Making our mentoring processes more effective
· Institutional support for faculty who are in contexts that reflect a “solo” experience (e.g. being the only member representing a particular social identity)
· Preparing students to engage effectively in the completion of student evaluations of teaching
· The kinds of data we need to collect to better understand faculty retention on our campus
To learn more about Joann Moody’s extensive work with Colleges and Universities go to: http://www.diversityoncampus.com/
Publications by Joann Moody include:
· Rising Above Cognitive Errors: Guidelines for Search, Tenure Review, and Other Evaluation Committees
· Mentoring Early-Stage Faculty: Myths and Missing Elements
· Demystifying the Profession: Helping Junior Faculty Succeed.
A copy of each of these publications is available in the Provost’s Office. Contact Jane Dougan (firstname.lastname@example.org, ex. 6344) if you would like to borrow any of these resources.
Thank you to all department/program chairs who attended workshops and/or sent representatives for your department during Joann Moody’s visit to Denison. The robust attendance, and engaged participation by faculty and staff throughout the two days of activities is greatly appreciated.
to Jim Ables and Barbara Lay for Human Resource’s co-sponsorship of the campus
wide workshop by Joann Moody: Structural Support for Hiring Well: Best Practices in the Hiring Process.
Consortium for Faculty Diversity
The 2010-2011 Consortium for Faculty Diversity (CFD)
database is now available. However, CFD applications are not due from
pre- and post-doctoral fellows until November 1st, 2010. Therefore, not
all of the applications will be available for review until that
date. This announcement is to give your department an opportunity to
consider participating in the CFD program.
Department Chairs have information for accessing the CFD data base. When we receive the Department or Program's application with the name of the candidate, we will contact you to further explore this possibility. Department Chairs should contact Toni King by December 1rst.
Please send items for this section of the faculty development newsletter, Engaging Diversity to Toni King, Associate Provost. Items may reflect the broad spectrum of faculty involvement in diversity through teaching, scholarship, service (to Denison and beyond), as well as through any faculty development activities.
PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS, EXHIBITIONS, CONFERENCES, COMMUNICATIONS, CONCERTS…
RON ABRAM, Associate Professor of Art, exhibited work in A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking in September at Wellington B. Gray Gallery at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. The exhibition presented ninety of “the most influential and important printmakers working in the US today” and was part of the three day Print Summit 2010 symposium. In May, Abram collaborated on the theatrical set designs for Curtain Players’ production of Mauritius in Galena Ohio. In August, his work was included in ARTillery Invitational at ARTillery Gallery in Columbus, Ohio. His work is being included in the upcoming edition of the Los Angeles-based queer ‘zine, 21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves. The ‘zine will be included in Curator/Artist Darin Klein's 20 year 'zine retrospective at Baer Ridgway Gallery in San Francisco, CA in October. In September, Abram exhibited work in Art for Life 2010, the gala fundraising exhibition and auction for Columbus Aids Task Force at the Ohio State University. "Finlandia: Prints and Music Inspired by Tom of Finland," a curatorial project with twenty-three participating artists from across the country, has been accepted for exhibition at the upcoming 2011 SGC International conference in St. Louis MO. He will be in an artist residency at Takt Kunstprojektraum in Berlin, Germany in November and December.
DEBBY ANDREADIS, Assistant Director for Education and Research Services, William Howard Doane Library attended the ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians in Cambridge, Massachusetts from August 1-6, 2010. This institute is one in the series of Harvard Institutes for Higher Education presented at the Harvard Graduate School for Education. The purpose of the institute "is to provide the tools and insight needed to improve the librarian's leadership effectiveness and help his/her library respond to a rapidly shifting landscape." Funding was provided by the Carolyn Craig and Dr. Carl M. Franklin Library Endowment Fund.
GARY BAKER, Professor of Modern Languages, just published "The Middle Voice in Günter Grass's "Im Krebsgang" in the 2010 spring issue of German Quarterly. He also reviewed "The Poet's Role: Lyric Responses to German Unification by Poets from the GDR" by Ruth Owen for the 2009 publication of Gegenwartsliteratur.
SOHRAB BEHDAD, Professor of Economics, had a Persian translation of his article (with Farhad Nomani) “What a Revolution! Thirty Years of Class Reconfiguration in Iran” published in Goftogu: A Quarterly of Cultural and Social Studies (Tehran) 55, Spring 2010. The article originally appeared in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 29 (1) 2009. A Hebrew translation of "A Disputed Utopia: Islamic Economics in Revolutionary Iran," (originally in Comparative Studies in Society and History: An International Quarterly, 36  October 1994) was published in Jama’a, Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Middle East, Ben-Gurion University (18), 2010. Other articles by Behdad have been reprinted in Ali M. Ansari, ed., Politics of Iran: Critical Issues in Modern Politics, London: Routledge, 2010: "Islamization of Economics in Iranian Universities," (originally published in International Journal of Middle East Studies, 27  May 1995), and "Winner and Losers of the Iranian Revolution; A Study in Income Distribution," (originally appearing in International Journal of Middle East Studies, 21  August 1989).
SETH CHIN-PARKER, Associate Professor of Psychology, and ALEXANDRA BRADNER, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, recently published "Background shifts affect explanatory style: How a pragmatic theory of explanation accounts for background effects in the generation of explanations" in the August 2010 issue of Cognitive Processing. Seth also presented a poster titled "(Category) learning by doing: How goal-directed tasks constrain conceptual acquisition" at the 32nd annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society in Portland, OR. A paper by the same title was published in the conference proceedings.
JOHN E. CORT, Professor of Religion and Director of International Studies, presented a paper, "Icons and Identity: Svetambar Jain Disputes in Western India, 1800-1950," at the conference Modernity, Diversity and the Public Sphere: Religious Identities in 18th-20th Century India, sponsored by the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt, September 23-25. Along with his collaborators Lawrence A. Babb (Amherst College) and Michael W. Meister (Univ. of Pennsylvania), he published "Desert Temples: Archaeology in Present Time," in South Asian Archaeology 2007: Proceedings of the 19th Meeting of the European Association of South Asian Archaeology in Ravenna, Italy, July 2007. Volume II: Historic Periods (Oxford: Archaeopress, 2010). 19-26.
CHRISTIAN FAUR, Director of Collaborative Technologies, had a solo exhibition "The Land Surveyors" at the Kim Foster Gallery in New York City, from June 17 to July 17. For more information: <http://www.kimfostergallery.com/exhibitions/past/Faur_exh10.htm> Faur's artwork has been featured as one of twenty-four international artists in the book Illustration Play 2: An Expedition to the Extraordinary. Hong Kong: Victionary, 2010. 146-159.
KAREN GRAVES, Professor of Education, gave a public lecture, "Purging Gay and Lesbian Teachers: State Homophobia in Cold War America," at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto on September 17. The talk was sponsored by the Office of Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Sociology & Equity Studies in Education, Theory & Policy Studies, The Centre for Urban Schooling, The Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, and The Centre for the Study of the United States. On September 24, Karen traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the American Educational Research Association's Workshop on Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) Issues in Education. The three-day conference was designed to "bring together scholars in education research to undertake a 'state of the art' examination of LGBTQ research as it relates to education as a learning environment as well as to the health and wellbeing of those who study or work in educational settings." The group of twenty-six scholars from the United States and Canada mapped what is known in the field, identified essential pathways for future research, addressed issues of data and data resources, and assessed the need for research training that can advance knowledge in the field.
DAVID GREENE, Associate Professor of Geosciences, published a paper entitled “Neoproterozoic rifting in the southern Georgina Basin, central Australia: Implications for reconstructing Australia in Rodinia” in the journal Tectonics, v. 29, Sept. 2010. Matthew Matteri (’11) and David will present “New Balanced and Retrodeformable Cross Section of the Northern Confusion Range, West-Central Utah Indicates an East-Vergent Fold-and-Thrust Belt of Sevier Age” at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in November.
JESSEN HAVILL, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, recently published a paper with Kevin Hutson of Furman University titled "Optimal Online Ring Routing" in the journal Networks. In June, Havill organized an interdisciplinary workshop, "Computation for Scientists," which attracted twenty-four faculty members from thirteen different liberal arts colleges. The goal of the workshop was to introduce programming and computation to science faculty in the context of scientific teaching and research. The workshop was supported by the Mellon Faculty Career Enhancement initiative and the GLCA New Directions Initiative.
GARRETT JACOBSEN, Associate Professor and Chair of Classics, presented “Ovid’s Song of Philomela: ‘germanaeque suae carmen miserabile’ (Meta. VI.582)” at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, March 2010, where he also presided over and gave comments at the session on “Seneca.” Recent publications include: “Ovid’s presence in Ciaran Carson’s Fishing for Amber,” in The Classical Outlook (86. 4); a review of P. J. Johnson’s book, Ovid before Exile: Art and Punishment in the Metamorphoses,” in The Classical Review (Cambridge University). Dr. Jacobsen also authored a chapter, “A holiday in a rest home”: Ted Hughes as ‘Vates’ in Tales from Ovid” in the volume Ted Hughes and the Classics, edited by Roger Rees, and published by Oxford University Press.
FADHEL KABOUB, Assistant Professor of Economics, is the writer of The Social Justice Column in Street Speech, a publication of the Columbus Coalition for the Homeless. About 10,000 copies of Street Speech are printed twice a month and are sold in the Columbus area by homeless vendors. Kaboub's columns include "From Social Justice to Full Employment" (Sept. 3), "Attention: Deficit Disorder in the U.S. Economy" (Sept. 17), and "The Audacity to Create Jobs" (Oct. 1). Kaboub's columns address poverty, homelessness, and unemployment issues in Ohio and in the United States.
REBECCA FUTO KENNEDY, Assistant Professor of Classics, presented "A Culture of Justice: The Courts in Athenian Tragedy and the Visual Arts" at the International Colloquium on Justice in the Ancient World at the University of Western Ontario in March 2010; and later that month she presented "Herodotus and the Politics of ethnos" at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Dr. Kennedy’s review of R. Sowerby's The Greeks: An Introduction to their Culture appeared in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review (2010.02.36). Her book, Athena’s Justice: Athena, Athens and the Concept of Justice in Greek Tragedy, has been published by Peter Lang, and she appeared as a commentator in the History Channel’s recent series, “Clash of the Gods” (Hercules, Medusa, and The Minotaur).
BILL KIRKPATRICK, Assistant Professor of Communication, presented "Getting the Local Under Control: National-Local Tensions in U.S. Network Radio of the 1930s," at the Conference of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, Madison, July, 2010.
JEFFREY B. KURTZ, Associate Professor of Communication, served as co-organizer of the regional workshop, “‘Wanting Something More: Reflecting on the Professional Lives of Mid-Career Faculty,” with Dr. Tammy Proctor, Professor of History at Wittenberg University. The workshop was held on the campus of Wittenberg University, September 24-26 and attended by faculty from seven different institutions. Jeff presented the opening address, “So This Is What Mid-Career Feels Like?,” and facilitated, with Tammy Proctor, the session, “Passion and Call within Our Work.” Funding for the workshop was provided through a grant awarded to Kurtz and Proctor from the Lilly Fellows Program in the Humanities and the Arts and the New Directions Initiative sponsored by the Great Lakes Colleges Association. Denison faculty MONICA AYALA-MARTINEZ (Associate Professor of Modern Languages), PETER KUHLMAN (Associate Professor of Chemistry/Bio-chemistry) and MARY TUOMINEN (Professor of Sociology/Anthropology and Women’s Studies) also attended the workshop, where they facilitated the session, “Sustaining Engagement and Excellence in Teaching and Research.”
LEW LUDWIG, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, gave two invited presentations this summer on his research in knot theory. In July, he delivered “Straight talk about knots: How one question lead to a four-year research project” at Brigham Young University in Utah. In August, he presented “Intrinsic linking and knotting in straight-edge embeddings of complete graphs” at The International Workshop on Spatial Graphs at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. Ludwig had three students present their research with him at the national mathematics conference of the Mathematical Association of America, MathFest in Pittsburgh. Erica Evans ('11) presented “Knot mosaics: results and open questions,” Joe Paat ('11) presented “Putting numbers on the board: Enumeration of knot mosaics,” and Jacob Shapiro ('11) presented “Knot mosaics and the mosaic number.” Evans and Paat each earned top prize of $150 for the Pi Mu Epsilon honors session (two of ten awards from 58 presentations) for quality of work and presentation. Shapiro won top prize of $100 for the MAA student session (one of twenty awards from 150 presentations) for quality of work and presentation.
MINGGANG LI, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages, attended a Mellon Grant workshop, “Teaching Genji Monogatari in the 21st Century,” at Scripps College in June. He also gave a presentation titled "Sociology of Literature" at a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar hosted at Stanford in June and July. The seminar is titled "Shanghai and Berlin: Urban Modernism in Interwar China and Germany."
SANDRA MATHERN-SMITH, Associate Professor of Dance, with support of a Mellon Foundation Career Enhancing Project Grant, presented a paper “Videodance and Movement Practices,” at the Simposio Internacional de Videodanza, Pensar La Videodanza II, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov 2009, which was subsequently published in Terpsichore in Zeroes and Ones, Guadalquivir Publishing House, May 2010. She presented two choreographic works, performed by five Denison dance students (Tricia Smit, ’10, Olivia Gray’Be, ‘12, Irene Tsai, ’12, Alexandra Rose, ’11, Madeline Skaggs, ’12), at 60x60 Project Ohio, a collaborative series of sixty choreographic works, each lasting sixty seconds, at the Wall Street Nightclub, Columbus, OH, Oct 2009. In January 2010, she attended and performed at the National Dance Association Pedagogy Conference, as guest performer with the Lower Left performance collective at New Mexico State University--Las Cruces. As well, she was a Guest Artist in Residence in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Grinnell College, setting a site-based choreographic work incorporating original video projection, in March/April 2010, and performed in collaboration with Rebecca Bryant and Don Nichols of Purdue University. Mathern-Smith conducted a master class in contemporary dance at the Department of Dance, University of Texas El Paso, and was a participant and performer at the March 2 Marfa, an annual performance lab for dance improvisers, Marfa, Texas, Mar 2010. She completed an Associate Artist Residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, an interdisciplinary artist community, New Smyrna Beach, FL, June–July 2010. In August 2010, she attended Composition for Media and the Stage, a workshop on the use of Isadora graphic programming environment for interactive performance in Portland. Mathern-Smith will perform and teach at the Texas Improvisation Festival this October and will be a Guest Artist in Residence in dance at Purdue University in February 2011.
ANDREW MCCALL, Assistant Professor of Biology, published three papers: McCall, A.C., J.A. Fordyce. “Can optimal defense theory be used to predict the distribution of plant chemical defenses?” Journal of Ecology 98: 985-992. (September 2010); McCall, A.C. “Does dose-dependent petal damage affect pollen limitation in a California annual plant?” Botany 88: 601-606. (July 2010); and Forister, M.L., A.C. McCall, N. J. Sanders, J. A. Fordyce, J.H. Thorne, J. O'Brien, D.P. Waetjen, and A.M. Shapiro. “Thirty years of climate change and habitat alteration shift patterns of butterfly diversity.” Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, USA 107: 2088-2092 (Jan 2010). McCall presented five papers, some with students (* = student at time of project): A.C. McCall, and J.A. Fordyce. “Can Optimal Defense Theory explain patterns of intraplant chemical defense?” at the 95th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. in August 2010; M.L. Forister, A.C. McCall, N.J. Sanders, J. A. Fordyce, J. H. Thorne, J. O'Brien, D.P. Waetjen, and A. M. Shapiro. “Patterns of richness and decline: 35 years of butterflies along an altitudinal transect in Northern California” at the Sixth International Conference on the Biology of Butterflies, Alberta, Canada in July 2010; H. Robertson*, and A.C. McCall. “The effects of leaf damage on petal and pollen defense in wild radish, Raphanus sativus. “ at the Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference, in Ames, IA in April 2010; C. Splawski*, and A.C. McCall. “Abiotic effects on species richness and diversity in a newly-created tallgrass prairie” at the Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference, Ames, IA also in April 2010.; and J. Bury*, J.Rotramel*, L. Keny*, A. Boemi*, K. Buttermore*, T.Lan*, H. Robertson*, C. Splawski*, and A. C. McCall. Feb 2010. “Does Alliaria petiolata or its extracts affect invertebrate abundance or behavior?” at the Ohio Invasive Plant Council Conference, Columbus, OH in February 2010. This paper was the result of a lab project in Plant Ecology, BIOL 321. As well, McCall also co-organized a workshop, "Arriving, Surviving, and Thriving as an Ecological Educator/Scientist at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution," at the 95th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA in August 2010.
ERIN R. MCMULLIN, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, presented a research paper: E.R. McMullin, K. Nelson, C.R. Fisher, S.W. Schaeffer. 2010 “Gene flow and population structure of two deep sea tubeworms, Lamellibrachia luymesi and Seepiophila jonesi, from the hydrocarbon seep communities in the Gulf of Mexico.” The paper, currently in press, will be available online in Deep Sea Research II. As well, McMullin presented a poster at the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) in Pittsburgh PA, August 1-6.: Erin McMullin, Katelyn Bonko,* Sara Hansen,* and Jay Hemdal. “Genetic diversity and the effective population size of captive populations of Haplochromis piceatus, a critically endangered Lake Victoria cichlid.”
MATT NEAL, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, had two research students present their research at the national mathematics conference of the Mathematical Association of America, MathFest in Pittsburgh. Nathan Zakahi ('12) presented Norm Characterizations of Operator Algebras and Glen Sutula presented Adjacency matrices and their connection to error correcting codes. Nathan won top prize of $100 for the MAA student section (one of 20 awards for 150 student presentations) for quality of work and presentation.
ISIS NUSAIR, Assistant Professor of International Studies and Women’s Studies, has published a book titled Displaced at Home - Ethnicity and Gender among Palestinians in Israel (edited by Rhoda Kanaaneh and Isis Nusair). It will officially be released by SUNY Press on October 1, 2010. See http://www.sunypress.edu/p-5047-displaced-at-home.aspx
CHARLES O’KEEFE, Professor of Modern Languages, presented a paper entitled “The Evolution of a Comparative Study of Patrick Modiano’s La place de l’étoile and Homer’s Odyssey: From Aesthetics to Hermeneutics to Ethics,” at the thirtieth meeting of the University of Cincinnati's Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures in May.
GREGG PARINI, Associate Professor of Physical Education, was a keynote speaker at the American Swimming Coaches Association World Swimming Clinic (Indianapolis) on Sep 4. The title of his talk, focusing on achieving excellence in coaching and swimming, was "Sempre Avanti -- Always Forward Despite the Fear."
DEBORAH BLUNT-BARRETT PRICE, Studio Instructor PT, Music, flew to Ames, Iowa in April with one of her chamber ensembles from the Chamber Music Connection, Inc. where they were featured performers as part of an NPR From the Top radio show. The show aired nationally in early June. The group, Abbraccio (an octet), included pre-college musicians who study chamber music with Price and who have also worked with CHING-CHU HU, Denison Music Department Chair, as part of the New American Music Project held at Denison and in Worthington last spring. Abbraccio members were interviewed by host Christopher O'Riley, and Price was announced on the air as their director. They performed the final movement of Mendelssohn's famous string octet as the finale of the evening's performance. Listen to the octet on Youtube. This past spring, Price was one of two new artists named to join the 2010 Yamaha Certified String Educator Roster. Yamaha writes, "As part of an on-going effort to foster communication directly with educators, these leaders were carefully selected as representing of some of the top forward-thinking string educators in America." As a member of this roster, she will participate in an annual summit in Chicago this coming December promoting music education as well as present clinics and workshops for educators and their students throughout the year. This past summer, Price was honored to be invited by Judith Glyde, founding member of the Manhattan String Quartet and present professor of Cello at CU, Boulder, to direct a chamber music program in Bonefro, Italy. The program, CMC-Italia, was held for two weeks in Italy with performances in Bonefro and Rome. The program served 24 pre-college, college and graduate school students from Ohio, New York, Florida and Wisconsin with faculty members from Denison, Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Chamber Music Connection, Worthington. Two works by Italian composers were premiered and the two-week program concluded with a special invitation performance at Italy's premier conservatory, Santa Cecilia, in Rome. Photos from the events can be found on the CMC Italia and TheCMConnection facebook pages.
KIMBERLY SPECHT, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, presented “A Guided Research Project for the Organic Chemistry Lab” at the American Chemical Society 240th National Meeting in Boston, MA in August, 2010.
TAKU SUZUKI, Assistant Professor of International Studies, published a book entitled Embodying Belonging: Racializing Okinawan Diaspora in Bolivia and Japan. The book was released from the University of Hawai'i Press at the end of July.
MICAELA VIVERO, Associate Professor of Art, has an exhibition, “There is Always a Glass Full of Sky to Soar,” at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan as part of the ArtPrize 2010 exhibition, from September 22 to November.
JONATHAN WALLEY, Assistant Professor of Cinema, was a featured speaker at the symposium "From close and afar: the interweaving of art and cinema around 1970," at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany, in September. His talk was entitled "Identity Crisis: Experimental Film and Artistic Expansion Around 1970." Additionally, his essay "Not an Image of the Death of Film," forthcoming in a collection of essays on avant-garde cinema to be published by the Tate Modern, was translated into Croatian for the reader Prosireni Film, published in late spring of this year (during his pre-tenure leave). Walley also gave a lecture on the films of Andy Warhol at the Film and Electronic Arts Department of Bard College (also in late spring of this year).
An article written by Profs. WES WALTER, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, and DAN GIBSON, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, together with three student co-authors, has recently been published in the journal Physical Review A. Physics majors Derrick Carman ('10), Yige Li ('12), and Dan Matyas ('12) participated in the research as Summer Scholars in 2009 and during the subsequent academic year. The article is: C.W. Walter, N.D. Gibson, D. J. Carman, Y.-G. Li, and D. J. Matyas, “Electron Affinity of Indium and the Fine Structure of the Indium Negative Ion Measured using Infrared Photodetachment Threshold Spectroscopy”, Physical Review A, Vol. 82, 032507 (2010).
TOMMY WHITE, Assistant Professor of Art, had a publication launch on September 26 at Harris Lieberman Gallery of the first edition of TOMMY WHITE (96 pages, perfect bound, edited & designed by Paul Wagner, poetry by Howard Altmann). White had a review of his exhibition at the Harris Lieberman Gallery in the Sept 24th issue of The New Yorker magazine. He has a solo exhibition of his paintings and sculpture at the Harris Lieberman Gallery in New York City, August 31 through October 2.
SHEILAH WILSON, Assistant Professor of Art, will be included in an exhibition at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum entitled "Cluster Balloons: from Lawn Chairs to Cosmic Rays." Her work will also be included in the Ohio Art League Annual Juried show and “Time Sensitive” at the OSU Urban Arts Spaces.
MARC WISKEMANN, Assistant Professor of Cinema, has seen his newest short film, "Summer", screen at twelve film festivals in the last four months. In May, "Summer" was shown at the Wexner Center for the Arts as part of their Ohio short film festival. Later that month, it screened at the Big Island Film Festival, in Hawaii, where it won the award for "Best Short Animated Film". In June, it played in Los Angeles at the 13th Dances With Films Film Festival, in Oklahoma as part of the deadCENTER Film Festival and in Bethlehem Pennsylvania at the SouthSide Film Festival. In July, it was in Indiana as a selection of the 7th Indianapolis International Film Festival and in San Diego where it screened at Comic-con (the world’s largest comic/pop-culture convention in the world) as part of the San Diego International Children’s Film Festival. "Summer" then returned to the Los Angeles area for the Hollyshorts Film Festival and then screened in Sacramento as part of the 11th annual Sacramento Film and Music Festival. In September, "Summer" was part of the 17th Annual CineSol Film Festival in south Texas, the 12th Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival in Birmingham and was one of only twenty-four short films screened for the 26th Boston Film Festival. Marc's 2008 film, "My Dearest Love", screened at a number of festivals over the last few months as well. It was part of the Foursite Film Festival in Utah, the 16th annual San Antonio Film Festival in Texas and received an Award of Excellence from the 16th Twin Rivers Media Festival in Asheville, North Carolina. It was also invited to be part of the Adam Kazery Short Film Benefit, which took place in Mississippi last month. Marc's feature film, "Minus One", has screened more than ten times since its world premiere in May at the GI Film Festival in Washington DC, where it won the "Best Narrative Feature" award. In September, it was part of the Columbia Gorge Film Festival in Vancouver Washington. It had its official Columbus premiere in late June at the Arena Grand Movie Theatre with a completely sold-out screening and has subsequently been screened seven more times in the Columbus area.
PING YANG, Assistant Professor of Communication, published "Knowing through asynchronous time and space: A phenomenological study of cultural differences in online interaction," in Kirk St. Amant and Sigrid Kelsey (eds), Computer-Mediated Communication across Cultures: International Interactions in Online Environments, published by Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2011.
LEW LUDWIG, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, gave two presentations at the national mathematics conference of the Mathematical Association of America, MathFest in Pittsburgh. The presentations were based on two courses he has developed at Denison. The first presentation, “Preparing students to orally present technical information,” was based on his development of the Math 215/315 Technical Communication courses which fulfill the R General Education requirement. The second presentation, “The art of mathematical thinking,” was based on his work in the FYS 102 course of the same name.
Message from Kim Coplin, Associate Provost
This fall, we have become increasingly aware of web sites such as Course Hero that provide networked study groups and student resources. Because these websites sometimes reproduce course syllabi and other materials without the knowledge of the professor, we are prompted to provide a suggested statement on the appropriate use of course materials that you may wish to add to your course syllabi and/or other course documentation. The statement is below and we thank Professor Bill Kirkpatrick of the Communication Department for his help in crafting this language.
Appropriate Use of Course Materials
The materials distributed in this class, including the syllabus, exams, handouts, study aides, and in-class presentations, may be protected by copyright and are provided solely for the educational use of students enrolled in this course. You are not permitted to re-distribute them for purposes unapproved by the instructor; in particular you are not permitted to post course materials or your notes from lectures and discussions on commercial websites. Unauthorized uses of course materials may be considered academic misconduct.
You can find an Inside Higher Ed article with more information on sites such as Course Hero at http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/10/06/coursehero.
Message from Vera Staley, student member of the University Honor Committee
Dear Denison Faculty,
As a student representative of the University Honor Committee, I would like to take a moment of your time to remind you of the importance of emphasizing academic integrity in the classroom. As you all know, we implemented a new Code of Academic Integrity in the fall of 2009. In my experience, the best way to ensure academic honesty in students is to remind them, regardless of age or experience, how to apply academic integrity specifically to the course. It can be confusing to navigate the expectations of each class and a quick reminder will further highlight our commitment to integrity in the classroom. Furthermore, this emphasis on integrity will improve the classroom’s educational environment by stressing to students the importance of using their own ideas and learning from each assignment rather than taking shortcuts that significantly lower their ability to learn.
Thank you for your time and have a wonderful fall semester.
Vera Staley ‘12
From the Library
latest Library Links Newsletter is available from the library home page.
Featured articles include the visit to our library by two Thai librarians from Srinakharinwirot University and the Mellon grant "Next Steps in the Next-Generation Library: Integrating Digital Collections into the Liberal Arts Curriculum." http://www.denison.edu/library/news/fall2010newsletter.pdf
Teaching Matters, a series of conversations about teaching at Denison, will sponsor two events this fall. The first, held last Thursday (September 24) featured Leslie Ortquist-Ahrens of Otterbein College, who spoke on "Peer Conversations about Teaching". This presentation was designed to help us learn productive ways to talk to each other about teaching and learning, and proved particularly useful for mentoring purposes and helping us connect with each other over issues of teaching/learning. Articles related to this presentation (and other pedagogical issues and problems) are posted on the TEACHING MATTERS site on BlackBoard. If you have questions about this presentation or would like to learn more about peer evaluations of teaching, contact one of the Teaching Matters coordinators: Sue Davis, Lew Ludwig, or Margot Singer.
The next session is on techniques to enhance students’ critical thinking skills in the classroom. The goal with all TM workshops is to offer practical ideas that enliven classrooms. On October 21 ( 4-6 pm in Huffman President’s Dining Room), Dean Pape from the Collaboration for Learning will present “Enhancing Student Success Through Group Discussion and Problem Solving”
Career Services: Going Global
Career Services is excited to provide you and your students a new online subscription entitled, Going Global. Many of our students are interested in pursuing international development, advocacy, and opportunities abroad as well as in the U.S. This subscription provides the following content:
· 31 Country Career Guides
· Global Corporate Directory
· USA and Canada City Guides
· Jobs and internships from around the world
· H1 B Visa application listings organized by both USA state and metro areas
· Country employment outlook and key industry trends
· Industry-specific trade and professional organization information: issues of special concern for foreign professionals, education requirements, trade associations and industry web sites
· Business resources: Trade Councils, Chambers of Commerce and other professional and social networking groups
· Work permit and visa regulations
· Finance and compensation information: taxes, housing, cost of living, etc.
· Cultural and Interview advice
· Specific cultural advice for resumes/CV's and
will receive a quarterly report on usage and we encourage you and your students
to utilize this comprehensive resource. Many thanks to Doane Library for
sharing the subscription cost with us. Let us know if you find it helpful
or not! To access the site, go to: http://online.goinglobal.com
(You do not need to create an account)
If you have questions, please contact Career Services at x6656 or me at x6521 or via email at email@example.com.
SERIES THEME: Technology and Community.
The whirlwind pace of global technological development in the 21st century forces us to ponder the ways in which technology is redefining the communities to which we belong, as well as our relationships within those communities. Specifically, how is technology altering the texture of our communities and the very nature of how we relate to each other, personally and professionally? How has technology either enhanced or challenged the nurturing of community and relationships, from the local to the global context? What have been the privileges or benefits that have accrued to communities that are technology-rich, compared to those that are technology-poor? What lessons can we draw from past choices that give us good guidance for future choices? Keep this theme in mind all year.
Contribute your thoughts about teaching to the next issue. Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 26 to appear in the December newsletter.
What of Mid-Career Faculty?
Jeffrey B. Kurtz
Department of Communication
At the end of September I had the good fortune to participate in a workshop focused on the professional lives of mid-career faculty (defined roughly as those who have worked for nine to twenty years of service in their tenure-line positions). Titled “Wanting Something More: Reflecting on the Professional Lives of Mid-Career Faculty,” the workshop involved teacher-scholars from seven different colleges and universities, and was held on the campus of Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.
Research suggests that mid-career faculty often develop tenuous relationships to their institutions. Although the hurdles of tenure and promotion to associate professor are behind them, faculty may be uncertain as to how to articulate and execute a trajectory that will keep them deeply engaged in their teaching and research, a trajectory that oftentimes must also encompass service opportunities of greater labor and time. Similarly, institutions seem uncertain about how to support and affirm this cohort. While numerous resources exist for assistant professors during their first six years in the tenure stream, those resources, and especially the opportunities for collegiality, reflection, and engagement that may follow, can be found wanting at many colleges and universities where its mid-career faculty are concerned. The potential isolation and misunderstanding that may result from this arrangement surely benefits neither the faculty nor the heartbeat of the institutions.
Workshop participants explored such themes as passion and professional identity in our work, the importance of promoting trust and collegiality across the academy, and ways we might sustain commitments to excellence in our teaching, research, creative endeavors, and service to our campus communities. Key to the workshop was that participants, organized in teams based on the institutions they represented, generated specific actions plans for potential implementation on their home campuses. Among other things, these plans attempted to close the seeming gap between mid-career faculty’s desire to sustain excellence in their professional work and institutions’ lack of clarity around the leadership roles (in teaching, scholarship/creative endeavors, and service) these faculty might embrace.
were fortunate to have Monica Ayala-Martinez (Modern Languages), Peter Kuhlman
(Chemistry), Bernardita Llanos (Modern Languages), and Mary Tuominen
(Sociology/Anthropology & Women’s Studies) express interest in the themes
and questions at the center of this workshop. They are eager to collaborate with our community in conversations and initiatives
that might deepen and clarify the professional commitments of mid-career
faculty and the important place of these commitments in our College’s
overarching identity. I am grateful for
their good work, and I hope you will respond to their invitations to talk,
listen, AND LEARN.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS at Denison
GRANTS 101: Workshop
Thursday October 14
11:30-1:30 Burton Morgan Lecture Hall
Officer, will provide information, answer questions, give advice, and share
tips about applying for sponsored grants. As well, she will introduce a new Blackboard site, Grants 101, designed to offer self-help aids to faculty members
applying for federal, foundational, or Denison grants. Bring your own lunch and all your questions.
SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES
Midwest Faculty Seminars
At http://mfs.uchicago.edu/upcoming/index.html you will find descriptions of the University of Chicago’s Midwest Faculty Seminars for this academic year. (UC sends fuller descriptions about four weeks before the individual seminars.) These seminars "offer faculty the opportunity to participate actively and collaboratively with colleagues from across the disciplines in discussions that immediately and directly address not only matters of mutual interest but also issues that profoundly affect teaching and learning. In so doing, the seminars afford faculty occasions for study and reflection and, also, for the sort of cross-disciplinary exchange that characterizes liberal arts education at its best."
The first seminar is Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations October 21-23, 2010 (The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 21 and will conclude at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 23.)
Adam Smith’s An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations has exerted immeasurable influence on economic and political philosophy since its initial publication in 1776. But how well is the text actually understood?
This seminar will examine the ways in which Smith’s work has been understood – properly or improperly – since its initial appearance, and the relevance Smith holds for the contemporary moment.
Speakers include Moishe Postone (History), Fredrik Albritton Jonsson (History), Paul Cheney (History), Sankar Muthu (Political Science), Samuel Fleischacker (Philosopy) and Gary Herrigel (Political Science).
The maximum number of nominations of Denison faculty for any one
seminar is two. We are able to nominate only 7 faculty members for the full
2010-2011 series. The provost’s office will cover the costs associated with
attending the seminars. If you are interested in attending any of these
seminars, please send a brief email to Susan García outlining the
relationship of the topic to your research and/or teaching interests. (Note:
since slots for our faculty members are limited, please do not reserve a slot
unless you are certain you will attend.)
AAC&U Working Conferences:
As you read through the list of events we offer our Denison community, keep in mind a question raised in our Self Study: "How does the college define a reasonable notion of "engagement?" How do we take precautions against the burdens of over-programming students on curricular, co-curricular, and social levels?" (Chapter 6, page 119). As part of the process of defining and articulating our institutional identity and mission, please discuss these questions at the departmental level. Chairs will share your feedback at the October Chair’s meeting (October 21, Burton Morgan Lecture Hall from 11:30-1:15).
Opening night for Denison Theatre production Dead Man’s Cell Phone. (8 p.m. Ace Morgan Theatre)
Shows Oct 1-2, 5-9
For more information, click here.
Opening at Bryant Arts Center Gallery (M-F 10-6)
Alumni Show. Runs through October 24, 2010.
7:30pm Swasey Chapel
Rebecca Skloot is a science writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover; and many other publications. She specializes in narrative science writing and has explored a wide range of topics, including goldfish surgery, tissue ownership rights, race and medicine, food politics, and packs of wild dogs in Manhattan. Skloot's debut book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, took more than a decade to research and write, and instantly became a New York Times best-seller. It has received widespread critical acclaim, with reviews appearing in The New Yorker, Washington Post, Science, Entertainment Weekly, People, among others. Skloot's talk is co-sponsored by the Spectrum Series, the Denison Lecture Series, the Ronneberg Series, the University Programming Council, the Denison Community Association and the Beck Lecture Series.
2:30 in OLIN 114 E
The Denison Community is invited to attend a guest lecture sponsored by the Department of Classics: "Marriage in Trouble: Reading Sophocles as Social History" by Dr. Cynthia Patterson, PhD (Professor of History, Emory University). Prof. Patterson is a leading scholar in the area of Greek social history and Athenian family law including issues concerning women and citizenship and marriage law. Her publications include Pericles' Citizenship Law of 451/0 B.C. (1981), and The Family in Greek History (1998) and she contributed to and edited Antigone’s Answer: Essays on Death and Burial, Family and State in Classical Athens (2006). She has also written a great many articles on bastardy and citizenship, women's rights, prostitution, infant exposure and the status of resident aliens in ancient Greece. Please join us.
6:30 p.m. Slayter Auditorium
There will be a special screening of Minus One (Jon Osbeck and Marc Wiskemann, directors) followed by a panel discussion which will discuss how military service affects not just those who are deployed, but also those who care about them. Panel members will include the filmmakers, Denison’s Tim Durham and Brenda Boyle as well as representatives from the military. Click here for trailer.
October 18-19 FALL STUDY BREAK
Philip N. Howard
7:30 p.m. Burton Morgan Lecture Hall
Dr. Howard is an Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Washington. In addition, he directs the World Information Access Project and the Project on Information Technology and Political Islam. His most recent book, The Internet and Islam: The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy, investigates patterns of technology diffusion between and within developing countries and the role of new information technologies in political communication systems around the world. He is also the author of New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen, which was awarded the 2007 CITASA Best Book prize from the American Sociological Association and the 2008 Best Book prize from the International Communication Association, and has edited Society Online: The Internet in Context and The Handbook of Internet Politics. Part of the Spectrum Series.
Global Studies Seminar
Slayter Shepherdson Room 7:30 p.m.
Sangeet Kumar, Assistant Professor of Communication
“Google and the Sovereign: New Media’s Challenge to the Nation State”
Light Refreshments provided
Contact: Fadhel Kaboub email@example.com
Laura C. Harris Symposium: Annalee Newitz
Higley Hall Auditorium 4:30 p.m.
Annalee Newitz is an American journalist who covers the cultural impact of science and technology, such as topics on open source software and hacker subcultures. She writes for many periodicals from Popular Science to Wired, and since 1999 has had a syndicated weekly column called Techsploitation.
14th Annual Denison Jazz Guitar Festival: The John Jorgenson Quintet and Speakeasy
7 p.m. Burke Recital Hall
Featuring Casey Cook, Andy Carlson, Tom Carroll
and Doug Richeson.
DEADLINES & IMPORTANT DATES
Link to a calendar of Important Dates for 2010-11
Faculty meetings (11:30-1:30 Burton Morgan Lecture Hall)
· October 7, November 4, December 2
· February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5
Documents available on Blackboard
October 21 Chairs’ meeting (11:30-1:15 Burton-Morgan Lecture Hall)
R. C. Good proposals are due November 1.
See the Faculty Handbook for Terms, Guidelines, and Criteria.
Contact Susan Garcia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
New Directions Initiative
Next proposal submission deadline is November 1.
For guidelines and forms, click here.
Nominations for Awards
Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching:
The winner of the Cherry Award will receive a prize of $250,000 and will teach in residence at Baylor University during the 2012 fall or 2013 spring semester; travel expenses and a furnished apartment will be provided. To further Baylor University’s commitment to great teaching, the winner’s home department will receive $25,000.
Three finalists will be chosen from the field of nominees., Each finalist will receive $15,000 and will present a series of lectures at Baylor University in the fall of 2011. Finalists will present a Cherry Award Lecture on their home campuses as well. In addition, the home department of the finalists will receive $10,000 to foster faculty development.
Schedule for the 2012 award:
· November 1, 2010 Nomination deadline
· Spring 2011 Three finalists announced
· Fall 2011 Finalists make campus visit and presentations; also make presentation on home campus
· Spring 2012 Cherry Award winner announced
· Fall 2012 or Spring 2013 Cherry Award winner semester-in-residence
Denison now subscribes to The Grant Advisor (http://www.grantadvisor.com), a leading source of information on grant, research, and fellowship opportunities for U.S. institutions of higher education and their faculty, offering on-line access to database searches, deadline listings with extensive hyperlinks, and much more, all in an easy-to-use web interface. Features include:
1. THE GRANT ADVISOR NEWSLETTER : grant opportunities from federal agencies (except NIH) as well as many independent organizations and foundations. Published monthly (except July), each issue contains 20-25 program reviews with descriptions, eligibility requirements, special criteria, funding amounts, and contact information (including phone and fax numbers, e-mail and web addresses). The remainder of the newsletter is comprised of the Deadline Memo with more than 300 listings of grant and fellowship programs for the coming four months, organized into eight academic divisions (fine arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, education, international, health related, unrestricted/other).
2. DEADLINE MEMO HYPERLINKS : presented in table format , with include links directly to:
(a) web site of the funding agency or organization
(b) abstracts and program reviews from The Grant Advisor newsletter;
(c) complete text from all current Federal Register grant listings
(d) National Science Foundation on-line documents
(e) e-mail addresses.
3. DATABASE AND ARTICLE SEARCHES : enter your own search criteria (such as funding agency, keywords, academic division, and more). Article Search is available for keyword searching through hundreds of program abstracts and Federal Register articles.
4. 200+ USEFUL LINKS TO FUNDING SOURCES : full access to an ever-expanding list of links to funding sources, separated into two categories: Federal and Related Sources, and Foundation and Independent Sources.
Thanks to the efforts of SUE DAVIS (Political Science), LEW LUDWIG (Math and Computer Science) , AND MARGOT SINGER (English), Denison faculty can link to a Blackboard course site replete with teaching tools and tips as well as links to articles on pedagogical problems and issues. Sections of the site include Course Design, Rubrics, Class Discussion, and more.
All issues will be archived on the Provost Office website: http://www.denison.edu/offices/provost/newsletter.html
Items can’t be published if we don’t know about them. Please send updates and notices to JANE DOUGAN (email@example.com).
Please communicate comments and suggestions about the format and content of the newsletter to SUSAN GARCIA (firstname.lastname@example.org)