Archives for October, 2010

Archives Receives Generous Collection for Recreation and Leisure Studies

Dr. Gerald Fain of Boston University, a leading scholar in the field of recreation and leisure studies, chose Gordon as the recipient of his personal collection, in large part because of his relationship with Peggy Hothem, professor of leisure studies who also initiated the program at Gordon in 1990. Fain—who was Hothem’s dissertation advisor in graduate school—said he believed the study Read full article »

“Host and Hunger” Featured in Online Facts on World Hunger

Images of Jim Zingarelli's sculptures from his "Host and Hunger" exhibit are featured this month in The Rotarian's online story that sheds light on issues of hunger both nationally and internationally. Zingarelli, professor and chair of visual arts, created the pieces from a variety of stone as a way of answering the question: "How do I make art out of a Read full article »

Faculty Forum

Lauren Swayne Barthold, associate professor of philosophy and coordinator for gender studies, will speak on “Identity as Interpretation”  at this week's Faculty Forum Oct. 27. The presentation will begin at 4:30 in Jenks Library Room 406. Her other research interests include philosophy and literature, ethics, American pragmatism and hermeneutics. Read full article »

That Wild Iliad

In his new book, Graeme D. Bird, associate professor of linguistics and classics, examines a small group of early papyrus manuscripts of Homer’s Iliad, known as the Ptolemaic papyri, which, although fragmentary, are the oldest surviving physical evidence of the text of the Iliad, dating from the third to the first centuriesBCE. These papyri have been described as “eccentric” or even “wild” by some scholars. Read full article »

On Stage: Taking on Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine first drew from children's stories (and other tales from Brothers Grimm) to create the 1987 Broadway musical Into the Woods. As Sondheim turns 80 years old this year, the Gordon College Theatre Department is celebrating his nationally recognized artistic achievement with its fall production of Into the Woods. Directed by Jeffrey S. Miller, professor of theatre Read full article »