Archives for March, 2011

Kingdom Undone

From April 11-17, professor of theatre arts Jeffrey S. Miller will be in the Twin Cities area for a production workshop on a new musical entitled Kingdom Undone. Still in development, Kingdom Undone represents the largest venture to date for the Theater for the Thirsty, a small theater company based out of Minnesota. Working with theater colleagues and a few Read full article »

March Madness and the Beauty of Mathematics

Who knew college basketball could inspire the beauty of a mathematics challenge? Dick Stout, professor of math, that's who. Read his recent Faith + Ideas= column: "It’s time for March Madness, that round of college basketball games that never seems to end, but (thankfully) signals the end of winter and the coming of spring. For faithful fans—like me—it can also be Read full article »

Fragments and Pictures of Spanish

In his first year at Gordon, Moises Park, assistant professor of Spanish, doesn't just talk the talk in his classes—he watches the movies and reads the novels as part of his scholarship. And he's been exceptionally busy lately. Recently, he presented a paper on the Chilean film, "Tony Manero," at the SCOLAS 2011 Conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Read full article »

The “long and winding” road to publication

Irv Levy, professor of chemistry and computer science, had an article accepted this month for publication in The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Irv co-authored the article--entitled "Seed oil and fatty acid content in okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) and related species"--with Bob Jarret and Ming Wang, both from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit. From seed Read full article »

The Lessons of Dislocation

Liesl Smith, director of administration and management in the Global Education Office and adjunct professor of history, has published an article in the most recent Chronicle of Higher Education in which she reflects upon the value of the study abroad experience. The article, entitled "The Lessons of Dislocation," can be found here for those with a subscription to the Chronicle. Read full article »