Archives for August, 2012

Read On: One Teacher Educator’s Practice

As the school year gets underway, a teacher's job makes the difference. Priscilla Nelson, associate professor of early childhood and elementary education, says reading instruction is linked to all other learning and models it in her classes at Gordon. She outlined her experience in an article for the summer 2012 Action in Teacher Education issue of the Journal of the Read full article »

From the Provost: The Challenge of Creating Margins

Editor's note: Gordon's new provost Janel Curry offered the following thoughts and goals at the 2012-2013 faculty workshop: The Challenge of Creating Margins By Janel Curry, August 21, 2012 The frame for my comments today is “The Challenge of Creating Margins.”  But before I specifically define what I mean by margins—not marginal costs, and not being “on the margins”—I want to talk about Read full article »

Summer Film Review: The Bourne Legacy—Fun, Pretty and Impossible

Editor's note: This is the last of a series of stories exploring what Gordon professors were up to in between semesters, and alas, a symbol of the summer's end—but with more film reviews to come in the fall. Communication arts professor and film critic, Rini Cobbey, takes a look at why the Bourne Legacy—the fourth film in the trilogy—is a wild and impossible ride: Bourne Legacy: “I Read full article »

Connecting to History: How a Social Work Professor Found a Hero

Social Work professor and author Jim Trent While researching for another book, James W. Trent Jr., professor of social work and sociology, came across the story of a little-known Boston doctor, abolitionist and advocate for the disabled who lived from 1801–1876. His name was Samuel G. Howe. Trent found in Howe “an unexpectedly progressive voice” because of his perspectives on integrating Read full article »

Center for Balance, Mobility and Wellness Strengthens the Community . . . in More Ways than One

Sean Clark, far right, with a member and students at the Center for Balance, Mobility and Wellness. What began ten years ago as a great idea to restore and maintain health for older adults has grown into an effective clinic that reaches the North Shore and merges scholarship with practice. Directed by Sean Clark, associate professor of kinesiology and chair Read full article »

Seeing Beyond Perceptual Representations

Brian Glenney, assistant professor of philosophy, has long been interested in matters related to sensory perception. Consequently, the History of Philosophy Quarterly published Glenney's article, "Leibniz on Molyneux's Question," in its July 2012 issue. The paper fills a gap in Leibniz scholarship as Glenney looks at three issues of Leibniz’s account of perception: whether perceptual representations are a species of thought, how perceptual Read full article »

Summer Scholar: The Muscles of Music Performance

Peter Iltis, second from left, with Jeff Nelson, second from right, and colleagues at the Fearless Performance Advisory Group in July. Editor's note: This is part of a series of stories exploring what Gordon professors are up to in between semesters. Most people might not think about the intricate muscles around a musician's mouth as he or she plays the trumpet or French horn. Read full article »

Theatre in Scotland & England: ‘A Crucible of Culture and Conversation’

Professor Mark Stevick, center, with students at All Soul's Church in London. If all the world’s a stage, the United Kingdom is the host and this year marks the 18th consecutive theatre trip there for Gordon professors and students. From August 10-26, 2012, Mark Stevick, associate professor of English, and Norm Jones, professor of theatre arts, will lead 30 students—the most Read full article »