Archives for November, 2012

Zheng Elected President of New England Society for Microscopy

Ming Zheng Ming Zheng, professor of biology, might be on sabbatical this semester, but he's as busy as ever with his scholarship and professional contributions. In fact, on Friday, November 30th, Zheng will help lead Gordon in hosting the 46th Annual Fall Symposium & Business Meeting of the New England Society of Microscopy (NESM). Founded in 1967, the NESM's purpose is to Read full article »

The Big Deal About Green Chemistry

The many shades of green are hardly exclusive to the art world. For Dwight Tshudy, associate professor of chemistry, the path to becoming green has involved many steps, including inspiration, research and outreach. Tshudy explored each in his October 25 talk entitled, "Green Chemistry and Sustainability, What’s All This Then?" which he gave as the fall lecture for the North Shore Read full article »

Making the Music of History . . . at the Smithsonian

David Goss (center in red shirt) and The 2nd South Carolina String Band at the Smithsonian Institute. It wasn't the first time David Goss, assistant professor of history and director of museum studies, performed at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. But it was still, well, the Smithsonian. So Goss and his Civil War band, The 2nd South Carolina String Read full article »

Voting and Coolness, Lectures and Leadership

Faculty contributions beyond the classroom have been many during the past few weeks. Here's a sampling: On election day, Paul Brink, associate professor of political science, was a featured guest on the "John Hall and Kathy Eamons Show" at 5 o'clock p.m. for the Salem Network Radio affiliate in Pittsburgh, PA, to discuss a Christian approach to voting. Jonathan Gerber, assistant professor of psychology, Read full article »

Camus: An Imaginative and Complex Literary Guide

Last year, Emmanuelle Vanborre, assistant professor of French, spent a lot of time, so to speak, with French philosopher Albert Camus. During her  sabbatical, Vanborre re-read many of Camus's works while editing a new book of essays on him that's just been released (by Palgrave Macmillan Publishers) entitled, The Originality and Complexity of Albert Camus's Writings. Emmanuelle Vanborre The book is an extension Read full article »

Neither Male Nor Female: Voters on Human Issues

As the presidential election draws to an end, philosophy professors Lauren Swayne Barthold and Brian Glenney raise some interesting questions in the following editorial about why the candidates won't get "women voters."  Why There Are No Women Voters and No Women’s Issue By Lauren Barthold and Brian Glenney Lauren Barthold Brian Glenney Binders or not, there are no women voters. Period. There is, we mean, Read full article »

How Then Should a Christian Vote?

In the November 2, 2012, Capital Commentary published by the Center for Public Justice, Paul Brink, associate professor of political science, offers a Christian perspective on why and how to vote. How Should We Vote? By Paul Brink First of all, we should vote.  I join others in saying that to vote is actually part of our Christian calling. Given the responsibility of the state Read full article »

“Working”: A Musical For Today’s Job Market

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, marks the opening of Jeffrey S. Miller's tenth production to direct at Gordon when "Working—A Musical" takes the stage in the Barrington Center for the Arts. Miller, professor of theatre arts, was drawn to the musical based on a book by Studs Terkel, a Pulitzer Prize winning author, interviewer and historian, in large part because of the issue Read full article »