Archives for December, 2012

Faculty Kudos: Essays, Books and Professional Contributions

As the fall 2012 semester came to a close, there was much to celebrate with our faculty's many recent contributions in their respective fields. Here's a very brief overview: Provost Curry The Chronicle of Higher Education published an essay by Provost Janel Curry this week in its careers section. The essay entitled, "The Education of a Provost" chronicles Dr. Curry's path to Read full article »

Missions and the Christian Church in a Changing World

Paul Borthwick Between his many global travels, conferences, speaking engagements and teaching, Paul Borthwick, adjunct professor of Christian ministries, somehow found the time to write another book. Just released by InterVarsity Press, Borthwick's book, Western Christians in Global Mission: What's the Role of North American Church? provides a current analysis on how the Western church is viewed through the eyes of Majority Read full article »

Studying the Craft of Writing for Greater Conversations

Denise Frame Harlan Writing is hard work, and reading great stories can be as inspiring as it is instructive for the aspiring writer. That's why Denise Frame Harlan, adjunct professor and committee member for The Great Conversations courses at Gordon, models the writing life to her students. This month, for instance, the Englewood Review of Books invited Frame Harlan to reflect on a classic for Read full article »

Where Do Philosophical Problems Go When They Die?

Brian Glenney Some scholars say that philosophical problems should be annihilated or killed off once they've outlived their usefulness. But Brian Glenney, assistant professor of philosophy, believes they live past their usefulness for philosophy and can be resurrected by scientific experiments. In fact, Glenney's recent article "Philosophical Problems, Cluster Concepts and the Many Lives of Molyneaux's Question" explores this in Read full article »

Imagining the Next Supercomputers with ‘LittleFe’

Jonathan Senning, right, in his office with student Peter Story '14 and the model supercomputer they built together. Last month while attending SC12, an international conference on  high performance computing (HPC) in Salt Lake City, Utah, Jonathan Senning, professor of mathematics and computer science, did something he'd wanted to for a while: he built a hands-on model computer he can use in Read full article »