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Distinguished Faculty Awards, 2012-13

On Saturday, May 18, at Gordon’s 121st Commencement ceremony, provost Janel Curry recognized professor of recreation and leisure studies Valerie Gin and assistant professor of philosophy Brian Glenney as this year’s recipients of the Distinguished Faculty Awards. The Distinguished Faculty Awards are given annually to one senior and one junior full-time faculty member in recognition of excellence in teaching, substantial Read full article »

The Manliest Man

Professor of social work James W. Trent's forthcoming book, The Manliest Man: Samuel G. Howe and the Contours of Nineteenth-Century American Reform, was recently selected as the lead book in the University of Massachusetts's Spring/Summer 2012 catalog. The book, which focuses on the social reform efforts of Samuel G. Howe (1801-1876) in antebellum America, is scheduled for publication in July Read full article »

Oil and Coral

Assistant professor of biology Walter Cho recently returned from St. Petersburg, FL, where he was a participant in the  Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Principal Investigator One Year Update Workshop, sponsored by the National Science and Technology Council's Sub-Committee on Ocean Science and Technology. Along with his colleague Timothy Shank from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Walter presented his research on Read full article »

The Virtues of French Cheese

Written exclusively by Gordon faculty members and administrators, Faith + Ideas = is a regular column exploring relevant issues and intellectual interests for our community as well as the broader culture. Several weeks ago, professor of French Damon Di Mauro enlightened readers on the virtues of French cheese...and how those virtues speak to the magic of higher learning. The subject came Read full article »

Gordon-hosted Conference Produces Second Special Edition Journal

Professor of psychology Bert Hodges recently had two works published. The first is a special issue of the journal Ecological Psychology (Vol. 23, 3), edited by Hodges and Carol Fowler (University of Connecticut & Haskins Labs). The issue is entitled "Distributed, Ecological, and Dynamical Approaches to Languaging and Language," and it is the second special issue to emerge from a Read full article »

Adam Smith and…Cognitive Science?

Assistant professor of philosophy Brian Glenney recently published an article in the Journal of Scottish Philosophy. Entitled "Adam Smith and the Problem of the External World," the article is the first to address Smith's essay "On the External Senses" (1737). Brian's work advances the idea that Smith, one of history's most well-known economists, was also the first to suggest two Read full article »

New Faculty: Walter Cho

In preparation for the start of the 2011-2012 academic year, Faculty Central will highlight the new members of the full-time faculty over the next few weeks. Walter Cho joins the biology department in a one-year position as an assistant professor, filling in for associate professor Dorothy Boorse while she Read full article »

New Faculty: Andy Moore

In preparation for the start of the 2011-2012 academic year, Faculty Central will highlight the new members of the full-time faculty over the next few weeks. Andy Moore joins the department of economics and business this year as an associate professor. He earned his B.S. in Administration/Accounting from California State University, Read full article »

New Faculty: Alice Tsang

In preparation for the start of the 2011-2012 academic year, Faculty Central will highlight the new members of the full-time faculty over the next few weeks. Alice Tsang joins the faculty of the economics and business department this semester as an associate professor. Alice earned her B.A. in English/Translation from the University of Read full article »

New Faculty: Justin Topp

In preparation for the start of the 2011-2012 academic year, Faculty Central will highlight the new members of the full-time faculty over the next few weeks. Justin Topp joins Gordon's department of biology this year as an associate professor. Justin earned his B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa in 2000 and his Read full article »