Archives for 2012 Summer Scholars

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 »

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 »

Summer Scholar: Smith Presents New Data on India at U.S. International Trade Commission

Editor's note: This is part of a series of stories exploring what Gordon professors are up to in between semesters. Dr. Smith goes to Washington. Again. In early June, Stephen Smith, professor of economics & business, was invited to speak on a panel at the American Enterprise Institute. On July 23, he traveled to the nation's capital to present new research at the U.S. International Read full article »

Summer Scholar: The News of Justice in an Unexpected Land

NEWS UPDATE: Jo Kadlecek's report on the Honduras seminar is published in the Huffington Post's religion blog: read the article here. See also her article on Capital Commentary, published by the Center for Public Justice. Editor's note: This is part of a series of stories exploring what Gordon professors are up to in between semesters. Honduras seems an unlikely place for an international gathering of Read full article »

Summer Film Review: Our Young Kingdom in “Brave”

 Editor's note: This is part of a series of stories exploring what Gordon professors are up to in between semesters. Communication arts professor and film reviewer, Rini Cobbey, takes a look at why the popular new summer PIXAR film is not your typical children's movie. Brave: “Our Kingdom is Young”  By Rini Cobbey The more dimensional Disney movie images get, a friend of mine recently observed, the more dimensional Read full article »

Summer Scholar: Salzburg Symposium & Program Explores Dynamics of Sacrifice in European Culture

Editor's note: This is part of a series of stories exploring what Gordon professors are up to in between semesters.  Five Gordon professors will return to Austria July 9-August 13 for the second annual symposium of the Salzburg Institute of Gordon College with the University of Salzburg. Co-directors of the Institute, Thomas Brooks, professor of music, and Gregor Thuswaldner, associate professor of German and linguistics, along with Susan Brooks, professor Read full article »

Summer Scholar: When Green is More Than a Season

Editor's note: This is part of a series of stories exploring what Gordon professors are up to in between semesters. June and July in New England are typically as green and lush as it gets. But for Irv Levy, professor of chemistry and computer science, green is the schedule he keeps during the summer months—and all year long for that matter. Green chemistry, that Read full article »

Summer Scholar: Conflict, Truth and Reconciliation

Editor's note: This is part of a series of stories exploring what Gordon professors are up to in between semesters. Conflict doesn't have to mean bad news. In fact, according to Judith Oleson, assistant professor in sociology and social work, it can be transformative. As part of the curriculum development track of the International Social Work (ISW) conference June 14-16 in Minneapolis, MN, Oleson will present a workshop entitled, "Conflict Read full article »

Summer Scholar: Touching the Ancient Texts

Editor's note: This is part of a series of stories exploring what Gordon professors are up to in between semesters. Graeme Bird, associate professor of linguistics and classics, has always been fascinated by the ancient stories and their modern meanings. And his students can't help but catch his vision, as the Gordon Tartan recently reported. From June 13-16, he travels to Texas as Read full article »

Summer Scholar: Dr. Smith Goes to Washington

Editor's note: This is part of a series of stories exploring what Gordon professors are up to in between semesters. Dr. Stephen Smith, professor of economics and business, took four of his students June 6--9 to a conference entitled "Purpose & Prosperity" in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).  Smith was asked to speak on a Friday morning panel entitled, "The Morality Read full article »