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This Just In: Gordon Faculty Continue to Offer Public Scholarship

Even at the start of a new academic year, Gordon faculty members are contributing their gifts and scholarship to the broader community in a variety of ways. Below is just a sample of what's been happening lately for some professors outside of the classroom: Tal Howard, professor of history and the executive director of the Center for Faith and Inquiry, wrote Read full article »

Public Scholarship: Faculty Lend Expertise to the News

July has been a busy media month for several Gordon professors as they've discussed their expertise with national and regional journalists, and offered unique perspectives for the public with their observations on current issues. Here are a few examples of how Gordon professors are helping shape public discussions:   On July 19, Ruth Melkonian Hoover, chair and associate professor of political 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 »

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 »

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 »

Whodunnit . . . in the Chemistry Lab?

Students on campus are seeking justice . . . in the chemistry lab. At least that's the hope of Dwight Tshudy, associate professor of chemistry, who's teaching Forensics this semester for the fourth time since it was first offered in 2006. With 15 students from a variety of majors, Tshudy says his goal is to blend science with other related topics Read full article »

Light + Plexiglass + Titania = Water Purification Possibilities

These are good days for the field of chemistry. With October 16-22 designated  National Chemistry Week by the American Chemistry Society, and 2011 declared the International Year of Chemistry, Gordon's chemistry department is in good company with both its enthusiasm and research. And for Gordon's newest member of the chemistry department, associate professor Joel Boyd, the United Nation's emphasis on water purification is Read full article »

The “long and winding” road to publication

Irv Levy, professor of chemistry and computer science, had an article accepted this month for publication in The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Irv co-authored the article--entitled "Seed oil and fatty acid content in okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) and related species"--with Bob Jarret and Ming Wang, both from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit. From seed Read full article »

It’s the Year of Chemistry!

The United Nations has adopted a resolution proclaiming 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry (IYC). At the end of January, Irv Levy, professor of chemistry and computer science, will attend the International Launch of the IYC at UNESCO World Headquarters in Paris.  This two day event will feature speakers from more than a dozen nations addressing the UN's resolution, Read full article »