Dr. Judith Oleson Throughout Canada's history, generations of Aboriginal children in Quebec were taken from their families and communities and sent to Indian Residential Schools funded by the federal government and run by churches. They were denied use of their language, cultural identity and traditions, and the devastating impact of that tragic policy is still seen throughout the culture today. Read full article »
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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 »
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 »
Social Work professor and author Jim Trent While researching for another book, James W. Trent Jr., professor of social work and sociology, came across the story of a little-known Boston doctor, abolitionist and advocate for the disabled who lived from 1801–1876. His name was Samuel G. Howe. Trent found in Howe “an unexpectedly progressive voice” because of his perspectives on integrating Read full article »
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 »
On Saturday, May 19, Gordon held its 120th commencement ceremony to send out the class of 2012. It was also Mark Sargent's last service as Gordon's provost and consequently, his last time to present distinguished awards to a senior and a junior faculty member. Here is the text of his introduction to this year's two recipients, Ivy George, professor of sociology Read full article »
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 »
This past summer, Dr. Judith Oleson, associate professor of sociology and social work and coordinator of the Peace and Conflict Studies Minor, had an opportunity to stay in the old Jewish quarters of Krakow, Poland. She then visited the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau, where nearly the entire Jewish population of Europe was extinguished. As a result, the Holocaust became Read full article »
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Norman Jones, professor of theatre arts, will lead a trip of Gordon students to Great Britain August 2-17 to attend the largest theatre festival in the world.
David Lee, department chair of 3-2 engineering department and professor of physics, will serve as President and CTO of Glassimetal Technology Inc., a startup focused on commercializing novel amorphous metal alloys and processing techniques. Lee is working at Glassimetal in Pasadena, CA, until July 2013.
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Mosies Park, assistant professor of Spanish, will present the paper, "La doctrina (Marilyn) Monroe y la mirada del soldado colombiano en Mambrú de R.H. Moreno-Durán" at the Colombianist Association Conference in Weston, MA, July 10-13.
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James Zingarelli, professor of visual arts, will teach at the Salzburg Summer Institute, July 8-August 12.
David Aiken, professor of philosophy, will lead workshops on Bernard Lonergan's important work Insight, at the annual Lonergan Workshop. He will present and lead discussion on topics of interest to participants. Boston College, June 17-21.
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Sybil Coleman, professor of social work, will attend the annual conference of the National Association of Social Workers, on "Building Resilience: Weaving Policy and Practice," in St. Paul, MN, June 6-7.
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Elaine Phillips, professor of biblical studies, will present her paper “'The Prayer of the Upright': Confession, Accusation, and Intercession in Wisdom Literature Prayers” at the Christian Scholars' Conference in Nashville, TN, June 6-8.
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James Zingarelli, professor of visual arts, will teach a carving and marble class in Vermont, June 17-21.
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Suzanne Phillips, professor of psychology, attends the Society for Community Research and Action biennial meeting. She is organizing a poster session on experiential learning, facilitating a meeting on a proposal that is before the American Psychological Association, to promote self-help and mutual support groups, and chairing a roundtable discussion on the use of geographic information systems in community psychology research. Miami, FL, June 26-29.
Stephen Smith, professor of economics and business, will lead Gordon's China Seminar, traveling with students to meet business leaders in Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, May 24-June 11.
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Mosies Park, assistant professor of Spanish, will present his paper, "Re Orienting Latin American Liberation Theology" at the LASA (Latin American Studies Association) Conference in Washington, D.C., May 29-June 1, 2013 .
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Roger Green, professor and chair of biblical studies and Christian ministries, will lead Gordon College's 17th Holy Land Pilgrimage to Israel May 26-June 7.
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Tal Howard, professor of history, will give a presentation at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study workshop on "Comparative Secularization in Europe and North America: New Directions" in Cambridge, MA, May 3-5.
Irv Levy, professor of chemistry and computer science, travels to New Orleans with students and faculty to the American Chemical Society national meeting, serving as organizer of the program for chemical education that includes 1,600 presentations over a five day period, beginning April 8.
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Ruth Melkonian-Hoover, associate professor of political science, will present her paper "Drivers of White Evangelical Opinion on Comprehensive Immigration Reform" and chair a session entitled "Immigration, Ingroup, and Outgroup Attitudes" at the Midwest Political Science Association conference in Chicago, IL, April 11-14.
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Tal Howard, professor of history, presents a keynote lecture, entitled "Theological Roots of the Secular University", at the Religion and the Idea of the Research University conference in Cambridge, UK, April 3-5.
Gregor Thuswaldner, associate professor of German and linguistics and co-director of the Salzburg Institute, presents his paper on "'Cultivating Humanity' in Austria: A Study Abroad Program as a Potential Think Tank for Students” at the conference Education Abroad Programs in German-Speaking Europe in an Age of Globalization and Virtuality at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, March 21-24.
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Emmanuelle Vanborre, assistant professor of French, presents her paper on teaching Francophone Caribbean culture in the language classroom, "Métissages culturels dans les Antilles francophones" at the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in Baltimore, MD, March 9. Later in March she will chair a roundtable session called "Haiti after the Earthquake: the Shape, Role and Power of Writing" at the Northeast Modern Language Association in Boston, MA, March 21-24.
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Mosies Park, assistant professor of Spanish, will be attending NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Conference in Boston, MA March 21-23, where he will be Co-Chairing the Panel "Trauma and the Body", presenting the paper "Tony Manero (2008)- Fantasizing Disco Stardom During the Chilean State of Exception."
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Pilar Pérez Serrano, assistant professor of Spanish, will present her paper "Juana la Loca: Historia, memoria e identidad en el teatro de María Jesús Romero," and with Moisés Park, assistant professor of Spanish, will co-chair a panel session on "Trauma and the Body: Witnessing Violence in Contemporary Literature" at the North East Modern Language Association convention in Boston, MA, March 21-24.
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Irv Levy, professor of chemistry and computer science, will be traveling with six students to EPA Headquarters to work on a joint project with the EPC's Green Chemistry office, in Washington, D.C., March 8.
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Jonathan Gerber, assistant professor of psychology, will present his research on "coolness" at the Eastern Psychological Association meeting in New York City, March 9-11.
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David Lee, department chair of 3-2 engineering department and professor of physics, will attend the 142nd annual Minerals, Metals and Materials Society in San Antonio, Texas, where he will be presenting research results, March 3-7.
Irv Levy, professor of chemistry and computer science, will travel to to Punxsutawney, PA, February 2 for Groundhog Day celebration and the eating of the 10-year old Twinkie with alumni.
Graeme Bird, associate professor of linguistics and classics, is attending a workshop on Greek papyrus as part of the Logos at Baylor program in Waco, TX, January 30-February 1.
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Dorothy Boorse, professor of biology, will participate in a planning retreat for the Academy of Evangelical Scientists and Ethicists (AESE) along with members from other organizations for environmental stewardship in Washington, D.C., January 10-12.
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Jennifer Hevelone-Harper, professor of history, will chair a session on "Reading and Community in Syriac Christianity" at the American Historical Association annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, January 3-6.
Paul Borthwick, adjunct professor of biblical studies and Christian ministries, will present two workshops at Urbana 2012 global missions conference in St. Louis, Missouri, December 27-31.
Janis Flint-Ferguson, professor of education, will present a paper on "The Use of Field Trips in LIterature" at the National Council of Teachers of English conference, November 19-21, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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David Rox, professor of music, will represent Gordon College at the National Association of Schools of Music Annual Conference, November 17-20, in San Diego, California.
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Mark Cannister, professor of Christian ministries, will attend the National Youth Workers Convention, along with his Future of Youth Ministries class, November 16-18 in Dallas, TX.
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Stephen Smith, professor of economics and business, will present his co-authored paper, "Export Prices of Indian Firms: An Examination of Market and Firm Characteristics" at the Southern Economics Association meetings, November 16-18, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Leasa Lutes, professor of Spanish, will present a talk entitled, "The 'Other' Through the Latin-American Lens" at the Cinema Special Interest Group (for which she is the vice-chair) during the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language national conference, November 15-18, in Philadelphia, PA.
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Roger Green, professor of biblical studies and Christian ministries, will attend the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature annual conference November 16-20, in Chicago, IL.
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Dorothy Boorse, professor of biology, will speak at First Baptist Church on Creation Care and Christianity, November 15, in Rockport, MA.
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Paul Brink, associate professor of political science, will give the keynote address “The Word of God in the City of Man” at the 2012 Zylstra Symposium on Politics and Culture held at Redeemer University College, November 13-14 in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada.
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Valerie Gin, professor and chair of recreation and leisure studies, will facilitate a panel discussion on theology and sport at the International Sport Coalition's annual meetings November 12-16, in Orlando, FL.
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