Andrea Ferrigno (Art) is part of a group exhibition of artists with Midwestern ties, whose work deals with the nature of matter, sensation, perception, reaction, and consciousness.
A Tiny Rivulet in the Distant Forest
Jordan Acker Anderson, Josh Anderson, Lynda Barry, Rachel Bruya, Scott Espeseth, Joey Fauerso, Andrea Ferrigno, Leslee Fraser, Michelle Grabner, John Kowalcyzk, Shane McAdams, Liz Miller, Trent Miller, Mollie Oblinger, Riley Robinson, Rafael Salas, Gyan Shrosbree, Geoffrey Todd Smith, Trina May Smith, Claire Stigliani, Michael Velliquette, Hilary Wilder, Jeremy Wineberg
The show runs through August 12.
Organizing for Policy Influence, a book by Benjamin Farrer (Environmental Studies) will be published on August 24, 2017. In the book, Farrer explains how activists can influence the policies they care about, even when they are outnumbered and their issues are ignored.
Tim Kasser (Psychology) recently had an article published in American Psychologist. He had been invited to guest edit a special section of the journal regarding psychobiography, and therefore wrote a short article titled “Integrating psychobiography into psychology’s mainstream: Introduction to the special section.”
Teresa Gonzales (Sociology) recently co-authored a blog post with 2017 Knox grad Marilyn Angelina Barnes on her AnSo senior research project.
Here is an excerpt:
“Marilyn Barnes, (a recent Knox Alumnae and departmental prize winner) conducted a study on the importance of adult mentoring relationships for “at-risk” middle-school students. Drawing on theories of social capital, Barnes found that adult mentorship relationships and youth-focused programming provided the middle-schoolers in her study both academic and personal support.”
Nurettin Ucar (Modern Languages and Literatures-German) attended an advanced seminar in Berlin, Germany from July 2 to July 8. The seminar was organized by the Goethe-Institut. Entitled “Migration and Participation”, its focus was on the long history of immigration and the recent refugee situation in Berlin. Seminar participants also had a chance to talk to and learn from refugees and visit social initiatives.
Recently, Frank McAndrew (psychology) was interviewed on the Ethan Bearman Show on KGO Radio in San Francisco. The interview can be heard here.
The interview was based on an essay on female beauty that McAndrew published in his blog for Psychology Today Magazine. The essay can be seen here.
Heather Hoffmann (psychology) has published (Epub ahead of print, July 2017) an invited essay in Archives of Sexual Behavior entitled “Situating Human Sexual Conditioning”.
William and Marilyn Ingersoll Emeritus Professor of Computer Science John F. Dooley and associate professor of Computer Science David Bunde have been awarded a $27,500 grant from the Scripps Foundation. The grant is intended to upgrade and enhance the Computer Science Department’s laboratory facilities. In addition to new desktop computers and a new departmental server, the CS department will buy 25 Raspberry Pi credit-card sized computers and a number of sensors to work with them. The Raspberry Pi’s will be used for robotics and embedded software projects. The grant will also be used to acquire two new Virtual Reality headsets to be used in the research of new associate professor of Computer Science Monica McGill.
Jon Wagner (Anthropology and Sociology) presented an illustrated lecture and discussion, “The Bishop Hill Colony: Puzzles and Paradoxes” to members of the Knox Fifty Year Club and the Galesburg Knox Club, on June 7 in Bishop Hill, Illinois.
Monica Berlin (English) has published two new poems. “[First we learn the order of continents]” and “[Without apology, without guilt, not slumped against]” appear in the most recent issue of Poetry Northwest (summer/fall 2017).