McAndrew’s Essays on Pandemic Published

Frank McAndrew, Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology, recently published three essays for Psychology Today Magazine related to the COVID-19 pandemic and other current events. The essays, “Why Face Masks Give Us the Creeps,” “Five Reasons Why Being Home All the Time Is So Hard,” and “The Eternal Challenge of Conformity Pressure,” were also the topic of several radio and podcast interviews McAndrew did during the months of May and June of 2020.

Muelder’s First Book Praised

In Robert H. Churchill’s long awaited book The Underground Railroad and the Geography of Violence in Antebellum America, (Cambridge University Press, 2020), he praises in his introduction the work of several historians whose books, published in the 21st century, have been significant contributions to our understanding of the Underground Railroad, with a particular emphasis on “violence faced by Underground Railroad activists”. Among those books listed is Owen Muelder’s The Underground Railroad in Western Illinois; also cited are works by highly regarded scholars Fergus Bordewich, Stanley Harrold, Graham Hodges, and Eric Foner.

Gilbert Has Paper Featured on Art History Website

Gregory Gilbert, professor and director of art and art history, had his recent conference paper “Developing a Specialized Identity as an Art History Generalist in a Teaching College,” featured on the Art History Teaching Resources website. Gilbert’s talk was part of the session, “The Art History Generalist: Challenges, Strategies and the Future of Teaching Art History,” at the College Art Association annual conference in Chicago in February 2020.