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Promotions for Grinnell College Faculty Members 2013-14

Sunday, May. 26, 2013 4:15 pm

Grinnell, IA - The Grinnell College Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of faculty members to new ranks for the 2013-14 academic year.

Awarded tenure: Jeffrey Jonkman (associate professor of mathematics and statistics).

Promoted to associate professor with tenure: Paul Hutchison (education); Asani Seawell (psychology); Stephen Sieck (chemistry); Justin Thomas (theatre and dance).  

Promoted to full professor: Shuchi Kapila (English); Sarah Purcell (history); Ralph Savarese (English); Erik Simpson (English).

Moving from active teaching to senior faculty status: Susan Strauber (art); Edmund "ED" Gilday (religious studies); John H. "Jack" Mutti (economics).

 

Moving from senior faculty status to emerita/emeritus status: Elizabeth Dobbs (English); Andrew Hsieh (history); Daniel "Dan" Kaiser (history); Martha Voyles (education).

Since its founding in 1846, Grinnell has become one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges, enrolling 1,600 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries. Grinnell's rigorous academic program emphasizes excellence in education for students in the liberal arts; the college offers the B.A. degree in a range of departments across the humanities, arts and sciences. Grinnell has a strong tradition of social responsibility and action, and self-governance and personal responsibility are key components of campus life. More information about Grinnell College is available at www.grinnell.edu

Computer scientist with research on computer vision and pattern recognition

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Jerod Weinman, assistant professor of computer science, is working on important developments in computer vision and pattern recognition research. Specifically, this research is helping computers to:

  • Identify characters, such as letters and numbers, that are visible in photographic images.
  • Recognize and label familiar images – for example, a family pet – making images more accessible to the visually impaired.

Weinman is also available to discuss related topics such as:

Sociologist available to discuss cultural implications of how we die in era of medical advances

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

Grinnell College sociologist Karla Erickson studies “the way people die” and the cultural implications of a rapidly aging population in an era of significant medical advances. As part of her academic research, Erickson trained as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) to “live” the role of those who deliver ongoing palliative care. A retirement community in the town of Grinnell provided her with personal access for her research on the intimate connections between patients, families and caregivers.

Workshop Participants Represent the CERA Landscape Through Original Poetry, Photography, and Drawing

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Author:  Jonathan Andelson                                                                                                                                                                          Phone:  641-269-3139                                                                                                                                                                                     Email:  andelson

Liberal Arts Colleges Reach Minds Behind Bars

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

Contacts: 

 Lauren Sieben, Chronicle of Higher Education

Liberal-Arts Colleges Reach Minds Behind Bars

By Lauren Sieben

Re-published with permission of The Chronicle of Higher Education

John Hammers spent the past 12 years behind bars. His daily routine consisted mostly of playing pinochle or spades and watching sitcoms on television. Serving time for burglary, he wanted to better himself, but he had no outlet.

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