Lindgren Professor of Biology
Patricia A. Johnson Professor
David Harrison (1999). Professor of French. Director of the Center for International Studies, 2007-. B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.
David Cook-Martín (2007). Associate Professor of Sociology. B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., University of Houston; Ph.D., University of California–Los Angeles.
Tom Moore gave a contributed paper, "Keys to Success in a Run-and-Gun Basketball System", at the national meeting of the American Statistical Association, on August 4, 2011 in Miami Beach. This is joint work with former students Ben Johannsen ('06) and Eric Ohrn ('07). You can locate the paper at: Full Paper
The space formerly known as the Listening Room has officially been renamed the Burling Media Room. While the name change comes after the recent renovation of the space that houses the Libraries’ video and sound collections, it reflects the long-standing need to describe more accurately the changing functions of the space.
Burling Library is nearing the conclusion of the major renovation of its Listening Room and Microforms Room.
The expansion of the Listening Room’s public area allows library patrons to have direct access to most of the collections of over 20,000 DVD, VHS, Blu-ray and compact discs, not only during the Listening Room office hours, but whenever Burling Library is open.
A myth in the outside world is that “nothing happens on campus in the summer.” So to dispel that myth, we’ve shown below a nominal sampling of scholarly activity taking place during the lazy, hazy days in Grinnell.
All Over the Campus: MAPs
From Noyce to Burling, Steiner to Mears, Mentored Advanced Projects are all over the campus map this summer. Here are a few examples of the works in progress that incorporate student learning with faculty development and scholarship:
Two Grinnell students recently won awards for research presentations at the Iowa Physiological Society (IPS) annual meeting in Des Moines. IPS provides networking opportunities for physiologists in applied research and teaching.
“The IPS experience gives the students an opportunity to interact with undergraduate peers in a local setting before potential attendance and presentation on a broader level,” said Clark Lindgren, professor of biology who encouraged the biology students to attend.
With the start of the new academic year, Grinnell College has launched a program designed to help the college, its students, local nonprofit organizations and the entire community. Created by Monica Chavez-Silva through the Office of Community Enhancement and Engagement in cooperation with numerous other college offices, the program has chosen six apprentices interested in learning nonprofit management and placed them with six nonprofit organizations in paid positions lasting a year. Five of the organizations are Imagine Grinnell, the Claude W.