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Five Faculty Members Awarded Tenure; Seven to Retire

Five Faculty Members Awarded Tenure; Seven to Retire Five Colorado College faculty members, including an alumna, were approved by the Board of Trustees for tenure and promotion to associate professor following the board’s annual February meeting. CC President Jill Tiefenthaler, Provost Alan Townsend, and Dean of the Faculty Sandra Wong visited each promoted faculty member,…

Issue: Spring 2019 • Tags: ,

What’s on Your Reading List, Ofer Ben-Amots?

“I hardly ever read one book at a time. I usually have a stack of books on my nightstand, some in preparation for a course and others for fun. Currently I am reading two books: ‘Aboriginal Music: Cross-Cultural Experiences from South Australia’ by Catherine J. Ellis, and, because linguistics and etymology are a serious hobby…

Issue: Winter 2018 • Tags: ,

A Train of Thought Across America

Three CC alumnae embarked on what they called the “Rail Tale Train Tour,” riding the rails from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon, and stopping in 10 American cities. In lieu of searching for the answers, they focused on finding the questions and creating interdisciplinary work to be shared along the way.

Issue: Winter 2018 • Tags: ,

Lincoln, Nebraska

It was a hard break, A blood soak, And when the river ran red I knew we could not float I walk with you Through the great divide Still I’m yours From the other side Oh, how the tall grass reaches wide Ghost of the buffalo passing by Lincoln, how will your country die? Rain…

Issue: Winter 2018 • Tags: ,

Provost Townsend Featured at Tribeca Festival in ‘Let Science Speak’

“Let Science Speak,” a six-part short documentary series about the importance of science in the ever-evolving world, premiered in September at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and featured a segment with Provost Alan Townsend. The documentary, shown on the festival’s opening night, tells the personal stories of six environmental scientists who not only…

Issue: Winter 2018 • Tags: ,

What’s on Your Reading List, Gail Murphy-Geiss?

We asked Professor of Sociology, Gail Murphy-Geiss What’s on Your Reading List? When I’m not reading sociology, I love reading for my European Book Group at the Alliance Française in Denver. Because only 3 percent of the American book market comes from translations of works written elsewhere, we read from that small portion, focusing on…

Issue: Summer 2017 • Tags: ,

Five awarded tenure

Five Colorado College associate professors were promoted to full professor during the June Board of Trustees meeting. They are: Lori Driscoll, Psychology An alumna of Colorado College, Driscoll earned her B.A. (1994) in psychology, magna cum laude. After completing her dissertation on “The Effects of Developmental Lead Exposure on the Cholinergic Modulation of Attention and…

Issue: Summer 2017 • Tags: ,

Herving Madruga Remembered

It is always difficult to reminisce about a dear colleague who has left us. On February 11, Herving Madruga would have been 87 years old.  He passed away on January 15, 2017. He had a rich life and was one of the pillars of the Romance Languages Department, teaching French and offering many innovative courses…

Issue: Spring 2017 • Tags: ,

Q&A with Abby Stein ’15, Former Intern at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

What was your major at CC? Studio art with a concentration in photography and printmaking. Why did you undertake this internship at the FAC? I was in a Southwest archaeology class Block 8 of my freshman year, and our professor Esteban took us to the Fine Arts Center to look at their Native American collection.…

Issue: Winter 2016 • Tags:

Professors Gould and Johnson Participate in Fulbright Scholar Program

Two Colorado College professors, John Gould and Dan Johnson, were recent participants in the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Program. The Fulbright Scholar Program awards teaching and/or research opportunities to college and university faculty and administrators, as well as to other professions, in more than 125 countries. John Gould, professor of political science, did a research project…

Issue: Winter 2016 • Tags: ,