Third-year student Gabe Smith has been selected to participate in the Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Program offered by the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. A Self, Society and Culture major, Gabe was inspired to apply to the competitive program when a course in Biological Influences on Human Behavior sparked an interest in neurobiology.
Jahwara Giddings, Assistant Professor of African/African American Studies, has published an article entitled, “Infusion of Afrocentric Content into the School Curriculum: Toward an Effective Movement,” in the March issue of the Journal of Black Studies. The article, using a case study, reviews and analyzes the most significant developments of the past decade relating to efforts to infuse Afrocentric content into the public school curriculum.
Student Natalie Rose ’01 will present a paper at the Sixth Women’s Policy Research Conference. The conference is co-sponsored by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and the Women’s Studies Program at George Washington University, and will be held in Washington DC June 8-9, 2001. Natalie’s paper is entitled, “Stigmatization of Single Motherhood in Welfare Reform: the cases of Britain, Sweden and the United States.”
Adam Howard, Assistant Professor of Cooperative Education, received the Rising Leader Award from the National Society for Experiential Education at its October 2000 annual conference. The Experiential Education Rising Leader Award recognizes an individual who has joined the organization within the past five years and is already making outstanding contributions to the field.
On March 9, 2001, Antioch Trustee Barbara Winslow ’68 gave a lecture entitled “From the Woman Question to Women’s Liberation to Grrrl Power to Vagina Feminism: The Multiple Meanings of International Women’s Day.” She also presented the Barbara Slaner Winslow Endowed Scholarship in Women’s Studies. The scholarship is a gift to Antioch College from her mother, Luella B. Slaner. The winner for 2001 is third-year student Mavis Gruver. Previous winners include Vanessa McDonnel and Ilana Savel, pictured above with Dr. Winslow, and Melissa Petro.
At the Cooperative Education Association meeting held in Atlanta in March, Pat Linn, Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies and Dawson Professor of Cooperative Education, was named chair of CEA’s Standing Committee on Research.
Janice Kinghorn, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, has received a Great Lakes Colleges Association Global Partners Project Seminar Award. The Seminar is entitled “East Africa in Transition: Identities, Images, and Institutions” and will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from June 23 to July 6, 2001.
Pat Mische, Lloyd Professor of Peace Studies and World Law, and Melissa Merklingi have published Toward a Global Civilization: The Contributions of Religions. The book includes articles on major world religious traditions written by leading scholars within the traditions, and by peace researchers and United Nations specialists.
Co-op faculty Pat Linn, Adam Howard, and Eric Miller have signed a book contract with Lawrence Erlbaum to edit a book tentatively entitled Handbook for Research on Cooperative Education and Internships. The book will include about 10 chapters; each chapter author will describe an exemplary research study that will be framed with commentary about a particular research design issue. The collective goal is to create a practical guide for educators and employers who may not have research training but who may be under pressure to assess, evaluate, or justify their co-op programs. The book is scheduled to be published in spring, 2002.
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