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  • Naragon to do research in Germany for 2018-19

    by Melinda Lantz | Mar 09, 2018

    Posted March 9 - Professor Steve Naragon, chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, has been awarded a scholarship, “Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists, 2018,” from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service) to support his research in Germany during fall semester 2018.

    The following spring semester, his work will be funded by the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences). They will support completion of his transcription and edition of J. G. Herder’s student notes from the metaphysics lectures of Immanuel Kant, and their preparation for eventual publication as a volume in Kants gesammelte Schriften, an ongoing project of the academy.

  • Dougal will present research at Quebec conference

    by Melinda Lantz | Mar 06, 2018

    Posted March 6 - Zach Dougal, associate professor of exercise science and athletic training, will give a poster presentation on his research, “Preceptor’s Perceptions of Student Integration in an Immersive Clinical Education Model,” at the annual meeting of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association in Quebec City, Quebec, May 31 through June 2.

  • Bushnell earns Ph.D. at Indiana State

    by Melinda Lantz | Mar 02, 2018

    Posted March 2 - Liz Bushnell, associate vice president for institutional effectiveness, has successfully defended her dissertation for “Network Effect: How Social Networks Relate to Beliefs about Organizational Change at Private Colleges.”  She will receive her Ph.D. at Indiana State University’s spring 2018 commencement.

  • Yanez will present paper at conference in Spain

    by Melinda Lantz | Feb 28, 2018

    Posted Feb. 28 - A paper that Arturo Yanez wrote during his sabbatical, “Developing History Writing Abilities in a General Education Course: Too Much, Too Soon? Genre Systems and the Contradictions of General Education,” was accepted for the XXII Congreso Internacional de Literatura y Estudios Hispánicos.  Yanez, an associate professor of modern languages at MU, will present his research at the international conference in Granada, Spain, June 27-29, 2018.

     

  • Traxler to speak in U. of New Mexico lecture series

    by Melinda Lantz | Feb 27, 2018

    Posted Feb. 27 - Janina Traxler will participate in a lecture series in April at the University of New Mexico College of Arts and Sciences Institute for Medieval Studies. Traxler, professor of French at MU, will speak on “Vessel, Quest, Prize, Test, Threat: The Many Faces of the Grail” as part of the 33rd Spring Lecture Series: Sacred Objects and Places of the Middle Ages. 

  • Williams calls for commission to renew democracy

    by Melinda Lantz | Feb 23, 2018

    Posted Feb. 23 - Leonard Williams, professor of political science and dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences, has teamed again with former MU faculty member Neil Wollman. The two have contributed an opinion piece, “The Need for a Commission on Renewing Democracy and Seeking Common Ground” to The Hill. Read it here.

  • Environmental studies representatives present at Walmart HQ

    by Melinda Lantz | Feb 22, 2018

    Posted Feb. 22 - On January 29, Environmental Studies students Tristan Barley and Josh Melton and Assistant Professor Suzanne Beyeler, director of the Environmental Studies Program, presented results from their summer research project at the Walmart Inc. corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. This project was part of an ongoing research partnership between MU’s Environmental Studies Program and Kleenco Maintenance & Construction to evaluate the ecological integrity of mitigated wetlands on Walmart properties throughout the Midwest. 



  • Williams helps write and edit new volume

    by Melinda Lantz | Feb 22, 2018

    Posted Feb. 22 - Leonard Williams contributed an essay, "Reform," co-authored the introduction and helped edit a new volume titled Anarchism: A Conceptual Approach, to be published soon. Leonard is professor of political science and dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences. Read more.


  • Smith wins Champion of Diversity and Inclusion Award

    by Melinda Lantz | Feb 20, 2018

    Posted Feb. 20 - Dr. W. Thomas Smith, dean of Pharmacy Programs, is being honored by the American Bar Association Health Law Section for his “extraordinary efforts to foster an environment of acceptance and equality.” Learn more

  • Watts named to Forty Under 40

    by Melinda Lantz | Feb 16, 2018

    Posted Feb. 16 - Jillian Watts, director of Manchester’s CARE Initiative and CEO of Beyond the Margins Consulting, LLC, has been named to the 2018 class of Forty Under 40 by Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly. The program honors 40 people 39 years old and younger who go above and beyond at work and in the community to make a difference.

    Winners will be honored at an awards dinner on March 29 at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum Conference Center.