Professor and Director of Science, Technology, and Society James R. Fleming recently spoke at Grinnell College about his 2010 book Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control. The student newspaper conducted this Q&A prior to his talk.
Research by Loren McClenachan (environmental studies) shows that for more than 400 years native Hawaiians caught fifty percent more fish than they do now, far exceeding the levels considered sustainable by today’s scientists. The fish population was still able to thrive as a result of strictly-enforced fishing regulations.
Ancient Native Secrets of Sustainable Ocean Fishing
Prehistoric Fisheries Offer Clues to Sustainable Catch
Daniel M. Shea, a political scientist and coeditor of a new book about the degradation of civil discourse in American politics, will be the next director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement.
One of the world’s leading cultural theorists spoke on the state of the humanities Feb. 22, and the event provided a focused attention on efforts to develop an interdisciplinary center for the arts and humanities.
An exhibition at the Colby Museum of Art curated by President William D. Adams opens Tuesday, Feb. 14. Rediscoveries 2, drawn from the permanent collection, explores "the blighted urban landscape" and "the powerful and unexpected beauty that often resides in such places."
Three professors were granted tenure by vote of the trustees Feb. 4. They are Lisa Arellano (American studies and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies); Adam Howard (education); and John Turner (history).
Forty years after fighting a communist Vietnamese government while serving in the U.S. Army, Professor G. Calvin Mackenzie is returning to Vietnam—this time as a Fulbright Scholar helping the government set up American studies programs.
G. Calvin Mackenzie (government) has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences in Hanoi, Vietnam, this spring, and to assist major Vietnamese universities in developing American studies programs.
Senior environmental policy majors researched issues in Ethiopia this fall and, with help from Professor Travis Reynolds and Abebu Kassie '14, who is from Ethiopia, their findings will be presented in Ethiopia in the local language.
In this last week of classes, students from various disciplines will present semester-long research projects on topics ranging from marginalized groups in Brazil and central Africa to water quality in the Belgrade Lakes.
An essay by David Freidenreich (Jewish studies) appears in The Jewish Annotated New Testament, which the New York Times recently called "an unusual scholarly experiment: an edition of the Christian holy book edited entirely by Jews."