Fleming Speaks to Students—at Grinnell

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.

Larissa Taylor’s Travels

Larissa Taylor (history) was invited to give an open question/discussion session March 30 based on her book The Virgin Warrior at the off-Broadway production of George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan.

McClenachan’s Research Shows Surprising Fishing History

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. See Also: Ancient Native Secrets of Sustainable Ocean Fishing http://www.earthtimes.org/conservation/ancient-native-secrets-sustainable-ocean-fishing/1880/   Prehistoric Fisheries Offer Clues to Sustainable Catch http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21623-prehistoric-fisheries-offer-clue%20s-to-sustainable-catch.html

Student-Faculty Research Award Granted

A team of students, under the guidance of Professor Hong Zhang (East Asian studies) has won an ASIANetwork Freeman Foundation fellowship to conduct research in China this summer.

Lincoln Prize to Leonard

History Professor Elizabeth Leonard has won the prestigious Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for her book Lincoln’s Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky.

Tenure Granted to Three

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).

Mackenzie Returns to Vietnam—As Fulbright

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.

Professor Leads Lego Protest

Professor of Education Lyn Mikel Brown is leading the charge against a new line of Legos aimed at appealing to girls, the Portland Press Herald reports.

Fleming Wins Book Awards

Professor Jim Fleming (science, technology, and society) recently won best-book prizes in two different disciplines for his book Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control.

Leonard and Shettleworth to Appear on C-SPAN

Professor Elizabeth Leonard (history) and Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth '70 will appear on a live C-SPAN broadcast of The Contenders Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. The focus is James Blaine, a Maine senator who was the Republican nominee in 1884. Online video at http://thecontenders.c-span.org/Contender/3/James-G-Blaine.aspx