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NOTABLES

  • Five faculty members from Southwestern participated in the annual meeting of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences that was held at Pace University in New York June 11-14. The theme for the conference was “Welcome to the Anthropocene: From Global Challenge to Planetary Stewardship.” Faculty members Erika BerrothLaura Hobgood-OsterMelissa Johnson and Emily Northrop participated in a panel titled “Collaboration in Teaching the Anthropocene Across Disciplines.” Berroth presented a paper titled “Shades of Green: Reflection on the Role of Modern Languages and Literature Programs within Environmental Humanities and the Anthropocene Studies.” Hobgood-Oster presented a paper titled “How Does the Anthropocene Fit into a Religion Classroom?” Johnson presented a paper titled  “Reframing an Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Course around the Anthropocene.” Northrop presented a paper titled “The Competing Goals of Economic Growth and Climate Stability in the Introductory Economics Course.” Molly Jensen, assistant professor of religion, introduced conference participants to Southwestern’s new Paideia Cluster on The Anthropocene and presented a paper at the meeting titled “Cultivating a Sense of Place in a Religious Studies Course: Teaching for Ecological Care.”

  • Helene Meyers, professor of English and McManis University Chair, published “Keeping the Sabbath Post-Hyper Cacher” in Lilith Blog. 

  • Professor of Political Science Eric Selbin had his article, “If You’re Not Part of the Solution, You’re Part of the Problem,” published in the “International Feminist Journal of Politics.”

  • Professor of Sociology and University Scholar Edward L. Kain co-authored an article titled, “The Coordinated Curriculum: How Institutional Theory Can Be Used to Catalyze Revision of the Sociology Major,” with Stephen Sweet and Kevin McElrath of Ithaca College, which was published in the October 2014 issue of “Teaching Sociology.”

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