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Scholarship Across the Curriculum

by Christopher Hunt, Coordinator of Scholarship Across the Curriculum

The inaugural talk of the Scholarship Across the Curriculum Faculty Lecture Series was a resounding success!  On Thursday, October 25, 2001, Alicia Juarrero (Philosophy Department) spoke to a crowd of over thirty people on "From Aristotle and Plato, through Kant and Newton, to Complexity Theory and the Taliban."  A spirited question-and-answer session followed the lecture. Thanks to Alicia for her excellent talk!

Save the dateóthe next SAC Faculty Lecture is tentatively planned for February 21, 2002, when Wendy Perkins of the Department of English will speak on "The Perfect Moment in Woolf, Hemingway, and American Beauty."  For more information on the SAC Faculty Lecture Series, and other SAC events, visit the SAC Web site by clicking on the link above.

In other SAC news, the second "round" of Pathfinder Grants have also been announced for 2001-2. This fallís recipients are:

John H. Bailey (Mathematics and Engineering), attendance at the Effective Strategies for Change Workshop in Schenectady, NY

Stephen R. Bast (Mathematics and Engineering), invited presentation of "Why Your Computer Modem Needs to Know Trigonometry," at the Region IV Annual Conference of the New York State Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges, in Garden City, NY

Alicia Juarrero (Philosophy), presentation of "Identity: From Newton to Prigogine," at the First Biennial Seminar on the Philosophical, Epistemological, and Methodological Implications of Complexity Theory in Havana, Cuba

Mary Helen Spear (Psychology), attendance at the Educase Regional Conference in Baltimore, MD

Lynette J. Steele (Mathematics and Engineering), presentation of "Visual Reinforcement of Algebraic Concepts by Using Graphing Calculators" at the Seventh Annual Mid-Atlantic College Conference in Blue Bell, PA

Kameswari Tekumalla (Mathematics and Engineering), presentation of "Visual Reinforcement of Algebraic Concepts by Using Graphing Calculators" at the Seventh Annual Mid-Atlantic College Conference in Blue Bell, PA

Please be aware there are significant funds available for the third and final round of Pathfinder Grants for 2001-2; the deadline for submitting an application for the spring round is close of business on February 22, 2002.  For more information, or to obtain an application, go to http://academic.pg.cc.md.us/tlc/grants.htm.

This yearís Trailblazer Grant award went to the collegeís Aristotle and a World of Wonder seminar series, which was also the subject of a recent invited presentation (by Alicia Juarrero and myself) to the NEH Committee on Education Programs.  The faculty chosen to participate in this exciting project are:

Anitra E. Butler, Education
Cheryl Collins, Speech Communication and Theatre
Ana I. Echavarri-Dailey, Language Studies
Melinda Frederick, Political Science and The Honors Program
Cynthia Gossage, Biology
Michele Hardy, English
Dipo Kalejaiye, English
Nelson F. Kofie, Sociology
Wendy Perkins, English
Esther Robbins, Language Studies
Geraldine Shelton, Language Studies
Janice L. Wright, Education

For more information on any of the above programs and events, please feel free to contact me on extension 0429.

 

The Instructional Area Newsletter, Volume 17, No. 2

Fall 2001