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  Scholarship Across
  the Curriculum

by Christopher Hunt, Coordinator of Scholarship Across the Curriculum

The SAC Lecture series in fall 2002 was a success!  Approximately 50 people attended our October 24, 2002, talk (co-sponsored by the Science, Mathematics, and Health Technology Division) by Fred Jerome, a veteran news reporter and science writer, who discussed his book The Einstein File: J. Edgar Hoover's Secret War against the World's Most Famous Scientist.  Talks by PGCC faculty members Faith Breen ("Emotional Intelligence: the Academic Advantage"), Wendy Perkins ("Imagining the Perfect Moment: Woolf, Hemingway, and American Beauty"), and Cindy Gossage ("Carotenoids in Human Milk") were also well-attended, with an average audience of almost 30 people per talk.

Our final talk for fall 2002 was to be December 5; Christopher Nealon (associate professor of English, University of California, Berkeley) was to come to discuss his new book The Foundlings.  Unfortunately, PGCC was closed that day due to snow.  Dr. Nealon has agreed to come to PGCC at some point in 2003 to discuss his work.

The first phase of Aristotle and a World of Wonder has concluded.  The final talks were by James Lennox (University of Pittsburgh), who discussed Aristotle’s Parts of Animals on October 25, and Gregory Nagy (Harvard University), who discussed the Poetics on November 15The next phase of the project will be the faculty participants’ development of Aristotle-related projects, to occur in 2003. To learn more about this NEH-funded project, go to http://academic.pg.cc.md.us/~jhunt/Aristotle.htm .

Awards for Round Two of the 2002-2003 Pathfinder Grant cycle have been announced. They are:

Applicant

Department

Title

Peggy Beck

Mathematics and Engineering

Attendance and Curriculum Development at the Peer Led Team Learning Mathematics conference

Diane L. Finley

Psychology

Presentation and Chairing at the Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting

Nadene Houser-Archield

Physical Science

Presentation at 2002 Media Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching conference

Anne Mills King

English

Joint Presentation on Women Writers at the American Culture/Popular Culture Conference

Roxann King

Educational Development

Presentation at the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges 28th Annual conference

Ann L. Krumrein

Continuing Education

Instructor Training – People with Arthritis Can Exercise program

Joyce Lockwood

Allied Health

Participation in the Pediatric Education for Hospital Providers course

Leslie A. Redwine

Mathematics and Engineering

The Oyster Project

Mary Stevenson

English

Joint Presentation on Women Writers at the American Culture/Popular Culture Conference

Brenda D. Teal

Educational Development

Presentation at the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges 28th Annual conference

The deadline for the final round (three) of this year’s Pathfinder Grant cycle has been extended because of snow to Monday, February 24, 2003, close of business!

This year’s Trailblazer Grant was awarded to Leslie Redwine, Maria Jane Thoundayil, Leslie Wojciechowicz, and Joanne Weinberg of the department of Mathematics and Engineering.  The $2,000 grant will fund the 2nd Annual Math Day, an event that invites students from all public high schools in the county to participate in a day of mathematics lectures and competitions. Congratulations to them!

We are thrilled to announce the recipient of the First Annual PGCC award for Outstanding Scholarship.  The FY02 award goes to Professor Alicia Juarrero for her impressive body of scholarly work, particularly her book from the MIT Press, Dynamics in Action.  Alicia will receive $2,000 in award money to further her research.  Congratulations to Alicia!

Finally, a personal note: during spring 2003, I will be on leave, hard at work on my dissertation.  In my absence, Alicia Juarrero (ajuarrero@pgcc.edu) will act as SAC coordinator.  She is already hard at work, having lined up several very interesting speakers.  I know we all wish her great success this semester!

 

The Instructional Area Newsletter, Volume 18, No. 2

Spring 2003