Monday, December 5

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Sabbatical Report Presentation:  Steve Warren presents "Rethinking Place & Identity in American Indian Histories"
Wilson Center

Tuesday, December 6

10:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Maggie Blackburn, '12
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Ekklesia Study Group
Old Main 121

Wednesday, December 7

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
CEC Conference Room, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

Thursday, December 8

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation: Steve Cagan "Can the environmental and cultural treasure of El Chocó be saved--for the residents and for us?"
Centennial Hall

Friday, December 9

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation
Wilson Center

Saturday, December 10

Sunday, December 11


Volume 9, Issue 15 - December 5, 2011

Faculty News

Jon Hurty (Music) was invited to conduct two Illinois Music Education Association district festivals in November. District 7, at New Trier High School in Winnetka on Saturday, November 12 and District 8, at DeKalb High School on November 19. The festivals are all day events and include about 7 hours of rehearsal and a performance at the end of the day. Each district choir is made up of over 200 of the top High School singers for each district that are competing to sing in the All-State Festival in January.

Tim Muir (Biology) and colleagues had their paper, "Seasonal variation in the hepatoproteome of the dehydration- and freeze-tolerant wood frog, Rana sylvatica," published this week in the open-access International Journal of Molecular Sciences-Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics. The authors used state-of-the-art technology to simultaneously identify and quantify 340 different proteins in livers taken from frogs in the summer and winter. In addition to supporting previous conclusions about how wood frogs survive harsh winter conditions, the data led to some novel ideas about how the frogs use energy during hibernation and how they prevent oxidative damage during natural freezing and thawing.

Jessica Schultz (Psychology) and co-authors published "Forgiveness in Response to Cultural Microaggressions" in the most recent issue of Counselling Psychology Quarterly: An International Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice.