Monday, January 9

Classes Resume

Tuesday, January 10

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Dorothy Williams '12
Ascension Chapel, 2nd floor, Founders Hall

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

Wednesday, January 11

12:00 - 12:50 PM - Faculty, Staff & Administrators' Bible Study: Topic for This Week: "Burger King Mom": Being Poor in America
New Bible Study Series: "Justice for the Poor" featuring a 10-minute DVD introduction to each of the six sessions by Jim Wallis, editor-in-chief of Sojourners Magazine."
Bring your lunch and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center 

8:00 PM - Faculty Jazz Concert - The Odd Bar Trio
James Dreier, Steve Grismore and Brent Sandy will perform
Free admission
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

Thursday, January 12

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation: Anne Fausto-Sterling: "How Do Naked Newborns Become Boys or Girls?"
Centennial Hall

11:00 - 11:30 AM - Pepsico 101 Lunch and Learn
Don Umland will provide a tour of Pepsico, demonstrations of equipment, information on family passes, and opportunities to get involved in upcomign classes/training programs
Pepsico Building

12:00 - 12:30 PM - Pepsico 101 Lunch and Learn
Don Umland will provide a tour of Pepsico, demonstrations of equipment, information on family passes, and opportunities to get involved in upcomign classes/training programs
Pepsico Building

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM - Faculty Senate Meeting CANCELLED
ence 102

2:30 - 3:30 PM - Complex Networks: Applications and Algorithms
Bruce Rogers will speak on the mathematical theory of networks. For example, how does Google decide which websites to recommend based on your search terms? How do proteins regulate the production of enzymes in your cells? Are there really six degrees of Kevin Bacon?
Free admission. Light refreshments will be served
Olin 202

Friday, January 13

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Laura Ford, Steve Gottcent and Darrin Good:  "Wellness"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

Saturday, January 14

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Academic Departmental Open House & Scholarship Competition

6:00 - 8:00 PM - Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Free and open to the public
Centennial Hall

8:00 PM - Honors Recital
This annual recital presented by honors scholarshp recipients will offer a diverse array of performances and repertoire. The performers will each present a short piece
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, January 15

Volume 9, Issue 17 - January 9, 2012

Faculty News

Todd Cleveland (History Department) was recently offered his second book contract by Ohio University Press. The first book is entitled Diamonds in the Rough: Corporate Paternalism and African Professionalism on the Mines of Colonial Angola, 1917-75, and is based on Todd's dissertation. The book examines African laborers' experiences on Angola's colonial-era diamond mines and, as part of the press's "New African Histories" series, is intended for a scholarly audience. The second book is entitled Turning over Stones: A Global History of Africa's Diamonds, and, as part of the "Africa in World History" series, is pitched to a more general readership, including undergraduate students. This book situates Africa's diamonds in a global context, while also considering the industry from the perspective of the continent's residents. Both manuscripts are currently being revised for publication in the hopes of realizing 2012 release dates.

As part of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute, Peter Kivisto (Sociology Department) was invited to contribute to an online discussion of Tariq Modood's discussion of "Multiculturalism and Integration." The "Accept Pluralism" initiative in which this discussion took place was funded by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme. The entire discussion can be found at

On October 13, Peter presented a lecture at the University of Bristol's Centre for Ethnicity and Citizenship titled "What's New about Multiculturalism?"

Finally, on December 9 he participated in an invitation-only conference at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City on "Fear and Anxiety over National Identity: Contrasting North American and European Experiences and Public Debates on Immigrant and Second Generation Integration." The conference brought together 28 scholars, with 18 of the participants presenting papers (divided equally between European and North American scholars). Peter's paper was titled "Who, Indeed, Are We? National Identity, Ethnic Diversity, and Multiculturalism."

Kristy Nabhan-Warren's (Religion Department) essay "Sints" was just published in The Encyclopedia of Global Religion, ed. Wade Clark Roof and Mark Juergensmeyer. (Sage Publications. Winter 2011). Over winter break, Kristy attended the American Historical Association/American Catholic Historic Association's annual meeting in Chicago, where she served as invited Session Chair/Respondent for the "Marion Apparitions in North America" session. She was also a panelist with the roundtable discussion session on John Seitz's recent book No Closure: Catholic Practice and Boston's Parish Shutdowns (Harvard UP, 2011).