Jerry White’s lecture, “Religion, Violence and Strategy: How to Stop Killing in the Name of God?,” served as a preview of a new course that he will teach during May’s short academic session and in the fall.
The award honors a rising fourth-year student who displays leadership, achievement, enterprising spirit, humility and devotion to the University.
“The aim of my project is to equip the young women of Mariposa with the tools they need to lead confident, autonomous and purposeful lives.”
The project is being led by German Associate Professor Chad Wellmon and Assistant English Professor Brad Pasanek.
A “Plant Your Dreams” garden, a “Humanitea” Party with local children and a moonlight circus of aerialists and fire-twirlers will be featured.
The five-year grants are among the most prestigious available to young faculty in science and engineering fields.
For her “positive, inspiring and long-lasting effect on students,” Prof. Spaar has been named one of three finalists for the national, $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching.
“These are among the highest awards in the nation for excellence in undergraduate research.”
32 A&S students have been granted Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards.
As the sheer volume of data in a range of computationally intensive fields grows bigger, work involving “big data” increasingly lands at the intersection of disciplines.