Faculty News

Stovel Publishes “Concepts of Ethnicity and Culture in Andean Archaeology”

“Concepts of Ethnicity and Culture in Andean Archaeology,” by Emily M. Stovel, associate professor of anthropology, was published in the March 2013 issue of “Latin American Antiquity,” published by the Society for American Archaeology. Although Andean archaeology has long used the term “ethnic” to refer to human groups, new understandings of ethnicity have injected less static understandings of contextualized identity… Continue reading

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Professor, Students Present Research in Chicago

Henrik Schatzinger, assistant professor of politics and government, and three of his students presented new research projects at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) April 11-14 in Chicago. The MPSA is the largest regional political science conference with close to 5,000 participants. Schatzinger presented “Lobbying and Government Contracts: Why Some Organizations Receive a Bigger Return on… Continue reading

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Faculty and Staff Honored at Awards Convocation

During the 2013 Ripon College Awards Convocation, a number of Ripon College faculty members were singled out for their dedication, commitment, and excellence. James R. Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award J. Timothy Petersik, professor of psychology. The award is given in honor of James Underkofler’s 48 years of service to the utility industry.            … Continue reading

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Smith Publishes Article in Theology Journal

Brian Smith, the Charles and Joan Van Zoeren Chair in Religion, Ethics, and Values, recently published an article, “Teaching the Devout Student: Faith and Scholarship in the Classroom,” in the April 2013 edition of the peer-reviewed journal Teaching Theology and Religion. The publication is produced by the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion and seeks to… Continue reading

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Professor Wallace Receives $100K National Science Foundation Grant

Robert Wallace, professor of biology at Ripon College, and colleagues at the University of Texas-El Paso and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell have been awarded a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The award will be over four years and will be used to study rotifers. Wallace’s component will be $25,000 per year for a total of $100,000. Rotifers make… Continue reading

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Colucci: Is there an “Obama Doctrine?”

A commentary written by Ripon College Associate Professor Lamont Colucci, “Is there an ‘Obama Doctrine?’” appeared in the Washington Times this week. In his opinion piece, Colucci, chair of the Ripon College Politics and Government Department, examines the various ways a potential Obama Doctrine might be characterized, considers its relationship to the Nixon, Carter, Clinton, and Bush administrations’ foreign policies,… Continue reading

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