Faculty News

Colucci: Obama is playing politics with landmines

Lamont Colucci, associate professor and chair of politics and government and interim director of the Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College, posted his most recent opinion column on the U.S. News & World Report website about the issue of landmines and American national security policy. Read Colucci’s entire U.S. News & World Report column here.

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100-year Anniversary of World War I examined

“100 Years Ago Today: The History of the First World War” will be presented July 30 as a public talk during the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. Rebecca Matzke, associate professor of history at Ripon College will present the talk beginning at 1 p.m. in the Hilton Theater in the EAA AirVenture Museum. During the first week of August 1914, European… Continue reading

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Grant to assist chemistry professor, six student positions

Patrick Willoughby, assistant professor of chemistry at Ripon College, has been awarded a grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Foundation. The grant, for $55,000 over two years, will provide Willoughby a stipend, fund six summer undergraduate research positions to work with Willoughby and cover the costs for Willoughby and students to travel to the American Chemical Society National… Continue reading

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Vice President, Dean of Faculty To Lead College in United Kingdom

Gerald “Jerry” Seaman, Ph.D., vice president and dean of faculty and professor of Romance and Classical Languages at Ripon College, announced he will be leaving Ripon College to take on a new role as principal (CEO) of Harlaxton College of the University of Evansville. Located near Grantham, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, Harlaxton College is Evansville’s British campus. As Harlaxton’s 7th principal,… Continue reading

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Summer Lecture Series Explores World Religions

Brian Smith, professor and Charles and Joan van Zoeren Chair in Religion, Ethics, and Values, hosted a four-week online lecture series in comparative world religions for interested alumni this June. Participants ranged from alumni who graduated in 1958 to 2003. Smith’s video lecture series was complemented with short readings, additional videos and weekly brief essays, allowing the students to self-pace… Continue reading

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Colucci: Five Myths about Iraq, ISIS & the Middle East Crisis

Lamont Colucci, associate professor of politics and government and interim director of the Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College posted his most recent opinion column on the U.S. News & World Report website about what he terms five “myths for deceit” concerning the Middle East crisis. To read his entire column, visit U.S. News & World Report… Continue reading

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