Current Ripon News

Willoughby, Jansma ’06 Published in Nature Protocols

Patrick Willoughby, assistant professor of chemistry at Ripon College, co-authored an article that appeared in the most recent volume of Nature Protocols. The article, “A Guide to Small-Molecule Structure Assignment Through Computation of (1H and 13C) NMR Chemical Shifts,” was co-authored with a Ripon Alumnus, Matt Jansma ’06, and is based off of the work the two conducted in the… Continue reading

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Messitte Reflects on Films and Academic Inquiry in L.A. Times

Ripon College President Zach Messitte penned an opinion piece that appears in today’s Los Angeles Times. The piece, “History lessons, with popcorn, for America’s undergraduates,” appears in advance of the Academy Awards next month. Messitte, who also teaches in Ripon’s Department of Politics and Government, reflects on the importance of the movies in the classroom and their ability to, “inspire… Continue reading

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Sisson’s Research Presented in Boston, St. Louis

Assistant Professor of Biology Barbara Sisson presented her research at the annual meeting of the Midwest Society for Developmental Biology in St. Louis in September, 2013. Her work, part of a collaboration with four other scientists, was entitled: “A unique role of *glypican4* and *wnt5b* in zebrafish craniofacial morphogenesis.” Sisson began her research at the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago… Continue reading

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Reed, Sopcak Present at MMLA

Timothy Reed, associate professor of Spanish at Ripon College, and Lorna Sopcak, associate professor of German and chair of the department, recently presented at the Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) Annual Conference in Milwaukee on November 7-8. Reed presented “Specters of Humanism in Buero Vallejo’s Las Meninas and El sueño de la razón,” and co-chaired a panel entitled “Antonio Buero… Continue reading

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Ripon College Receives $565,000 Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Ripon College has received a two-year, $565,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support four new faculty appointments in the Humanities and incorporate non-Western subject matter into the curriculum. The grant was made by the foundation’s Liberal Arts Colleges Program. “Ripon College is fortunate to have a first rate faculty that is fundamentally committed to teaching, research and… Continue reading

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Nygard Article Appears in SECAC Review

Assistant Professor of Art and Chair of the Art Department Travis Nygard co-authored an article that appears in the 2013 issue of the Southeastern College Art Conference Review. The article, “Indians Playing Indian at the Midwestern Corn Palaces, 1892-2013,” was written with the late Pamela Simpson, a professor of art history at Washington and Lee University. In addition, Nygard’s review… Continue reading

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