Current Ripon News

Clark Explores Auctions from Sociological Perspective

Associate Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department Jacqueline Clark traces her current interest in auctions as far back as childhood trips with her mother and her mother’s friend to yard sales. She also went on jaunts with her grandfather to flea markets. In graduate school, she re-sold items on eBay for extra spending money, and that is also when… Continue reading

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Stovel Organizes International Workshop

In November 2013, Emily Stovel, associate professor and chair of the Ripon College anthropology department, organized a large multinational workshop in Mendoza, Argentina with the top specialists in South-Central Andean archaeological ceramic analysis. Experts from Germany, the United States, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile attended the workshop and worked towards a number of common objectives. An overarching goal was to evaluate… Continue reading

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Young Receives Grant for Undergraduate Research

Andrea Young, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science, has received a grant from the Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics for the 2014-2015 school year. The grant will provide Young a stipend, fund four undergraduate research positions to work with Young through the academic year, and cover the costs for Young and the students to travel to the Student… 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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Avery Guides Students Through Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Mary Avery, professor and director of business management at Ripon College, is teaching an innovative new course on social entrepreneurship and innovation. “The idea of the class,” says Avery, “is to use community needs (identified through interviews, surveys, etc.) to develop problem solving skills.” As part of the course, students work individually and in small groups with community partners or… Continue reading

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Smith’s Religion Classes Adopting Interactive, Online Components

Religion is a course of study considered to be as analog-friendly as any in the humanities, but Brian Smith, professor of religion and the Charles and Joan Van Zoeren Chair in Religion, Ethics, and Values, is taking advantage of Skype and other web-based technologies to enhance his students’ classroom experience. Smith said, “In early December my class in the “History… Continue reading

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