Faculty Development

Faculty members celebrate book launch and film honor Faculty Celebrate Poetry Book Release, Film Honor (9/13/2019) - As the academic year begins, two Kalamazoo College faculty members are celebrating accomplishments outside the classroom: Assistant Professor of English Oliver Baez Bendorf released a new collection of poetry titled Advantages of Being Evergreen, and Documentary Film Instructor Danny Kim was nominated for Best Michigan Short Film for A Day in the Life of Kik Pool at
fossil-fuel dependence K Professor Spotlights Fossil-Fuel Dependence (9/9/2019) - A Kalamazoo College art professor will receive international attention while combating fossil-fuel dependence and climate change as a recipient of a Fulbright award in the 2019-20 academic year. Tom Rice, K’s Robert and Jo-Ann Stewart professor of art in the Art and Art History Department, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award in visual arts, allowing
Neural Networks Conference Honorary Chairman Peter Erdi K Professor Serves Neural Networks Conference as Honorary Chairman (7/30/2019) - Peter Erdi, the Luce Professor of Complex Systems Studies at Kalamazoo College, served as the honorary chairman of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks in July. The conference, with 850 participants in Budapest, Hungary, aimed to build bridges between theories of biological and artificial neural networks, sometimes referred to as natural and computational intelligence respectively. Artificial
National Moth Week blacklighting at Quad National Moth Week Spotlights Winged Insects (7/24/2019) - If you ever see Kalamazoo College students hanging sheets by clotheslines suspended between trees on the Quad, they’re not doing laundry. They’re rounding up moths for their entomology class collections in a practice called “blacklighting.” The process emits a black light into the UV spectrum to attract moths, and it’s one of many ways that citizen scientists
Menelik Geremew earns tenure Four Professors Receive Tenure (7/9/2019) - Four Kalamazoo College professors from the business and economics, psychology and biology departments have been awarded tenure. The milestone recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and service to Kalamazoo College, and signifies the College’s confidence in the contributions these professors will make throughout their careers. The following faculty members were approved by the Board of Trustees for tenure
Chemistry Students Attend Drug Metabolism Conference Conference, Faculty Catalyze Chemistry Students (6/11/2019) - The opportunity to present to and learn from pharmaceutical professionals is normally reserved for graduate students, professional scientists and postdoctoral fellows. For Kalamazoo College chemistry students in Dorothy H. Heyl Professor of Chemistry Laura Furge’s lab, attending the Great Lakes Drug Metabolism and Disposition Discussion Group annual meeting as undergrads is a tradition that opens doors and
Kalamazoo Promise Student Druanna Darling with a dog Kalamazoo Promise Fulfills its First Class at K (6/10/2019) - When students in the Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS) receive their diplomas, 92 percent of them are eligible for an outstanding graduation gift: a tuition-free post-secondary education thanks to the Kalamazoo Promise. KPS graduates who have lived in the district and have been students for at least four years can have as much as 100 percent of their
Teaching Fellowship Grant Recipient Dwight Williams cMUMMA 0041 Teaching Fellowship Honors K’s Williams (5/16/2019) - Think of it as a mark of teaching excellence and a sign of educational quality in which all Kalamazoo College students and faculty can take pride. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and Course Hero, an online learning platform for students, have extended a 2019 Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching grant to Dwight Williams, the Roger F.
International Jazz Day cMcGUIRE 2018 0007 International Jazz Day Gives K Reason to Toot its Own Horn (4/30/2019) - There are days during the year when it makes sense for Kalamazoo College to toot its own horn. International Jazz Day is one of them, as the College's Jazz Band is known for its well-attended, quality performances popular with the musicians themselves and audiences alike. According to its website, International Jazz Day — celebrated each April 30
Kayla Park National Poetry Month_2 Get Versed in National Poetry Month (4/26/2019) - If your knowledge of poetry is limited, April is the perfect time to expand your horizons and practice your writing. That’s because it’s National Poetry Month, and Assistant English Professor Oliver Baez Bendorf has creatively developed ways for students to hone their skills and develop their interests in poetry to celebrate. Among his classes, Baez Bendorf teaches