Faculty Development

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo Celebrated Poet Visits, Inspires K (11/7/2019) - When an award-winning poet speaks on campus, you can bet Kalamazoo College students are eagerly listening and learning. Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, a celebrated writer known for his early life experiences as an undocumented immigrant, was warmly welcomed last week to K. He conversed with students in classes taught by Assistant English Professor Shanna Salinas (Reading the World:
Lighting Design Award Theatre Professor Receives Lighting Design Award (9/25/2019) - EncoreMichigan.com, a web-based publication focusing on Michigan’s professional theater industry, highlights the top productions, actors, artists, designers, writers and technicians in the state through its annual Wilde Awards. This year, the spotlight shone on Kalamazoo College Theatre Arts Professor Lanny Potts, who was selected from a field of six nominees as the winner of a 2019 Wilde
Ambrose Recipient Bruce Stack with President Jorge Gonzalez K Chooses Lucasse, Ambrose Honorees (9/23/2019) - Kalamazoo College announced today that one faculty member and one staff member have earned two of the highest awards the College bestows on its employees. Jeff Bartz, K’s Kurt D. Kaufman professor of chemistry, will receive the 2020 Florence J. Lucasse Lectureship for Excellence in Teaching, and Bruce Stack, an electrician in facilities management, will receive the
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