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Endowed Chairs Reflect K’s Continued Teaching Excellence

Christina Carroll Among Five Endowed Chairs Kalamazoo College recently appointed five faculty members as endowed chairs, recognizing their achievements as professors. Endowed chairs are positions funded through the annual earnings from an endowed gift or gifts to the College, and reflect: the value donors attribute to […]

K Professor Nominated for Cundill History Prize

George Washington Prize nominated book Kalamazoo College History Professor James Lewis has been named one of 12 nominees for the Cundill History Prize for his 2017 book, “The Burr Conspiracy: Uncovering the Story of an Early American Crisis.” The award, worth $75,000 to the winner, […]

Historian Specializing in France, Algeria to Deliver Moritz Lecture

Moritz Lecture A historian whose work focuses on how France’s colonialism has affected its more recent history will deliver the 2018 Edward Moritz Lecture in History on Thursday, April 26, at Kalamazoo College. Todd Shepard, the Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor at Johns […]

K Professor, Author a Finalist for George Washington Prize

George Washington Prize nominated book Kalamazoo College History Professor James Lewis has been named a finalist for the George Washington Prize, a $50,000 annual award that recognizes the authors of the past year’s most influential books about the nation’s founding era. Lewis’s 2017 book, “The […]

K Professor’s Book Offers New Perspectives on Sierra Leone

Book cover for The Temne of Sierra Leone A new book written by Kalamazoo College Associate Professor of History Joseph Bangura promotes new perspectives on the formation and social history of Sierra Leone. Research regarding Sierra Leone typically focuses on the roles of the Creoles and/or Krio, who […]

K History Professor Unveils ‘Burr Conspiracy’ Book

George Washington Prize nominated book Kalamazoo College History Professor James Lewis has released a new book through Princeton University Press about former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr. “The Burr Conspiracy: Uncovering the Story of an Early American Crisis” explores Burr’s travels through the Trans-Appalachian West […]

College Celebrates Honors Day

Honors Day Kalamazoo College Family Weekend served as the backdrop for the College’s annual Honors Day convocation. More than 250 students were recognized Friday, Oct. 27, for excellence in academics and leadership in six divisions: Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Natural Sciences […]

2 K Alumni Among 40 Under 40 Honorees

Crain’s Detroit Business last week honored its 40 Under 40 honorees, and they include two Kalamazoo College alumni. They are: Ed Mamou ’00, 39, who is the owner of the Root and Mabel Gray restaurants, vice president of GFL Environmental […]

2 Faculty Members Promoted to Full Professor

Faculty Members Promoted Binney Girdler Kalamazoo College faculty members Binney Girdler and James Lewis have been promoted from associate professors to full professors. Girdler, a biology professor, focuses her research on studying the structure and dynamics of terrestrial plant communities such as shoreline communities, grasslands […]