Professor Joe workman teaches class on September 13, 2017.

2017 Top Centre Stories: Faculty Profiles

Posted by Centre News in Alumni, Chemistry, Economics, French, Music, News, Religion 27 Dec 2017

Professor Joe workman teaches class on September 13, 2017.
As 2017 draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at the most popular web stories this year based on analytics from Centre’s website. Below are ten of the top news stories featuring Centre College faculty.

Centre Chemistry Alums Rediscover Van Gogh in the Pink

During his 2011-12 sabbatical, Jeff Fieberg ’91 was working in the lab of Greg Smith ’95, using spectroscopy to analyze paintings, when serendipity presented the scientists with Vincent van Gogh’s Undergrowth with Two Figures from the Cincinnati Art Museum.READ MORE

IN THE NEWS: Centre professor reminds us to be kind

A grassroots effort launched by a Centre College economics professor has garnered lots of attention. [Paul G. Blazer Professor of Economics] David Anderson had a billboard erected on U.S. 27 in Frankfort on Monday, simply stating: “BE KIND.”
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Centre College’s Larry Bitensky resurrects the Grateful Dead

“The Grateful Dead were a musical and cultural institution unlike any seen in American history,” says Bitensky, W. George Matton Professor of Music.

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Centre College professors mentor students during summer research

With the help of two Centre College professors, three students will be living out the Centre Commitment as they participate in an eight-week summer research experience on campus.

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Centre’s Matthew Pierce wins prestigious international book honor

Centre College Assistant Professor of Religion Matthew Pierce was recently honored with the Iran World Award for Book of the Year for “Twelve Infallible Men: The Imams and the Making of Shi’ism,” published in 2016 by Harvard University Press.

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Kyle Anderson selected to lead Center for Global Citizenship at Centre College

After a nationwide search, Kyle Anderson has been selected to serve as director of the Center for Global Citizenship at Centre College.

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New faculty join Centre College for 2017-18

Centre is proud to welcome 14 new full-time faculty members, from across all three academic divisions, who will add to the College’s rigorous and deeply engaging educational experience.

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Centre College announces 2017 tenure and promotions

The Centre College Board of Trustees met on campus April 13-14, 2017, for its annual spring meeting, during which faculty tenure and promotions were approved.

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Centre religion professor collaborates with summer research students

Collaborative undergraduate research is a cornerstone of the Centre College experience and this summer, Professor of Religion Shayna Sheinfeld and her student assistants are engaging in two projects that examine religion historically and in contemporary pop culture.
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Centre College professor and student teach experimental sessions in Italy

Italy ResearchAlong with students, Centre College faculty are given opportunities to travel abroad and share their expertise in their field of study, and one professor and student will have a special opportunity to share their collaborative research during a two-week program in Italy.

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