Centre recognized for producing top number of Fulbright student awards

Centre College was recently recognized on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of Top Producers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars and Students, 2018-19. Five Centre graduates from 2018 received Fulbright student awards. Each year, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces the top-producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship

Shepherd intern Lorna Closeil ’20 develops anthropology, social justice skills during internship

Shepherd intern Lorna Closeil (Everett, Massachusetts) served for eight weeks this summer at the Georgia Justice Project (GJP), a non-profit organization comprised of attorneys, social workers and policy workers. “Initially, I was interested in becoming a Shepherd intern, because I was fascinated by the way the program is able to form a consortium across sectors,

Centre students shine at undergraduate anthropology and sociology conference

Anthropology majors Zijun Deng ’18 and Mariama Minteh ’19 recently presented at the Anthropologists and Sociologists of Kentucky (ASK) Conference, an annual event that brings together undergraduates and professors from 22 colleges and universities in the Kentucky and Cincinnati area. The conference gives students the opportunity to share their research with professionals, receive feedback and

By |2018-05-24T19:41:07+00:00April 26th, 2018|Anthropology/Sociology, News, Research|

CentreTerm: New course discusses anthropology and alien worlds

During Centre College's CentreTerm, students engage in a three-week intensive course in subjects that interest and intrigue them. First-year students at Centre College had the opportunity to take a new CentreTerm course this year called Anthropologists and Alien Worlds, taught by Robyn Cutright, Charles T. Hazelrigg Associate Professor of Anthropology. In the past, Cutright has

By |2018-05-31T19:52:05+00:00January 16th, 2018|Anthropology/Sociology, CentreTerm, News|

Beau Weston’s Theory Camp tackles the sociology of religion

Van Winkle Professor of Sociology Beau Weston returned to The Hub, a local coffeehouse he frequents, this summer with six students to discuss two books by American sociologist Philip S. Gorski as part of his Theory Camp. This program is an annual two-week seminar in which several handpicked students meet every morning to discuss books

CENTRE RESEARCH | Centre College students research history in Sierra Leone

Having just finished their first year at Centre College, rising sophomores Stephen Thornton and Tim Ablondi are spending their summer conducting research on Sierra Leone with Professor of Anthropology Endre Nyerges. Studying a 30-by-30-square-mile area in Sierra Leone over a period of 15 years, Thornton and Ablondi are classifying landforms in satellite images with Nyerges.

Moving on: Phyllis Passariello

The faculty are the core of Centre College. Of all the College’s constituencies, they are the ones who are here the longest. It is they who nurture the culture of the place—the sense of common purpose, the collegiality and the passion and energy—and that they share so enthusiastically with their students. This spring, seven of

By |2019-03-11T14:15:55+00:00June 15th, 2017|Anthropology/Sociology, News, Social Work|

Genda Zhao ’17 studies Manchu culture as a John C. Young Scholar

John C. Young (JCY) Scholar Genda Zhao ’17 dug deep into his own culture during his yearlong project titled “Ethnographic Investigation on the Manchu Ethnic Minority in the Age of Growing Urbanization in China.” This topic is something Zhao has been interested in since he was a teenager, as he comes from a line of

By |2018-06-07T18:13:58+00:00May 24th, 2017|Anthropology/Sociology, Diversity, John C. Young Program, News|

Centre College honors faculty and staff at closing dinner

Centre College honored members of its campus community on May 16 at the annual faculty and staff appreciation dinner and awards ceremony. Kayla Perry, custodian; Pam Martino, custodian; and Jessica Conder, custodian leader each received a Horky Service Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by facilities management employees. The award was created from a bequest by

Centre class partners with Grace Café on groundbreaking research project

Centre College professors often offer their students important opportunities to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world situations. And in the fall of 2016, Assistant Professor of Sociology Kaelyn Wiles took this a step further, giving students in her Research Methods class the unique chance to work on a project that was not

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