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

2016 Top Centre Stories: Faculty Profiles

As 2016 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 five of the top news stories featuring Centre faculty. Rick Axtell’s labor of love This year Rick Axtell, H. W. Stodghill, Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor or

Centre interns take on the nation’s capital

Providing students practical experience is a key focus of the Centre Commitment, which not only guarantees that students who meet academic and social expectations will graduate in four years but also gives them a chance to study abroad and an opportunity to pursue research or an internship in their chosen field. This summer, dozens of

Centre College faculty receive grants to continue research

Four Centre College professors recently received grant money and awards that will enable them to continue and expand on important research, including studies that involve student collaboration. Associate Professor of Anthropology Robyn Cutright received a $19,995 grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation in support of her excavation of ancient Peruvian ruins. Centre students collaborate with Associate

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