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Education professor Angela Hurley participated in and presented a paper at an Oxford Round Table on Education and Religion: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. The event was held at Lincoln College, Oxford University. The international round table had participants from Australia, Finland, Japan, and the United States, with schools such as Stanford, Columbia, and The Citadel sending representatives. Hurley’s paper was titled “Viewing Schools as ‘Problem.’”
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In recognition of his published work, English professor Anthony Vital has been invited to participate in an international multidisciplinary colloquium on Globalization, Narrative and the Environment at the Rachel Carson Center in Munich, Germany, October 11-14. He will join 19 other scholars and writers from various countries in exploring critical issues in the representation of long-term environmental problems in relation to a history of globalization and colonialism.
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Seniors Erica Clark and Ben Costigan were among the 20 recipients nationwide of Juan Manuel Sampere Scholarships for summer study abroad from Sigma Delta Pi National Spanish Honorary. Both will study Spanish for four weeks at the Estudio Internacional Sampere, Clark in Spain and Costigan in Ecuador.
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Anthropology professor Barbara LoMonaco is featured in the new documentary film General Admission: Layin’ it On The Line for U2, where she discusses the academic research she conducted on the social organization of fan culture. Learn more about the film at www.generaladmissionthefilm.com.
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Women’s studies professor Simona Fojtová was selected as a fellow at the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University this summer. Through seminars, public lectures, and colloquia, the school provides an opportunity to work with preeminent figures in critical thought and to reassess theoretical approaches that have emerged over the last 50 years. Fojtová will participate in a six-week seminar titled Feminisms and Postcolonialities.
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Senior Ruth Kloha was awarded a Fulbright grant for 2012-13, which includes service as an English teaching assistant in Malaysia. She will also coordinate a community engagement project. Fulbright grants are highly competitive, and recipients are chosen for their academic and leadership potential.
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The Student Government Association hosted students from Transylvania, Centre College, Georgetown College, and Berea College for the first annual Intercollegiate Student Research Symposium March 31. The symposium included oral and poster presentations on topics including Adderall use among college students, residential housing patterns in Louisville, and the symbol of the horse in James Joyce’s Ulysses.

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