Psychology and Humor: Melissa Baartman Mork
Melissa Baartman Mork, Psy.D. (Psychology) spent a fall 2012 sabbatical studying the psychology of humor. As a result of her studies, she presented “Humor in Relationships” at the UNW Set Apart conference. In April, she provided a workshop, “Humor and Parenting,” at the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor annual conference. She presented “Instructional Humor: Enhancing Learning in the College Classroom” at UNW's Faculty Scholarship Symposium in May. For the National College Music Tour Association Conference, she presented “Stress Group Dynamics and Humor.” In May she will do a presentation for the North Dakota Supreme Court Clerks of Court Convention on “Stress and Humor in the Workplace.”
Research on the Republic: Jonathan Den Hartog
Jonathan Den Hartog, Ph.D. (History) completed a year-long (2012–13) fellowship at Princeton University with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. During his time as Garwood Visiting Fellow, he completed revisions on his book manuscript Patriotism and Piety: Federalist Politics and Religious Struggle in the New Nation, which will be published by University of Virginia Press. He also began work on a book tentatively titled John Jay and the Politics of Prudence and did research for a project on global reactions to the French Revolution. He had the opportunity to write and publish other scholarly materials, deliver several academic presentations and start and contribute to his blog, historicalconversations.wordpress.com.
J. Edwin Hartill Professorship: W. Ed Glenny
W. Ed Glenny, Ph.D., Th.D. (Biblical & Theological Studies) published two books: Hosea: A Commentary Based on Hosea in Codex Vaticanus and Amos: A Commentary Based on Amos in Codex Vaticanus (both in the Septuagint Commentary Series). He also presented three papers: “Davidic Covenant Fulfillment in 1 Peter” and “Translation Technique in the Septuagint of Micah” at the International Society of Biblical Literature meeting in St. Andrews, Scotland and “Translation Technique in the Minor Prophets” at the International Congress of the International Organization of Septuagint and Cognate Studies in Munich, Germany. Glenny received University of Northwestern’s first endowed professorship in 2011.
Uncovering Opportunities in China: Pamela Solvie, Ph.D., Margaret Johnson, Ph.D., Susan Johnson, Ph.D., and Ying Wang Shen, Ph.D. (Education)
participated in an exploratory trip to China in May 2013. A joint venture between the Departments of Education and World Languages, this trip enabled them to investigate opportunities for Northwestern students in mainland China and for international students coming to the Northwestern campus. The team met with more than ten schools and universities and successfully identified opportunities for Chinese language study. All of the international schools committed to working with University of Northwestern as school partners for field placements.
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