Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nick Grossoehme, Associate Professor of Biology Heather Evans-Anderson and Associate Professor of Chemistry Maria Gelabert have received competitive research grants from the South Carolina faction of the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). The grants will be implemented in spring of 2015 to study specific topics in their disciplines with student researchers.
The Arts & Science Council of Charlotte has awarded grants to:
• Chris O’Neill ’98, ’10: $1,907 to purchase a MacBook Pro for multimedia creation and integrated show control. O’Neill is the facilities management/technical director for the Department of Music and head of Shakespeare Carolina.
• Professor of Fine Arts Shaun Cassidy: $2,000 to purchase sheets of metal to create a new sculpture series.
The Levine Museum of the New South invited Winthrop University Political Science Professor Adolphus Belk Jr. to participate in an hour-long TweetChat on Dec. 10 about recent African-American citizen shootings by police.
Winthrop University is one of only eight U.S. institutions recently cited as a model program by the Critical Thinking Foundation due to the institution’s integration of critical thinking across its curriculum.
Amanda Hiner, a Winthrop assistant professor of English and coordinator of its critical reading, thinking and writing program, will talk about Winthrop’s efforts as a focal session speaker at the foundation’s 35th international conference set for July 25-30 in Berkeley. The conference theme is “Cultivating World Justice and Freedom of Thought Through Educational and Social Reform.”
Laura Dawson Ullrich, an associate professor of economics who excels in mentoring, research, and service, will receive Winthrop University’s top teaching award at the Dec. 20 undergraduate Commencement.
The Kinard Award is given annually to the faculty member who has demonstrated a dedication to teaching and is highly regarded on campus by faculty and students.
Terry L. Norton ’81 recently published his book “Cherokee Myths and Legends: Thirty Tales Retold." The 232-page book contains some of the essential folklore of the Eastern Cherokees of western North Carolina.
From 1981-2008, Norton worked as a professor of literacy education in Winthrop University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education. During his tenure at Winthrop, he taught courses for teachers and librarians in literacy acquisition and children’s and young adult literature.
11/19/2014Acting Chair of the Department of English Robert Prickett and Assistant Professor of English Casey Cothran commented on the young adult dystopian trend and the popularity of The Hunger Games trilogy in a new Winthrop release.
Spiro Shetuni, associate professor and authority control librarian in Winthrop University's Dacus Library, led the Nov. 13 Provost's Spotlight on Scholarship Series session with his presentation, "Albanian Traditional Music: A General Overview."
10/24/2014Dacus Library's Susan Silverman has published a report in the inaugural issue of South Carolina Libraries, the official journal of the South Carolina Library Association. "The Book vs. E-Book: E-Book Survey Report" shares information from an earlier study with Winthrop students on their usage of e-books in the library. You can read more about the study online.
The Southeastern Medieval Association has awarded Professor of English Jo Koster the annual Teaching Excellence award. "Professor Koster is truly a gem, whose commitment to medieval studies and teaching excellence shines throughout her activities both on your campus and in our organization," said Professor of English Tison Pugh of the association.