Friday, December 18, 2009

Next year's first History Department Seminar, Friday Jan. 8

Jamie Murton writes:

Before you go away for the holidays -- make plans to attend the first History Department Seminar Series of the new year. The History Department is very proud to present one of our former graduate students, Yvonne Hunter of McMaster University, speaking on:

"Cold Columns: Anne O'Hare McCormick and the Origins of the Cold War in The New York Times (1920-1954)."

Friday, Jan 8, 2:30 pm, in room A226.

Yvonne's paper considers Anne O’Hare McCormick, the Pulitzer-winning political correspondent for The New York Times, who might correctly be considered one of the first prominent intellectual Cold Warriors of the twentieth century. Using biography, published writings, and private correspondences, this project considers how one prominent women correspondent from the east coast media helped to shape political discourse and policy itself prior to and during the Cold War.

See you there!


Monday, December 14, 2009

Students: Reward the teachers who inspire you!

From the Office of the Vice President Academic and Research:

The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Full-Time Teaching and the Nipissing University Award for Part-Time Teaching were established to recognize and honour faculty who display teaching excellence in the classroom.

For information on the application process and nomination forms for each award, please visit the website of the Vice-President, Academic and Research at “Teaching Awards”. Since recipients are entitled to receive the teaching awards only once every five years, please verify the list of previous recipients on the website that the nominee check the . Hard copies can also be obtained from the Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Research (F309).
The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, March 19, 2010.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Scholarship is alive and well at NU

From an announcement by the NU library:
While construction continued outside on the new Learning Library, Nipissing’s current library held a celebration of the people whose works will help fill the new book shelves. Nipissing University celebrated its faculty who recently published books at the Education Centre Library’s 2009 Faculty Book Launch, held on December 3 in the Library’s Gallery Lounge.

There are 19 new books that have been authored or co-authored by Nipissing faculty since 2008. The books represent an impressively diverse range of academic disciplines and topics, from global politics and family history to educational leadership and the environment.

“Book publication is a major form of research output and a fundamental aspect of scholarly life. The Education Centre Library is delighted to support faculty at Nipissing by acknowledging that having a book published is a defining moment for scholars,” said Lynne Prunskus, associate director of library services, who conceived of and organized the event.

List of authors and their books that were recognized at the Faculty Book Launch (Nipissing Faculty in bold):

  • Earl, Hilary. The Nuremburg SS-Einsatzgruppen Trial, 1945-1958: Atrocity, Law, and History. Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Ferry, Darren. Uniting in Measures of Common Good: The Construction of Liberal Identities in Central Canada. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008.
  • Geden, Dennis. Paintings 2000-2009, a survey. Mineta Contemporary, 2009.
  • Hatt, Blaine. Heart in Teaching: Attending the Pathic. Lambert, 2009
  • Jarvis, Daniel H. Parametric Creativity: Curriculum Negotiation and Professional Development Models in Mathematics Education. Lambert, 2009.
  • McMaster, Lindsey. Working Girls in the West: Representations of Wage-Earning Women. UBC Press, 2008.
  • Miller, G. Tyler, Jr. and Dave Hackett. Living in the Environment. Nelson Education Ltd., 2008.
  • Mintz, Jerry and Carlo Ricci, eds. Turning Points: 27 Visionaries in Education Tell Their Own Stories.Alternative Education Resource Organization, 2010.
  • Noël, Françoise. Family and Community Life in Northeastern Ontario: The Interwar Years. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009.
  • Renshaw, Sal. The Subject of Love: Hélène Cixous and the Feminine Divine. Manchester University Press, 2009.
  • Lord, Bruce and Elisabeth Richards. Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed: And Other Cracked Tales., 2008.
  • Richardson, Carole and Warnie Richardson. Walking the Talk: Putting Theory into Practice. Detselig Enterprises, 2008.
  • Ryan, Thomas G. ed. Canadian Educational Leadership. Detselig Enterprises, 2009.
  • Srigley, Katrina. Breadwinning Daughters: Young Working Women in the Depression-Era City, 1929-1939. University of Toronto Press, 2009.
  • Stange, Ken. Art Creation and Appreciation: Uniquely Human? Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009.
  • Tabachnick, David Edward and Toivo Koivukoski, eds. Enduring Empire: Ancient Lessons for Global Politics. University of Toronto Press, 2009.
  • Vassilev, Tzvetalin. Optimal Area Triangulation of Planar Point Sets. VDM Verlag, 2009.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Reminder: History Seminar, Friday December 4

From Dr. James Murton:
A reminder that the next History Department Seminar Series is tomorrow (Friday), featuring Bruce Erickson speaking on "Recreating History, Consuming Nature: Canoeing, Suffering, and the Nation’s Past."
This Friday, Dec 4, 2:30 pm in Rm A226.

Fall Faculty Book Launch, Thursday Dec. 3, 4 pm

This joyous event will take place in the Library Lounge and will include light refreshments.