James Martin, professor of music at Cornell College, has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities to create a course designed to study an enduring question. Martin’s course will examine the relationship between tradition and innovation.
Cornell College Registrar Jonna Higgins-Freese’s poem “The Scars” won the inaugural poetry contest for The Examined Life, a literary journal published by the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.
Rhawn Denniston, professor of geology at Cornell College, has won a $30,000 grant to study stalagmites for evidence of long-term climate change.
Kirilka Stavreva, an English and creative writing professor at Cornell College, collected and edited a cluster of 11 articles—including one she wrote herself—about multidisciplinary approaches to teaching Dante for the Winter 2013 edition of the journal Pedagogy.
Ken Morris, director of Intercultural Life at Cornell College, will be one of the inaugural Diversity Focus Fellows. Morris, who has worked at Cornell for six years, will run a community website and blog about the African-American community in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City corridor.
Melinda Green, associate professor of psychology at Cornell College, has been appointed to the Iowa Board of Psychology. The board evaluates the qualifications of applicants for licensure and grants licenses to those who qualify, establishes rules and regulations to ensure the integrity and competence of licensed psychologists and investigates complaints for unprofessional conduct.
Hans Hassell from the politics department and Erin Davis from the sociology department have both appeared on recent episodes of the television show “Ethical Perspectives On the News.”
Todd Knoop, professor of economics and business at Cornell College, has written a textbook titled “Global Finance in Emerging Market Economies.” The book covers the characteristics of financial systems in emerging markets and their differences from those in developed countries.
Don Chamberlain, longtime music professor and conductor of the Cornell College Jazz Ensemble, was awarded status as an emeritus professor after the ensemble’s concert on Dec. 11.