||Angie Dewberry '00 Selected to Succeed Hansford Epes as College Registrar
Davidson College has appointed Angie Boyer Dewberry, registrar at Agnes Scott College, to the same position at Davidson beginning July 1, 2012.
||Vann Family Extends Commitment to Ethical Studies with Student Fellowship at Mayo Clinic
A generous gift from Jim Vann '50 and Lee Stanton Vann will provide two Davidson students with fellowships in biomedical ethics research at the Mayo Clinic during the summer of 2012.
||Family Visits and Travel Top List of Students' Winter Break Plans
Davidson students share their plans for the winter break holiday.
||Trustees Set Challenge for Davidson Alumni; Million/Ten/Sixty Challenge is Designed to Achieve a Decade of Leadership in Annual Fund
A group of four current and former trustees have issued a challenge to Davidson alumni: If the college achieves 60 percent Annual Fund participation for the tenth year in a row, the trustee donors will give $1 million to this year's Annual Fund.
||Davidson Provides Bio Major Opportunity to Excel in Statewide Piano Competition
A Davidson biology major has captured the top prize in a state-wide music competition. Senior Jeffrey Roth recently took top honors at the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) state piano competition in Winston-Salem.
||Philosophy Prof's Quest for a Van Gogh Leads Him Instead to Test Theory of Valuably Damaged Art
A Davidson College philosophy professor will hold an auction for a damaged piece of art on Friday evening, December 9. It begins at 8 p.m. at Summit Coffee in downtown Davidson, and the public is invited.
||Science Magazine Honors Davidson Prof's Web Site that Makes Physics Come Alive
Christian, the Brown Professor of Physics at Davidson College, and collaborators Francisco Esquembre and Lyle Barbato received the magazine's monthly SPORE Prize (Science Prize for Online Resources in Education) for development of a national digital library hosting a collection of interactive computer simulations.
||Prof. Barton Leads His Psychology Class to Explore Potential of Learning via iPad
Nelson Professor and Department Chair of Psychology Cole Barton was initially led to experiment with iPad in his "Abnormal Psychology" class due to the high cost and rapid obsolescence of the course textbook. But he soon came to believe the tablet computers might have additional value.
||Environmental Studies Students Learn in Nature's Own Outdoor Laboratory
On a recent three-day, two-night Eco-Education Backpacking Trip, hosted by Davidson Outdoors, Professor Brad Johnson enlightened eight students about the geological phenomena that shaped surrounding landscapes.
||Prof. Ramirez Honored as First-Ever Undergrad Teacher to Receive National Neuroscience Education Award
Julio Ramirez, Dickson Professor of Psychology, has become the first-ever undergraduate educator to receive the annual "Award for Education" from the Society for Neuroscience (SfN).
||In Memory--Davidson College Professor Robert Whitton
Surrounded by his family, Robert Clark Whitton died peacefully on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at Carolinas Medical Center, where he had been a patient since being hit by a car on November 3. Plans for a celebration of Robert Whitton's life will be announced later.
||State Supreme Court Releases Decision in Case Related to Davidson
The court today upheld the powers of campus police officers at colleges with religious affiliations (like Davidson).
||Theatre Production of 'The Little Foxes' Showcases Power and Pathos of Family Greed
The Davidson Theatre Department invites the public to a production of Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes" November 16 - 20.
||Update on Prof. Robert Whitton
Robert Whitton was struck by a car Thursday, Nov. 3.
||Davidson Invites Public to Spend an Evening with Dodger Legend Tommy Lasorda
The Davidson Athletic Foundation invites the public to spend an evening with Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and Los Angeles Dodger legend Tommy Lasorda on Wednesday, November 30.
||Words Will Fly as Davidson Hosts Inaugural Intercollegiate Poetry Slam Competition
Davidson College's slam-poetry team, FreeWord, invites the public to the first -ever Carolina Collegiate Slam on Saturday, November 5.
||Convocation Awards During Inauguration Honor Outstanding Faculty and Students
Davidson College staged its Fall Convocation presentations as part of the Inauguration ceremony for President Carol Quillen on October 18.
||Psychology Professor's Paper on Implications of Mixed-Race Identity Attracts Attention of Her Peers
A 2010 paper by Assistant Professor of Psychology Jessica Good wais the most downloaded article thatis year from the Journal of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.
||Carol Quillen Inaugurated as 18th President of Davidson College
Carol Quillen Inaugurated as 18th President of Davidson College
||Carol Quillen Will Be Inaugurated as Davidson College's 18th President on Tuesday, Oct. 18
Carol Quillen Will Be Inaugurated as Davidson College's 18th President on Tuesday, Oct. 18
||Davidson Will Offer Live Stream, "On Demand" Video of Inauguration
Davidson Will Offer Live Stream, "On Demand" Video of Inauguration
||Rain Plan in Effect for President Quillen's Oct. 18 Inauguration
Rain Plan in Effect for President Quillen's Oct. 18 Inauguration
||Davidson Will Host October 23 Forum with Local Mayoral Candidates
A group called The Davidson Think Tank invites the public to a forum for Town of Davidson mayoral candidates on Sunday evening, Oct. 23.
||Davidson Production of 'Romeo And Juliet' Will Highlight the Everlasting Aspects of the Timeless Tale
The Davidson College Theatre Department invites the public to a bold, original production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet on the weekends of October 22 and 29.
||College Family Mourns Death of Babcock Professor of History Emeritus Malcolm Partin
Professor Emeritus of History Malcolm Overstreet Partin, who impressed many Davidson students during his 35 years at the college as a raconteur of modern European history par excellence, died October 12 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. He was 75.
||Three Davidson Productions Win Top Prizes at Regional Theatre Celebration
Davidson's two mainstage theatrical productions from the 2010-11 year garnered three top awards from Charlotte's Metrolina Theatre Association this week.
||Student Vets of Archaeology Digs Will Recall Their "Tales from the Trenches"
The Central Carolinas Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) invites the public to a presentation titled "Tales from the Trenches" on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The presentation will feature five undergraduate students from Davidson and UNC-Charlotte describing their experiences in archaeology this past summer.
||Baker Sports Complex Solar Project Will Help Building Power Itself
Davidson College is getting ready to install two arrays of solar panels at Baker Sports Complex. The installation could save the college about $25,000 a year in energy expenses, says project manager Kris Krider, and it will help Davidson advance its commitment to sustainability.
||Abbott's New Poems Interpret Life's Stages as "Providence," "Ordinary Time" and "Grace"
Professor Emeritus Tony Abbott invites the public to attend a premier reading and "celebration in music, poetry and art" for "If Words Could Save Us" on Sunday afternoon, October 16.
||Event to Unveil Dorcas's New Snake Book Will Include Live Appearance by 14-Foot Python
Davidson Professor of Biology Mike Dorcas and his former student and co-author J.D. Willson will present their latest book about snakes in a spectacular public "show-and-tell" at Charlotte's Discovery Place on Sunday, October 16.
||Psychology Professor Mark Smith Receives "Fellow" Status in the APA
Professor of Psychology Mark Smith has been elected to "Fellow" status in the world's largest organization for professional psychologists, the American Psychological Association (APA).
||New NSF Grant Will Extend Student Researchers' Work on Synthetic Biology
Professor of Biology Malcolm Campbell and Associate Professor of Mathematics Laurie Heyer have received a grant of nearly $200,000 from the National Science Foundation to further undergraduate research in the field of synthetic biology.
||In Her New Book, Professor Rigger Presents the Case for "Why Taiwan Matters"
In her new book, Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse, Brown Professor of East Asian Politics Shelley Rigger provides a more nuanced take on the country.
||Folger Fellowship Will Boost Gibson's Research on Medieval English Morality Plays
Professor of English Gail Gibson has received a short-term fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library to conduct research for a chapter of a new book she's writing.
||Holocaust Survivor Will Speak at Davidson Today
Davidson College invites the public on Monday, September 19, to hear a talk by Holocaust survivor Susan Cernyak-Spatz of Charlotte.
||Davidson Makes it Possible for Pre-Med Students to See the World
While many undergraduate institutions begin offering pre-med advising only in the junior year, Davidson's premedical program director Jerry Putnam meets students during their first semester to begin preparing them to apply to medical school.
||Speaker at Davidson Will Urge Humane Treatment of Farm Animals
Davidson College invites the public to a talk on Sunday evening, October 2, by Humane Society representative Kristie Middleton. Middleton, the national organization's manager of corporate outreach and farm animal protection, will speak about "The Animals We Eat: Improving the Quality of Their Lives" beginning at 7 p.m. in the Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room.
||Talk on Internet's Impact on Personal Relationships Will Initiate Bank of America Lecture Series
Davidson College's Bank of America Lecture Series begins Tuesday evening, Sept. 13, with a talk about the Internet's impact on society. The theme of this year's three-part series is "Global Voices: Media's Effect on the Way We Connect."
||Author and War Correspondent Sebastian Junger Will Speak at Davidson
Davidson College invites the public to a talk on Tuesday, September 20, by acclaimed combat photojournalist and author Sebastian Junger.
||Charlotte Teachers Institute Names New Executive Director
Scott R. Gartlan has been named the new executive director of Charlotte Teachers Institute (CTI).
||Two Davidson College Fraternities Earn National Honors
Two Davidson fraternities were recently recognized by their national organizations for well-rounded achievement by their members.
||Students Turn Three-Wheeler Adventure in India Into Philanthropic Mission for School Children
For 9 days and 1,000 kilometers this summer Eli Kahn'13 and Colin Ristig '13 drove a three-wheeled "tuk-tuk" in India through crazy traffic of bikes, cars, trucks and animals on a fundraising mission for the non-profit organization Unite To Light (UTL).
||Several New Campus Initiatives Greet Class of 2015
The start of the school year heralds new beginnings from one end of campus to another. Here's a wrap-up about some of the initiatives, programs and interesting things that mark the evolution of the college as the 2011-12 academic year unfurls.
||Davidson Research Labs Garner Two Publications in One Week
Discoveries from two separate Davidson research projects that were accepted for publication in professional journals.
||Treasures in the Attic - Davidson Donation on Display in the Mint Museum
After years of storage in a dark closet, an 1880s dress for afternoon outings is again seeing the light of day. The dress, once part of the Davidson College Theatre Department's costume collection, was recently donated to the Mint Museum of Charlotte and is now on display in its galleries.
||White House Intern Darden Callaway '14 Reports “The Gravitas Is Palpable”
Darden Callaway ’14 is serving a ten-week internship this summer in the White House.
||From Spiders to Satan -- Summer Research Heats Up at Davidson!
Twenty-four Davidson students are exploring a variety of research projects with faculty guidance this summer through grants provided by the Davidson Research Initiative.
||Epes Announces Plans to Retire Following This School Year
Hansford Epes, a longtime German and Humanities professor who has been the college's Registrar for the past 10 years, has announced he will retire at the end of the 2011-12 academic year.
||Trees Breathe Easier as Laundry Service Goes Paperless
Beginning with the fall semester, students will drop off their laundry in re-useable canvas bags that will be provided to them.
||Culinary Competition Confirms High Quality of Davidson's Vail Commons Fare
In a competition hosted at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, by the American Culinary Federation, Davidson chefs Craig Mombert, Mark Lewis, Tami Murphy and Lisa Risk were one point away from winning a gold medal.
||Mossinghoff Offers His Mathematical Expertise to County Redistricting Effort
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Michael Mossinghoff was involved over the summer in developing new software to help Mecklenburg County redraw the lines for its six electoral districts.
||Five in the Davidson Family Accept Leadership Roles in Professional Organizations
Five faculty and staff members have done that recently, accepting appointment to leadership roles in professional organizations outside the college.
||Campus and Town Police Train Together for Worst-Case Scenario
Davidson town police chief Jeanne Miller and Davidson College police chief Adrienne Murray are working to make sure their forces are ready to act cooperatively and efficiently in emergency situations, including a shooter at the college.
||What Does It Mean to be Liberally Educated? Davidson Revises Distribution Requirements
What does it mean to be a liberally educated person? The answer to that question is changing. For the first time in more than 20 years, Davidson has changed its distribution requirements.
||Physics Professor Shares American Pedagogy with Eager Chinese Academicians
Though he couldn't read a word on street signs, nor order a meal in a restaurant, Dan Boye had little trouble communicating about quantum mechanics with academicians in China.
||One Research Topic Leads to Another for Alicia Frank '11, and She Graduates with Two Published Papers
Alicia Frank '11 published two papers on ecological economics during her Davidson career.
||Thornberry Retires After 31 Years as a Trailblazer in the Political Science Department
Mary Thornberry retired this year after teaching political science at Davidson for 31 years.
||Off-Season Campus Fills with 1,000 Summer Program Participants
There aren't many Davidson students around, but the level of activity on campus this week resembles the mid-semester pace.
||...On the Occasion of the Retirement of Herb Jackson
A retirement tribute to Houchens Professor of Art Herb Jackson delivered to members of the faculty by Professor of Art Shaw Smith.
||Professor Palmer's Legacy of Service Will Endure Beyond Retirement in Departmental Service Award
Ed Palmer has retired after 41 years of teaching psychology at Davidson College
||Teagle Grant Will Boost Learning Strategies at Davidson and Agnes Scott
Davidson College will share a $200,000, two-year grant with Agnes Scott College from The Teagle Foundation to develop strategies for improved student learning. Davidson will focus on helping first-generation college students, while Agnes Scott seeks to support students overcome hurdles encountered in pursuing degrees in math and science.
||College Family, Including Their Original President, Bids Farewell to Class of 2011
Davidson College presented diplomas to 436 members of the Class of 2011 in Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 15.
||Commencement Weekend Schedule
This is a brief overview of activities related to the May 13-15 Commencement weekend at Davidson College.
||Watch Commencement Live Online; Davidson Will Offer Live Video Stream of Commencement
Davidson plans to provide a live video stream of Sunday morning's Commencement ceremony.
||"Davidson" the Turtle Will Serve as Public Ambassador for Planned Charlotte Zoological Park
The organizers of the planned Charlotte Zoological Park (CZP) have obtained from Davidson College an eastern box turtle they named "Davidson" as an "ambassador animal" in their planned mobile zoo exhibit.
||Trustees Honor Several Faculty Members with Academic Promotions
The Davidson College Board of Trustees has awarded academic honors to six faculty members recently.
||Davidson Enjoys a Spring Full of Fulbrights!
A record-breaking four members of the Class of 2011 have received prestigious Fulbright Fellowships to study and teach in diverse international locales.
||Senior Receives NSF Fellowship for Grad Studies to Extend Davidson Bio Research
Senior biology major Evan Eskew has been awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship, and will use it to pursue a Ph.D. at the University of California - Davis.
||Sociology Students Get Extra Mileage Out of Papers with Presentations at Professional Conference
Some Davidson sociology students are getting extra mileage out of major papers they've written this year.
||Students and Faculty Receive Honors at Spring Convocation
The Davidson College community gathered in Duke Family Performance Hall on Thursday, April 28, for the college's annual Spring Convocation. Students and faculty processed in academic regalia, and awards of excellence were presented to faculty and students.
||Nation's Poet, W.S. Merwin, Will Present His Work in May 2 Appearance at Davidson
U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin will deliver Davidson College's annual Joel A. Conarroe Lecture on Monday, May 2.
||Marlene VerPlanck Will Join Jazz Ensemble for Free Concert at Davidson
Legendary big band singer Marlene VerPlanck and the Charlotte-based Rick Bean Trio will join the Davidson College Jazz Ensemble for a public performance on Friday evening, April 29.
||Davidson College Purchases Downtown Building; Will Open Expanded College Store on Main Street
A new Davidson College Store is coming to Main Street. Davidson College has purchased the two-story building at the intersection of Main and Depot Streets in downtown Davidson in order to establish an expanded College Store. The new store will combine the functions of ‘Cats on Main and the current College Store, located on campus in the Alvarez College Union
||Davidson Will Observe "Yom HaShoah" with Testimony by Survivor and Exhibition
Davidson College will host a “Yom HaShoah,” or “Holocaust Remembrance Day,” on Wednesday, April 20.
||Junior Will Apply Truman Scholarship Toward Worldwide Efforts to Regulate Small Arms
Allie Francis '12 has received a fellowship from the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation for her proposal to regulate the world-wide trade of small arms and light weapons.
||Scholarship Boosts Crawford's Aspirations to Help the Poor Live Healthier Lives
Ashley Crawford '11 has received a Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholarship to study and work on helping underserved populations live healthy lives.
||Philosophy Students Introduce Youngsters to Life's Big Questions With Kids' Books
Allison Drutchas '11 has created a project to help local second graders gain critical thinking skills through philosophical debate.
||Fulbright Fellowship Will Launch Senior's Post-Graduate Research Career in a German Lab
Senior Mary Gearing has received a Fulbright full fellowship to conduct pancreatic research at a lab in Dusseldorf, Germany.
||Davidson College Students Set FrankelFest for Saturday, April 9; Event Will Raise Money for Scholarship Honoring John Frankel '11
Saturday, April 9, will be FrankelFest in Davidson--a day of events to honor the memory of Davidson College senior John Frankel and raise money for a scholarship in his honor.
||Watson Fellowship Winners Will Circle the Globe to Investigate Midwifery and Fashion
Two Davidson seniors have received $25,000 fellowships from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation to spend a year exploring their interests around the world.
||Student Body Elects Veteran Legislators as New Leaders of Student Government Association
The new leaders of the Student Government Association (SGA) take their positions seriously. President Gerard Dash '12 and Vice President Jordan Starck '12 both have extensive SGA experience, and want to run a tight ship.
||Musical Theatre Production "Into the Woods" Looks at the Other Side of Happily Ever After
Davidson College's Music and Theatre departments will present the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Into the Woods March 25 to April 2.
||Senior Receives Fellowship in Australia to Study Nano-Drugs for Earlier Detection of Cancer
Katie Richeson '11 has received a big fellowship to study life on a very small scale. She won a USA - Australia Fellowship to finance a year of post-baccalaureate research at the Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.
||Professor Helps Guide Classroom Project on Special Education to Published Paper
A paper by Paul Bennett, a senior political science major, is being published as one of nine chapters in a book titled Power, Privilege and Education: Pedagogy, Curriculum and Student Outcomes.
||Winner of Smith Scholarship Will Explore Dynamics of "Public Memory" in Conflicted Countries
Kimberly Larkin '11, as the winner of Davidson College's 2011 Smith Scholarship, Larkin will continue her studies in Belgium at Université Libre de Bruxelles focusing on "Law, Ethics and Public Memory."
||Dining Services Recycles Large Percentage of Leftovers Into Food for Campus Flora
Davidson College's Dining Services recycled and composted about 77 percent of its 94 tons of food and solid waste from Vail Commons last year.
||Annual Connor House Gala Will Support Research on Early Detection of Breast Cancer
The largest charity gala of the year at Davidson College, "Bosom Buddies," will be held on Saturday evening, March 12, in the Lilly Gallery of Chambers Building.
||Davidson Establishes Permanent Tribute to Mike Maloy '70
Summary of weekend honoring the late Mike Maloy '70 and the Men of the Lefty Driesell Years
||“Celebrity Autobiography” Will Present Hilarious Look at Hollywood A-Listers in Their Own Words
Celebrity Autobiography, the 2009 Drama Desk Award Winner and Off-Broadway sensation, will present a night of laughter and celebrity insight at Davidson College on Wednesday evening, March 9.
||Professor Swallow Will Take Leave to Serve in Administrative Post at University of the South
Davidson College's Kimbrough Professor of Mathematics John Swallow will take a one-year leave to serve as a top administrator at his alma mater, The University of the South in Tennessee.
||Davidson Receives $1-Million Gift for New Basketball Scholarship
Jane Cheever Powell recently committed $1 million to Davidson College to establish the Thomas L. Powell, Jr., Class of 1947, and Jane Cheever Powell Men's Basketball Scholarship, which supports a talented scholar athlete on the men's basketball team.
||SGA-Sponsored Dinner Raises a Davidson Trust Scholarship for a Class of 2015 Student
Thanks to the Student Government Association (SGA), a student will enroll at Davidson College next year with a new SGA Scholarship.
||Davidson Students Announce 2nd Annual Dinner at Davidson
The Student Government Association (SGA) of Davidson College will host the second annual Dinner at Davidson, a fundraiser to benefit The Davidson Trust, on Saturday, Feb. 19.
||Davidson String Band Will Premiere Modern Rendition of Music From Ancient Greek Tragedy
The public is invited on Tuesday evening, February 15, to a concert by a student string band interpreting the music of ancient Greek drama.
||Theatre Department Production of 'Kokoro' Presents Thought-Provoking Clash of Cultures
The Davidson College theatre department invites the public to its production of Kokoro (True Heart), a gripping story of crossed cultures written by contemporary Japanese-American playwright Velina Hasu Houston.
||Faculty Authors Will Read from Their New Books, 'Frogheart' and 'Whale Man'
Professors Alan Michael Parker and Shireen Campbell will read from their works in the English Department's annual "Davidson Reads" showcase of faculty talent on Thursday evening, February 10.
||Chamber of Commerce Honors Two Employees for Excellence in Public Safety Work
Two Davidson employees were named by the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce as Public Safety Officers of the Year.
||Charlotte Teachers Institute Presents 'Exploding Canons' at the North Carolina Dance Theatre; Davidson Faculty Will Participate in Panel Discussion on Artist Romare Bearden
The Charlotte Teachers Institute (CTI), in partnership with local cultural organizations and foundations, will host "Exploding Canons: The Unexpected Impact of Romare Bearden," Thursday, Feb. 10, at 5:15 p.m. at the North Carolina Dance Theatre (NCDT).
||Professional Association Bestows Fellowship on Longtime Davidson Psychology Professor
One of the leading associations for psychology has recently honored Davidson Professor of Psychology John Kello by electing him as a "Fellow" of its organization.
||Davidson Neuroscientist Tapped by White House as One of the Nation's Top Mentors
Julio J. Ramirez, the R. Stuart Dickson Professor of Psychology at Davidson College, has been named by President Barack Obama as one of 15 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.
||"I'll Have A Venti Caramel Latte with a Shot of Adventure!"
A Davidson junior reports on her experiences researching organic and conventional coffee farms in Costa Rica.
||Physics Professor Dan Boye Finds Harmony in Life on Stage and in the Classroom
For most of his adult life, Davidson physics professor Dan Boye has struck a perfect chord that harmonizes his dual passions of singing and science, bringing ovations from opera lovers and physics students alike.
||Professor's History of the Civil Rights Movement Honors Its Lesser-Known Heroes
The Civil Rights Movement is over, and its strategies won't help those seeking to improve the welfare of African Americans today. That's the message of a new book, Becoming American: The African American Quest for Civil Rights, 1861-1976, written by Davidson College Associate Professor of History Daniel W. Aldridge III
||Davidson Plans Extensive Schedule of Events for Public Commemoration of King Day
Davidson College invites the public to celebrate Martin Luther King Day 2010 by attending a number of educational, musical and inspirational events at the college on Monday, January 17, and Tuesday, January 18.
||Administrative Offices Will Open at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11
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||Professor Learns Along with Students by Producing "Memory Project" Film About Her Mother
Professor Maggie McCarthy created a "memory project" film about her mother for a film class she taught last semester.