December 10, 2020

Infusion of vibrance

Photo by Randy Hicks [chemistry]

MEET REED'S NEW PROFESSORS: With each class of new faculty comes vibrance and cutting-edge expertise that further enhances Reed's academic program. This fall, the college welcomed 18 professors to teach courses on topics ranging from political decision-making to computer networking. We invite you to learn more about them.
CONGRATS TO PROF. FORTUNA: The de la Torre Bueno First Book Prize from the Dance Studies Association was awarded to Prof. Victoria Fortuna for Moving Otherwise: Dance, Violence, and Memory in Buenos Aires. The book examines how dancers and audiences responded to the violence and political upheaval in Argentina’s capital starting in the 1960s.
FILM FESTIVAL STARTS TONIGHT: The Cooley Gallery is pleased to present FROM AFAR, a weeklong film festival organized by Roland Dahwen ’13, artist, filmmaker, and the Cooley’s artist in residence during the 2020–21 academic year. Learn how you can get a free ticket!
LISTEN & LEARN: Burn Your Draft is a podcast from the Center for Life Beyond Reed (CLBR) in which seniors and recent graduates talk about the senior thesis experience. The podcast is hosted by Frank Tangherlini '22 and features recent interviews include Alyse Cronk '20 about microfinance in Mexico and Lewis Chapman '19 on his experiences researching the politics of Pat Robertson. The podcast is a collaboration between students, alumni, and staff; it is sponsored by Seth Paskin '90 and produced by CLBR's own Nate Martin '16
HOW REED CENTERS TEACHING: The pandemic has highlighted the pivotal role Reed’s Center for Teaching and Learning has played in helping professors adjust to virtual instruction. “From the very beginning, the center has focused on pedagogy and inclusivity as a single concept,” says Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Psychology Kathy Oleson.
KUDOS TO SENIORS: Completing the thesis is a capstone of the Reed experience and a tremendous accomplishment. See all of the spring-fall graduates posting their thesis titles.
  • Kade Peden, Carlos Cortés, and Sarahina Borgia, area coordinators in residence life, started on December 7, 8, and 9, respectively.
  • Craig Lauder, print shop lead, retires on December 22.
  • Marty Ringle, chief information officer, retires on December 31.
  • Sunni Walton, administrative coordinator for the major gift team in college relations, retires on December 31.
  • Marianne Colgrove ’84, will be appointed interim chief information officer as of January 1.
  • Jason Parker, will be appointed interim director of web support services as of January 1.
  • Paul DeYoung, director of international programs, retires on January 29.
After today, Campus news will be on its winter publishing schedule, and the weekly bulletin will resume on January 14.

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