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Meet Our Newest Faculty (2017-18 Academic Year)

Posted by: Christine Ragusa | September 20, 2017 | No Comment |

Department of English

Allan Borst, Instructor

Devin Byker, Assistant Professor

Department of History

Geoffrey Martin, Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

Chelsea Reid-Short, Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy

Darren Hick, Visiting Assistant Professor

Laura Specker Sullivan, Assistant Professor

Master of Public Administration

Judith Millesen, Professor and Director

Department of Religious Studies

Leonard Lowe, Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Sarah Foley, Assistant Professor

Julia McReynolds-Perez, Visiting Assistant Professor

Women’s and Gender Studies Program

Kristine De Welde, Professor and Director

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My Trip to Denver for a Psychology Conference

Posted by: Christine Ragusa | August 8, 2017 Comments Off on My Trip to Denver for a Psychology Conference |

by: Casey Irwin

The travel award from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences helped tremendously in covering some of the expenses for my attendance at the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABA) annual conference. This year, the conference was held in downtown Denver, Colorado. ABA is a premier conference for the field of behavior analysis that addresses how current research is impacting today’s science and human life. I spent two semesters working in the operant pigeon lab with Dr. Adam Doughty for independent study credit. This work contributed to a poster on reinforced behavioral variability that was presented at ABA. In addition to presenting, I attended several symposia and paper presentations on leading research topics in behavior analysis. I enjoyed navigating the conference and tailoring my agenda to fit my current research interests. One of the most important aspects of going to a conference of this capacity, in my opinion, was meeting colleagues and making connections that could be essential for professional development. I plan to apply to Doctoral programs for Applied Behavior Analysis for the 2018 year and I feel that the learning experiences gained from attending this conference will make me a strong candidate for acceptance. Overall, attending ABA was an all-around great experience and learning opportunity.

Casey Irwin at the Association for Behavior Analysis International conference in May, 2017.

Casey is a senior studying psychology at the College of Charleston.

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2017: Spoleto Picture a Day 17

Posted by: Christine Ragusa | June 8, 2017 Comments Off on 2017: Spoleto Picture a Day 17 |

by: Bret Lott

Creative Writing Professor Bret Lott is leading the summer, 2017, study abroad program in Spoleto, Italy.

Buongiorno!

We take a couple of day trips on the weekends, and this year we’re visiting different small towns than in the past (remember Gubbio and the Funivia?). We had read about the little—little—town of Cività di Bagnoregio, an ancient village first carved out of the porous tufa rock by the Etruscans, and the way the place simply rises up out of the surrounding canyons, serving as a stronghold and city center for centuries. When we arrived, all the descriptions we’d read and pictures we’d seen came nowhere near the awesome beauty of the town. The place is only reachable by a VERY long walk from the town of Bagnoregio across a pedestrian bridge, up and up and up. Once inside the walls, we stopped at a tiny panini purveyor—literally a hole in the wall—and had sandwiches with fresh backed focaccia (still warm!), then wandered the streets to take in the vistas and gardens. This was a hot day, and this was a long trek, but everyone agreed it was well worth the visit. I asked the students if they thought we should take next year’s gang here, and they all said yes, their only suggestion that next time we stay longer. We took that as a good sign.

Arrivederci—

Cività di Bagnoregio.

The gang BEFORE the walk. It’s a long way.

It’s good to be a cat in Bagnoregio.

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2017: Spoleto Picture a Day 16

Posted by: Christine Ragusa | June 7, 2017 Comments Off on 2017: Spoleto Picture a Day 16 |

by: Bret Lott

Creative Writing Professor Bret Lott is leading the summer, 2017, study abroad program in Spoleto, Italy.

Representing even on washday.

 

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2017: Spoleto Picture a Day 15

Posted by: Christine Ragusa | June 6, 2017 Comments Off on 2017: Spoleto Picture a Day 15 |

by: Bret Lott

Creative Writing Professor Bret Lott is leading the summer, 2017, study abroad program in Spoleto, Italy.

I Miei Amici!

For the record, the walk from the villa into town for classes isn’t for the faint of heart. The students are warned plenty of times before we leave for Italy that we will be walking. We will be walking. We will be walking. The villa is at the top of a hill; the class is near the top of the hill that is Spoleto. The vast majority of the walk—from the villa switchbacking down to the Coop, our grocery store, and from the Piazza Garibaldi all the way to the biblioteca—is pedestrian only; we deal with only three crosswalks in the entire trek. The altitude of the villa is 1139 feet, the lowest point on the road at the bottom of the hill is 1031 feet, and the biblioteca is at 1302 feet, so the walk is, naturally, down and up, then down and up going home (and a total of 2.86 miles, if they don’t do any walking around at lunch).

But halfway up on the way in is a wonderful spot, right at the halfway mark and at 1241 feet. Here stands the best bar-café in Spoleto: Te-Bro (the students call it The Bro), and it’s where every morning we all stop, go in and ask of the ladies inside for cappuccinos and cornettoes, and then take a seat at one of the tables, and breathe easier for a while. The ladies take good care of us, know we’re from the College of Charleston, and are happy when we show up. We’re happy too.

Arrivederci!

The actual walk to school, courtesy Google Earth: 1.43 miles.

The walk down.

The walk up.

The pastries at Te-Bro, half-way.

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