News Archive 01/28/08

Re-enacting the past

You can’t help but feel bad for Thomas Dembeck ’11. His classmates just voted to kill him. Dembeck was playing the role of King Louis XVI in the Jan Term course “The French Revolution.”“I had hoped to live to the end, but I was… Full Story


‘Chronicles of Narnia’ course explores literature, philosophy

Business and Economics major Abiodun Orevba ’10 is studying the seven books in the “Chronicles of Narnia” series this January. The books, in one volume, add up to 790 pages. For Oreyba, that translates into about five hours of… Full Story


Hands-on history

It arrived in a large black Samsonite suitcase. It contained what students call treasure: Newspaper clippings, minutes from school-board meetings, photos and files documenting the turbulent years of school integration in Maryland. The stack… Full Story


Phi Beta Kappa lecturer to discuss women’s work

McDaniel College’s 2008 Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar, Harvard Professor Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, will present the lecture “A Woman and a Cow: Celebrating a Renaissance in History” at 8 p.m. Feb. 11 in McDaniel Lounge.The lecture is… Full Story


Glaciologist who studies climate change is Ridington lecturer

Lonnie Thompson, Distinguished University Professor at Ohio State University’s School of Earth Sciences, will present the annual Ridington Lecture, “Understanding Climate Change“ at 8 p.m. Feb. 7 in McDaniel Lounge. Thompson studies… Full Story


Students tackle stress in Jan Term course

BethAnn Turner ’08 admitted she was a little nervous as licensed acupuncturist Beth Grubb showed how she planned to stick five long hair-thin needles into specific points in students’ ears. The sterilized stainless steel needles are… Full Story


English professor examines underside of bestseller

To Associate Professor of English Becky Carpenter, the bestseller “The Dangerous Book for Boys” is dangerous indeed, but not for the reasons you might expect. Her research argues that the book promotes an exclusionary nostalgia for… Full Story


McDaniel College recognizes 350 years of service

McDaniel College recognized 23 employees Jan. 28 for their many years of dedicated service during a special seniority recognition luncheon in the College's McDaniel Lounge.The distinguished group of employees, each with at least 10 years of… Full Story


Hill Happenings

The McDaniel College Department of Art and Art History presents “Planes and Parallels: Works by Dana Reifler Amato” from Jan. 29-Feb. 22 in the Rice Gallery at Peterson Hall. The artist’s reception will be held 7-9 p.m. Jan. 29 in the… Full Story