Category: March 2015

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A Note From the Chair

This month I would like to do something a little different—talk about the unfortunate public outcry against the liberal arts and the humanities in particular.

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WLC Facutly Receive CEAH Research Grants

A number of WLC faculty have recently received Research Grants through the ISU Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. Below, Professors Kevin Amidon, Tonglu Li, Rachel Meyers, and Aili Mu discuss their CEAH-funded research projects.

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WLC Faculty Will Co-Host a CEAH-Funded Symposium on the “Ethics of Debt”

Symposium on “The Ethics of Debt” (September 25-26, 2015) From the biblical injunction to forgive debts in the seventh year to the Occupy Wall Street movement’s call for student loan forgiveness, the problem of debt has regularly inspired political movements. Global financial crises now make debt a threat to the survival of entire nations as … Continue reading WLC Faculty Will Co-Host a CEAH-Funded Symposium on the “Ethics of Debt”

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Student Profile: Brenda Tyrrell

As graduation quickly approaches, I find myself reflecting back over my years at Iowa State. What have I learned? Would I change anything if given the opportunity and myriad of other questions I am sure other graduating seniors are asking themselves as well.

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Alumni Profile: Taylor Anne Barriuso

As early as my very first Spanish class in seventh grade I knew that I had discovered one of life’s true joys in the study of language. What I didn’t know then was how far it would take me.

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Q&A With Dr. Mark Looney

I care very much about my students’ learning because I believe that education is the basis for better individual lives and also a better shared society.

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Learning Chinese Calligraphy in China

For American students, learning calligraphy is a feasible entry point for further exploring Chinese culture. As an indicator of cultivation and taste, good calligraphy skills also become their “name card” when they live and work abroad in East Asian countries.