Archive for September, 2018

John Cha (Religion)

John Cha will be presenting at this year’s Association of Lutheran College Faculties conference, September 21-22. His presentation, “Our Multi-Religious Context: A Case for Comparative Theology,” offers an argument for the centrality of comparative theology in Lutheran higher education, and provides an example of how comparative theology can be actualized in a Buddhist/Christian context.

Elizabeth Baer (English)

Elizabeth Baer recently returned from two weeks in Namibia. In November 2017, she published a book on the Herero and Nama genocide entitled The Genocidal Gaze: From German Southwest Africa to the Third Reich. The University of Namibia Press issued an African edition of the book in August 2018 and Baer was invited to give […]

Biology and History Major’s Research Featured in The Atlantic Magazine

Alum Nadine Lysiak ’03 double majored in Biology and History (with Honors) and, as a junior, won a highly competitive Goldwater Scholarship from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. From Gustavus, Nadine went on to earn her Ph.D. in marine biology from Boston University, which has led her to various teaching […]

Sheng Yang (Economics and Management)

Sheng Yang published an article, “Entry and Exit Decisions with Switching Regime Excess Capacity,” in International Advances in Economic Research. Applying the switching regime methods of Goldfeld and Quandt to a logit model, the study examines how expected excess capacity fosters impediments to entry and incentives to exit in the U.S. aluminum industry.

Dave Stamps (Music) and Mara Klein (Marketing and Communication)

Dave Stamps and Mara Klein received a grant from the Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation to help support the 2019 Jazz Jamboree, an event which invites area high school jazz bands and their directors for a day of jazz performance, masterclasses, and a community concert featuring jazz headliners and the Gustavus Jazz Band.

Laura Triplett (Geology)

Laura Triplett received a grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Environmental Protection Agency, funded by the Federal Clean Water Act Section 319. In collaboration with Gustavus colleagues and partners at Great River Greening and the Nicollet Soil and Water Conservation District, Laura will conduct this four-year, nearly $804,000 project which will include […]

Amanda Nienow (Chemistry)

Amanda Nienow received a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Environmental Chemical Science program for her three-year project: Determination of the Kinetic Expressions and Mechanisms of the Photochemical Degradation and Oxidation of Dicamba. Amanda will research the processes influencing interactions of this herbicide in environmental and agricultural settings.

Scott Bur (Chemistry)

Scott Bur was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Chemistry of Life program to support his three year research project: Applications of 19F NMR to evaluate non-human bromodomain molecular recognition. Scott’s research aims to better understand genetic mechanisms in parasites that cause disease, specifically the malaria-causing P. Falciparum.