Earlham College News The latest news from Earlham College in Richmond, IN Copyright 2014, Earlham College http://www.earlham.edu/news/ Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Joseph Moore Museum receives grant to digitize collections The Joseph Moore Museum’s vertebrate collections, including more than 12,000 specimens, will soon be made available to scientists worldwide as a result of a $149,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=27430&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=27430&r=14619 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Faculty-student research project seeks to help children resolve conflict, build stronger friendships Visiting Professor of Psychology Rachael Reavis wants to know how children resolve conflict and build stronger friendships. She has begun a study called “Thoughtful Friends” that could help find new way to help children age 7 to 9 who are having social problems. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=27372&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=27372&r=14619 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Earlhamites credited in research that could reduce blindness Beginning in 2005 with Emily Whiston ‘05, a steady stream of Earlham graduates have gained valuable experience at the Schepens Eye Research Institute/Massachusetts Eye and Ear Research Institute, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=27376&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=27376&r=14619 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Chamber recognizes progress at Earlham with Community Improvement Awards Earlham College has been recognized for enhancing the profile of Wayne County. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=27367&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=27367&r=14619 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Professor's book of conversations with Muslims emphasizes peace-building, truth-telling Professor of Religion Michael Birkel’s conversations with 25 leading Muslims is the subject of a new popular book. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=27325&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=27325&r=14619 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT EC ranks in top 10 for 'unusually strong' commitment to undergraduate teaching by U.S. News Earlham College ranks among the top 10 national liberal arts colleges for the faculty’s “unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching,” according to the 2015 U.S. News and World Report rankings released today. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=27308&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=27308&r=14619 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Inaugural performance celebrates start of new era at Earlham Visiting artist Findlay Cockrell's solo piano recital was the first public event at the new Center for Visual and Performing Arts since it opened in August. The 47,200-square-foot, $22 million facility puts the College’s Art, Music and Theatre Arts departments under one roof for the first time. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=27311&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=27311&r=14619 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Quakers kickoff football season with first night game on campus The Earlham Quakers football team will kickoff the 2014 season on Saturday with the first night game in campus history and a tailgate party to celebrate the occasion. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=27283&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=27283&r=14619 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Inspired by Hurricane Katrina, Tyrian ’17 dreams of establishing nonprofit to aid disaster recovery Tyrian Robertson ’17 sees how the broader world is at work in her life and is inspired to use her skills and abilities to benefit others. After graduation, Robertson hopes to start a nonprofit that helps areas recover from natural disasters. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=27232&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=27232&r=14619 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT May Term offers tour of European cities leading the way in environmental sustainability Clarice Perryman’s ’16 sophomore year ended with a 21-day excursion across Europe as part of Earlham’s Urban Policy and Climate Change May Term. One of the many international May Terms offered at Earlham, Perryman earned a full scholarship to experience how cities in Denmark, Germany, England and France approach challenges related to sustainability. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=27214&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=27214&r=14619 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Earlham welcomes diverse, academically talented Class of 2018 More than 70 percent of the 312 students finished in the top quarter of their class in high school, with 39 percent graduating in the top 10 percent. The class also earned an average ACT composite score of 28, and an average SAT two-part total score of 1250. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=27222&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=27222&r=14619 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT New $22M building showcases importance of the arts at Earlham Earlham College is making a bold statement about its commitment to the arts as the 2014-15 academic year begins today. The College opened the doors to the $22 million Center for Visual and Performing Arts, a 47,200-square-foot complex that is home to the Music, Theatre Arts and Art departments. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=26814&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=26814&r=14619 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Professor says contemporary leaders lack clout to end escalating violence seen in Ferguson Most contemporary leaders in the United States lack the moral or political clout needed to end the escalating violence seen in Ferguson, Missouri, following the killing of an unarmed Black teenager by a White police officer, says Associate Professor and Director of African American Studies James Logan. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=24570&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=24570&r=14619 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Border Studies Program offers glimpse into latest immigration crisis Earlham's Border Studies Program is offering students a front-row seat of the changing face of immigration. With reports of 60,000 unaccompanied immigrant children arriving at the U.S./Mexico border in the last year, students can gain perspective on the unfolding humanitarian debate as thousands of children are either detained or allowed to enter U.S. public schools this fall. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=23564&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=23564&r=14619 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Earlham Listed Among Top 100 Colleges in Forbes' 2014 Ranking of 'America's Best Colleges' National recognition of Earlham as a liberal arts college that successfully prepares students for the future continues to grow. In Forbes’ newest ranking of “America’s Best Colleges,” Earlham moved into the top 100 colleges and universities in the country. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=22365&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=22365&r=14619 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Earlham recognized for value in list of top midwestern colleges Great Value Colleges, a resource website for students pursuing higher education, named Earlham College one of 50 “Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest.” http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=22105&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=22105&r=14619 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Professor’s study on ‘insect version of sharks’ offers new understanding on the division of labor in ants When Assistant Professor of Biology Chris Smith studies the behavior of ants, some species track his every move, too. In a recent research expedition, Smith scoured the Argentinian rainforest for Dinoponera australis, one of the largest species of ant in the world. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=21794&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=21794&r=14619 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Students linked to exclusive research, valuable career preparation as part of new internship program Nearly 30 Earlham students were selected for competitive, high-impact paid internships this summer as part of the new Indiana Pathways program, which is supported by a five-year, $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc. “Pathways” is the latest program to increase the number of internships the College already supports nationally and internationally. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=21732&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=21732&r=14619 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Best Choice Schools ranks Earlham 13th for percentage of students studying abroad Best Choice Schools, a resource website for students beginning their college career, ranked Earlham 13th nationally in 2014 for the percentage of students who study abroad. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=21169&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=21169&r=14619 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Alumni Council announces 2014 Outstanding Alumni, Distinguished Service awards The Earlham College Alumni Council has announced the following people as recipients of either the College's 2014 Outstanding Alumni or Distinguished Service awards. The awards will be given on Oct. 24, 2014 during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=21109&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=21109&r=14619 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT