Faculty News

This page lists some of the activities our staff have gotten up to of late. Some are rather academic, and some are of the more fun variety.

2016

Jolyon Bloomfield

  • “Tools for Digital Learning” xTalk 3/3/2016
  • “Predicting Primordial Black Hole Formation”, Astrophysics Lunch Seminar at Cornell University 1/27/2016

Anne McCants

Linda Rabieh

  • Co-leader, Concourse/History: IAP in ancient Rome.
  • Infinite Mile Award

2015

Anne McCants

  • “The liberal studies curriculum as the basis for an engineering education.” Engineering Studies: Journal of the International Network for Engineering Studies, (Special Issue: Liberal Studies in Engineering).
  • “Historical Demography,” in the Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, edited by Hamish Scott, Oxford University Press.
  • Public Lecture, Boston Museum of Fine Arts: “Town Dwellers and Market Sellers: Economy and Society in the Dutch Golden Age” in conjunction with Class Distinctions: Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer exhibition.
  • “Making Global Consumers: The Social Reach of 18th Century Trading Companies.”  Keynote speaker at VI Jornadas Uruguayas de Historia Económica, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Linda Rabieh

  • “Leo Strauss on the Politics of Plato’s Republic.” In, Companion to Leo Strauss’ Writings on Classical Political Thought. Brill Academic Publishers.
  • “Humane Warfare: An Ancient Perspective on a Modern Dilemma.” In Search of Humanity. Lexington Books.
  • “Ancient Political Philosophy and Ethics in War.” Invited lecture for the Charles Carroll Program, Department of Political Science, College of the Holy Cross.
  • “Ancient Insights on Morality and War in the Age of Drones, Cyber Warfare, and Stateless Terrorism.” Invited lecture for the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas. Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin.
  • Co-leader, Concourse/History: IAP in ancient Greece.

Elizabeth Vogel Taylor

  • Faculty guest speaker, MIT KEYs Program, Keys for Empowering Youth.
  • Keynote speaker at the CSIE UM 2015 Symposium, University of Michigan.
  • Video host for Unit 5: Making Molecules, in Annenberg Learner’s Chemistry Modules. Produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Science Media Group.

Jolyon Bloomfield

  • “Technological Advances in Physics Pedagogy”, MITx Significant Interest Group presentation, 5/15/2015
  • “Formalism for Primordial Black Hole Formation in Spherical Symmetry”, Jolyon Bloomfield, Daniel Bulhosa and Stephen Face, 2015. http://arxiv.org/abs/1504.02071