Mount Union College Faculty Research Forum Planned for April 3

April 15, 2010

The Mount Union College Faculty Research Forum will be held on Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 111 of Chapman Hall.


Three Mount Union College faculty members will be presenting research findings. Dr. Ann Ritchey, assistant professor of mathematics, will present "The Mathematics of Unit Origami." Dr. Ritchey will be looking at the mathematics involved with making unit origami boxes. David Torbett, visiting instructor of philosophy and religious studies, will discuss "Horace Bushnell: The Father of American Religious Liberalism on Slavery and Race," arguing the theory that Bushnell's opposition to slavery was based on his particular theological orientation and that his liberal religious vision gave him the freedom to challenge social institutions like slavery. Richard Stanislaw, instructor of political science, will discuss "Virginia Woolf and Mahatma Gandhi on the Promotion of Peace," arguing that Woolf provided the tools by which to analyze Gandhi and construct a fuller conversation about the promotion of peace.

The moderator for the event will be Dr. Thomas Carr, assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies. All three presentations are part of the relationship between academic research and teaching, an ongoing application at Mount Union College. The event was organized by Dr. Santosh Saha, associate professor of history. He has organized this forum each semester for the last seven years.

The Faculty Research Forum is free and open to the public.

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