Aaron Leconte, assistant professor of chemistry at the W.M. Keck Science Department, a collaboration between Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges, has been awarded a three-year early career grant from the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement. The $100,000 Cottrell Award will support Leconte’s research on the protein luciferase, a luminescent material produced by the North American firefly that can be used to track and record biological events and processes to better understand cancer, bacterial infections, and more.
Carroll Stevens has been named Vice President of Advancement for the College.
Carroll, who has been serving as Interim Executive Director of Advancement, comes to CMC with an extraordinary track record of accomplished leadership in development and higher education. He has key expertise in capital funding and cumulative fundraising experience in excess of $800 million. He arrives with extensive and diverse experience in education, from foundation leadership to global consulting, to national innovations in education debt reduction.
Antonin Scalia's greatest legacy will be the originalist stamp he put on the Supreme Court, writes CMC Prof. Ralph Rossum in an opinion piece in the Washington Examiner.
Rossum, the Salvatori Professor of American Constitutionalism, noted that briefs citing a constitutional originalist argument went from 7 percent of the total briefs filed to 35 percent in Scalia's two decades on the court.
Imagination occupies a central place in philosophy, going back to Aristotle. However, following a period of relative neglect there has been an explosion of interest in imagination in the past two decades as philosophers examine the role of imagination in debates about the mind and cognition, aesthetics and ethics, as well as epistemology, science and mathematics.
Nyree Gray, CMC's Title IX coordinator and chief civil rights officer, was named the 2016 Outstanding Alumna of the Year by the Black Law Students Assn. of Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.
History Prof. Shane Bjornlie's first book, Politics and Tradition Between Rome, Ravenna and Constantinople (Cambridge University Press, 2013) has received the First Book Award for 2016 from the Classical Association of the Midwest and South.
With Russia’s geopolitical maneuvers grabbing headlines around the world, CMC’s Podlich Family Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow Hilary Appel has co-authored an article titled “A Difficult Year: How the Kremlin’s Ambitions Hamper Economic Growth.”
Who you gonna call when expert testimony is needed to move certain legal cases forward? Wei-Chin Hwang, Professor of Clinical Psychology at CMC, is one man with the knowledge and experience that can help resolve issues and even break a deadlock.
Professor Jack Pitney at the Richard Nixon Library and Museum
Thursday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m.
The Richard Nixon Library & Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
The Richard Nixon Foundation will host Claremont McKenna College Roy P. Crocker Professor of Politics Dr. Jack Pitney at the Nixon Library and Museum for a lecture and book signing related to his latest work, The Politics of Autism.
Crucial questions about reality and the nature of existence and meaning -- life after death, God's existence, human identity-- receive probing, fresh treatment in several new works published this fall by members of CMC's philosophy faculty.