At the Inaugural Community Celebration of CMC Faculty Publications and Grants, to be held on Feb. 10 at McKenna Auditorium, the Philosophy Department will recognize the stellar work of six of its faculty on numerous publications and two external grants received in 2016.
Tamara Venit-Shelton, an associate professor of history at Claremont McKenna College and author of A Squatter’s Republic: Land and the Politics of Monopoly in California, 1850-1900, has been awarded the Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).
Claremont McKenna College packs a punch when it comes to faculty scholarship. So as a way of celebrating its distinguished faculty and their brilliant work, CMC is hosting its Inaugural Community Celebration of Faculty Publications and Grants on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at McKenna Auditorium on campus. More than 100 professors from 10 different departments are expected to have their work on display from publications and grants awarded in 2016.
Glen M. Cooper, a visiting assistant professor at CMC, is a historian with a broad swath of knowledge that covers many eras and cultures. Cooper came to the College from Brigham Young University in 2014 and has taught subjects that range from ancient Greek history to Islamic history to medieval Europe and even extending to India and Byzantium.
Educating its students to live thoughtful and productive lives as responsible leaders on a global scale constitutes a major principle of Claremont McKenna College’s mission. By bringing internationally renowned scholars to campus, CMC’s Visiting Scholars Program offers students an avenue for attaining a global education, right here in Claremont.
College campuses are vibrant, diverse communities with a wide range of faculty and staff members who have varied backgrounds and bring different skill sets, life stories, passions and experiences to their work. In an effort to foster an even greater sense of community at Claremont McKenna College, the Dean of the Faculty’s Office has been hosting VISA (values, identities, scholarship, arts) lunches a few times per semester at the CARE Center.