Faculty

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.

Image of The Thinker by Rodin

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.  

Dean Peter Uvin during the 2015 Convocation

 

Hundreds of students and faculty came together last Friday in McKenna Auditorium during CMC’s 69th Convocation Ceremony to kick-off the school year with speeches and song and to honor CMCers for years of service and achievement.

CMS Director of Athletics Mike Sutton at podiumClaremont-Mudd-Scripps Director of Athletics Michael Sutton (CMC ’76) is stepping down from his current position as athletic director at the completion of the 2015-16 academic year, Claremont McKenna College President Hiram E. Chodosh has announced. Sutton has accepted a new position with the College beginning on July 1, 2016.

Robert Frost

Robert FaggenCMC’s Barton Evans and H. Andrea Neves Professor of Literature, Robert Faggen, was a guest on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show Thursday, Aug. 20. The show was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road Not Taken.”

Politics of Autism book coverWith autism a contentious and growing concern in America, Professor Jack Pitney has published the first book to focus exclusively on the politics of this complex diagnosis.

Religion and Film PosterReligion and Film scholars from Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States, including Claremont McKenna College Professor Gastón Espinosa, attended the international conference on Protestant Reformation on Screen: Religion, Politics, and Aesthetics in European and American Movies, June 24-27 at Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany.

Chennai, India

How do you describe a country's identity? That question is especially complex for large nations -- for example, China or India — that encompass varieties of ethnic groups with varying cultural characteristics and foundations.

Such variety can be intimidating to the scholar — so intimidating, in fact, that many scholars conduct analyses of such countries at the "subnational" level. Instead of trying to arrive at an overall understanding of the nation, they conduct their research at the smaller level of a single region, province, or district in that country.

John Roth"Behind the Key" is a special feature designed by the Phi Beta Kappa Society to highlight distinguished members of the society working in various fields and professions.

Prof. Wendy Lower with panelists

Are conditions improving or worsening in Ukraine? Acclaimed historian and Holocaust specialist Wendy Lower offered her insights in two public forums during a visit earlier this month to Kiev, the country's capital.

Lower, who serves as CMC's John K. Roth Professor of History, George R. Roberts Fellow, and director of the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights, talked to media and participated in a panel discussion entitled "Seduction of Propaganda: Mass Violence in Ukraine in the 20th and 21st Centuries." 

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