College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

CLAS People in the News This Week

Date: May 6, 2014

Cindy Laug, administrative assistant for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will give a presentation, “The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon,” on May 8, 8 p.m., at the Women’s City Club in Grand Rapids.


Mary Schutten, associate dean for CLAS and professor of movement science, and Colleen Lewis, associate professor of movement science, gave a presentation, “The Road Less Traveled: Curricular Mapping for Physical Education,” at the Society of Health and Physical Education, America Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.


Peimin Ni, professor of philosophy, wrote an article, “Rectify the Heart-Mind for the Art of Living – A Confucian Approach to Desire,” published in Philosophy East and West.


Lindsay Ellis, assistant professor of English, received a grant from the National Writing Project for the 2014-2016 SEED Teacher Leadership Development project.


Rachel Powers, associate professor of chemistry, received an AREA (R15) grant from the National Institutes of Health for a project, “Structure-Based Discovery and Design of Novel Class D Beta-Lacatamase Inhibitors.”


John Weber, professor of geology, gave a presentation, “GPS: How it Works & Earth Science (Tectonics) Applications,” at Calvin College’s physics/astronomy seminar series.

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