OK, Boomer: A viral clapback and its impact on social media discussions part of research earning student national recognition

Carly Vaitkevicius also studied how the term affected political discourse with the presidential election on the horizon.

Nov 10, 2020

Faculty and staff sketches

University news briefs, along with faculty and staff members who have given presentations or written articles are detailed below.

Aug 3, 2020

English faculty member finding interest in 'Yooper Talk' strong as ever, gaining larger virtual audiences

Kathryn Remlinger, professor of English, is pleased with the opportunity to share with more people her research on the language, culture and history of the Upper Peninsula.

Jul 16, 2020

English professor's academic journal expands viewpoints on autism

Rob Rozema founded the journal, "Ought," which includes both scholarly and creative works.

Jun 30, 2020

Remote learning stories: When truth and fiction collided, Kathleen Blumreich saw an apt opportunity

A novel about a pandemic has spurred discussion about the importance of human connection.

Apr 8, 2020

Student Scholars Day goes virtual; more than 100 presentations set

The 24th annual Student Scholars Day will be presented virtually Wednesday, April 8, with more than 100 presentations and exhibits planned.

Apr 7, 2020

Novel by alumna earns recognition from Library of Michigan

Grand Valley alumna Erin Bartels earned a spot on the 2020 Library of Michigan's Notable Books list for her novel "We Hope For Better Things."

Mar 17, 2020

Memories from Holocaust survivors to be recreated during performance

Henry Greenspan's play "Remnants" recreates moments from his extensive interviews with multiple Holocaust survivors that have taken place over the past 40 years. The play features scenes based on memories the survivors have of living through the Holocaust and the trauma they've experienced since. Greenspan, a psychologist, oral historian and playwright at the University of Michigan, will bring "Remnants" to Grand Valley on November 8.

Nov 1, 2018

Holocaust expert and students to perform play about the man who coined the term "genocide"

Robert Skloot, a noted expert on theater and the Holocaust, will lead a group of Grand Valley students in a staged reading of his play, "If the Whole Body Dies: Raphael Lemkin and the Treaty against Genocide." The play is a work about Raphael Lemkin, the man who created the term "genocide" and who was responsible for creating an international treaty against it. The one-act play will be performed November 8 followed by an audience discussion. This event is free and open to the public.

Nov 3, 2017