THiNK Magazine

Fall 2016

THiNK Magazine features stories that explore contemporary issues through the work of CLA faculty, students, and alumni. We love to hear your feedback, so share your comments on our website. You can read the current issue online or in our e-reader apps.

In This Issue

We take look back at this year’s presidential election and how social media became an essential part of strategy. We’ll also hear from various experts on what feminism means globally, now – and in the future.

Consider This

Consider This: Dean Reingold highlights the College’s progress and goals for the future.

Creating a world through sound

Creating a World Through Sound: We're exploring an interdisciplinary approach for students to learn about sound engineering for the performing arts.

The Sociology Underpinning Schools

The Sociology Underpinning Schools: The new head of Sociology, Linda Renzulli, examines causes and consequences on student stratification after charter schools develop.

Language Courses Meet Students’ Needs

Language Courses Meet Students’ Needs: The School of Languages and Cultures is reaching out to high school teachers to help students increase their cultural awareness.

Election as Entertainment

Election as Entertainment: Lines begin to blur when politics start fusing with popular culture.

Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Rodney Hero (MA 1976, PhD 1980, political science) discusses his background and work analyzing American democracy.

Feminism's Future

Feminism’s Future: From motherhood to medical research, how our researchers are approaching feminism now and on the horizon.

The Purdue Writing Lab: A Resource for All Turns 40

The Purdue Writing Lab: A Resource for All Turns 40: How this campus resource benefits a wide audience and has been recognized for its excellence.

Making Ideas Stick

Making Ideas Stick: A look at Keith Shimko, associate professor of political science, and 2016 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award recipient, and what he does in the classroom.

The Tennis Nets

The Tennis Nets: Poem written by Mitchell Jacobs.

Contextualizing Terrorism in the Post-9/11 World

Contextualizing Terrorism in the Post-9/11 World: Authors encourage citizens to introduce themselves to ideas and values of other countries.

Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World

Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World: Yvonne Pitts, associate professor of history, reviews Timothy Garton Ash’s book centering on free expression.

Educating for Liberty

Educating for Liberty: Dr. Shannon Nason (PhD 2008, philosophy) discusses using philosophy in school and how a “classical education” can benefit students.

Distinguished Alumni

Distinguished Alumni: We’re taking a closer look at the 2016 honorees.

Class Notes

Progressions/Class Notes: Noting achievements made by our alumni.

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