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Qimin Huang receives early-career NSF grant to research data-driven mathematical tools that address antibacterial resistance

Qimin Huang, assistant professor of mathematics who also teaches in statistical and data sciences at The College of Wooster, received a National Science Foundation’s Launching […]

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Ahmet Atay elected president of Central States Communication Association

Ahmet Atay, professor of global media and digital studies, communication studies, and women’s, gender and sexuality studies at The College of Wooster, was recently […]

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Christa Craven featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

Christa Craven, professor of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and anthropology at The College of Wooster, was recently featured in an article in the […]

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Urban studies professor contributes article for Encyclopedia Iranica

Hamed Goharipour, assistant professor of urban studies at The College of Wooster, recently published an essay on “Tehran in Iranian Post-Revolutionary Films” in the […]

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Wooster mourns passing of women’s athletics pioneer Virginia (Ginny) Hunt

Virginia (Ginny) Hunt, a legendary and tireless advocate, teacher, coach, administrator, and mentor who helped start the first women’s varsity athletic teams at The […]

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Wooster mourns passing of emeritus professor of English, David Moldstad

David Moldstad, emeritus professor of English at The College of Wooster, passed away on March 31, 2022, in Wooster, Ohio, at 98 years old. […]

Bowen, Pierce co-edit book titled “Mathematical Themes in a First-Year Seminar”

Two faculty members at The College of Wooster are the editors of a book titled, “Mathematical Themes in a First-Year Seminar.” Jennifer Bowen, Dean […]

Four Wooster Faculty Awarded Promotion to Full Professor

Announcement made during recent board of trustees meeting

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Hayet Rida ’11 fights for success

“People are scared of failure, but to me failure is my best friend. It’s one of the things I enjoy most because it allows […]

One Question Unearths a Lifetime of Discovery

Professor Olivia Navarro-Farr leads exploration of major Maya archaeological site

Building Models of Biological Complexity

Erzsebet Regan works to understand disease at the molecular level

Wooster Symphony Orchestra Concert Features Violinist Bohdan Subchak

Performances in Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center

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Helena Tomas to Present Archaeology Lecture Nov. 12

University of Zagreb professor to speak at The College of Wooster

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Wooster Faculty and Guest Recital

Trevor Kazarian and Christina Mathews to join Wooster’s Kimberly Zaleski in Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center

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Wooster Faculty Awarded Promotions

Announcement made during recent board of trustees meeting

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Lehtinen Names One of Latest Frog Species Discoveries After Wooster

Professor of biology designates newly-identified plant-breeding frog in Madagascar Guibemantis woosteri

Donald M. Goldberg, a professor of communication sciences and disorders (CSD) at The College of Wooster

Goldberg Recipient of AG Bell Honors of the Association Award

Wooster CSD professor honored for his service to those impacted by hearing loss

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Wooster Among The Princeton Review’s “Best 384 Colleges”

Also selected to four of the publication’s top-20 rankings lists

Wooster receives $1.1 Million Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Funding will support new, interdisciplinary tenure-track faculty positions

College Mourns the Passing of John Hondros

Emeritus professor of history was 81

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Different Disciplines but the Same Challenges

Two professors on how to make academic conferences more family-friendly

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Shakes Named Winner of 2017 NWSA First Book Prize

Annual award in the field of women’s and gender studies goes to first-year Wooster faculty member

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St. John’s University Taps Wooster’s Lee McBride for Prestigious Visiting Chair

Philosophy professor will spend next semester in NYC

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Bonvallet Inspired at Nobel Prize Winner’s Summer Symposium

Wooster chemistry professor worked with Fraser Stoddart in early 2000s

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Wooster Announces Faculty Promotions

Announcement made during June board of trustees meeting

Irene M. H. Herold Named Librarian of the College at Wooster

Will assume new duties on July 1.


Wooster Honors Employees at Annual Service Recognition Luncheon

More than 60 staff members and 14 retirees recognized May 17

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Wooster Professor’s New Take on Climate Change – The Mental Health Effect – Garnering Headlines

Susan Clayton served as lead author of APA and ecoAmerica study that is gaining notice in the media

College mourns the passing of Arn Lewis

Emeritus professor of art was 87

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Collection of Gallagher’s Piano Music, Performed by Huang, Released on Centaur Records

New album represents a 40-year span of Wooster faculty member’s compositions


Lori Makin-Byrd named Title IX coordinator at The College of Wooster

Will assume new duties March 27

Wooster Professor Devises Way to Harvest Wind Energy to Detect Faint Signals

Lindner’s latest research and collaboration with Grinnell leads to publication in Physical Review

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Alison Schmidt Recognized for Accomplishments in Academic Advising

Associate professor of education at The College of Wooster receives Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Academic Advising Administrator

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Telling 150 Years of Wooster’s Story “Through Students’ Eyes”

New book offers a glimpse through 150 carefully selected images

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Professor Jennifer Hayward ls Researching, Lecturing in Chile as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar

English professor conducting further research on 19th century British literature in Chile this fall

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College Mourns the Passing of Richard Bell

Professor of philosophy and religious studies served Wooster for 34 years

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Women Now More Accepting of Their Body Image, Karazsia’s Study Reveals

Wooster psychology professor receives national attention following publication of study

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NIH Awards Wooster Professor a Three-Year Grant to Continue Research on Nervous System Development

Seth Kelly will use significant funding to continue comparing similarities of fruit fly and human brain development

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Energetic, Enthusiastic, Engaging: The Legacy of John Gabriele

Popular professor of Spanish to retire this spring after 30 years as an educator

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Jennifer S. Griffin named Dean of APEX at The College of Wooster

Appointment effective July 15

Mark Wilson and Fellow Paleontologists ‘Trace’ the Early Evolution of Life

Professor of geology at The College of Wooster and colleagues find evidence of decoupled evolution

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Scott C. Brown Named Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students at Wooster

Appointment effective Aug 1

Kabria Baumgartner

Wooster’s Kabria Baumgartner Receives Postdoctoral Fellowship

National Academy of Education Award will enable her to complete book project

College Mourns the Passing of Frank Knorr ’59

Served Wooster in development, alumni relations for 31 years

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Wooster Anthropologists Shed Light on Amish Culture at National Meeting

David McConnell and three students share research at Society for Applied Anthropology meeting

College Mourns the Passing of James E. Perley

Retired professor of biology was 77