Hope College News

2018 Oct

  1. Academics

    Lecturer to Discuss Influence of Conflict and Reconciliation Work in Northern Ireland

    Jon McCourt, who has been a peace activist in Derry, Northern Ireland, for more than 30 years, will present “The Force of Argument is Greater Than the Argument of Force: How 40 Years of Conflict and Community Reconciliation Work in Northern Ireland Influenced Government” on Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at Hope College in room 102 of VanderWerf Hall.

  2. campus-life

    Hope’s Formula SAE Team Competes in National Autocross Event


    Members of Hope College’s formula SAE team recently returned to Lincoln Airpark in Nebraska,  which was the site of their 11th place finish in the June, 2018 FSAE competition. This time they were in Lincoln to participate in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Solo Nationals competition. The SCCA competition attracted nearly 1,400 drivers … Continue reading Hope’s Formula SAE Team Competes in National Autocross Event

  3. Academics

    Department of Education Grant Supports Hope Faculty in Expanding Use of Free LibreTexts Online Textbook Platform Nationwide

    The Department of Chemistry at Hope College has a long history of pioneering teaching at the undergraduate level, excellence that has been incorporated into a national coalition of colleges and universities sharing a major, first-of-its-kind grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand LibreTexts, a free online textbook network that is estimated to have already saved students more than $30 million.

2018 Sep

  1. Academics

    Three-Volume Collection Translates and Provides Commentary on Dutch-Language Holland Classis Minutes of 1848-76

    The project started in 2000 as a relatively modest effort to publish an annotated translation of the early Dutch-language minutes of the Classis of Holland. It has resulted in a 2,150-page, three-volume collection with full commentary that not only shares what was chronicled — often by the hand of Holland’s founder, the Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte — but includes historical context and background on the issues and people involved.

  2. Academics

    Department of Energy Supports Research on Microplasmas

    A new grant from the Department of Energy is enabling Dr. Stephen Remillard of the Hope College physics faculty to explore how microplasmas function — understanding that is meant to improve their value in applications ranging from the design of small radio components, to plasma display panels, to surgery.

  3. academics

    Communication Student Research


    In April, two Hope College seniors, Kelly Arnold and Karey Frink, traveled with Dr. Lauren Hearit to present their paper at the annual DePauw Undergraduate Honors Conference. Kelly and Karey had developed a project in Dr. Hearit’s Research Methods course that examined how organizational identification is impacted by different types of on-campus student groups. Their … Continue reading Communication Student Research

  4. campus-life

    To China with Hope


    This past spring, for the first time in Hope’s history, not one but two May Term classes traveled to China. In “China’s Modern Growth,” students examined the nation’s economic policies and business development while touring four major cities as well as Hong Kong. In “China: Land, Wildlife and Culture,” students explored the ecosystems of China’s … Continue reading To China with Hope

  5. APS Helps Form the Inclusive Graduate Education Network

    Dr. Cathy Mader, professor of physics, is helping to lead an effort by the Inclusive Graduate Education Network — a network of five scientific societies funded with a five-year $10M grant from the National Science Foundation — to increase participation of underrepresented students in graduate physical science programs.

  6. Research

    Catherine Mader Working with National Effort to Bolster Underrepresented Students in Physical Sciences Graduate Programs

    Dr. Catherine Mader of the Hope College physics faculty is part of a collaboration led by the American Physical Society (APS) that has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to create and administer a nationwide, five-year effort that seeks to increase participation in careers in the physical sciences by women and underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities by helping more pursue graduate education.

  7. Academics

    NSF Grant Supports Research on Treatment of Phantom Limb Pain

    Dr. Katharine Polasek of the Hope College engineering faculty has received a major grant from the National Science Foundation for her continuing research into developing a non-invasive way to help amputees who are experiencing pain in limbs they no longer have.

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