Hope College News

2018 Aug

  1. Chemist Jeffrey Johnson Receives NSF Grant to Develop a New Tool to Help Molecular Researchers

    If you’re contemplating cutting through a block wall with a hammer and chisel, a powered rotary concrete saw becomes pretty appealing. That’s the sort of upgrade that Dr. Jeffrey Johnson of the Hope College chemistry faculty is hoping to provide to organic chemists by working in the developing field of carbon-carbon bond activation.

    Chemist Jeffrey Johnson Receives NSF Grant to Develop a New Tool to Help Molecular Researchers
  2. New Student-Teaching Approach Addresses New Education Realities

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    By every measure, the Hope College Department of Education is hitting it out of the park when it comes to preparing students to be teachers. Hope’s teacher education program is consistently ranked near the top in the state of Michigan, as well as in the nation, for teacher quality and effectiveness. Additionally, classes of Hope education graduates … Continue reading New Student-Teaching Approach Addresses New Education Realities

    New Student-Teaching Approach Addresses New Education Realities
  3. Statistics Textbook Wins Second National Award and Is Published in New Edition for Advanced Placement Classes

    A college-level statistics textbook whose co-authors include Todd Swanson and Jill VanderStoep of the Hope College mathematics faculty has won a second national award and will soon be reaching even more students in a new version developed for high school Advanced Placement classes.

    Statistics Textbook Wins Second National Award and Is Published in New Edition for Advanced Placement Classes
  4. Hope Students Conquer Internships

    Posted by Career Development Center '

    Isn’t summer the best?  Ice cream, bonfires, picnics, the beach and warm temperatures!  Here at Hope many students are also spending their days participating in summer internships.  Take a peek at what a few students have been up to! Kelly Arnold, Senior, Communication Major (Digital Marketing Focus)   Where have you been interning this summer?  This … Continue reading Hope Students Conquer Internships

    Hope Students Conquer Internships

2018 Jul

  1. New Evidence Suggests Harsher Sentences Don't Always Deter More Crime

    Mackinac Center for Public Policy

    Mackinac Center Scholar Dr. Sarah Estelle, who is an associate professor of economics at Hope, has published new findings on the effects of harsher sentences on future crime.

    New Evidence Suggests Harsher Sentences Don't Always Deter More Crime
  2. Jeffrey Johnson receives new NSF award

    Posted by Ronald Fleischmann

    Jeffrey Johnson, Professor of Chemistry, received a new National Science Foundation award in the amount of $273,855 for a project titled RUI: Carbon-carbon single bond activation as a route to new organic transformations.  The award period is 1 September 2018 through 31 August 2021. The purpose of this project is to develop a broad understanding of … Continue reading Jeffrey Johnson receives new NSF award

    Jeffrey Johnson receives new NSF award
  3. NSF Grant Supports Research on Neutron Stars

    Science fiction has humankind traveling among the stars, but back on 21st-century Earth that’s not happening yet, presenting a challenge to researchers hoping to better understand celestial objects trillions of miles away.

    NSF Grant Supports Research on Neutron Stars
  4. Why black culture thrives alongside rampant racism

    Washington Post

    Dr. Fred L. Johnson III, associate professor of history, offers his perspective on the two very different paths of American race relations.

    Why black culture thrives alongside rampant racism
  5. Q & A with our new leader Shonn Colbrunn ’94

    Posted by Career Development Center '

    Meet our new Executive Director, Shonn Colbrunn! If you have not already heard the news the Career Development Center is no more! We have combined our efforts with Alumni and Family Engagement as well as Academic Advising to form the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career. Shonn Colbrunn ’94 is leading the charge as the … Continue reading Q & A with our new leader Shonn Colbrunn ’94

    Q & A with our new leader Shonn Colbrunn ’94
  6. Open Office Design: a new reality for the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career

    Posted by Career Development Center '

    The new Boerigter Center for Calling and Career, launching this fall, is making a bold statement about the intentional design of work space on Hope’s campus. We’re adopting a work-space model that is not very common on college campuses today, but is known to foster greater collaboration and innovation. The staff and students of the … Continue reading Open Office Design: a new reality for the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career

    Open Office Design: a new reality for the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career
  7. When a Colleague Is Driving You Crazy

    New York Times

    Whether you’re addressing an awkward issue as a manager or a peer, acknowledge the awkwardness up front, says Dr. Jayson Dibble, associate of communication.

    When a Colleague Is Driving You Crazy
  8. A Thai cave, an extraordinary tale and a captivated world

    Associated Press

    “We really needed something to cheer for right now. We needed some positivity. We needed a good headline that could carry the day,” says Daryl Van Tongeren, associate professor of psychology, who studies how humans build meaning in their lives.

    A Thai cave, an extraordinary tale and a captivated world
  9. Lindsey Root Luna Elected to Psi Chi Board of Directors

    Dr. Lindsey Root Luna of the Hope College psychology faculty has been elected vice president of the Midwestern Region of Psi Chi – The International Honor Society in Psychology, a role that also includes serving on the society’s board of directors.

    Lindsey Root Luna Elected to Psi Chi Board of Directors
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