The Ides of August, 8/16/2019
Created nearly 40 years ago by Biology Professor Thomas Cole, the Ides of August provides a look at the scholarly and creative work of Wabash faculty. Here, Associate Professor of Political Science Shamira Gelbman delivers her presentation, 'One Booming Voice: The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the Second Reconstruction.'
Assistant Professor of Biology Brad Carlson presented 'Using Online Museum Databases to Explore the Demographics of Wildlife Populations.' Of the research he did with students in his Advanced Ecology class, Carlson said, 'You read a paper and the abstract gives away the ending, but they didn’t know what was going to happen and a number of them were excited about it.'
Assistant Professor of Biology Heidi Walsh presented 'Superhero Physiology: A Case Study for Fostering Communication Skills, Leadership Skills, and Self-Efficacy Through Community-Engaged Learning.' She said, 'I thought my students (would) probably know a decent amount about superheroes, and especially with the popularity of all of the films and everything right now...It was really cool to see them work through showing concepts in a hands-on way to kids of this age group.'