Plenary III:
Spotlight on the host institution

Plenary III:
Spotlight on the host institution

Friday, December 5, 2003
7:30 - 8:30 pm

Presenters:
Mary Brown Bullock, President of the College- Agnes Scott College
Rosemary Levy-Zumwalt, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College- Agnes Scott College
J. Philip Gibson, Associate Professor of Biology, Department of Biology- Agnes Scott College
Karen J. Thompson, Associate Professor of Biology- Agnes Scott College
Ruth E. Riter, Associate Professor of Chemistry- Agnes Scott College
Christopher G. De Pree, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Department of Physics and Astronomy- Agnes Scott College

This session will highlight successes and challenges faced by the host institution, Agnes Scott College, in creating and sustaining vital departments and programs. Agnes Scott College has recently completed the renovation of an on-campus observatory (Bradley Observatory, 2000), and the construction of a new science building (2003). These buildings form the foundation upon which Agnes Scott College will continue to build excellence in its science programs. These speakers from the administration and science faculty of the College will give a thumbnail sketch of plans and developments in their fields at the College. Two-minute sessions with breakouts.

Views from administration and faculty

  • Science buildings that work
    Mary Brown Bullock, President of the College- Agnes Scott College

  • Faculty development and mentoring
    Rosemary Levy-Zumwalt, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College- Agnes Scott College

  • Environmental sciences
    J. Philip Gibson, Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biology- Agnes Scott College

  • Neuroscience
    Karen J. Thompson, Associate Professor of Biology- Agnes Scott College

  • Curriculum innovations in introductory chemistry lab: A campy crime scenario
    Ruth E. Riter, Assistant Professor of Chemistry- Agnes Scott College

  • Research in astronomy 100
    Christopher G. De Pree, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Department of Physics and Astronomy- Agnes Scott College

Informal discussions (in the Science Center) to follow, or possibly a tour of the Bradley Observatory.