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Summer 2015 (July 21, 2015 at 6:00 am)

Countering ‘Beloit Humble’


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July 13, 2015 at 1:10 pm

President Scott Bierman likes to call the college’s collective humility “Beloit humble,” a phenomenon in which people typically play down their awesomeness and deflect praise onto others. But “Beloit humble” is put aside during an annual celebration of academic achievements, hosted by the Provost’s Office in April. The event highlights the scope of work by faculty and staff who are active teacher-scholars and accomplished artist-practitioners in their fields.

Some highlights from this year’s annual academic achievement day include:

  • 32 individuals recognized for 54 different major accomplishments (articles and books published, Ph.D.s earned, major exhibits and performances)
  • 15 earned major grants and awards
  • 44 achieved 82 different noteworthy accomplishments: everything from presentations, to reviews, to service on boards
  • 3 faculty members published full-length books during the academic year:
    • The Origin of Time: Heidegger and Bergson. By Heath Massey / Philosophy and Religious Studies / State University of New York Press (2015)
    • The Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling: Culturing Interdisciplinary Problem Solving. By Paul Campbell / Mathematics and Computer Science (with C. Arney) / COMAP, Inc. (2014)
    • Automorphisms and Equivalence Relations in Topological Dynamics. By David Ellis / Mathematics and Computer Science (with R. Ellis) / Cambridge University Press (2014)

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