About half of the 49 professors who will be joining the College of Liberal Arts faculty in 2009-2010 are female. That includes an unprecedented five women coming in as full professors from such schools as Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Southern California.
After finishing a lecture about using euphemisms to discuss embarrassing or upsetting topics—death, bodily functions, sex—Dr. Matthew McGlone, assistant professor of communication studies, was approached by an African American woman in the audience whose daughter was about to enter kindergarten. "Do you have any suggestions on how I can talk to my daughter about African… » Continue Reading