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Our House 2013

Our House

The University of Redlands celebrated the publication “Our House: A Showcase of Scholars, Authors and Artists of the University of Redlands”  May 16 at the Armacost Library’s Redlands Room. The event featured the exhibits and published works of faculty, staff and administrators and brought out more than 100 members of the University community.

“This is the first in an annual series of Our House celebrations and booklets planned in years ahead,” said David Fite, vice president for Academic Affairs.

The event’s title of "Our House" was coined by Dr. Art Svenson, the David Boies Professor of Government at the University.

“We were inspired to name this compilation of research and creative work after Professor Art Svenson’s poetic speech delivered at my Inauguration,” said Dr. Ralph Kuncl, president of the University of Redlands. "His featured faculty speech captured the essence of what the University’s culture is at heart."

The University has fostered a well-rounded community of scholars who have produced multiple books, journal articles, performances, exhibitions and productions. Special presentations touching on their work were given by Dr. Catherine Salmon, professor of psychology; Dr. Julius Bailey, associate professor of religious studies; Dr. Leslie Brody, professor of creative writing; Dr. Jeffery Smith, associate professor at the School of Business; Dr. Fran Grace, professor of religious studies; Dr. Lisa Olson, associate professor of biology; Dr. Celine Ko, assistant professor of psychology; Jordan Henk, director at the Redlands Institute; Dr. Rod Goodyear, professor at the School of Education; Dr. Joanna Bieri, assistant professor of mathematics; Dr. Hongwei Lu, associate professor of Asian studies; Dr. David Soulsby, associate professor of chemistry; Dr. Jim Pick, professor at the School of Business and Julio Batta, administrative assistant in economics.

“For me, my research is a really important part of who I am,” Salmon said. “I'm really fascinated by research in the family dynamics. To get acknowledged by my peers is always really rewarding. It makes me feel like I’ve done the right thing and done a good job.”

Posted: May 22, 2013
Written By: Laura Pedraza


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