Mourad Helps Untangle Mystic Jeanne Guyon's Intriguing Story
Jeanne Guyon—wealthy widow in the court of Louis XIV, imprisoned for heresy and her friendship with a powerful cleric—is not the heroine of a historical novel, but the real-life subject of years of scholarship done by French professor Dianne Guenin-Lelle and religious studies professor Ronney Mourad. Their work has resulted in two new books, Jeanne Guyon: Selected Writings, released by Paulist Press, and The Prison Narratives of Jeanne Guyon, published by Oxford University Press.
Cameroon Trip Challenges First-Year Students' Thoughts About Africa
Kayla Gustitus and Alyssa Heilman were among a small group of first-year students from Albion College who traveled to Cameroon for two weeks in January. Led by Emmanuel Yewah, professor of French and the Howard L. McGregor Endowed Professor of Humanities at Albion, the trip challenged the students' original conceptions about Africa.
Wieth's Problem-Solving Research Lands Media Coverage
Research by Mareike Wieth, assistant professor of psychological science at Albion College, has landed coverage in several media outlets including Men’s Health magazine and the British Broadcasting Company World Service. Wieth’s recent study asked 428 students to deem themselves night owls or morning larks then quizzed them on six problem-solving tasks at different times of the day. Early birds quizzed in the p.m. and night owls quizzed in the morning performed the best on insight-based questions that required some original thought.
College Laments Loss of Jack Padgett
Philosophy professor emeritus Jack Padgett passed away January 20, 2012 in Chelsea, Mich., at the age of 85, following a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer.