History Professor Chaired Panel

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Dr. Timothy Cuff, Westminster College associate professor of history, organized and chaired a panel at the 35th annual meeting of the Social Science History Association (SSHA) Nov. 18-21 in Chicago.

The five-member panel, "Anthropometric Views of Health and Well-Being in Europe and America in the Past Millennium," drew scholars from Germany, Britain, and the United States. They presented research on shifts in biological well-being using historical anthropometric and anthropological data. Links with economic developments and climate change were examined and described.

The SSHA is an interdisciplinary group of researchers that shares interests in social life and theory; historiography; and historical and social-scientific methodologies.

Cuff, a Westminster graduate, earned a master's from Bowling Green State University and master's and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. He joined the Westminster faculty in 2000 and currently serves as the coordinator of Westminster's First-Year Program.

Contact Cuff at (724) 946-6152 or e-mail cufft@westminster.edu for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top tier liberal arts college, a national leader in graduation rate performance, and a "Great School, Great Price," according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 38th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 373 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

Dr. Timothy Cuff