Wednesday, January 30, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Timothy Cuff, Westminster College associate professor of history, will present at the Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.
Cuff's talk is titled "Ladies from Hell, Men from West Point, and Hummus: A Sabbatical Tale" and will reflect on two anthropometric history projects he advanced during his Spring 2012 sabbatical semester, as well as month-long, college-sponsored visit to Western Galilee College in Akko, Israel. Anthropometric history is a research strategy which uses mean body size to explore biological well-being among historical populations.
Cuff, a Westminster graduate who joined the faculty in 2000, earned a master's degree from Bowling Green State University and a master's and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.
The Faculty Forum was established in 1990 by Dr. Barbara Faires, Westminster professor of mathematics emerita, during her term as dean of the college and vice president for academic affairs. Faculty members from all disciplines volunteer to present lectures on their current research, artistic productions, and scholarship of teaching and learning. Each forum presents new ideas with innovative lecture techniques.
Podcasts of the forums are available here.
Contact Cuff at (724) 946-6152 or email for additional information.
Contact Charlene Klassen Endrizzi, faculty development officer, at (724) 946-7189 for more information on the Faires Faculty Forum or view http://www.westminster.edu/acad/faculty_dev/faires_faculty_forum.cfm.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" 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.