The East Asian Studies Program is designed to educate students in the languages and cultures of East Asia, primarily China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. Students learn about the history and civilization of the whole region, with a focus on either China or Japan. The program is rounded out with a senior research project undertaken by every senior major.
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Ebaugh Laboratories houses the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and contains laboratories equipped with a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, ultraviolet visible spectrometer and a computer-controlled gas chromatograph.
Denison's Department of Economics is ranked among the nation's top economics programs for undergraduates by Change Magazine. The curriculum focuses on helping you to develop an understanding of the institutional, analytic and empirical framework within which economic decision-making occurs.
The advantage of the liberal arts as preparation for teaching is simply this: you will have a good, solid, general background and a well-developed foundation in education. Our Educational Studies major is for students who wish to prepare for a career in education in elementary or secondary schools, or in the broader community.
The research questions I am interested in focus on the molecular level details of surfaces and thin films in nature. As boundaries between two phases, surfaces and thin films provide unique environments for chemical reactions and molecular transport. The current focus of my research is water movement in very hydrophobic films, or model wax films that mimic the waxy outer layer of the plant cuticle. We use attenuated total reflection infrared spectroscopy to determine the hydrogen bonding environment of water molecules adsorbed into thin films. Our time-dependent measurements of the rate of water penetration allow us to further explore different molecular level mechanisms for water transport through the wax portion of the plant cuticle.
(Publications under Annabel H. Muenter.)
- Muenter, A.H., Hentschel, J., Borner, H. Brezesinski, G. 2008. Characterization of peptide-guided polymer assembly at the air/water interface. Langmuir. v. 24 no. 7 p. 3306-3316
- Olak, C., Muenter, A.H., Andra, J., Brezesinski, G. 2008. Interfacial properties and structural analysis of the antimicrobial peptide NK-2. Journal of Peptide Science. v. 14 no. 4 p. 510-517
- Muenter, A.H.; DeZwaan, J.L.; Nathanson, G.M. 2007. Interfacial interactions of DCl with salty glycerol solutions of KI, NaI, LiI, and NaBr. Journal of Physical Chemistry C . v. 111 no. 41 p. 15043-15052
- Lepere, M.; Muenter, A.H.; Chevallard, C.; Guenoun, P.; Brezesinski, G. 2007. Comparative IR and X-ray studies of natural and model amyloid peptides at the air/water interface. Colloids and Surfaces A. v. 303 no. 1-2 p. 3-78
- Muenter, A.H.; DeZwaan, J.L.; Nathanson, G.M. . 2006. Collisions of DCl with Liquid Glycerol: Evidence for Rapid, Near-Interfacial D → H Exchange and Desorption . Journal of Physical Chemistry B. v. 110 no. 10 p. 4881-4891
- Ringeisen, B.R.; Muenter, A.H.; Nathanson, G.M.. 2002. Collisions of HCl, DCl, and HBr with Liquid Glycerol: Gas Uptake, D → H Exchange, and Solution Thermodynamics . Journal of Physical Chemistry B. v. 106 no. 19 p. 4999-5010
- Ringeisen, B.R.; Muenter, A.H.; Nathanson, G.M.. 2002. Collisions of HCl, DCl, and HBr with Liquid Glycerol: Gas Uptake, D → H Exchange, and Solution Thermodynamics . Journal of Physical Chemistry B. v. 106 no. 19 p. 4988-4998
- Muenter, A.H.; Koehler, B.G.. 2000. Adsorption of Ammonia on Soot at Low Temperatures. Journal of Physical Chemistry A . v. 104 no. 37 p. 8527-8534
- Edwards, A.M. . 2009. Attenuated total reflection infrared spectroscopy studies of water transport in films inspired by plant cuticles. Poster Presentation at 13th IACIS International Conference on Surface and Colloid Science and the 83rd ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium. New York City, NY
Beti Ellerson is founder and director of the Centre for the Study and Research of African Women in Cinema created in 2008, and an avid social media advocate for its public forum, the African Women in Cinema Blog. She was involved locally in community television and video production, and was executive producer and host of the 27-episode series, "Reels of Colour", which aired from 1997 to 2000 in the Washington DC area. Her research includes the book Sisters of the Screen: Women of Africa on Film, Video and Television (Africa World Press, 2000) and the film documentary, “Sisters of the Screen: African Women in the Cinema” released in 2002 and distributed by Women Make Movies.
She has spoken widely on African women in cinema, notably as keynote speaker at the Symposium on 40 years of African women francophone filmmakers in Paris in November 2012. She was the 2011 laureate of the Distinguished Woman of African Cinema Award presented by Women Filmmakers of Zimbabwe (WFOZ). In addition, she was the president of the Diaspora Jury at the 2013 Fespaco (Pan African Film Festival in Burkina Faso). In September 2013 she was invited to moderate a panel at the African Women in Film Forum (AWIFF) held in Accra, Ghana.
Her recent work focuses on theoretical formulations toward an African Women in Cinema Studies, which has been recently published in the Journal of African Cinemas: "Towards an African women in cinema studies" and Feminist Africa: "Reflections on Cinema Criticism and African Women", among others.
The Office of Human Resources strives to be a collaborative partner in Denison’s success: where all employees are highly skilled and focused on the mission of the college; where mutual compassion, fairness, accountability, and cooperation define our relationship; and where leadership, responsibility, trust, respect, service, and civility are modeled and encouraged among faculty and staff.
Students at Denison enjoy a curriculum in English that balances the need for broad introductory courses with abundant opportunities to focus on special topics. In our small classes, students find varied but uniformly passionate instruction in American, British, and world literature. And for more than 50 years, Denison students have studied the art and craft of creative writing through the Writing Program’s workshops in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
The Burton D. Morgan Program in Liberal Arts and Entrepreneurship Education is designed to assist students in making connections between their liberal arts education and real world entrepreneurial applications. The program emphasizes critical thinking, imaginative problem-solving, perception in recognizing opportunity and the ability to break out of established paradigms.
Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary inquiry into the relationship between humans and the environment. It draws on work in natural science, life science, social science, humanities and the arts, to help students gain a deeper understanding, both of the environmental problems facing the world and of proactive opportunities for change.
Field of Interest: NMR - intensive studies related to carbocation rearrangements and carbohydrate structures; applications of Cu2Asp4 (copper (II) aspirinate); function of chlorophyll and related molecules.