New Faculty Member Profiles
This week's profile introduces Jemmie Robertson.
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Monday, April 16
9:00-10:00 a.m. Walk-in hours in the dean's office
4:00 p.m. LS 112
7:30 p.m. Stephanie Koontz, "Gender Roles in the Family — A Stalled Revolution or One That's Still Unfolding?
Additional opportunities to hear and meet with Professor Koontz:
10:00-11:15 a.m. LS 113 classes, "Figuring Out Families"
All are welcome.
2:00-3:00 p.m. Open Forum
Library, 2nd Floor south
3:30-5:00 p.m. "Balancing Work and Family"
A guided discussion for and with Augustana faculty and staff. Daycare provided.
Tuesday, April 17
10:30 a.m. Faculty Meeting on General Education
11:30 a.m. Tuesday Reflection: Melissa Williams '07
8:00 p.m. Student Recital
Thursday, April 19
10:30 a.m. Convocation: Dr. Timothy Johnson, "Health Care Reform"
Dr. Johnson will address issues of health care accessibility and quality of care. Johnson is one of the nation's leading medical communicators of health care information. As Medical Editor for ABC News, Johnson provides on-air medical analysis for "World News Tonight," "Nightline" and "20/20." He has provided commentary on medical problems and answers for viewers of ABC News' "Good Morning America" since the program's debut in 1975.
Johnson's programs and feature reports have won several awards, including a National Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as well as two Emmy Awards from the Boston/New England Chapter of the same organization. He earned a Gabriel Award in 1999 in the best news story category for the two-part piece, "Alzheimer's: A Faded Memory." Johnson was selected as the recipient of the 1998 Bradford Washburn Award presented by the Museum of Science, Boston — an honor also bestowed upon Jacques Cousteau, Walter Cronkite, Dr. Jane Goodall and Alan Alda, among others.
In 1988, he received the Lewis Thomas Award for Communications from the American College of Physicians, and in 1987 and 1989, he won the Howard W. Blakeslee Award given by the American Heart Association. Johnson is the founding editor of the Harvard Medical School Health Letter and co-editor of the Harvard Medical School Health Letter Book. He is also co-editor of the book Your Good Health, co-author of Let's Talk, and author of Dr. Timothy Johnson's On Call Guide to Men's Heath and Finding God in the Questions: A Personal Journey.
Originally headed for the ministry, he graduated from North Park Seminary in 1963, then decided two years later to enter medicine. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Augustana College, he graduated summa cum laude from Albany Medical College and holds a masters degree in public health from Harvard University. He is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and on the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital.
3:00 p.m. Chinese Table
Friday, April 20
3:30 p.m. Conversations on Scholarship: Week Seven Seminar — "Accomplishing Interdisciplinarity"
This term, the Week Seven Seminar will focus on issues of interdisciplinarity. Jane Simonsen will facilitate a discussion based on two articles, "Academic Feminism and Interdisciplinarity" by Susan Stanford Friedman and "Learning Interdisciplinarity: Sociocultural Perspectives on Academic Work" by Lisa R. Lattuca. Friedman, in an article that originally appeared in Feminist Studies in 2001, describes her experience in "doing feminism in interdisciplinary contexts." Lattuca, in a longer article from The Journal of Higher Education in 2002, reports on her investigations into "how some faculty create spaces in which to pursue interdisciplinary thinking, research, and teaching." The readings may be accessed from the library home page, http://www.augustana.edu/library/index.html, under "Resources for Faculty." Week Seven Seminar is an informal discussion created by and for faculty.
Saturday, April 21
8:00 p.m. Handel Oratorio Society Spring Performance
The Handel Oratorio Society, Jon Hurty, conductor; Augustana Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Culver, conductor; Claire Kuttler, soprano; Philip Kraus, baritone. Program will include Ralph Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs and Dona Nobis Pacem. Tickets are $15 and $12 for the general public, $12 and $10 for senior citizens, $7.00 for faculty/staff, students and children, and are available from the Augustana Ticket Office at 7306.