Ever wonder what Saint Anselm College’s faculty members are doing during “summer vacation?” From Israel to Alberta, they are embarked upon projects and activities that fuel their academic interests and inspire their classroom teaching. They’re also checking a few things off their “bucket lists,” just for fun.
Here are a few of their projects
Mary Kate Donais (chemistry) joins David George (classics) and a team of Saint Anselm students on the college’s archaeological dig in Italy, where she analyzes the makeup of metallic artifacts from Etruscan and Roman times. Learn more about the dig on Digumbria.com.
Jay Pitocchelli (biology) is in the Rocky Mountains continuing his research on the MacGillivray’s Warbler. Learn more about Professor Pitocchelli's research on MacGillivray's and Mourning Warbler's blog.
Joseph Spoerl (philosophy) is a fellow in the Shusterman Summer institute for Israel Studies, expanding his knowledge of Israeli history and culture at Brandeis University and in Israel and the West Bank.
Beth Salerno (history) is writing the story of an antislavery activist born in Concord, N.H.
Gary Bouchard (English) will speak at a national conference of Benedictine colleges and universities, and teach a Substantially Catholic workshop for high school teachers in San Francisco.
David Guerra (physics), with former student Deana Del Vecchio ’13, is working on a computerized forest mapping project in the Saint Anselm physics lab.
Elizabeth Fouts (modern languages) is making whole grain pasta. (Not part of her academic curriculum, but she’s fulfilling a long-held dream of attending organic cooking school in Italy.)
Katherine Hoffman (fine arts) will make a trip to France to continue research on her latest book project, which focuses on two female French photographers who were influenced by Alfred Stieglitz.