The Mary Tucker Thorp
Presented by Kathryn Kalinak
“Scoring the West: Notes on Dimitri Tiomkin, Howard Hawks, and the Western”
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Alger 110, 4:00 P.M.
Reception, 5:00 P.M.
The Mary Tucker Thorp College Professorship is awarded each academic year to a full professor with at least six years of service at Rhode Island College who has demonstrated excellence in teaching along with excellence in scholarship and/or excellence in professional and collegial service. The professorship honors the contributions of Mary Tucker Thorp, whose illustrious career at the college spanned the time period of 1926–1967.
Candidates for the Thorp College Professorship are evaluated by a college-wide committee composed of faculty from the Faculty of Arts and Science, the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, the School of Management, the School of Nursing, the School of Social Work, and the Adams Library. The appointment is made by the college president. Selection and appointment criteria include demonstrated excellence in teaching along with excellence in scholarship and/or excellence in service.
Funds to support the Thorp College Professorship were provided by a generous bequest in the will of Mary Tucker Thorp and are held in the Tucker Thorp Fund, which is administered by the Rhode Island College Foundation.