It is my pleasure to present the September 2015 edition of the Faculty Newsletter. The newsletter reports on publications and such extramural accomplishments as papers presented at scholarly conferences, lectures given at other colleges, off-campus performances and exhibitions, election to office in a professional organization, and receipt of external grants. This edition reports on activities since March 2015. Thanks to all of you who submitted information.
Thomas Mitzel, Dean of the Faculty
Dean of Faculty’s Office September 2015 Faculty Newsletter
Davarian Baldwin. “‘Midnight
was like day’: Strolling Through Archibald Motley’s Bronzeville,” Excerpted in Out of the Loop: The Vernacular Architecture
Forum Chicago, edited by Virginia Price, David Spatz, and D. Bradford Hunt,
181-191. Chicago: Agate Midway Press, 2015.
-- “Making the
Black Metropolis: African Americans in Chicago, 1910-1985.” In African American Communities. London:
Adam Matthew Digital Ltd., 2015.
--“‘I will build a Black
Empire’: The Birth of a Nation and the Specter of the New Negro.” The Birth of a Nation 100th
Anniversary Forum, The Journal of the Gilded
Age and Progressive Era 14, no. 4 (October 2015): 599-603.
Mecca was Chicago.” The Editor’s
Choice, Adam Matthew Digital Primary Source Collections (October 1, 2015).
-- “Review of Black Against Empire: The History and
Politics of the Black Panther Party, by Joshua Bloom and Waldo Martin.” The Historian 77, no. 2 (Summer 2015):
-- “Review of The Muse in Bronzeville: African American
Creative Expression in Chicago, 1932-1950, by Robert Bone and Richard
Courage.” Indiana Magazine of History
111, no. 2 (June 2015): 203-204.
-- “‘The 800-Pound
Gargoyle’: The Long History of Higher Education and Urban Development on
Chicago’s South Side.” American Quarterly
67, no. 1 (March 2015): 81-103.
“Choice Reading: Anthologies, Reading Practices, and the Canon, 1680-1800.” In The History of the Book, edited by
Stephen Colclough and Sandro Jung, Modern
Humanities Research Association Yearbook of English Studies 45 (2015):
Digital Repository: http://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/facpub/138/
J. Matthias Starck and
Daniel G. Blackburn, eds. “Fetal
Nutritional Adaptations.” Journal of Morphology, online issue:
Daniel G. Blackburn.
“Evolution of Viviparity in Squamate Reptiles: Reversibility
Reconsidered.” Journal of Experimental Zoology B: Molecular and Developmental
Evolution 324 (2015): 473-486.
Placentotrophy in Reptiles and the Parent – Offspring Conflict.” Journal of Experimental Zoology B: Molecular
and Developmental Evolution 324 (2015): 532-548.
of Vertebrate Viviparity and Specializations for Fetal Nutrition: A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis Journal
of Morphology 276 (2015): 961-990.
Daniel G. Blackburn and
J. Matthias Starck. “Morphological
Specializations for Fetal Maintenance in Viviparous Vertebrates: An
Introduction and Historical Retrospective.” Journal of Morphology (August 2015).
Oliver W. Griffith,
Daniel G. Blackburn, Matthew C. Brandley, James U. Van Dyke, Camilla M.
Whittington, and Michael B. Thompson. “Ancestral
State Reconstructions Require Biological Evidence to Test Evolutionary
Hypotheses: A Case Study Examining the Evolution of Reproductive Mode in
Squamate Reptiles.” Journal of Experimental Zoology B: Molecular
and Developmental Evolution 324 (2015): 493-503.
Rick P. Elinson, James
R. Stewart, Laurie J. Bonneau, and Daniel G. Blackburn. “Amniote Yolk Sacs: Diversity in Reptiles and a Hypothesis on Their Origin.” International Journal of Developmental Biology 58 (2015): 889-894.
Daniel G. Blackburn and
Christian A. Sidor. “Evolution of Viviparous Reproduction in Paleozoic and
Mesozoic Reptiles.” International Journal of Developmental Biology 58 (2015): 935-948.
J. Harry Blaise, David
N. Ruskin, Jessica L. Koranda ’05, Susan A. Masino. “Effects of a Ketogenic Diet
on Hippocampal Plasticity in Freely Moving Juvenile Rats.” Physiological Reports 3, no.5 (May 2015): pii: e12411.
Barry M. Trost, Berenger
Biannic, Cheyenne S. Brindle, B. Michael O’Keefe, Tom Hunter, and Ming-Yu Ngai.
“A Highly Convergent Total Synthesis of Leustroducsin B.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. B 137, no. 36 (2015): 11594-11597. DOI:
William Butos and Thomas
J. McQuade. “The Sensory Order, Neuroeconomics, and Austrian Economics.” In The Oxford Handbook of Austrian Economics,
edited by Peter J. Boettke and Christopher Coyne, 612-642. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
-- “Causes and Consequences
of the Climate Science Boom.” The
Independent Review 20, no. 2 (Fall 2015): 165-196.
Sharon Zukin, Philip
Kasinitz, and Xiangming Chen. Global
Cities, Local Streets: Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai. New
York: Routledge, 2015.
Lin Cheng, Hyunsu Cho ’15,
and Peter Yoon. “An Accelerated Procedure for Hypergraph Coarsening on the
GPU.” In Proceedings of the 19th
IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference, 121-129. Boston:
Pablo Delano. “IMAGES: Faith in the Neighborhood.” Hartford Courant (March 15, 2015): B6.
Kent D. Dunlap and
Michael A. Ragazzi ’16. “Temperature Acclimation and Thyroxine Treatment Modify
Electric Organ Discharge Frequency in an Electric Fish, Apteronotus leptorhynchus.” Physiology
and Behavior 151 (2015): 64-71.
Findly. Tending the Spirits: The Shamanic Experience in Northeastern Laos.
Bangkok: White Lotus Press, 2015.
Michael C. FitzGerald. “‘Picasso
Sculpture’ Review: A Master’s Genius, in 3-D at the Museum of Modern Art.” The Wall Street Journal (September 15,
the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting’ Review.” The Wall Street Journal (July 28, 2015).
“National Bank Window Dressing, 1866-71.” Accounting
History Review 25, no. 1 (January 2015): 27-41.
Tami P. Sullivan,
Julianne C. Flanagan, Desreen N. Dudley, Laura J. Holt, Carolyn M. Mazure and
Sherry A. McKee. “Correlates of Smoking Status among Women Experiencing
Intimate Partner Violence: Substance Use, Posttraumatic Stress, and Coping.” The American Journal on Addictions 24
(September 2015): 546-553.
“Sinology on the Edge: Borges’s Reviews of Chinese Literature (1937-1942).” Variaciones Borges 39 (2015): 81-101.
Distance and Cultural Knowledge: Writing about China in Nineteenth-Century
Latin America.” 452ºF 13 (2015):
geografías inestables de Jia Zhangke (o como habitar la China de hoy)”. In Informe Escaleno (August 30 2015).
Samuel D. Kassow,
Those Nightmarish Days: The Ghetto Reportage of Peretz Opoczynski and Josef
Zelkowicz. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015.
Ariela Keysar. “The
International Demography of Atheists.” In Yearbook
of International Religious Demography, edited by Brian J. Grim, Todd M.
Johnson, Vegard Skirbekk and Gina A. Zurlo, 136-153. UK: Brill, July 2015.
Being Religious in College Looks Like in 2015.” Noodle (July 30, 2015).
Robert Kirschbaum. “Kidron Valley, #3 (detail).” Ars Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish
Art 11 (2015), cover art.
Barry A. Kosmin. Szarvas Camp in Context: Understanding the
Influence of Jewish Camping. JDC International Centre for Community
Development, Paris, France, May 2015.
and addressing Anti-Semitism on College Campuses.” Noodle (March 25, 2015).
Michelle L. Kovarik.
“Analytical Chemistry Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions:
Training Tomorrow’s Investigators.” Analytical
Methods 7, no. 17 (September 2015): 6921-7382.
“Discovering/Recovering Arguedas, the Political Philosopher: Review of Rethinking Community from Peru: The
Political Philosophy of José María Arguedas by Irina Alexandra Feldman.” A contracorriente 12, no. 3 (Spring
Trinity Digital Repository: http://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/facpub/143
Sonia Lee and Irène
Assiba d’Almeida. Essais et documentaires
des Africaines francophones: Un autre regard sur l’Afrique. Paris: Harmattan, 2015.
Mary Tompkins Lewis. “‘Zurbarán:
A New Perspective’ Review.” The Wall
Street Journal (July 22, 2015).
Dan Lloyd. “Hearing,
Seeing, and Music in the Middle.” In Philosophy
of Mind and Phenomenology: Philosophical and Empirical Approaches, edited
by Daniel O. Dahlstrom, Andreas Elpidorou, Walter Hopp, 205-223. New York: Routledge, 2015.
Theresa A. Lusardi, Kiran
K. Akula, Shayla Q. Coffman, David N. Ruskin, Susan A. Masino, Detlev Boison.
“Ketogenic Diet Prevents Epileptogenesis and Disease Progression in Adult Mice
and Rats.” Neuropharmacology 6, no.
99 (August 2015): 500-509.
Kevin McMahon and
Michael Paris. “Absolutism and Democracy: Justice Hugo L. Black’s Free Speech
Jurisprudence.” In Judging Free Speech:
First Amendment Jurisprudence of US Supreme Court Justices, edited by Helen
Knowles and Steven Lichtman, 75-97. New York: Palgrave, 2015.
Anthony M. Messina. “The
Political and Policy Impacts of Extreme Right Parties in Time and Context.” In
Anthony M. Messina, special editor, symposium review of João Carvalho, Impact of Extreme Right Parties on
Immigration Policy: Comparing Britain, France, and Italy. Ethnic and Racial Studies 38 (2015):
-- “The Challenges of
Immigrant Integration and Increasing Diversity in Europe’s Intermediate Destinations.”
APSA: European Politics and Society
Newsletter (Summer 2015).
Garth Myers. “Remaking
the Edges: Surveillance and Flows in Sub-Saharan Africa’s New Suburbs.” In The Design of Frontier Spaces: Control and
Ambiguity, edited by Andreas Luescher and Carolyn Loeb, 45-63. Aldershot:
“Feminist Lessons.” Kentucky English
Bulletin 64, no. 2 (Summer 2015): 64-68.
Vijay Prashad, ed. Letters to Palestine: Writers Respond to War
and Occupation. Minneapolis: Verso,
Richard V. Prigodich. “A
Stopped-Flow Kinetics Experiment for the Physical Chemistry Laboratory Using
Noncorrosive Reagents.” Journal of
Chemical Education 91, no. 12 (2014): 2200-2202.
Kyle A. Johnston and
Miguel D. Ramirez. “Foreign Direct
Investment and Economic Growth in Cote D'Ivoire: A Time Series
Analysis.” Business and Economic Research
5, no. 2 (2015):35-47.
Trinity Digital Repository: http://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/facpub/144
Ethan Smith, Sarah
Raskin and Anna de Joya. “Clinical Utility and Psychometric Properties of the
World Health Organization Quality of Life-BREF in Individuals with Traumatic
Brain Injury.” Rehabilitation Psychology
60, no. 3 (2015): 309-310.
Terje Hõim and David A.
Robbins. “Amenability as a Hereditary Property in Some Algebras of
Vector-Valued Functions.” Function Spaces (Edwardsville, IL, 2014), 135-144,
Contemp. Math. 645, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI, 2015.
“Solastalgia.” In The Plume Anthology of
Poetry 3, edited by Daniel Lawless, 192-197. Asheville, N.C: MadHat, Inc. 2015.
-- “The Song of the
Dusky Seaside Sparrow,” “The Great Chain of Being,” “Manhattan Saturday.” Kenyon Review (May-June 2015): 59-61.
Before Birth, A Display.” Kenyon
Review Weekend Read (July 10, 2015).
Monica S. Cyrino and
Meredith E. Safran, eds. Classical Myth
on Screen. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Meredith E. Safran and
Monica S. Cyrino. “Introduction.” In Classical
Myth on Screen, edited by Monica S. Cyrino and Meredith E. Safran, 1-11.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Meredith E. Safran. “Re-conceiving
Hercules: Divine paternity and Christian anxiety in Hercules (2005).” In Classical
Myth on Screen, edited by Monica S. Cyrino and Meredith E. Safran, 133-145.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
-- “Review: Pantelis
Michelakis, Greek Tragedy on Screen.”
Phoenix LXVIII, no. 3-4
(Fall-Winter/automne-hiver 2014): 359-361.
Mark P. Silverman. And Yet It Moves: Strange Systems and Subtle Questions in
Physics, 2nd Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
-- “Cheating or
Coincidence? Statistical Method
Employing the Principle of Maximum Entropy for Judging Whether a Student Has
Committed Plagiarism.” Open Journal of
Statistics 5 (2015): 143-157.
Digital Repository: http://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/facpub/137/
for Non-Standard Radioactive Decay Based on Distribution of Activities.” Europhysics Letters 110 (2015): 52001
-- “Effects of a
Periodic Decay Rate on the Statistics of Radioactive Decay: New Methods to Search for Violations of the
Law of Radioactive Change.” Journal of
Modern Physics 6 (2015): 1533-1553.
Trinity Digital Repository: http://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/facpub/142
-- “Review of Neutron Interferometry: Lessons in
Experimental Quantum Mechanics, 2nd edition, by H. Rauch and S.
Werner.” Journal of Applied
Crystallography 48 (2015): 1-2.
Per Sebastian Skardal and Alex Arenas. “Control
of Coupled Oscillator Networks with Application to Microgrid Technologies.”
Science Advances 1 (August 2015):
Trinity Digital Repository: http://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/facpub/145
Edward Stringham. Private Governance: Creating Order in
Economic and Social Life. New York
and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edward Peter Stringham,
Jennifer Miller, and J.R. Clark. “Overcoming Barriers to Entry in
an Established Industry: Tesla Motors.” California Management Review 57, no. 4 (Summer 2015): 85-103.
Erik Vogt. Aesthetisch-Politische Lektueren zum “Fall
Wagner”: Adorno - Lacoue-Labarthe - Zizek - Badiou. Vienna-Berlin: Turia +
Williamson. “Mechanisms of Declining Intra-Ethnic Trust in New Immigrant
Destinations.” Journal of Ethnic and
Migration Studies 41, no. 11 (2015): 1725-1745.
Barok Imana ’16, and
Peter Yoon. “A Scalable Parallel Bisection Algorithm for Symmetric Tridiagonal
Eigenvalue Problem.” In Proceedings of
the 21st International Conference on Parallel and Distributed
Processing Techniques and Applications, 618-624. Las Vegas: July 2015.
Pranav Bhandari ’17,
Rahul Chandrashekhar ’17, and Peter Yoon. “Shuffled Frog Leaping Algorithm for
0/1 Knapsack Problem on the GPU.” In Proceedings
of the 13th International Conference on Scientific Computing,
16-22. Las Vegas: July 2015.
Davarian Baldwin. “Chicago.”
State of the Field Conference: African
American Urban History, Past and Present, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh,
PA, October 3, 2015.
-- “Higher Education and
the Transformation of Urban America.” Endeavors
Colloquium, Yale University, New Haven, CT, September 24, 2015.
-- “The Second Great
Migration.” Immigration, Migration, and
the Transformations of the African American Community in the 20th
and 21st Centuries, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Summer Institute for School Teachers, Schomburg Center for Research in Black
Culture, New York, NY, July 20, 2015.
-- “‘That’s so Ghetto!’
Race and Urban Affairs in the 21st Century City.” Schomburg-Mellon Summer Institute, Schomburg Center for Research in
Black Culture, New York, NY, June 15, 2015.
-- “Opening Plenary
Lecture.” Vernacular Architecture Forum
Conference, Chicago, IL, June 3, 2015.
-- Plenary Panel, Sunday
Sessions: YOU BETTA WERK, Museum of Modern Art/PS1 (part of the exhibition, One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration
Series), New York, NY, April 26, 2015.
-- Commenter: “Where
Authentic Blacks Are: Mapping Black-African Authenticity During the 1920s and
1930s.” Organization of American
Historians Conference, Saint Louis, MO, April 18, 2015.
Relations in the Urban U.S.” City and
Society International Forum, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, April 9,
-- “‘The Rising Tide of
Color’: The New Negro Movement in a Global Context.” America in Class Webinar Series, National Humanities Seminar,
Durham, NC, March 26, 2015.
Barbara Benedict. “‘The
Pen has been in Their Hands’: Representations of Authors and Audiences in the
Long Eighteenth Century.” The Symposium
on the Circulation of Knowledge, 1450-1850. Edinburgh, Scotland, July 20,
W. Miller Brown.
“Bio-enhancement and the Future of Sports.” 41st
Conference on Value Inquiry: Sports and Values, Neumann University, Aston,
PA, April 18, 2015.
“Commercial Development from Below: A Portrait of Shanghai Through the
Tianzifang Shopping Area.” Conference on
Shanghai, a [Self] Portrait, organized by the School of Doctorate of IUAV,
University of Venice, and the Confucius Institute at Ca’ Foscari, University of
Venice, Venice, Italy, May 28, 2015.
Pablo Delano. Panel discussant: “Questions of Custody:
Puerto Rican Legacies and Collections at Home and Abroad.” Latin American Studies Association Annual Conference, San Juan, PR,
May 28, 2015.
Jack Dougherty and
Stephen Spirou ’15, with Diane Zannoni and Marissa Block ’14. “Who Chooses in
Hartford? A Statistical Analysis of Magnet School Lottery Applicants and
Non-Applicants.” American Educational
Research Association, Chicago, IL, April 20, 2015.
Jack Dougherty. “On The
Line: How Schooling, Housing, and Civil Rights Shaped Hartford and its
Suburbs.” Harber Fellow lecture, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, April 6,
2015; and New Directions in Education Research lecture series, Department of
Education, Brown University, Providence, RI, April 2, 2015.
Ellison Banks Findly. “Lao-Tai Shamanic Textiles.” The De Young
Museum, San Francisco, CA, April 9, 2015.
FitzGerald. “A Global Picasso for the
21st Century.” Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany, June 25, 2015.
S. Labe and Lisa-Anne
Foster. “Does Gut Flora Change in a Mouse Model of Autism Spectrum Disorders on
a Ketogenic Diet?” 115th
General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA,
May 31, 2015.
Cheryl Greenberg. “Civil
Rights and Civil Liberties,” Collegium
for African American Research Biennial Conference, Liverpool, Great
Britain, June 25, 2015.
-- “The 50th Anniversary
of Selma: Its legacy and Enduring Challenges,” 21st Annual Edward Brodsky Legal Conference,
Anti-Defamation League, New York, NY, March 10, 2015.
Cheryl Greenberg, James
Goodman and Andrew Lee. “Jewish Tales of Scottsboro.” New York University, New
York, NY, March 9, 2015.
Christina Heatherton. “Policing
the Planet.” International Conference of
Critical Geography, Ramallah, Palestine, July 26, 2015.
-- “The ‘Broken Windows’
of Rosa Ramos: Race, Gender, & Imminent Violability in the Neoliberal
City.” Association for American
Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 22, 2015.
-- “Soldiers, Radicals,
Prisoners All: Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary and Global
Solidarities, 1917-1922.” Organization
of American Historians Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, April 19, 2015.
Mexico: Racial Capitalism, Debt-Financing, & State Formation in
Reconstruction-Era Mexico.” Southern
American Studies Association Meeting, Atlanta, GA, February 21, 2015.
“Ideogramatic Poetry and the Latin American Literary Imagination.” Contemporary Asian and African Narrative,
Facultad de Filosofia y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, June
-- “Translation Flows
and Academic Markets: Reading Chinese Literature in Spanish.” Frictions of World Literature: Taste, Value,
and the Academy in Spanish and Latin American Literatures and Context,
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, May 9, 2015.
-- “Fictions of the
Sinophone.” The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, April 10,
Samuel D. Kassow. “Jews
in the Soviet Partisan Movement.” Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, NY, July
-- “The Interwar Gallery:
Stories of Hopes and Disappointments.” International
Conference to mark the Opening of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews,
Warsaw, Poland, May 13, 2015.
-- “The Train Leaves the
Station: The Challenges of Modernity in Museum Space.” International Conference to Mark the Opening of the Museum of the
History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland, May 12, 2015.
Jean-Marc Kehrès. “Un
badinage philosophique: Diderot et la conversation comme utopie.” ISECS 2015 - SIEDS 2015. The Fourteenth
Congress of the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies,
Rotterdam, Netherlands, July 30, 2015.
Ariela Keysar. “Israel
Connections and the Jewish Family: A Case Study of American Jewish College
Students in 2014.” The Leffell Seminar on
the Impact of Israel on American Jewry, Westchester, NY, August 26, 2015.
-- Organizer and
Panelist: “From Generation to Generation to Generation.” Joint Conference on Research in Jewish Education, New York, NY,
June 11, 2015.
Barry A. Kosmin.
“Accounting for the Persistence of Anti-Semitism among the Intelligentsia.” ISGAP Summer Institute on Curriculum
Development in Critical Antisemitism Studies, Hertford College, Oxford
University, Oxford, UK, August 4, 2015.
-- “Views of
Secularism.” CFI Reason for Change
Conference, Amherst, NY, June 13, 2015.
Christina M. McGuire
’13, Edward Harrington, Jr. ’11, Ashira Anderson ’16 (presenter), and Maria Krisch.
Poster: “Efficacy of a Short Conditioning Step for Removing Carryover from SPME
Fibers.” American Chemical Society 2015
Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, August 16, 2015.
Jeff Pruyne ’15,
Ming-Tao Lee, Csaba Fábri, Amaia Beloqui Redondo, Armin Kleibert, Markus
Ammann, Matthew Brown, and Maria Krisch. “Surface Characterization of Formic Acid
Solutions in Saltwater: A Comparison of Surface Tension and X-ray Photoelectron
Spectroscopy Measurements.” American
Chemical Society, Northeast Regional Meeting, Ithaca, NY, June 12, 2015.
Anne Lambright. “Entre
la pérdida y el trauma transhistórico: ¿Por qué es tan difícil un Museo de la
Memoria?” Presenter and session organizer: “El Lugar de la Memoria, la
Tolerancia y la Inclusión Social: Reflexiones sobre sus procesos, contenido e
impacto.” Latin American Studies
Association Conference, San Juan, PR, May 29, 2015.
Sonia Lee. “Les
cinéastes du désert : Abderrahmane Sissoko et Nacer Khemir.” African
Literature Association (ALA), University of Bayreuth, Germany, June 3,
Anthony M. Messina and
Abigail Fisher Williamson. “Diversity Proliferation in New Immigrant
Destinations.” International Conference
of Europeanists, Paris, France, July 9, 2015.
Karen Li Miller. “From
Iraq to Tibet: Orientalism and the Silk Road in Children of the Lamp.” Annual Conference of the Children’s
Literature Association, Richmond, VA, June 19, 2015.
Garth Myers. “African
Ideas of the Urban.” European Conference
on African Studies (ECAS VI), Paris, France, July 8, 2015.
-- Session Chair:
“Managing Smart Coastal Cities.” International
Conference on the Indian Ocean: A Maritime Region on the Rise, German
Federal Foreign Office, Berlin, Germany, June 9, 2015.
-- “Emerging African
Ideas of the Urban: Infrastructure, Services and Planning.” Conference on African Dreams: Imaginations
of Urban Life and Infrastructure in the African Metropolis, Oxford
University, Oxford, UK, June 8, 2015.
-- “Sanitation and
Waste.” Conference on The Urban Beyond
Measure: Registering Urban Environments in the Global South, Stanford
University, Stanford, CA, May 8, 2015.
-- “Thinking Urban
Political Ecology from Sub-Saharan Africa.” Annual
Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, April 23,
-- Panelist: “Doing
Situated Urban Political Ecology 2: Reflections from the Field.” Annual Meeting of the Association of
American Geographers, Chicago, IL, April 23, 2015.
-- “Starting from the
South: Alternative Visions of Comparative Urbanism.” Urban Studies Foundation Workshop, Cape Town, South Africa, March
Irene Papoulis. “They
Always Say You Can Learn from Failure, and Sometimes You Can.” Conference of College Composition and
Communication, Tampa, FL, March 20, 2015.
John Platoff. “Nancy
Storace as Susanna: What Mozart Learned at the Opera.” Biennial Meeting, Mozart Society of America, Medford, MA, September
Vijay Prashad. “Great
Moving Right Show of Indian Politics.” University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati,
OH, April 1, 2015.
-- “The Future of the
Indian Left.” University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, April 1, 2015.
Miguel D. Ramirez.
“Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth in Cote D'Ivoire: A Time Series
Analysis.” Academy of Business Research
Conference, Indianapolis, IN, September 25, 2015.
Consuelo Pedro ’15,
Sarah Raskin, Navneet Kaur ’12, Erin Aisenberg ’16, and Tessa Bloomquist ’16.
Poster: “Relationship between Electrophysiological and Behavioral Measures of
Prospective Memory in Individuals with Mild and Severe Acquired Brain
Injury." Cognitive Neuroscience Society
Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 29, 2015.
“The Reception of Colonial Wine in Modern Britain.” Intoxicants and Early Modernity ESRC/AHRC Project, University of
Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, May 18, 2015.
Richard Ring. “The Alchemy of Special Collections.” Brown
University, Providence, RI, April 15, 2015.
“Surveillance in a Security-Concerned Society” (co-written with Aaron
Santess0). Clough Center for the Study
of Constitutional Democracy, Boston College, Boston, MA, April 24, 2015
Clare Rossini. Reading:
“The Launch of Plume 3.” AWP Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April
-- Reading: “Nature’s
Nature: A Gathering of Poetry.” Bryant Park Reading Room, New York, NY, May 26,
Meredith E. Safran. “The
New Herakles? Hero as Savior and Sacrifice in The CW’s Supernatural (2005-2015).” “New
Heroes on Screen” Conference, Delphi, Greece, June 30, 2015.
-- “The Heraklean and
Promethean Protagonists of Supernatural
(2005-2015).” The Annual Meeting of the
Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Boulder, CO, March 26,
Mary Sandoval. “Symmetry
and Mathematics: A Unifying Theme.” Mathematics Department Colloquium, Smith
College, Northampton, MA, September 24, 2015.
-- “Wave-Trace Methods
on Singular Spaces.” Geometry Colloquium, Dartmouth University, Hanover, NH,
May 26, 2015.
Sergio Armendariz, Akeem
Perkins, and Arthur Schneider. “Gender Differences in Charitable Giving of the
Millennial Generation.” 2015 ESA European
Conference, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, September 4,
Josh Stillwagon. “TIPS
and the VIX: Spillovers from Financial Panic to Breakeven Inflation in an
Automated, Non-linear Modeling Framework.” The
16th Annual Oxmetrics User Conference, Marseille, France,
September 4, 2015.
Edward Peter Stringham.
“Privatisation of Regulation in Financial Markets.” Institute of Economic Affairs Privatisation in Banking and Financial
Services Conference, Barberino di Mugello, Italy, September 19, 2015.
-- “Book panel on
Private Governance.” Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA,
September 3, 2015.
Erik Vogt. “‘The Useless
Residue of the Western Idea of Art’: Adorno and Lacoue-Labarthe Concerning Art
after Auschwitz.” Central American
Philosophical Association, St. Louis, MO, February 19, 2015.
-- “Der Abfall der
westlichen Idee von Kunst.” University of Applied Sciences Salzburg, Salzburg,
Austria, May 27, 2015.
-- “Revisiting the
Question of the Human in Jean-Paul Sartre and Frantz Fanon.” 10th Congress of Austrian Society
for Philosophy, Innsbruck, Vienna, June 4, 2015.
Gail Hilson Woldu. “The
Artistic Collaboration of Marian Anderson and Kosti Vehanen.” International
Meeting of the College Music Society, Helsinki, Finland, June 22, 2015.
Scott Gac. “Singing for Freedom: The Hutchinson Family and
Nineteenth-Century Antislavery.” The Rose Ensemble of Saint Paul, Minnesota
History Center, St. Paul, MN, April 29-May 3, 2015.
Robert Kirschbaum. “New York/New Work: Contemporary Art from New York
City.” Group Exhibition. The Jerusalem Biennale 2015. Polonsky Building, Van
Leer Research Institute, Jerusalem, Israel, September 24-November 5, 2015.
-- “To Forgive and Remember: Reshaping Contemporary Consciousness.”
Group Exhibition. The Derfner Judaica Museum, Riverdale, Bronx, NY, September
10, 2015-January 3, 2016.
Robin Price. “Robin Price: Three Decades of Artists’ Books and Prints.”
Solo exhibition. Swarthmore College McCabe Library, Swarthmore, PA, March
17-April 19, 2015.
Robin Price and Barbara Benish. “How Right They are to Adore You: The Song of Songs Interpreted
through Fine Printing.” Group Exhibition. Yale University Arts Library, New
Haven, CT, September 28, 2015-February 19, 2016.
Madalene Spezialetti, Director, Producer, Writer, Editor,
Cinematographer. “Happy Times.” Carnegie Museum of Art 2-Minute Film Festival,
Pittsburgh, PA, July 9, 2015.
Brett Barwick, “Travel
to: Materials Science and Technology 2015 (MS&T15) Symposium, Columbus,
OH,” Connecticut Space Grant College
Consortium Faculty Travel Grant, October 2015, $1,000.
“Advancing the Synthetic Utility of Triarylmethyl Carbocations,” American Chemical Society, July 1,
2015-August 31, 2017, $55,000.
Timothy Curran, “RUI:
Investigations of a Novel, Bimetallic Ring System for Nucleating Beta-Sheets,” National Science Foundation, August 1,
2015-July 31, 2018, $234,957.
Alison Draper (Co-PI)
and Robert Cotto, in collaboration with colleagues from Vassar College, Bryn
Mawr College and Brown University. “Summer STEM Teaching Experiences for
Undergraduates from Liberal Arts Institutions,” National Science Foundation, AY2016-AY2020, $2,137,727.
Andrea Dyrness and
Robert Cotto, with colleagues from Saint Joseph University, Central CT State
University, University of Hartford, and Capital Community College, “Latino
Community Engagement within and across Institutions,” Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, $2,500, AY2016.
Sheila Fisher and Judy
Dworin, in collaboration with the Trinity Prison Seminar Series, the Judy Dworin
Performance Project, Community Partners in Action/Resettlement House, and
Manchester and Capital Community Colleges, have developed “Free to Succeed,” a
holistic program of education and support for women from York Correctional
Institution, both while they are in prison and upon release. The pilot program
is the recipient of a grant from the Aurora
Foundation for Women and Girls, $20,000.
Jonathan Gourley, “Soil
Disturbance Monitoring of White Mountain National Forest Timber Harvests,” U.S. Forest Service, AY2016, $5,000
Christopher Hager, “I
Remain Yours: Common Lives in Civil War Letters,” National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Program, $33,600,
Ariela Keysar, “U.S.
Component of the Young Adults and Religion in a Global Perspective (YARG)
International Project,” Centre of
Excellence in Research, Åbo Akademi University, Finland, $18,600, September
Barry A. Kosmin, “Survey
of European Jewish Leaders and Opinion Formers,” JDC International Centre for Community Development, Paris, France,
May-November, 2015, $43,000.
Susan Masino, “Ketogenic
Diet-Induced Changes in the Cerebrospinal Fluid: Biomarkers and Mechanisms,” National Institutes of Health, August 1,
2015-July 31, 2017, $351,991.
Abby Williamson, “Beyond
the Passage of Time: Local Government
Response and Immigrant Incorporation in New Destinations,” The Reed Foundation – Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund Fellowship,
June 2015-May 2016, $29,500.
Honors & Awards:
Davarian Baldwin, Distinguished
Lectureship, Organization of American Historians, 2015-2018.
Christopher Hager is
Visiting Fellow, Willson Center for Humanities & Arts, University of
Christina Heatherton was
a finalist for the American Studies Association, 2015 Constance M. Rourke Prize
for best published essay in American Studies.
Robert Kirschbaum’s art,
dating back to 1978, was the subject of “Robert Kirschbaum’s Art: Abstract,
Intellectual, Spiritual”, by Matthew Baigell. Ars Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art 11 (2015): 79-90.
John Platoff was elected
to the Board of Directors of the Mozart Society of America.
Robin Price was a finalist
for the Minnesota Center for Book Arts Prize 2015.
Miguel D. Ramirez and
Kyle A. Johnston ’15. Best Paper Award, Academy
of Business Research (ABR) Indianapolis 2015 Conference, “Foreign
Investments and Economic Growth in Cote D’Ivoire: A Time Series Analysis,” Fall
film “Happy Times” (Director, Producer, Writer, Editor, Cinematographer), was
the winner of the Audience Choice Award, Carnegie Museum of Art 2-Minute Film
Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, July 9, 2015.
James Trostle was named
a Professor in the School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, at the
University of Chile in Santiago.
Other Professionsal Accomplishments
David Henderson. Workshop Leader: “Climate Change in
Copenhagen – 2009.” European Center of Excellence, University of Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh, PA, June 29-30, 2015.
-- Workshop Leader:
“Constantine and the Council of Nicaea – 326 CE.” Reacting to the Past Summer Institute, Barnard College, New York,
NY, June 13-14, 2015.
-- Workshop Leader:
“European Response to SO2 Pollution – 1984.” European Center of Excellence,
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, May 9, 2015.
Samuel D. Kassow served
as Scholar in Residence during a trip to Eastern Europe by the Board of
Directors of the Center of Jewish History (New York), June 24-July 6, 2015.
Samuel D. Kassow taught
the Master Class (in Yiddish) “Ghetto Reportage” for graduate students of Tel
Aviv University and the Hebrew University, Israel, June 18, 2015.
Ariela Keysar was an
expert consultant for The Future of World
Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2015, Pew Research Center,
Barry A. Kosmin was an
expert consultant for America’s Changing
Religious Landscape, Pew Research Center Report, May 2015.
Susan A. Masino has joined the board of the Lennox- Syndrome Foundation.
Miguel D. Ramirez was
Visiting Professor at Yale University, summer 2015.
Lubomir A. Ribarov
organized the Symposium Session. “Unsteady Flows in Turbines III.” Unsteady
Flows in Turbomachinery Session, ASME
Turbo Expo 2015, Montreal, Canada, June 17, 2015.
-- Conference Technical
Reviewer, ASME 2105 International Gas
Turbine Institute ASME Turbo Expo Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition,
Montreal, Canada, June 15-19, 2015.
Lubomir A. Ribarov and Jacek F. Gieras. “Magnetic
De-Icing.” US Patent US 9,140,187 B2 (filed October 5, 2012; published
April 10, 2014; issued September 22, 2015).
Jacek F. Gieras and Lubomir A. Ribarov. “Resistive-Inductive Propeller Blade De-Icing System
Including Contactless Power Supply.” US Patent Application US
2015/0260047 A1 (filed March 11, 2014; published September 17, 2015).
“Resistive-Inductive Propeller Blade De-Icing System Including
Contactless Power Supply.” European Patent Application EP 2 919 555 A1
(filed December 1, 2015; published September 16, 2015).
Adam Chattaway, Dharmendr Len Seebaluck, and Lubomir A.
Ribarov. “Sistema E Método De Supressão De Incêndio Para Una Aeronave.”
Brazilian Patent Application BR 10 2013 026841-0 A2 (filed October 24,
2012; published August 25, 2015).
Lubomir A. Ribarov, Leo J. Veilleux, Jr., and James S. Elder, Jr. “Adaptive Turbomachine Cooling System.” International Patent Application WO 2015/122949 A2 (filed November 19, 2014; published August 20, 2015).
Mark. R. Jaworowski,
Haralambos Cordatos, and Lubomir A. Ribarov. “System and Materials for
Corrosion Detection.” International
Patent Application WO 2015/105504 A1 (filed January 10, 2014; published
July 16, 2015).
Lubomir A. Ribarov, Adam
Chattaway, and Dharmendr Len Seebaluck. “Thermodynamically-Optimized Advanced
Fire Suppression System.” US Patent US
9,072,921 B2 (filed October 24, 2012; published April 24, 2014; issued July
Lubomir A. Ribarov, Leo
J. Veilleux, Jr., and James S. Elder, Jr. “Turbomachine Blade Clearance Control
System.” International Patent Application
WO 2015/094622 A1 (filed December 1, 2014; published June 25, 2015).
Lubomir A. Ribarov and
James S. Elder. “Exhaust Stream Mixer. ” US
Patent Application US 2015/0167549 A1 (filed June 6, 2014; published June
Lubomir A. Ribarov,
David S. Liscinsky, and Med B. Colket III. “Enhanced APU Operability. ” International Patent Application WO 2015/050601 A2
(filed July 1, 2013; published April 9, 2015).
Lubomir A. Ribarov and
Jacek F. Gieras. “Transverse Flux Machine Utilized as Part of a Combined
Landing Gear System.” US Patent US
8,973,866 B2 (filed April 10, 2012; published October 10, 2013; issued
March 10, 2015).