Faculty Newsletter

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

Publications:

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.

-- “The 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): 323-324.

-- “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.

Barbara Benedict. “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): 35-55.

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J. Matthias Starck and Daniel G. Blackburn, eds.  “Fetal Nutritional Adaptations.”  Journal of Morphology, online issue: August 2015

Daniel G. Blackburn. “Evolution of Viviparity in Squamate Reptiles: Reversibility Reconsidered.”  Journal of Experimental Zoology B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 324 (2015): 473-486.

-- “Viviparous Placentotrophy in Reptiles and the Parent – Offspring Conflict.” Journal of Experimental Zoology B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 324 (2015): 532-548.

-- “Evolution 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: 10.1021/jacs.5b07438.

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: September 2015.

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.

Ellison Banks 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, 2015): D5.

-- “‘Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting’ Review.” The Wall Street Journal (July 28, 2015).

Christopher Hoag. “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.

Rosario Hubert. “Sinology on the Edge: Borges’s Reviews of Chinese Literature (1937-1942).” Variaciones Borges 39 (2015): 81-101.

-- “Geographical Distance and Cultural Knowledge: Writing about China in Nineteenth-Century Latin America.” 452ºF 13 (2015): 35-49.

-- “Las geografías inestables de Jia Zhangke (o como habitar la China de hoy)”. In Informe Escaleno (August 30 2015).

Samuel D. Kassow, ed.  In 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.

-- “What 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.

-- “Understanding 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.

Anne Lambright. “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 2015): 478-486.

                   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): 1355-1361.

-- “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: Ashgate, 2015.

Irene Papoulis. “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, 2015.

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.

Clare Rossini. “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.

-- “Life 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, 2015.

-- “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.

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-- “Search for Non-Standard Radioactive Decay Based on Distribution of Activities.” Europhysics Letters 110 (2015): 52001 (1-5).

-- “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.

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-- “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): e1500339.

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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 + Kant, 2015.

Abigail Fisher 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.


Conference Papers/Presentations:

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.

-- “University-Community Relations in the Urban U.S.” City and Society International Forum, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, April 9, 2015.

-- “‘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, 2015.

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.

Xiangming Chen. “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.

Michael C. 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.

-- “Reconstructing Mexico: Racial Capitalism, Debt-Financing, & State Formation in Reconstruction-Era Mexico.” Southern American Studies Association Meeting, Atlanta, GA, February 21, 2015.

Rosario Hubert. “Ideogramatic Poetry and the Latin American Literary Imagination.” Contemporary Asian and African Narrative, Facultad de Filosofia y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 22, 2015.

-- “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, 2015.

Samuel D. Kassow. “Jews in the Soviet Partisan Movement.” Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, NY, July 9, 2015.

-- “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, 2015.

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, 2015.

-- 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 25, 2015.

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 12, 2015.

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.

Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre. “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.

David Rosen. “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 10, 2015.

-- Reading: “Nature’s Nature: A Gathering of Poetry.” Bryant Park Reading Room, New York, NY, May 26, 2015.

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, 2015.

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, 2015.

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.


Performances/Exhibits/Screenings:

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.

Grants/Fellowships:

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.

Cheyenne Brindle, “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, AY2016.

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 2015-May 2016.

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 Georgia, 2015-2016.

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 2015.

Madalene Spezialetti’s 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, 2015.

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 7, 2015).

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 18, 2015).

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).