Faculty Newsletter

It is my pleasure to present the April 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 September 2014.  Thanks to all of you who submitted information.

Thomas Mitzel, Dean of the Faculty

Dean of Faculty’s Office April 2015 Faculty Newsletter

Luca Piazza, Tom T.A. Lummen, Erik Quiñonez, Yoshie Murooka, Bryan W. Reed, Brett Barwick and Fabrizio Carbone.Simultaneous Observation of the Quantization and the Interference Pattern of a Plasmonic Near-Field.” Nature Communications 6 (2015): 6407.
Jonathan Handali, Pratistha Shakya, and Brett Barwick. “Creating Electron Vortex Beams with Light.” Optics Express 23, no. 4 (2015): 5236-5243.
Barbara Benedict. “The Moral in the Material: Numismatics and Identity in Evelyn, Addison and Pope.” In Arts in the Age of Queen Anne, edited by O.M. Brack, Jr. And Cedric D. Reverand, II, 65-83.  Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2015.
-- “Satire, Sentiment and Desacralization: The Relic and the Commodity in Jane Austen’s Novels.” In Dynamics of Desacralization: Disenchanted Literary Talents, edited by Paola Partenza, 53-70. Göttingen, Germany: Vanderhoeck and Ruprechtg Unipress, 2015.
-- “Print into Fiction, Readers into Authors. Review of The Appearance of Print in Eighteenth-Century Fiction, by Christopher Flint.” Eighteenth-Century Theory and Interpretation 55, no. 4 (Winter 2014): 455-459.
Daniel G. Blackburn and James R. Stewart.  “Viviparity and Placentation in Lizards.”  In Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Lizards and Tuatara, edited by Justin L. Rheubert, Dustin S. Siegel, Stanley E. Trauth, 448-563.  Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2014.
W. Miller Brown. “Genetics, Science Fiction and the Ethics of Athletic Enhancement.” In Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport, edited by Michael McNamee and William. J. Morgan, 351-367.  London & New York: Routledge, 2015.
Jean Cadogan. “Agnolo Gaddi’s Career and the Opera del Duomo in Florence”/“La carriera di Agnolo Gaddi e l’Opera del Duomo di Firenze.” In Agnolo Gaddi e la Cappella Maggiore di Santa Croce a Firenze:  Studi in occasione del restauro, edited by Cecilia Frosinini, 55-71. Cinisello Balsamo/Milan: Silvana Editoriale, 2014.
Xiangming Chen and Julia Mardeusz ’16. “China and Europe: Reconnecting Across a New Silk Road.” The European Financial Review (February 2015): 5-12.  Reprinted by The Eurasian Review on February 17, 2015; by East by Southeast on February 25, 2015; by All China Review on February 26, 2015; and by UrbaChina on February 26, 2015.
Digital Repository: http://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/facpub/129/
Elaina Rollins ’16, Clarissa Ceglio, and Jack Dougherty. “Writing Greater Hartford’s Civil Rights Past with ConnecticutHistory.org.” Connecticut History Review 53, no. 2 (Fall 2014): 220-226.
Andrea Dyrness and Enrique Sepúlveda. “Education and the Production of Diasporic Citizens in El Salvador.” Harvard Educational Review 85, no. 1 (2015): 108-131.
Lucy Ferriss. A Sister to Honor. New York: Berkley/Penguin, 2015.
-- “Gandara in Suburbia.” Arts & Letters 29 (Fall 2014): 1-9.
Michael Fotos.Vincent Ostrom’s Revolutionary Science of Association.” Public Choice (January 30, 2015).
Scott Gac. Slave or Free? Black or White? The Representation of George Latimer.” New England Quarterly 88, no. 1 (Mar. 2015): 73-103. 
-- “Review of When Colleges Sang: The Story of Singing in American College Life, by J. Lloyd Winstead.” Journal of Southern History 91, no. 1 (February 2015): 246-247.
-- “The Tradition of Violence in the United States: A Multidisciplinary Survey.” Choice 52, no. 3 (November 2014): 199-206. 
Christopher Hager.  Review of The Rhetoric of Rebel Women: Civil War Diaries and Confederate Persuasion, by Kimberly Harrison.” American Literary History - ALH Online Review, Series I (January 2015).
Thomas Harrington.  Public Intellectuals and Nation Building in the Iberian Peninsula 1900-1925:  The Alchemy of Identity. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2014.
Christina Heatherton. “What Can Downtown L.A. Do for Southern California?” Zócalo Public Square, October 13, 2014.
Laura J. Holt and Melva J. Lopez. “Characteristics and Correlates of Supportive Peer Mentoring: A Mixed Methods Study.” Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning 22 (December 2014): 415-432.
Shafqat Hussain.  Remoteness and Modernity. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015.
Isaac Kamola. “Steve Biko and a Critique of Global Governance as White Liberalism.” African Identities (2014): 1-15.
-- “Africa and Globalization.” In The SAGE Handbook of Globalization, edited by Manfred B. Steger, Paul Battersby and Joseph Siracusa, 231-243. London: SAGE Publications, 2014.
-- “The Politics of Knowledge Production: On Structure and the World of ‘The Wire.’” In Everything is Connected: The Politics of HBO’s ‘The Wire’, edited by Shirin Deylami and Jonathan Havercroft, 59-86. New York: Routledge, 2014.
Samuel Kassow. “The Warsaw Ghetto in the Writings of Rachel Auerbach.” In Warsaw the Jewish Metropolis: Essays in Honor of Antony Polonsky, edited by Glenn Dynner and Francois Guesnet.  Leiden: Brill, 2015.
Ariela Keysar and Barry A. Kosmin. Highlights: Demographic Survey of American Jewish College Students 2014. Hartford: Trinity College, October, 2014.
Trinity Digital Repository: http://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/facpub/132
Barry A. Kosmin and Ariela Keysar. National Demographic Survey of American Jewish College Students 2014: Anti-Semitism Report. Hartford: Trinity College, 2015.
Barry A. Kosmin. “Disloyalty and Dual Loyalty, the Jewish Question Redux: Response to the Sklare Lecture.” Contemporary Jewry 34, no. 3 (2014): 213-216.
Mary Tomkins Lewis. “A Scene Inscrutable and Exquisite.” Wall Street Journal, February 14, 2015.
-- “Nationalist Fears Captured on Canvas.” Wall Street Journal, December 27, 2014.
Lida Maxwell. “Truth in Public: Chelsea Manning, Gender Identity, and the Politics of Truth-Telling." Theory and Event 18, no. 1 (January 2015).
-- Public Trials: Burke, Zola, Arendt, and the Politics of Lost Causes. New York: Oxford University Press, October 2014.
Ralph Morelli, Chinma Uche, Pauline Lake ’13, Lawrence Baldwin. “Analyzing Year One of a CS Principles PD Project.”  SIGCSE '15 Proceedings of the 46th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 368-373. New York: ACM, 2015.
Garth Myers. “A World-Class City Region? Envisioning the Nairobi of 2030.” American Behavioral Scientist 59, no. 3 (2015): 328-346.
Vijay Prashad. No Free Left: The Futures of Indian Communism.  New Delhi: LeftWord, 2015.
Miguel D. Ramirez and Zsofia Komuves. “Economic Infrastructure, Private Capital Formation, and FDI Inflows to Hungary: A Unit Root and Cointegration Analysis with Structural Breaks.” Atlantic Economic Journal 42, no. 4 (December 2014): 367-382.
Dan Román. Música de Palladium (compact disc). Innova Recordings 904, 2015.
Clare Rossini. “The Albino Squirrel.”  Plume (January 2015).
Craig Schneider, Elisabeth N. Cianciola ’10, Thea R. Popolizio, Dylan S. Spagnuolo ’17 and Christopher E. Lane. A Molecular-Assisted Alpha Taxonomic Study of the Genus Centroceras (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta) in Bermuda Reveals Two Novel Species.” Algae 30 (2015): 15-33.
Yipeng Shen.  Public Discourses of Contemporary China: The Narration of the Nation in Popular Literatures, Film, and Television. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Josh R. Stillwagon. “Testing the Expectations Hypothesis with Survey Forecasts: The Impacts of Consumer Sentiment and the Zero Lower Bound in an I(2) CVAR.” Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money 35, no. 5 (2015): 85-101.
Yuan Liu, James G. Wen, Xiahai Wei. “Communal Dining System and the Puzzle of the Great Leap Famine: Re-examine the Causality between Communal Dining and the Famine.” China Agricultural Economic Review 6, no. 4 (2014): 698-716.
Thomas Wickman. “‘Winters Embittered with Hardships’: Severe Cold, Wabanaki Power, and English Adjustments, 1690-1710.” The William & Mary Quarterly, 3rd ser., 72, no. 1 (January 2015): 57-98.
Abigail Fisher Williamson. “Declining Trust amidst Diversity? A Natural Experiment in Lewiston, Maine.” In Social Cohesion and Immigration in Europe and North America: Mechanisms, Conditions and Causality, edited by Ruud Koopmans, Bram Lancee, and Merlin Schaeffer, 56-83. London: Routledge, 2014.
Conference Papers/Presentations:
Zayde Antrim. “Mapping Mobility in the Medieval Islamic World.” Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, March 19, 2015.
-- “Place and Space in Middle East History: Bridging the ‘Modern/Premodern’ Divide.” Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, November 23, 2014.
-- “Virtual Pilgrimage and Mapping the Umma.” University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 3, 2014.
Carol Any.  “Psychic Spaces Intertwined:  Writer, Chekist, Zek.” Northeast Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Conference, New York, NY, March 21, 2015. 
Barbara Benedict. “Selling the Self: Authorial Advertisement in Eighteenth-Century Britain.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Los Angeles, CA, March 21, 2015.
Daniel G. Blackburn.  “Evolutionary Analysis of Viviparity and Matrotrophy in Fishes.” 4th International Symposium on Viviparous Fishes, Morelia, Mexico, November 4, 2014.
W. Miller Brown. “Bioethics and the Future of Sports.” USC Sports Ethics Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, October 23, 2014.
William Butos. “The Economics of the Climate Science Boom.” Koch Lecture Series, St. John’s University, New York, NY, February 17, 2015.
-- “The Political Economy of Government and Science.” Economics Lecture Series, Grove City College, Grove City, PA, November 14, 2014.
-- “Polanyi, Hayek, and Science.” F.A. Hayek Conference, Economic Freedom Institute, Manhattanville College, New York, NY, October 10, 2014.
Xiangming Chen. “In But Not of the City: Shallow Urbanization, Massive Migration, and Social Integration in China’s Cities.” Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India, December 12, 2014.
Lin Cheng, Reid Delaney ’16, Minghui Liu ’17, and Peter Yoon. Poster: “Image Matching Using Hypergraphs on the GPU.” GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA, March 16, 2015.
Chad D. Ellis. “Making Sense, Making Do: Local District Implementation of a New State Induction Program.” Northeastern Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Trumbull, CT, October 24, 2014.
Sheila Fisher.  “Is the Romance in this Romance: The Enigma of Malory’s Women.” Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in the Renaissance, Amherst, MA, March 25, 2015.
Scott Gac. “Race, Masculinity, and Violence in Early American Art.” Small Talk Series, for Envisionfest, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, September 20, 2014. 
Cheryl Greenberg. “Harlem, the Unmaking of a Ghetto.” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY, January 4, 2015.
-- “Civil Rights vs Civil Liberties: Black and Jewish Debates over Hate Speech Laws.” Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild Memorial Lecture, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, November 11, 2014.
-- “But Is It Good for the Jews? Southern Jews and the Civil Rights Movement.” College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, September 21, 2014.
Christopher Hager. “Vagrant in Memphis: Letter-Writing, Reconstruction, and the Case of Warner Madison.” Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, Detroit, MI, November 15, 2014.
Kifah Hanna. “Desire and Belonging in Lebanese Literature.” Urban Fragmentation(s): Borders and Identity III, Berlin, Germany, March 19, 2015.
Christina Heatherton.  “Reconstructing Mexico: Racial Capitalism, Debt-Financing, and State Formation in Reconstruction-Era Mexico.” Southern American Studies Association Meeting, Atlanta, GA, February 21, 2015.
-- “Publishing Alternatives and Public Collaborations in the Digital Age.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, November 8, 2014.
-- “Internationalism: Global Circuits of Crisis and Change.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, November 9, 2014.
-- “When Your Only Tool is a Hammer, Every Problem Looks Like a Nail: Neoliberal Problem Solving from Ferguson and Beyond.” Feminists Theorize the Post-Liberalization State, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, October 24, 2014.
Laura J. Holt. “Behavioral Analysis Techniques in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.” University Connecticut School of Social Work, Hartford, CT, November 5, 2014.
Isaac Kamola.  “University Rankings as Symptom: Diagnosing a Structural Crisis within the Political Economy of Higher Education.” International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA, February 20, 2015.
Samuel Kassow. “Warsaw: the Jewish Metroplis.”  Taube Lecture, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, March 12, 2015.
-- “The New Interwar Gallery in the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.” Taube Lecture, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, March 11, 2015.
-- “Economic Crisis and Self Help in the Polish jewish Press.” 10th Lavy Conference, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, December 2, 2014.
-- “Daily Life in the Ghettos of Eastern Europe.” Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, NY, September-December 2014 (five lectures). 
Jean-Marc Kehrès. “L'épistolarité et l'écriture de l'histoire: Le Journal général, périodique royaliste (1785-1792).” 2014 Meeting of The Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Syracuse, NY, September 27, 2014.
Kathleen Kete. “Horace-Bénédict de Saussure and the Sensory Palette of Eighteenth-Century Genevans.” Boston French History Group, Boston, MA, October 26, 2014. 
Ariela Keysar. “I’m Not Religious. I’m Spiritual: Sharing Stories about Religion and No Religion on Campus Today.” Guest in Residence, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, March 6, 2015.
-- “From Generation to Generation to Generation: The Influence of Grandparents on the Jewish Identity of College Students.” Association for Jewish Studies Annual Conference, December 14, 2014.
-- “Creating an American Religious-Secular Spectrum.” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, November 1, 2014.
Ariela Keysar and Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi. “Economic Recession and Authoritarian Religion: The U.S. in 2005-2014.” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, November 1, 2014.
Robert Kirschbaum.  Guest lecture, in conjunction with the exhibition, “Robert Kirschbaum’s, The 42-Letter Name.” The Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY, March 29, 2015.
Barry A. Kosmin. Session Chair & Convenor: “Secularism & Nonreligion Journal Panel on Atheism and Secularism,” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, 2014 Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, March 10, 2014.
-- “Religiosity, Spirituality and Secularity among American Jewish College Students.” Association for Jewish Studies, 2014 Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, December 14, 2014.
-- “An Evidence-based Approach.” Conference on the Scientific Study of Non-Religious Belief, John Templeton Foundation, Atlantis, Bahamas, January 30, 2015.
Mary Tomkins Lewis. “Philadelphia/Parma/Paris: Mary Cassatt’s Path to Impressionism.” Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain, December 12, 2014.
-- “Studio to Stage: Cézanne's Portraits of his Son, Paul.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, December 7, 2014.
Dan Lloyd. “Discord and Disconnection:  A Stethoscope for Schizophrenia?” Yale Philosophy and Psychiatry Group, Yale University, New Haven, CT, November 1, 2014.
Anthony M. Messina. “Securitizing Immigration in Europe: Sending the Same (Old) Message, Getting the Same (Old) Reply?” Migration and Social Policy Conference, University at Texas, Austin, TX, October 24, 2014.
Ralph Morelli, Chinma Uche, Pauline Lake ’13, Lawrence Baldwin. “Analyzing Year One of a CS Principles PD Project.”  SIGCSE ’15, Kansas City, MO, March 6, 2015.
Garth Myers.  “Doing Urban Political Ecology in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Clark University School of Geography Colloquium, Worcester, MA, January 22, 2015.
-- “Readings of the Past: The Urban Biogeography of (Post?)Colonialism in Lusaka.” Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Indianapolis, IN, November 22, 2014.
-- “Building from the South: Comparative Urbanism from African Knowledge Bases.” 20th Anniversary Conference of the Mid-America Alliance for African Studies, Lawrence, KS, October 2, 2014.
-- “Remaking the Edges: Sub-Saharan Africa’s New Suburbs.” University of Virginia International Urban Planning Symposium, Charlottesville, VA, September 26, 2014.
-- Discussant: “Fragile Cities.” OECD INCAF Knowledge and Policy Task Team Meeting, Paris (by skype), France, September 24, 2014.
-- “(Sh/c)ould there be ‘African’ Urban Political Ecologies?” Antipode Workshop on Situating Urban Political Ecology, University of Pretoria, Tshwane, South Africa (by skype), September 23, 2014.
Beth E. Notar. “What Can We Do for Shuanglang?” American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, Washington, DC, December 5, 2014.
Livio Pestilli.  “‘A Balancing Act’: The Crucifixion of St. Peter in Bramante's Tempietto.” Renaissance Society of America, Berlin, Germany, March 27, 2015.
Miguel D. Ramirez. “The Effect of Myanmar’s Foreign Investment Policies on FDI Inflows.” 84th Southern Economic Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 23, 2014.
-- Discussant: “Stabilizing the Unstable Small Open Economy.” 84th Southern Economic Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 23, 2014.
-- “Economic Infrastructure, Private Capital Formation, and FDI Inflows to Hungary.” 78th International Atlantic Economic Annual Conference, Savannah, GA,  October 15, 2014.
Sarah Raskin. “Neuropsychological Assessment.” Central Connecticut State University School of Counseling, New Britain, CT, March 5, 2015.
Clare Rossini. “Poetry Reading.” Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT, February 18, 2015. 
Annmarie Murphy, Sarah Bullard, and Sarah Raskin. “Cognitive and Behavioral Strategies 101: from Hospital to Community.”Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut Annual Meeting. Hartford, CT, March 6, 2015.
Sarah Raskin, Alexis Benedetto ’15, Emily Aiken ’15, Howard Tennen, Carol S. Austad, Rebecca M. Wood, Carolyn R. Fallahi and Godfrey D. Pearlson.  “Effect of Drinking Behavior on Cognitive Functions in College Students.” International Neuropsychological Society Meeting, Denver, CO, February 6, 2015.
Sarah Raskin, Sharnjit Dhaliwal ’16, Marta Zamroziewicz ’13.  “The Effects of Alcohol Consumption on Prospective Memory in College Students.” Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, November 17, 2014.
David Rosen. “Eliot's Disgust.” 2014 Modernist Studies Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, November 7, 2014.
David Rosen and Aaron Santesso. “Privacy Today.” 2015 Modern Language Association Convention, Vancouver, British Columbia, January 9, 2015.
-- “Surveillance and Education.” Birkbeck Law Review Conference on Privacy and Surveillance, London, England, October 31, 2014.
Meredith Safran. “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.
-- “Kissed by a Muse: Fusing the Golden Ages of Movie-Musicals and Classical Antiquity in Xanadu (1980).” Film & History Annual Conference, Madison, WI, October 31, 2014.
-- “Reimagining the Panathenaia-on Your Campus.” Classical Association of the Atlantic States Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, October 11, 2014.
Josh R. Stillwagon. “Non-Linear Exchange Rate Relationships: An Automated Model Selection Approach with Indicator Saturation.” Eastern Economic Association Conference, New York, NY, February 27, 2015.
-- “Exchange Rate Dynamics and Forecast Errors about Persistently Changing Fundamentals.” Cointegration: Theory and Application Workshop, honoring Katarina Juselius, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 28, 2014.
-- “Exchange Rate Dynamics and Forecast Errors about Persistently Changing Fundamentals.” International Atlantic Economic Conference, Savannah, GA, October 13, 2014.
James Wen. “Return the Rights to Free Choice to Chinese Farmers.” China’s Urbanization and Land Tenure System Seminar, Unirule Institute of Economics, Beijing, China, December 29, 2014.
-- “The Wrong Logic in Land Tenure System that Divides Rural and Urban Areas and Delays the Social Transformation: The Case of Modern China.” Summit Forum on China’s Rural Land Tenure System and Innovations for Agricultural Operation Mode, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, December 27, 2014.
-- “Combining Agglomeration Effects and Filial Piety to Alleviate Aging Problem in China.” Forum on China as an Aging Society and its Rural Governance, Guangzhou, China, December 7, 2014.
Abigail Fisher Williamson. “From New Destination Practices to Immigrant Integration Policies.” Association for Public Policy and Management, Albuquerque, NM, November 6, 2014.
Barok Imana ’16, Nicky Thai ’15, and Peter Yoon. Poster: “Multi-GPU Implementation of Bisection Algorithm for Symmetric Tridiagonal Eigenvalue Problem.” GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA, March 16, 2015.
Pranav Bhandari ’17, Rahul Chandrashekhar ’17, and Peter Yoon.  Poster: “A GPU-Based Approach to the 0/1 Knapsack Problem Using the Discrete Shuffled Frog Leaping Algorithm.” GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA, March 16, 2015.
Sachika Balvani ’16, Katherine Brandl ’15, Briana Chang ’16, Avery Dwyer ’14, Ben Green ’14, Alex Hirschl ’15, Alexandra Kozar ’14, Avery Paskal ’16, Denicia Peterson ’17, Rebecca Smith ’16, and Paroma Soni ’17, (from Jeffrey Bemiss’s Film Production course), producers. Coaching Colburn, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Missoula, MT, February 15, 2015.
Robert Kirschbaum. “Robert Kirschbaum’s The 42-Letter Name.”Solo Exhibit. Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY, December 12, 2014-April 26, 2015.
-- “The Art of Invisibility: Encountering Religion and the Secular in Contemporary Art.” Group Exhibit. Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Brown University, Providence, RI, February 18-March 6, 2015.
-- “Water: Life of Forms Through Water.”  Group Exhibit. Gallery Gitanjali, Panjim, Goa, India, January 5-12, 2015.
Gerald Moshell, Piano accompanist, with Elizabeth Lyra Ross, soprano. “Program of Holiday Music,” Festival of Trees, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, December 7, 2014.
Gerald Moshell. Producer, stage director, music director, writer and composer: “Lives & Loves” (with a 14-member Trinity cast). The TBG Theatre, New York, NY, January 16-18, 2015.
Zayde Antrim, “A History of Mapping the Middle East from the 11th Century,” National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 2015-2016 academic year, $50,400.
Henry DePhillips, “Aging Study of Resins, Binders, and Organic Pigments,” Senior Scientist Mentor Grant from The Dreyfus Foundation, 2015-2016, $20,000 per year.
Christopher Hager, “The Epistolary Culture of the U.S. Civil War,” National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, summer 2015, $6,000 and American Philosophical Society - Franklin Research Grant, summer 2015, $6,000.
Rosario Hubert, “Latin American Fictions of East Asia,” National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 2015, $6,000.
Barry A. Kosmin, “Survey of Jewish Students,” Jim Joseph Foundation, December 2014-February 2015, $5,000.
David Ruskin (lead investigator) and Susan Masino (co-PI), “Metabolic Therapy to Relieve Pain: Ketogenic Diet and Adenosine,” National Institutes of Health, March 2015 through February 2018, $380,782.
Seth Sanders, “The Form of the Pentateuch in the History of Ancient Hebrew Literature,” National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 2015-2016 academic year, $50,400.
Honors & Awards:
Daniel Blackburn. Symposium Dedication, in recognition of Daniel Blackburn’s contributions to the field of viviparity in fishes, 4th International Symposium on Viviparous Fishes, Morelia, Mexico, November 3- 5 2014.
Christopher Hager has been appointed Nancy Schaenen Visiting Scholar, Prindle Institute for Ethics, DePauw University, 2015-2016 academic year.
Isaac Kamola. A. Leroy Bennett Award for Best Paper (honorable mention), International Studies Association-Northeast Region, 2015.
Samuel Kassow. Medal “For Service to Polish Culture,” presented by Malgorzata Omilanowska, Minister of Culture of Poland, February 16, 2015. 
Kevin McMahon’s book Nixon’s Court: His Challenge to Judicial Liberalism and Its Political Consequences (University of Chicago Press, 2011) was the 2014 Winner of the Supreme Court Historical Society’s Erwin N. Griswold Prize for outstanding book on Supreme Court History.
Sarah Raskin received the Mary Erskine Award, which honors faculty members who make significant scholarly contributions and who make substantial investments in mentoring trainees, from the North East Undergraduate Research on Neuroscience (NEURON), February 22, 2015.
Sarah Raskin has been elected President-Elect of the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut.
David Rosen and co-author Aaron Santesso were awarded the Modern Language Association’s James Russell Lowell Prize for their book The Watchman in Pieces: Surveillance, Literature, and Liberal Personhood (Yale University Press, 2013), presented January 10, 2015, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Other Professional Accomplishments:
Barbara Benedict has been named to the Editorial Board of Studies in Text and Print Culture, Lehigh University Press.
Lucy Ferriss gave lectures at the West Hartford Public Library (January 11, 2015) and the Enfield Public Library (February 24, 2015) to discuss A Sister to Honor and the research behind the book.
Ellison Banks Findly presented “Honoring Women’s Bodies: Truth and Beauty in the Mahabharata” for the Town and County lecture series, Hartford, CT, March 18, 2015.
Cheryl Greenberg presented a three week lecture series on American Jewish History at Temple Beth Shalom, Manchester, CT, January 2015.
Christina Heatherton co-organized an international conference entitled “Confronting Racial Capitalism: The Black Radical Tradition and Cultures of Liberation” at New York University and the CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, November 20-21, 2014.
Christina Heatherton was invited to speak at “Redefining Security,” Defending Our Communities: From Ferguson to Hartford Community Event, 1199/SEIU, Hartford, CT, September 19, 2014.
Ariela Keysar was the guest speaker on ‘This Morning, Seoul’ Radio, March 1, 2015.
Barry A. Kosmin was interviewed for “Anti-Semitism on Campus,” CNN Opinion, March 10, 2015 and appeared on talk shows on KABC, Los Angeles, CA, February 24, 2015 and KNTU, Houston, TX, February 26, 2015.
Sarah Raskin has been appointed to the Science Committee of Division 22 of the American Psychological Association.
Lubomir A. Ribarov. Conference Technical Reviewer, ASME 2104 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Montreal, Canada, November 14, 2014.
-- Organized the Symposium Session: “Fluids Engineering Systems & Technology.” 23rd Symposium on Industrial Flows, Montreal, Canada, November 14, 2014.
Lubomir A. Ribarov and Jacek F. Gieras. “Coaxial Contra-Rotating Motors for Differential Landing Gear Steering.” US Patent 8899516 B2 (filed April 5, 2012; published October 10, 2013; issued December 2, 2014).
-- “Resistive-Inductive De-Icing of Aircraft Flight Control Surfaces.” US Patent Application US 2014/0319278 A1 (filed April 25, 2013; published October 30, 2014).
-- “Resistive-Inductive De-Icing of Aircraft Flight Control Surfaces.” European Patent Application EP 2 796 372 A1 (filed April 24, 2014; published October 30, 2014).
Jacek F. Gieras and Lubomir A. Ribarov. “Propeller Rotor and Engine Overspeed Control.” US Patent Application US 2014/0377079 A1 (filed June 21, 2013; published December 25, 2014).
-- “Propeller Rotor and Engine Overspeed Control.” European Patent Application EP 2 815 981 A1 (filed April 22, 2014; published December 25, 2014).
Lubomir A. Ribarov. “Energy Recovery and Regeneration System.” Canadian Patent Application CA 2 853 442 (filed June 3, 2013; published December 24, 2014).
-- “Energy Recovery and Regeneration System.” Chinese Patent Application CN 104242733 A (filed June 6, 2013; published December 24, 2014).
-- “Energy Recovery and Regeneration System.” US Patent Application US 2014/0360547 A1 (filed June 6, 2013; published December 11, 2014).
Abigail Fisher Williamson presented “Intermediaries and Local Immigration Policy” at the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection’s Cross-Cultural Communication: How to be Heard, Hartford, CT, October 23, 2014.