Faculty and Staff Notes

Josh Whitson and Jackie Zubin Present at NAFSA Annual Conference

June 11, 2024

Assistant Dean and Director of International Student & Scholar Services Josh Whitson and International Student Program Coordinator Jackie Zubin attended the NAFSA: Association of International Educators 2024 Annual Conference & Expo. Josh cotrained the Trainer Corps Enrichment Workshop focused on adult learning and training plans as a member of the Trainer Corps Development Team, and also copresented the session Department of State Consular Affairs Current Issues. Jackie presented the poster Introducing International Education Week to a University Campus.

Stephen Crowley Article Published in "The Nation"

June 11, 2024

Professor of Politics and Chair of Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Stephen Crowley published an article titled "Does Putin Want to End the War in Ukraine? It’s Time to Find Out" in The Nation.

Anna Lordan Presents Work at Association for Women in Slavic Studies

June 4, 2024

Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Anna Lordan presented her current work on modes of knowledge in Ukrainian writer Lesia Ukrainka at the Association for Women in Slavic Studies.

Joey Rizzolo Film Wins Award at Astoria Film Festival

June 4, 2024

Media Lecturer of Cinema Studies Joey Rizzolo's film Hot Idiot (featuring the work of alums Alba Robledo Diaz ’23, India Gray ’23, Shaina Lin Chung ’20, Olivia Bentley ’21, and Rachel Yee ’23) premiered at the Astoria Film Festival this week where it took the award for Best Comedy Short.

Jim Walsh to Participate in the Mathematics and Climate Research Network

May 28, 2024

Professor of Mathematics Jim Walsh has accepted an invitation to participate in the Mathematics and Climate Research Network, a recently formed American Institute of Mathematics Research Community. This new research community provides intellectual support and mentoring to researchers at all career stages who are eager to identify and tackle mathematical questions raised by the urgent climate and sustainability challenges facing us.

Sheila Miyoshi Jager Book Reviewed by International Institute for Asian Studies

May 22, 2024

Professor of East Asian Studies Sheila Miyoshi Jager's latest book The Other Great Game: The Opening of Korea and the Birth of Modern East Asia (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013) was reviewed by the International Institute for Asian Studies (Leiden, the Netherlands).

Stiliana Milkova Recent Works Published

May 22, 2024

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature Stiliana Milkova coedited a special issue of the journal Romance Studies (41.4, 2023) where her article “The Trauma of Language Learning and Self-Translation in Elena Ferrante and Jhumpa Lahiri” was published. Milkova also published a peer-reviewed personal essay in Zeal: A Journal for the Liberal Arts reflecting on student and faculty vulnerability post-Covid.