Ann Cooper Albright's Spring 2018 Varsity Contact Class Writings Published
Professor of Dance Ann Cooper Albright's spring 2018 Varsity Contact class writings have been published in Contact Quarterly Vol.44 #1. For the program of their performance “One Breath: an evening of stillness and motion,” the students each came up with a word that captured an essential element of Contact for them.
Drew Wilburn Awarded Franklin Research Grant
Associate Professor of Classics Drew Wilburn was awarded a Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society to support research in the United Kingdom on his project, "Architectural Magic and Social Space in the Roman Mediterranean." The project analyzes the myriad and overlapping methods that individuals and communities employed to control risk and protect themselves, their children, and property from seen and unseen dangers, including physical barriers, architectural elements, gestures, objects worn on the body, and images built into living spaces. Wilburn will be conducting research at the Wellcome Library, the British Museum, and the Senate House Library.
Stephen FitzGerald Serves on Panel
Professor of Physics Stephen FitzGerald served on an international panel in Leipzig, Germany to review hydrogen isotope initiative.
Megan Long Gives Invited Talk
Assistant Professor of Music Theory Megan Long gave an invited talk called "What Do Signatures Signify? The Curious Case of 17th-Century English Key" at the University of Toronto on January 31, 2019.
Sebastiaan Faber Writes About Spain’s Left-Wing Party
Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies Sebastiaan Faber wrote about Spain’s left-wing party Podemos in the Nation.
Kristina Mani Invited as Panelist
Associate Professor of Politics Kristina Mani was an invited panelist in Bogotá, Colombia, at a conference on security sector reform for Colombia sponsored by the Universidad del Rosario and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. She spoke about choices and lessons learned by other South American countries in reforming their military and defense institutions. The conference was directed at generating broader public debate over transformations in defense and security practices as Colombia pursues a historic peace agreement to end its long internal war. Government and military officials, academics and civil society organizations attended.
Cal Biruk Gives Invited Lecture
Associate Professor of Anthropology Cal Biruk gave an invited lecture on the topic of women's gender and sexuality studies on February 7, 2019 at Yale University.
Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón Publishes Book of Short Stories
Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón publishes book of short stories Preciosos Perdedores in Puerto Rico (Ediciones Alayubia).
Allen Memorial Art Museum's Rembrandt Catalog Wins Award
An exhibition catalog published by the Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM) and Cornell University's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art has received the College Art Association's Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Award. Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandt's Etchings includes essays by Andria Derstine, director of the AMAM; Stephanie Wiles, formerly art museum director at both Oberlin and Cornell, who is currently director of the Yale University Art Gallery; and Andaleeb Banta, former AMAM curator of European and American art. The book features new research on the watermarks embedded in various papers used by Rembrandt, and is available from the AMAM.