Baron Pineda Publishes
Baron Pineda, Eric and Jane Nord associate professor of anthropology, published "Indigenous Pan-Americanism: Contesting Settler Colonialism and the Doctrine of Discovery at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues” in American Quarterly, Volume 69, Number 4, December 2017, pp. 823-832, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Several Oberlin College students served as research assists for the publication.
Kathy Abromeit Edits Volume
Kathy Abromeit, public services librarian in the Conservatory of Music, edited Ideas, Strategies, and Scenarios in Music Information Literacy. The multi-author volume offers expert guidance on planning and implementing information literacy instruction programs in a wide range of instructional situations and theoretical frameworks. The volume is an exploration of various structures for engaging music students as reflective and involved participants in today's complex information environments. Sections include: Instructional Theories & Techniques, Instructional Modes, Building Relationships and Collaborations, and an annotated bibliography of Selected Resources. More information about the book is available at A-R Editions.
Lisa Ryno Receives Award
Lisa Ryno, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, received the Research Corporation for Science Advancement Cottrell Scholar Award for her proposal, "Investigating the Impact of fliA Overexpression on the Formation and Composition of E. coli Biofilms at Different Temperatures." Ryno was one of 24 who received this $100,000 award given to early career academic scientists to use at their discretion for research and teaching.
Sheila Miyoshi Jager
Sheila Miyoshi Jager, professor of East Asian studies, was quoted in USA Today about the prospects for North-South Korean relations in the wake of the Olympics.
Sheila Miyoshi Jager Authors Article in Politico
Sheila Miyoshi Jager, professor of East Asian studies, authored "The Strange, Dark History of North Korea and the Olympics" in Politico Magazine. The article looks back at the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics and details its implications for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Sheila Miyoshi Jager Quoted in New York Times
Sheila Miyoshi Jager, professor of East Asian studies, was quoted in the New York Times about the historic first match of the unified South-North Korean women's Olympic hockey team at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic games.
Tania Boster Presents
Tania Boster presented on “Rethinking Women in Poverty” at the University of Akron Women’s Studies Program’s Rethinking Gender Speaker Series.
Janet Fiskio Awarded Grant
Janet Fiskio, associate professor of environmental studies and comparative American studies, was awarded the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Community Grants Award, which was co-sponsored by Clean Healthy Educated Safe and Sustainable in partnership with Mobile County Training School Alumni Association. The grant was jointly given to Reggie Hill, director of Success 4 the Future.
Chanda Feldman Publishes Collection of Poetry
Chanda Feldman, visiting assistant professor of creative writing, published Approaching the Fields, a collection of poetry, through LSU Press.
Janet Fiskio Publishes Chapter
Janet Fiskio, associate professor of environmental studies and comparative American studies, published with Sophia Bamert ’14 the chapter “New Directions in Ecocriticism” in American Literature in Transition, 2000-2010 through Cambridge University Press.