Faculty and Staff Notes

KJ Cerankowski's Book a Contender for ASAP Book Prize

September 22, 2022

KJ Cerankowski's book Suture: Trauma and Trans Becoming was shortlisted for the ASAP (Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present) 2022 Book Prize.

Gramophone Reviews Beethoven Complete Music for Piano and Cello

September 16, 2022

In the current issue of The Gramophone, Donald Rosenberg reviews the recent release of BEETHOVEN Complete Music for Piano and Cello with Professor of Piano Peter Takács, piano, and Robert DeMaine, cello.

Mauricio Betancourt Publishes Article

September 15, 2022

The journal Environmental Research: Climate, recently published the article “Conflicting outcomes of alternative energies: agricultural methane emissions and hydroelectricity, 1975–2015” coauthored by Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology Mauricio Betancourt.

Jiyul Kim Cited in Washington Post Article

September 13, 2022

Visiting Instructor of history Jiyul Kim was cited in a Washington Post article on the reunion of the "Chosin Few" veterans of the Korean War. Kim is writing a new history of the Korean War for Cambridge University Press in collaboration with East Asian Studies Professor Sheila Miyoshi Jager.

Nathan Dize Publishes Translation of a Novel by Kettly Mars

September 12, 2022

Visiting Assistant Professor of French Nathan H. Dize published I Am Alive, a translation of a novel by Kettly Mars. The novel tells the story of a bourgeois Haitian family as it wrestles with issues of mental illness, unconventional sexuality, and the difficulty of returning home and rediscovery following the devastating 2010 earthquake.

Shuming Chen publishes Article in ACS Catalysis

September 7, 2022

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Shuming Chen recently published an article in ACS Catalysis, "Cyclometalated Chiral-at-Ruthenium Catalyst for Enantioselective Ring-Closing C(sp3)–H Carbene Insertion to Access Chiral Flavanones." Co-authors include Peter Choi '23 and collaborators in Marburg, Germany.

Wendy Beth Hyman's Monograph Identified as an “Outstanding Academic Title”

September 5, 2022

Professor of English and Comparative Literature Wendy Beth Hyman's monograph, Impossible Desire and the Limits of Knowledge in Renaissance Poetry (Oxford UP, 2019), was identified as an “Outstanding Academic Title” by CHOICE 2021. Her co-edited collection, Teaching Social Justice Through Shakespeare: Why Renaissance Literature Matters Now (Edinburgh UP, 2019) has gone into paperback. She recently published an article, “Beyond Beyond: Cymbeline and the Ontology of Elsewhere,” in English Literary Renaissance 52.3. Along with Jen Waldron, she was guest editor of a special issue of that journal, Theorizing Early Modern Fictions. Finally, an article called “Patterns, The Shakespearean Sonnet, and Conduits of Scale” appeared in Spenser Studies 36 (June 2022). 

Book Review by Sheila Miyoshi Jager Published in the New York Times

September 2, 2022

Professor of East Asian Studies Sheila Miyoshi Jager's review of A Continent Erupts: Decolonization, Civil War, and Massacre in Postwar Asia, 1945-1955 (Norton, 2022) by Ronald H. Spector was published in the New York Times.

Cynthia Taylor Published Interview with Helen Hu

September 2, 2022

Associate Professor of Computer Science Cynthia Taylor published an interview with Helen Hu on the propagation of Process Oriented Inquiry Learning (POGIL) in Computer Science, in ACM Inroads magazine.