Kazim Ali and Jafar Mahallati Recognized for Translation
Kazim Ali, associate professor of creative writing, and Jafar Mahallati, presidential scholar of Islam, were named as finalists for the Best Translated Book of Poetry given by the, University of Rochester’s Three Percent Initiative for their translation of Sohrab Sepheri’s The Oasis of Now. Mahallati presented and read from Sepehri on Wednesday April 23 at the Lakewood Public Library, while Ali will be giving a reading at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on May 11.
Steve Volk Presents at European Association for American Studies
Steve Volk, professor of history, gave a talk entitled "The Border Murders as Palimpsest: The Historiography of 'Feminicide' in Ciudad Juárez" at the 60th Anniversary Conference of the European Association for American Studies in The Hague, Netherlands, on April 4, 2014.
Tim Scholl Presents at Symposium
Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature Tim Scholl was part of a symposium, sponsored by Princeton University, called “‘Chronicling the Recent Past: Russian Writers on the Post-Soviet Ballet.” He presented a talk entitled “The Choreography of Power: Dance and Politics in Russia," which explored the changing institutional landscape of the arts in Russia, specifically ballet.
Sandra Zagarell Publishes Article
Donald R. Longman Professor of English Sandra Zagarell has published an article, “Portrait of a Lady: ‘Not Inclined to be Deamericanised,’” in the Henry James Review. Along with a companion piece which will appear in another publication , this article analyzes James’s 1881 novel as a queer, outsider take on genteel Americans of the era.
Simanti Banerjee Presents Lecture
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics Simanti Banerjee participated in the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis Spring 2014 Colloquia at Indiana University. On March 24, she presented a lecture entitled “Participation and Spatial Coordination in Conservation Incentive Schemes: Role of Transaction Costs and Localized Communication."
Holly Handman-Lopez Leads Students to Conference
Holly Handman-Lopez, visiting assistant professor of dance, led a group of ten students to the American College Dance Festival Association's Northeast Conference at the College of Brockport in New York, from March 13 to 16. Students took classes in ballet, Paul Taylor technique, improvisation, composition, percussion, release technique, tap, and hip hop. They attended numerous concerts of student, faculty and guest artist work.
Maureen Peters Presents with Students
Several fourth-year biology students attended the Ohio Physiology Society Annual Meeting at the Northeast Ohio Medical University this Fall with Associate Professor of Biology Maureen Peters. These included members of her lab, Nelson (Trip) Freeburg, Phoebe Hammer, Sam McCright and a member of Associate Professor of Biology Taylor Allen's lab, Helen Rich. The students presented posters describing their respective research projects, while Peters presented a talk entitled "As the Worm Turns: Understanding How an Intestinal Calcium Wave Elicits a Motor Program." Several students received recognition for their work. Phoebe Hammer '14 was awarded a Poster Presentation Prize. Nelson (Trip) Freeburg and Sam McCright both won the Peter K. Lauf Travel award to fund expenses associated with attending the Experimental Biology annual meeting in San Diego, CA in the spring.
Sarah Hamill Organizes Workshop
Sarah Hamill, assistant professor of art history, helped organize a workshop on the photography of sculpture. Sponsored by and held at The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, the workshop took place on January 16 and 17. The workshop was written up in VIEWS, the newsletter of the Visual Materials section of the Society of American Archivists.
Kate Jones-Smith Presents with Students
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics Kate Jones-Smith, along with fourth-year physics majors Kathryn Hasz and Jocienne Nelson, recently attended the regional Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics held at Pennsylvania State University, from January 17 to 19. Both students presented the results of their honors research projects (Hasz, "Polarized Analyzed Small Angle Neutron Scattering of Magnetic Nanoparticles," with advisor Professor of Physics Yumi Ijiri and Nelson, "Overtone Spectroscopy of Adsorbed Hydrogen in Metal Organic Frameworks" with advisor Professor of Physics Stephen FitzGerald.) Hasz came in second place for Best Talk at the Conference.
Stiliana Milkova Organizes Seminars
Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature Stiliana Milkova organized two two-day seminars on "Frames in Literature and Across the Arts" at the convention of the American Comparative Literature Association at New York University, which ran from March 20 to 23. She also presented a paper on literary frames in Gogol, Tolstoy, and Dostoevsky.