Jiyul Kim Presents Lecture on Afghanistan and Pakistan
Jiyul Kim, visiting assistant professor of history, presented a lecture, “Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan” on December 1, 2017, as part of the Great Decisions lecture series at Kendal at Oberlin.
Karl Offen Presents
Karl Offen, professor of environmental studies, presented "Environment and Space in Colonial Afro-Latin America" in September for the Department of Geography at Kent State University and in October for the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Pittsburgh The presentations were a shortened version of a chapter written for the book Afro-Latin American Studies: An Introduction, edited by Alejandro de la Fuente and George Reid Andrews and slated to publish in 2018 by Cambridge University Press.
The presentations illustrated how environment and space are constitutive of human experience, and they explored how Afro-Latin Americans established important cultural relationships with their environments and transformed abstract spaces into meaningful places in ways that profoundly influenced other dimensions of their lives and those around them.
Sebastiaan Faber Co-authors Article
Professor of Hispanic Studies Sebastiaan Faber has co-authored an article in the Nation about political corruption in Spain. Read the article, "Spain's Conflict Over Catalonia is Covering Up Massive Political Corruption."
Sheila Miyoshi Jager Interviewed for USA Today
Professor of East Asian studies Sheila Miyoshi Jager was interviewed and quoted by USA Today in an article about North Korea. Read the article, “How Safe is the U.S. from a North Korea Nuclear Attack?”
Arnie Cox Gives Keynote Address and Lectures
Associate Professor of Music Theory Arnie Cox gave a keynote address at the 12th International Conference on Music Theory and Analysis in Belgrade, Serbia, on October 15, 2017. While in Serbia, Cox also gave lectures at the Institute of Musicology (of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts) and to music students at the University of Arts in Belgrade.
Cindy Frantz Quoted in Washington Post
Professor of Psychology Cindy Frantz was quoted in the Washington Post about the recent tide of apologies made by famous men accused of sexual misconduct.
Darko Opoku, Eve Sandberg Edit and Author
Associate Professor of Africana Studies Darko Opoku and Professor of Politics Eve Sandberg edited the book, Challenges to African Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2018). Both Opoku and Sandberg each contributed two individually authored chapters.
This book asks—why have black African businesses been so difficult to establish and sustain? The authors argue that African states’ domestic political networks, not their markets, are the primary variables that determine the success of African businesses. Additionally, in order for their enterprises to survive, African business actors have had to devise creative coping strategies. The book explores the challenges and coping strategies of aspiring African entrepreneurs.
Kristina Mani Interviewed for BloombergView
Associate Professor of Politics Kristina Mani was interviewed for BloombergView about the 2017 elections in Chile.
Rebecca Whelan Presents and Authors
Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry Rebecca Whelan participated in three conferences during the fall of 2017.
In September, Whelan presented "Selection of DNA aptamers for two ovarian cancer biomarkers informed by next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics" at Aptamers in Bordeaux, France. In October, Whelan organized and chaired a session on "Designer (nano)structures and molecules for separations and analysis" at SciX in Reno, Nevada, and she gave a talk titled "Two routes to DNA aptamers for ovarian cancer biomarker HE4" at the Midwestern Universities Analytical Chemistry Conference in Athens, Ohio. In addition, Whelan co-authored "Effects of cationic proteins on gold nanoparticle/aptamer assays" with Tom Pires ’14 and Conor Navovec ’15.
Christopher Trinacty Publishes, Gives Lectures
Christopher Trinacty, associate professor of classics, recently published two papers and gave two lectures. The first paper, “Tibullus’ Comedy: A note on Tib. 1.2.87-98” appears in the latest volume of Mnemosyne, a journal devoted to classical philology. This paper shows how Tibullus defines the elegiac lover in part through allusions to Roman comedy. The second paper, “Horatian Contexts for Senecan Tragedy” appears in the edited volume, Seneca and Horace: Interactions, Intertexts, Interpretations. This essay reveals the reception of Horace’s odes in Seneca’s dramatic poetry.
In October, Trinacty gave a lecture outside the walls of Pompeii as part of the Symposium Cumanum entitled “Therapeutic Strategies for Earthquake Survivors: Seneca, Caecilius Iucundus, and the Pompeiian Earthquake of 62/63 CE,” and he gave a talk entitled “Visions and Memories of Lucretius in Seneca’s Naturales Quaestiones” at the annual meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association.