Professor of East Asian Studies Sheila Miyoshi Jager was quoted in a USA Today story on June 4, 2018 about the significance of major changes in North Korean top defense and military leadership as reported by various press in early June, fewer than two weeks before the unprecedented summit between the U.S. and North Korea in Singapore.
Megan Kaes Long, assistant professor of music theory, published "Cadential Syntax and Tonal Expectation in Late Sixteenth-Century Homophony" in the May 2018 issue of Music Theory Spectrum.
Sebastiaan Faber, professor of Hispanic studies, co-authored an article in the Nation about governmental developments in Spain. Read the article, “As Spain’s Government Is Voted Out, Catalonia Continues Its Roller-Coaster Ride.”
Kristina Mani, associate professor of politics, was interviewed for the Bloomberg opinion piece, “Stakes are High in Columbia’s Presidential Election.”
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Patrick Simen spent three weeks in Australia supported by a Powers Travel Grant. There, he visited labs and gave talks at University of Tasmania in Hobart, University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales in Sydney, and University of Newcastle. Simen’s talks focused on the mathematical modeling of perceptual decision making by humans and understanding how the brain incorporates reward information and timing information into simple perceptual decisions.
Alexia Hudson-Ward, Azariah Smith Root director of libraries, was elected to a three-year term as vice-chair/chair-elect of the College Libraries Section (CLS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). The purpose of ACRL-CLS is "... to advance college librarianship and encourage the development of library services in baccalaureate degree-granting institutions. CLS is a nimble, responsive section that engages in conversation, connection, collaboration, and celebration for librarians who serve primarily undergraduate and teaching-focused institutions."
Andria Derstine, John G. W. Cowles director of Allen Memorial Art Museum, received an Affiliated Fellowship from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. During her fellowship, Derstine will focus on researching training and instruction techniques at the French Academy in Rome and the Accademia di San Luca in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón's second novel, Dicen que los dormidos (2012, 2014, 2017) has been translated into the Turkish as Uyoyor diyorlar and published in Turkey by Cumartesi Kitapligi.