Professor of East Asian Studies Sheila Miyoshi Jager was extensively quoted in a USA Today article that examined North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in light of the groundbreaking news that he extended an invitation to President Trump for an unprecedented summit.
Associate Professor of History Shelley Lee was featured on the Ms. Magazine blog in “Moving Forward by Looking Back: Feminist Scholars in Solidarity with Seo-Young Chu.”
Ann Cooper Albright recently gave a keynote titled "Falling into Memory" at the Performance and Culture: Cities, Technologies, Embodiments conference at the University of Malta. Cooper Albright's presentation was attended by the U.S. ambassador to Malta, Kathleen Hill, as well as Susan Ross, cultural attaché.
Chris Trinacty, associate professor of classics, recently acted as guest editor of the classics journal Ramus for a special issue on the topic of Senecan poetics. He co-authored the introduction and contributed an essay, “Retrospective Reading in Senecan Tragedy.” The essay examines each of Seneca’s plays and shows how the author encourages active re-reading of the plays through the incorporation of intertextual references.
Erik Inglis, Mildred C. Jay professor of art, gave a talk titled “Media Lost and Found: Medieval Understandings of the History of Technique.” The presentation occurred on February 23, 2018 during a session about material processes of medieval art and architecture at the College Art Association Convention in Los Angeles.
James Dobbins, Fairchild professor of religion and East Asian studies, presented a public lecture titled “Cats, Dogs, and Buddhism: D.T. Suzuki and the Welfare of Animals" on February 22, 2018, for the Asia/Pacific Studies Institute at Duke University.
Kazim Ali, associate professor of creative writing and comparative literature, has written a collection of poetry, Inquisition, released from Wesleyan University Press. Read the Publishers Weekly review.
Lynne Bianchi, along with colleagues Kate Barald of University of Michigan and Richard Zigmond of Case Western Reserve University, served as a guest editor for the special issue of Experimental Neurology titled “Chemokines and Cytokines in Neural Development and Regeneration.” The issue includes articles highlighting the many ways in which cytokines—proteins traditionally thought to be damaging to the nervous system—are also necessary for development, regeneration, and protection from damage. The issue includes a paper by Bianchi and colleagues that reviews the importance of cytokines during normal development of auditory neurons.
Martin Saavedra, assistant professor of economics, presented a paper and served as a discussant at the Liberal Arts Colleges Economic History Workshop 2018 at Mount Holyoke College.