Faculty and Staff Notes

Kazim Ali Writes Collection of Poetry

March 8, 2018

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 Serves as Guest Editor

March 8, 2018

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.

Chris Trinacty Awarded Summer Residency

March 7, 2018

Chris Trinacty, associate professor of classics, was awarded a Margo Tytus Summer Residency Fellowship for summer 2018 at the University of Cincinnati in order to complete work on his book, A Commentary to Seneca’s Naturales Quaestiones III.

Shelley Lee Participates in Panel Discussion

February 27, 2018

Shelley Lee, associate professor of history and director of comparative American studies, participated in a panel discussion on Monday, February 19 as a part of Crises of Citizenship: Global Spotlight Week 2018 for the Carolina Asia Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Lee discussed Documented, a film that chronicles the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, an undocumented American born in the Philippines.

Naomi Campa Participates in Panel Discussion on Immigration

February 23, 2018

Naomi Campa, visiting assistant professor of classics, participated in the cross-departmental panel, “What is Sanctuary?” on Tuesday, February 13 at Oberlin College. The conversation incorporated the different meanings and practices of sanctuary from ancient to modern times.

Baron Pineda Publishes

February 16, 2018

Baron Pineda, Eric and Jane Nord associate professor of anthropology, published "Indigenous Pan-Americanism: Contesting Settler Colonialism and the Doctrine of Discovery at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues” in American Quarterly, Volume 69, Number 4, December 2017, pp. 823-832, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Several Oberlin College students served as research assists for the publication.

Kathy Abromeit Edits Volume

February 16, 2018

Kathy Abromeit, public services librarian in the Conservatory of Music, edited Ideas, Strategies, and Scenarios in Music Information Literacy. The multi-author volume offers expert guidance on planning and implementing information literacy instruction programs in a wide range of instructional situations and theoretical frameworks. The volume is an exploration of various structures for engaging music students as reflective and involved participants in today's complex information environments. Sections include: Instructional Theories & Techniques, Instructional Modes, Building Relationships and Collaborations, and an annotated bibliography of Selected Resources. More information about the book is available at A-R Editions.

Lisa Ryno Receives Award

February 16, 2018

Lisa Ryno, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, received the Research Corporation for Science Advancement Cottrell Scholar Award for her proposal, "Investigating the Impact of fliA Overexpression on the Formation and Composition of E. coli Biofilms at Different Temperatures." Ryno was one of 24 who received this $100,000 award given to early career academic scientists to use at their discretion for research and teaching.