Faculty and Staff Notes

Professor of Hispanic Studies Sebastiaan Faber interviewed about Spain's newly proposed memory law.

October 4, 2020

Professor of Hispanic Studies Sebastiaan Faber was interviewed by Jacobin Magazine about Spain's newly proposed memory law, a topic about which he published an op-ed last week in the Spanish magazine Contexto. This past month, the same magazine has run Q&As by Faber with journalist Tim Weiner (on Russian meddling in the 2016 elections), photography curator Cynthia Young (on Robert Capa), and author Benjamin Moser (on his Susan Sontag biography), all in Spanish.


Annemarie Sammartino interviewed

October 2, 2020

Professor and Chair of History Annemarie Sammartino was interviewed as part of the documentary “Beethoven's Scowl” on the CBC's Ideas program, which investigated the way that Beethoven has functioned as a symbol over the past two centuries. 

Jim Walsh publishes

October 2, 2020

Professor of Mathematics Jim Walsh published an article, “A window into the world of KAM theory,” that  was the cover article of the October issue of Mathematics Magazine. In this paper, a simple model is used to elucidate the theory that played a key and historic role in mathematical investigations into the stability of the solar system.

Nancy Darling launches 1step2life app

October 2, 2020

Professor and Chair of Psychology Nancy Darling developed and launched the 1step2life app to support people living with severe persistent pain. Based in cutting-edge developmental and rehabilitation science, the app helps people living with pain focus on their progress and functioning rather than their pain. Starting where they are now, it allows them to set goals, log emotions and daily activities, and visualize their progress. It has modes for both patients and caregivers, supporting effective coaching as well as rehabilitation. The app was funded by the college's LaunchU Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition. Darling worked with a team of psychology students on the research and development of the app. Now available on both the App Store and Google Play. 

Sergio Gutierrez Negron publishes articles

October 2, 2020

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón, assistant professor of Hispanic studies, published two scholarly articles. The first, SATIRE AND THE LIE OF POLITICS: EL MONO (MEXICO, 1833), studies the use of satire in 19th century Mexican conservative journalism. The second, LIBERTAD PARA LOS FEOS: LUCES ARTIFICIALES (2002) DE DANIEL SADA, theorizes the relationship between freedom, ugliness and embodiment through an engagement with a novel by Mexican writer, Daniel Sada (1953-2011).

Sevinç Türkkan participates in translation panel

October 2, 2020

Poster for translation panel

Sevinç Türkkan, visiting assistant professor of comparative Literature, participated in a panel on “Activist Translation” at the virtual conference “Translating the Future” organized by CUNY-Graduate Center for the Humanities. She was invited to talk about her experience translating "The Stone Building and Other Places" (City Lights Books) by the writer, journalist, and human rights activist Aslı Erdoğan from Turkey. Erdoğan was arrested and imprisoned in Turkey in 2016 following the failed military coup and accused of supporting a terrorist organization. The panel has been recorded and archived on the platform for viewing.

Sonia Kruks publishes

October 2, 2020

Sonia Kruks, Danforth Professor of Politics Emerita, published a paper, "For a Modest Human Exceptionalism: Simone de Beauvoir and the 'New Materialisms'" in Vol. 30 of Simone de  Beauvoir Studies.

Tyrone Wicks receives appointment

October 2, 2020

Campus Safety Supervisor Tyrone Wicks had been appointed to the office of President in the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Campus Safety Administrators (NACA). The National Association of Campus Safety Administrators provides training and networking for campus safety professionals. It is the nation’s largest association of campus safety professionals. NACSA also operates a centralized dispatch center for campus law enforcement or campus security agencies that cannot afford to have their own 24/7 dispatch center.

Andrew Macomber publishes book on Buddhist healing

September 18, 2020

Andrew Macomber published a book, Buddhist Healing in Medieval China and Japan, with co-editor C. Pierce Salguero (University of Hawai'i Press, August 2020). He also contributes a chapter to the volume, "Ritualizing Moxibustion in the Early Medieval Tendai-Jimon Lineage," which examines how Buddhists sought to treat "corpse-vector disease," a mysterious illness that began afflicting aristocrats and emperors in the late twelfth century, through a combination of ritual therapeutics and Chinese medicine.