Faculty Publication: Extreme Acid Modulates Fitness Tradeoffs

Joan Slonczewski, Professor of Biology, has published an article, “Extreme Acid Modulates Fitness Tradeoffs of Multidrug Efflux Pumps MdtEF-TolC and AcrAB-TolC in Escherichia coli K-12” with Samantha Schaffner ‘21 and Abby Lee ‘22, along with12 other Kenyon College students/alumni. The article appears in the June 2021 issue of Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Excerpt Antibiotics andContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Extreme Acid Modulates Fitness Tradeoffs”

Faculty Publication: Another Type of Silence

Ira Sukrungruang, Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing and English, has published a creative nonfiction essay, “Another Type of Silence” in Slag Glass City’s Special Issue: This Blissful City 2021. Excerpt: Two people sit at a bar—City and Country. It sounds like the beginning of a joke, except it is a memory from aContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Another Type of Silence”

Faculty Award: Baltic Writing Residency

Orchid Tierney, Assistant Professor of English, has been awarded a residency to The Bernheim Writers in Residence Program presented by Action, Spectacle in partnership with the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. During this residency, she intends to finish her next hybrid collection—a poet’s novel—with a working title, blue doors. An early excerpt from this collectionContinue reading “Faculty Award: Baltic Writing Residency”

Faculty Publication: Poor People Disappear

Ira Sukrungruang, Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing and English Department Professor, has published a fiction piece, “Poor People Disappear” in The Rumpus. You can read this in its entirety in the Rumpus Original Fiction section. Excerpt: This is the third day, and there are more empty seats. The spread of sickness is toContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Poor People Disappear”

New Open Access Journal

The National Academy of Sciences announces the launch of a  new open access journal, PNAS Nexus, in Partnership with Oxford University Press. PNAS Nexus will be highly selective and will publish innovative and multi-, trans-, and interdisciplinary work across the biological, physical, and social sciences, particularly encompassing engineering and health sciences.   “I believe this newContinue reading “New Open Access Journal”

Kenyon Faculty Awarded ACLS Fellowship

Congratulations to Joy Brennan, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, for receiving a Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Research Fellowship in Buddhist Studies with support from ACLS. Abstract The proposed book offers a new account of central doctrines of the early Yogācāra school by situating them within a medical-therapeutic model analogous to that of the fourContinue reading “Kenyon Faculty Awarded ACLS Fellowship”

Faculty Publication: Grandmothers on Guard

Jennifer Johnson, R. Todd Ruppert Professor of International Studies  & Professor of Sociology, has published the book Grandmothers on Guard with University of Texas Press, May 2021. Description For about a decade, one of the most influential forces in US anti-immigrant politics was the Minuteman Project. The armed volunteers made headlines patrolling the southern border.Continue reading “Faculty Publication: Grandmothers on Guard”

NSF-BIO Virtual Office Hour

The Biological Sciences Directorate (BIO) at the National Science Foundation is hosting a Virtual Office Hour focused on Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUI). They will discuss a variety of topics to help scientists and staff at PUIs be successful with the NSF process. Topics will include submission and review of proposals in BIO and the FacilitatingContinue reading “NSF-BIO Virtual Office Hour”

Faculty Publication: A Journey Up The Exe

David Lynn, Professor of English and Special Assistant to the President, has published A Journey Up The Exe, an essay in Amherst College’s The Common, Issue 21. Excerpt From across the Atlantic, I’m helplessly, compulsively watching videos on the BBC and other news sites. It’s early February 2014, and an unusually powerful storm—in truth aContinue reading “Faculty Publication: A Journey Up The Exe”

Kenyon Faculty Awarded Fellowship

Congratulations to Frankie Gourrier, Assistant Professor of American Studies and History, for receiving a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Institute for Citizens and Scholars. The Career Enhancement Fellowship seeks to increase the presence of underrepresented junior and other faculty members in the humanities, social sciences, and arts by creating career development opportunitiesContinue reading “Kenyon Faculty Awarded Fellowship”