Faculty Publication: Cyanogenesis in Cassava

Jennifer McMahon, Lead Instructor & Director of Introductory Labs in Biology, has published an article, “Cyanogenesis in cassava and its molecular manipulation for crop improvement” with Richard Sayre and Tawanda Zidenga in the Journal of Experimental Botany December issue. Abstract While cassava is one of the most important staple crops worldwide, it has received theContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Cyanogenesis in Cassava”

Faculty Award: Exploratory Research Grant at the Hagley

Amanda Gibson, Post Doctoral Fellow in History for the Center for the Study of American Democracy, has been awarded an Exploratory Research Grant from the Hagley Museum and Library, which collects, preserves, and interprets the unfolding history of American enterprise. Its collections document the interaction between business and the cultural, social, and political dimensions ofContinue reading “Faculty Award: Exploratory Research Grant at the Hagley”

Faculty Publication: It was No Arabian Nights at All

Keija Parssinen, Assistant Professor of English, published an essay ““It was No Arabian Nights at All”: Coming of Age in America’s Kingdom” in the October 25, 2021 edition of The Common, an award-winning print and digital literary journal based at Amherst College. Excerpt: My father took many compelling pictures during his decades in Saudi Arabia.Continue reading “Faculty Publication: It was No Arabian Nights at All”

Faculty Publication: It Cuts Both Ways

Kathy Gillen, Assistant Professor of Biology, has published an article, “It Cuts Both Ways: An Annelid Model System for the Study of Regeneration in the Laboratory and in the Classroom,” with co-authors Veronica G. Martinez Acosta, Fausto Arellano-Carbajal, Kay A. Tweeten, and Eduardo E. Zattara. The article was published November 29, 2021 in Frontiers inContinue reading “Faculty Publication: It Cuts Both Ways”

Faculty Publication: Solus

Julie Brodie, Professor of Dance, and Claudia Essilinger, Professor of Art, have collaborated in creating a short dance film, Solus, which is being shown as part of this year’s Cleveland Dance Festival.  There were 17 total dance films selected for the festival and the virtual viewings are available until February 5, 2022.

Faculty Award: KHN Residency

Orchid Tierney, Assistant Professor of English, has been awarded a KHN Residency from The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.  Each year the program awards up to seventy juried residencies to established and emerging visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world.  All Our Names Are Kin:Continue reading “Faculty Award: KHN Residency”

Faculty Production and Award: Them/They/Us

Jonathan Sherman, Associate Professor of Film, locally debuted his directed/co-written film, They/Them/Us, at the Lincoln Theatre on Friday, Oct. 29. The independent film was featured recently in The Lantern, Columbus Underground, and Columbus Alive. It also won Best Comedy Feature at the San Diego Film Festival and Best Low-budget Feature Film at the Paris IndependentContinue reading “Faculty Production and Award: Them/They/Us”

Faculty Award: USDA Grant

Siobhan Fennessy, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, has received a subaward as part of a $3.2 million grant via  Ducks Unlimited.  The project, “Assessing the Climate Change Mitigation Potential of Wetland Restoration in the Conservation Reserve Program: Measurements, Modeling, and Scaling Changes in Soil Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes,” is a participant in aContinue reading “Faculty Award: USDA Grant”

Faculty Publications: Three Poems

Royal Rhodes, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, has published three poems, “CHURCH VISIT,” “ SAINT FRANCIS AND THE WOLF,” and “DEATH ON A GRECIAN URN,” with The Montréal Review, September 2021.  The Montreal Review offers long-form critical essays, book reviews, commentaries and interviews, photo essays, short stories, and poetry. It is illustrated with contemporary andContinue reading “Faculty Publications: Three Poems”


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