Faculty Publication: A Scenic River in Rural Ohio

Siobhan Fennessy, Professor in Environmental Studies, and Joan Slonczewski, Professor of Biology, have published an article, “A Scenic River in Rural Ohio Shows Elevated Antibiotic Resistance Genes, Including Acinetobacter Tetracycline and Macrolide Resistance, Downstream of Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent” with co-authors April Murphey, ‘22 and Daniel Baric, ‘05. The article appears in Microbiology Spectrum VolumeContinue reading “Faculty Publication: A Scenic River in Rural Ohio”

Faculty Publication: Examining Self-Reported Invincibility

Paula Millin, Associate Professor of Psychology, has published an article, ”A Preliminary Study Examining Self-Reported Invincibility, Alcohol Problems, and the Nonmedical Use of Prescription Stimulants in College Students” with co-authors Susan Kennedy, Denison University, and Gary J. Kennedy, The Ohio State University, in the Journal of Drug Issues, August 2021. Abstract The nonmedical use ofContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Examining Self-Reported Invincibility”

Faculty in the News: Poignant Tale

Ira Sukrungruang, Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing and English, was featured in a  Dayton.com article: “Ohio author pens poignant tale of loss and discovery in new book” by Multimedia Journalist, Ashley Moor. Excerpt In October, Ohio author and professor Ira Sukrungruang will release his latest book, This Jade World. For over two decades,Continue reading “Faculty in the News: Poignant Tale”

Faculty Publications: Specimens and Reflections

Royal Rhodes, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, published several poems over the first half of 2021 in various magazines such as Taj Mahal Review, Thimble Literary Magazine, Montreal Review, and Trouvaille Review. A selection of some of his poetry is available to view online. Arial Chart “Calligraphy” June 2021 “Moonsighting in Maine” June 2021 “NearContinue reading “Faculty Publications: Specimens and Reflections”

Faculty Publication: Revolution and Political Violence in Central Europe

Eliza Ablovatski, Associate Professor of History, has published Revolution and Political Violence in Central Europe: The Deluge 1919, released June 2021 from Cambridge University Press. Summary Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities famously begins with the paradox, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”; the 1919 revolutions in Central Europe evokedContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Revolution and Political Violence in Central Europe”

Faculty Publication: Low strain, more gain

Yutan Getzler, Associate Professor of Chemistry, has published an article “Low strain, more gain” in Volume 13 Issue 8 of Nature Chemistry. Abstract Recycling polymers to their monomers would enable a circular polymer economy, but this can be challenging, especially for materials with all-carbon backbones. Now, by lowering the strain of cyclooctene through ring fusion,Continue reading “Faculty Publication: Low strain, more gain”

Faculty Publication: Electric Mountains

Shaun Golding, Kenyon College Assistant Professor of Sociology, has published a book  Electric Mountains, Climate, Power, and Justice in an Energy Transition with Rutgers University Press. About Electric Mountains asks why environmentalists in a progresssive region have been resistant to wind energy. It challenges labeling all resistance “NIMBYism”, and highlights critiques of wind that emphasizeContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Electric Mountains”

Faculty in the News: A 51,000-year-old carved bone

Bruce Hardy, Kenyon College Professor of Anthropology, was recently featured in an article, ”A 51,000-year-old carved bone is one of the world’s oldest works of art, researchers say” presented by NBC Science News and written by Tom Metcalfe. The discovery is more evidence that Neanderthals weren’t just dumb cavemen, as scientists once believed, but thatContinue reading “Faculty in the News: A 51,000-year-old carved bone”

Faculty Publication: Sexual Language Use in U.S. College Students

Sarah Murnen, Samuel B. Cummings Professor of Psychology, has published an article, “Sexual Language Use in U.S. College Students Across Twenty Years”, along with Paige E. Bullock ‘21, Eleanor J. Tetreault ‘21, Sydney A. Matteson ‘20, and Lauren Redman ‘22, in the June 2021 issue of Archives of Sexual Behavior. In this research, Professor MurnenContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Sexual Language Use in U.S. College Students”

Faculty Publication: Palladium-Catalyzed γ,γ′-Diarylation of Free Alkenyl Amines

John L Payton, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has published an article, “Palladium-Catalyzed γ,γ′-Diarylation of Free Alkenyl Amines” in the June 2021 issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society with co-authors Vinod G. Landge, Aaron J. Grant, Yu Fu, Allison Rabon, and Michael Young. Abstract The direct difunctionalization of alkenes is an effectiveContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Palladium-Catalyzed γ,γ′-Diarylation of Free Alkenyl Amines”