Faculty Award: Top 100

Bruce Hardy, Professor of Anthropology, has received accolades for his research article Direct evidence of Neanderthal fibre technology and its cognitive and behavioral implications. The article received 47,080 article downloads in 2020, placing it as one of the top 100 downloaded papers for Scientific Reports in 2020.  Professor Hardy and his co-authors, M.-H. Moncel, C.Continue reading “Faculty Award: Top 100”

Faculty Publication: Chemical recycling

Yutan Getzler, Associate Professor of Chemistry, co-published with Geoffrey Coates (Cornell University) a review article titled “Chemical recycling to monomer for an ideal, circular polymer economy.” It appeared in the July 2020 issue of Nature Reviews Materials and you can read it in its entirety online. Abstract  The majority of post-consumer plastic waste is notContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Chemical recycling”

Faculty Publication: An Educational Riot in Botswana

Stephen Volz, Associate Professor of History, has published a chapter, “An Educational Riot in Botswana,” in the book Faculty as Global Learners: Off-Campus Study at Liberal Arts Colleges written by Joan Gillespie, Lisa Jasinski and Dana Gross.   Excerpt I first realized the seriousness of the situation when I heard loud chanting coming from elsewhere inContinue reading “Faculty Publication: An Educational Riot in Botswana”

Faculty Publication: In Black Hands

Stephen Volz, Associate Professor of History, has published an article, “In Black Hands: Tswana Chieftaincy and the Ethiopian Church Movements of 1880-1910” in the July 2020 issue of South African Historical Journal.  ABSTRACT The history of colonialism in Africa is often portrayed as a confrontation between black Africans and white Europeans, but African adoption ofContinue reading “Faculty Publication: In Black Hands”

Faculty Publication: The White Snake

Ira Sukrungruang, English Department Professor, has published his essay, “The White Snake” in the Fairy Tale Review Vol. 17, The Gold Issue (2021) published by Wayne State University Press. You can read this in its entirety through JSTOR with your university library credentials. This issue is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Anne Sexton’sContinue reading “Faculty Publication: The White Snake”

Faculty Publication: But I Know You, You Are Not God

Stephen Volz, Associate Professor of History, has published an article, “‘But I Know You, You Are Not God’: African Responses to European Colonialism in a Missionary Newspaper” in the July 2020 issue of the Journal of Southern African Studies. Abstract This article analyses how African letter-writers in the missionary-edited Setswana newspaper Mahoko a Becwana (1883–96)Continue reading “Faculty Publication: But I Know You, You Are Not God”

Faculty Publication: Placental regulation

Arianna Smith, Assistant Professor Biology, has published the chapter, “Placental regulation of immune functions” in the book Reproductive Immunology with co-authors Paulomi Bole Aldo and Karen E. Racicot. Abstract The placenta is a highly specialized organ that serves as the primary interface between the maternal environment and the fetus. One important placental function is toContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Placental regulation”

Faculty Interview: How COVID-19 Can Affect Mental Health

Irene López, Kenyon Associate Professor of Psychology, was recently interviewed for Bustle magazine on issues related to COVID. The article, How Having COVID-19 can affect mental health is featured in the September 2020 issue and is available to read online.  “The thing about COVID is that it’s bringing to light all these racial disparities inContinue reading “Faculty Interview: How COVID-19 Can Affect Mental Health”

Faculty Publication: Nesting

English Department Professor, Ira Sukrungruang, has published his essay “Nesting” in the March issue of The Sun. He describes his obsession with his new feathered tenants as a means of coping during the pandemic. Excerpt “They come during the first week of quarantine, flitting from fence post to fence post, hovering around a decorative hollowContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Nesting”

Faculty Publication: The Original Meaning of the Yijing

Joseph Adler, Professor Emeritus of Asian Studies & Religious Studies, published a translation of Zhu Xi’s Commentary on the Scripture of Change, with Columbia University Press (2020). Publisher Description The Yijing (I Ching), or Scripture of Change, is traditionally considered the first and most profound of the Chinese classics. Originally a divination manual based onContinue reading “Faculty Publication: The Original Meaning of the Yijing”