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 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: 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: 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 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 Award: Knox County Foundation Grant

Kerry Rouhier, Associate Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded a grant from the Knox County Foundation for her project ATHENAS, BLAST.   ATHENAS (Aiming to Heighten Her Experience Near and Around Science) and BLAST (Boys Learning About Science Together) are enrichment programs for middle schoolers from Knox County and surrounding areas. These “science saturday” programs bringContinue reading “Faculty Award: Knox County Foundation Grant”