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 Murnan, 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”

Faculty Publication: Herd Immunity at What Price?

Jay Corrigan, Professor of Economics, has published the article “Herd Immunity at What Price? Using Auctions to Estimate what University Students Must be Paid to Get the Flu Vaccine” with co-authors Nick Clark and Matthew C. Rousu in Volume 23 of Preventive Medicine Reports. He has also placed opinion pieces on this subject with  Barron’sContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Herd Immunity at What Price?”

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”