New Open Access Journal

The National Academy of Sciences announces the launch of a  new open access journal, PNAS Nexus, in Partnership with Oxford University Press. PNAS Nexus will be highly selective and will publish innovative and multi-, trans-, and interdisciplinary work across the biological, physical, and social sciences, particularly encompassing engineering and health sciences.   “I believe this newContinue reading “New Open Access Journal”

Faculty Publication: Macroevolution

Andrew Kerkhoff, Associate Provost and Professor of Biology, along with his former student Cecina Babich Morrow ‘18, Data Scientist at Spring Health in NYC, and S. K. Morgan Ernest, Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida, co-authored “Macroevolution of dimensionless life-history metrics in tetrapods” in Volume 288, Issue 1949 (April, 2021)Continue reading “Faculty Publication: Macroevolution”

Planned Expansion for NSF

A recent article in Science  detailed the possible $50 billion budget increase for the National Science Foundation as part of President Biden’s $2.3 trillion proposal for improving our nation’s aging infrastructure.   This investment includes $35 billion towards combatting climate change, as well as to create an additional agency, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Climate (ARPA-C) forContinue reading “Planned Expansion for NSF”

Faculty Publication: Build a Better Filibuster

Nancy Powers, Assistant Professor of Political Science, has published an op-ed “How the German model can help us build a better filibuster.”.  The article, posted April 6, 2021, is available online on Congressional Quarterly’s daily journal, Roll Call, website. The media company is considered the leading provider of congressional news, legislative tracking and advocacy services.Continue reading “Faculty Publication: Build a Better Filibuster”

Faculty Publication: Ancient Maya Patolli from Gallon Jug, Belize

Claire Novotny, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, has published the article “Ancient Maya Patolli from Gallon Jug, Belize” in the March 2021 issue of Latin American Antiquity, with co-author  Brett A. Houk (Texas Tech University). Abstract Recent excavations at the site of Gallon Jug, a minor center in northwestern Belize, revealed multiple patolli* boards incised into aContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Ancient Maya Patolli from Gallon Jug, Belize”

Faculty Publication: Redefining Sustainable Polymers

Yutan Getzler, Associate Professor of Chemistry has published an article “Redefining Sustainable Polymers” in the December 2020, 10th anniversary issue of ACS Macro Letters. The article was selected for free open access publication by the journal editors, awarded to 0.6% of ACS publications in 2020.His co-authors include Danielle E. Fagnani,  Jessica L. Tami, Graeme Copley,Continue reading “Faculty Publication: Redefining Sustainable Polymers”

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”