Anna’s book, Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities, has just won the best book award of the Sociology of Religion section of the American Sociological Association. (award presented at the August 2014 ASA annual conference). It was also one of Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013. 9/2014
Kate has been awarded an National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Literature Translation Fellowship to support the translation into English of the Selected Poems by Ecuadorian poet Jorge Enrique Adoum. Disinterred Love: Poems, 1949‐2009. 8/2014
“Disinterred Love: Poems, 1949‐2009 is a translation project that encompasses sixty years of poetry by Jorge Enrique Adoum (1926‐2009), Ecuador's leading intellectual of the 20th century, hailed by Pablo Neruda as the best poet of his generation in Latin America. Despite his many prestigious international literary awards, Adoum's work is unknown in the English‐speaking world. Of Lebanese descent, Adoum was a journalist and professor, and worked at a variety of cultural institutions. Word play, neologisms, and the juxtaposition of different social and cultural registers mark his poetry.” –NEA press release
Tom has been awarded a $120,000 by the National Science Foundation for his project “RUI: Beyond Leading Order: Using Computation to Constrain Fundamental Physics.” In addition to supporting his own research this grant will provide Kenyon students an opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research in Cosmology and to explore a wide variety of topics in the physical sciences including particle physics, classical field theory, plasma physics, astronomy and quantum mechanics. The grant will also contribute to Tom’s ongoing “Saturday Science” program with middle-school students. 7/2014
Katie Corker and Simon Garcia
Katie and Simon are part of a consortial group that has been awarded a GLCA Expanding Collaboration Initiative grant. The team includes five members from three disciplines and represents four GLCA colleges. Their project “Digital Resources for Learning Experimental Science” will create an online repository of materials demonstrating specific techniques used in science and research instruction. 6/2014
Hewlett is part of a consortial group that has been awarded a GLCA Expanding Collaboration Initiative grant. The team includes psychology and biology faculty from five GLCA colleges. Their project “Summer Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Seminars for Neuroscience Faculty and their Research Students” makes it possible for faculty and students to travel together in the summer of 2014 to the home colleges of each of the participating faculty members where they will visit labs, observe faculty demonstrations, and learn about the research of their faculty and student colleagues. 6/2014
Brill Publishers will release The Conception Nostre Dame and the Lives of St Margaret and St Nicholas. Translated with introduction and notes by Jean Blacker, Glyn S. Burgess, Amy V. Ogden with the original texts included. It is also available as an e-book. 5/2014
Best known for his two chronicles, the Roman de Brut and the Roman de Rou, Wace, one of the great pioneers of twelfth-century French writing, is also the author of three hagiographical works: The Conception Nostre Dame and the Lives of St Margaret and St Nicholas. The Conception is the first vernacular work to focus on the life of the Virgin Mary. Emphasising Margaret's concern for women in labour, the Margaret seemingly contributed to the saint's broad popularity. The Nicholas, with its many miracles involving children, equally played a key role in popularising its protagonist's cult. The present volume brings these works together for the first time and provides the original texts, the first translations into English, notes and substantial introductions. -publisher
SUNY Press will release Joseph’s latest book Reconstructing the Confucian Dao: Zhu Xi's Appropriation of Zhou Dunyi June 2014 and is available now as an ebook.
This book revives Zhu Xi as a religious thinker, challenging longstanding characterizations of him. Readers will appreciate the inclusion of complete translations of Zhou Dunyi’s major texts, Zhu Xi’s published commentaries, and other primary source material. -publisher
Kora has been awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for two works: the quintet, Cry-i-i-ing (cast: Hannah Beckerman '14, Matty Davis '12, Eden Deering '14, Adrian Galvin '12, Robby Letzler '12) and the duet Boomerang (Matty Davis and Adrian Galvin). Both pieces were choreographed here at Kenyon. 4/2014
Wendy’s play THE BALLAD OF BONNIE PRINCE CHUCKY will open in San Francisco at American Conservatory's Youth Theater this fall. This play premiered at Aberdeen Performing Arts in Scotland in the fall of 2013.
Her new play WOMEN IN JEOPARDY! will premiere at Geva Theater in February 2015.
In June, her short play COMMUNITY SERVICE will be done in NYC at One-Acts for a Cause, to benefit City Harvest.
This summer her short play DROP A DIME will be done at Queens Theatre as part of the Worlds Fair Festivals. A play by her former student, playwright Harrison Rivers, is also on the bill which includes 10 original, 10-minute plays inspired by the 1939 and 1964 World Fairs. 4/2014
Moral Relativism and Chinese Philosophy: David Wong and His Critics edited by Yang has been published by the SUNY Press. 4/2014
In this book, moral philosophers and scholars of Chinese thought debate ideas central to Wong’s work and Wong responds to them. The discussion ranges widely, including exploring Wong’s thought on naturalism, criteria for moralities, the principle of charity, moral authority, and the concept of community, and looking at his readings of Xunzi and Zhuangzi. Wong’s nuanced and forceful responses clarify and develop further arguments in his work. These engaging and critical exchanges between Wong and his critics illuminate not only Wong’s thought, but also contemporary ethical theory and Chinese philosophy. -SUNY Press
Irene and former student Avril Ho co-authored an article “Culture-bound (or culturally salient?): The Role of Culture in Disorder” that appears in K. D. Keith (Ed.). The Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2013. 3/2014
Irene and former students Lovey Walker and Melek Spinel Yildiz coauthored the chapter “Measuring and Exploring the Role of Phenotype in Ethnic Identity” that has been accepted for publication in: C. Santo & A. Umaña-Taylor (Eds.). Studying Ethnic Identity: Methodological Advances and Considerations for Future Research. American Psychological Association.
Joe's book, Comparative Politics :an Introduction Has been published by McGraw Hill Education, 2014. 2/2014
Comparative Politics: A Global Introduction shows new students of world politics how the methods and concepts of comparative politics can lead them to ask critical questions to better understand the complex world around them. The majority of undergraduates in introductory comparative politics courses do not plan to pursue graduate education in political science nor embark upon careers as political scientists. Most hope to take part in public and perhaps international affairs as elected officials, civil servants, or engaged citizens. As such they will need to make countless decisions about public policy, including foreign policy, throughout their careers. Comparative Politics: A Global Introduction equips students to make better, more informed decisions. Central to that task are three important goals: (1) to introduce readers to the conceptual foundations of comparative politics, (2) to enhance their analytical and critical-thinking skills through an introduction to basic empirical techniques of political and social science, and (3) to promote their understanding of a wide range of countries and political leaders. -publisher
Chris’ monograph The Hidden Mechanics of Exercise: Molecules That Move Us is available from the Harvard University Press, Belknap Press (March 3, 2014). 1/2014
"To most of us, what happens deep inside our bodies when we exercise is a mysterious black box. This entertaining and illuminating book lucidly explains for non-specialists the marvels of how molecules literally move a body. Gillen provides the ideal introduction to the physiology of exercise for anyone interested in how bodies work. (Daniel E. Lieberman, author of The Story of the Human Body) “. – jacket