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.
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. 4/2/2014
Moral Relativism and Chinese Philosophy: David Wong and His Critics edited by Yang has been published by the SUNY Press.
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 4/2/2014
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.
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.
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).
"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
John has recently had two articles published:
Alexandra's article "Rethinking Epistemic Incentives: How Patient-Centered Open Source Drug Discovery Generates More Valuable Knowledge Sooner" has been published in the journal Episteme: A Journal of Social and Individual Epistemology 10:4 December 2013 (Cambridge UP). The article suggests that there are cases in which the elimination of suffering serves as a more powerful epistemic incentive than originality and priority.
Yang's chapter "Rationality and Virtue in the Mencius" has been published in an edited volume Virtue Ethics and Confucianism, ed. Stephen Angle and Michael Slote. Routledge, 2013.
“The book will be widely read by ethicists and comparative philosophers.” -Owen Flanagan Jr., Duke University
Victor’s book entitled "desde un granero rojo" (from a red barn) has received the Alfons el Magnànin International Poetry Prize, in Valencia Spain. The prize consists of 10,000 euros and the publication of the book in the prestigious publishing house, Hiperión.
Victor has also been awarded an artist residency for two months in Shanghai, China, sponsored by the Shanghai Writers' Association. He will give readings and lectures on his poetry and meet Chinese writers. 9/2013
Joan has been awarded $496,500 by NSF to for her project “RUI: Acid and Base Stress in Escherichia coli. The Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) activity supports research by faculty members of predominantly undergraduate institutions through the funding of (1) individual and collaborative research projects, (2) the purchase of shared-use research instrumentation, and (3) Research Opportunity Awards for work with NSF-supported investigators at other institutions. 9/2013
Drew joined the Editorial Board of The American Naturalist as an Associate Editor.
Drew recently had two co-authored papers published:
Jim’s chapter "'One of Folly's Puppies': Austen and Animal Studies" has been published in "Global Jane Austen: Pleasure, Passion, and Possessiveness in the Jane Austen Community." Ed. Laurence Raw and Robert G. Dryden. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Pp.165-87. 9/2013
“…In an interdisciplinary age, animal studies is a preeminently interdisciplinary field—one that is unusual for bringing the natural sciences into dialogue with the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Moreover, animal studies brings together high theory and the practical and popular concerns of training and living with companion animals.” -publisher
Kerry has been awarded a Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. The award provides funds for a lecture program as well as funding for two Summer Science students. 8/2013
Sarah has been funded by NEH to run a four week NEH Summer Seminar "Arts, Architecture, and Devotional Interaction, 1200-1600" at the University of York, England for sixteen college and university faculty to explore the relationship between art and devotional practices in medieval England. Co-directed by Dr. Laura Gelfand, Professor of Art History and Head of the Departments of Art and Interior Design, Utah State University, the seminar will explore how and why works of art and architecture from 1200-1600 engaged dramatic physical and emotional interaction. The interdisciplinary seminar will feature a number of lectures by prominent British scholars and field trips to the many churches, museums, and other architectural and historical sites in the region. 7/2013
Clara has been awarded a GLCA New Directions Initiative Grant for her project "Living Knowledge: New Directions in Community-Based Learning." Clara is interested in further incorporation of community-based research (CBR) and service learning (SL) into her Kenyon courses. The award will help fund Clara's participation in the 6 Living Knowledge international conference, entitled "Civil Society Based Innovation, Co-Creation and Participation" which will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, April 7-11, 2014, and a two-month period of summer work devoted to revamping course syllabi, laying the groundwork for partnership opportunities, and defining potential projects for her students. 6/2013
Noah has been awarded a GLCA New Directions Initiative Grant for his project "Translation of Miftah al-Hisab." The Miftah al-Hisab (translated as either Key to Arithmetic or Calculator's Key) of al-Kashi (1390-1450) was written in the early 15th century and is considered one of the most important books of medieval Islamic Mathematics. In order to complete this project, Noah has been working on his Arabic language skills through study at/through the Qasid Institute in Jordan as well as taking Kenyon courses in Arabic. In addition to the translation work, Noah intends use materials from Miftah in his "History of Mathematics in the Islamic World" course and to author a textbook for the course. 6/2013
"Careful listeners and readers need to spend little time perusing Mary Lou Williams's solo piano recordings or her music manuscripts to realize her immense talent. A two-time Guggenheim Fellow, Williams (1910-81) honed her craft as a jazz pianist, composer, and arranger during a career that spanned five decades. The eleven selections in this volume are representative of her work for big band, pieces written for orchestras led by Andy Kirk, Duke Ellington, and Dizzy Gillespie. Included in the volume is Williams's earliest arrangement (Mess-a-Stomp, 1929), as well as compositions from the 1930s, 40s, and 60s, allowing her stylistic evolution to be traced. A variety of source materials, including extant scores and parts, was used in the preparation of this edition. Where no written music survives, transcriptions drawn from audio recordings were created. The resulting edition and accompanying essay shed well-deserved light upon this gifted yet relatively unknown giant of American jazz."
Claudia has been awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. 4/2013
Their film Breezewood won the Audience Award at the Wexner Center's Ohio Shorts Film Festival. 4/2013
Anna has been elected to the ASIANetwork Board for a three-year term. ASIANetwork is a consortium of 160 North American colleges that tries to strengthen the role of Asian Studies in liberal arts education. 4/2013
In addition to the Double-Edge Dance Company, Kora has recently formed boomerang. "boomerang is a fearlessly physical, poetically nuanced dance & performance project comprised of Kora Radella, Matty Davis & Adrian Galvin." Boomerang presents in Brooklyn, NY on May 3 at the Center for Performance Research and At Dance New Amsterdam, NYC on May 4. 4/2013
Double-Edge Dance will show Retracing at OhioDance Moving Works Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the BalletMet Performance Space in Columbus; Choreographer - Kora Radella; Dancer - Julie Brodie; Music - Ross Feller. In memory of Maggie Patton, OhioDance will award a monetary scholarship for an outstanding dance student. 4/2013
Juan has been invited to participate in the 2013 Freeman Summer Institute, sponsored by the Japan Studies Association held at Tokai International University in Honolulu, Hawaii, to study Japanese language and culture. Additionally, Juan will be a Visiting Scholar at the East-West Center in Honolulu to conduct research on contemporary Japanese philosophy. 4/2013
Anna's monograph Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities has been published by Princeton University Press. 4/2013
"This brilliant new book tells us how Confucianism became a world religion, and shows us how Western and Chinese scholars--responding to thousands of years of history and the pressures of the modern world--have understood this idea which is still very much in contest in today's China. This book is not only for those interested in East Asia, but for all who are trying to make sense of the world's great traditions."--Robert N. Bellah, author of Religion in Human Evolution.
Pamela has been selected by the Aspen Institute as a 2013 Wye Fellow. Pamela will attend the Wye Faculty Seminar, Citizenship in the American and Global Polity, July 20-26, 2013 at the Aspen Institute-Wye River Campus in Queenstown, Maryland. 4/2013
The Double-Edge Dance Company will perform in the Cleveland Public Theater's Dance Works 2013, April 4 - April 6 at the James Levin Theater. Performances will include Cry-i-i-ing, ieyeyou and cloud elegy3/2013
Andrew has been awarded the Edouard Morot-Sir Fellowship in French Studies by the Institut Français d'Amérique for his book project The Pleasures of Paris: Sex and Urban Culture in the Nineteenth Century. 3/2013
Clara's monograph, Sacred Iconographies in Chicana Cultural Productions, has been published by Palgrave Macmillan in their Comparative Feminist Studies series. 2/2013
"This book examines the iconography of the Virgin of Guadalupe as a force for social justice and feminist emancipation within Chicana cultural productions from 1975 to 2010. In these productions the Virgin serves as a paradigm to unlock the histories of conquest and colonization, racism, gender, and sexual oppression in the US-Mexico borderland and beyond, and as a means to negotiate new social relations through spiritual mestizaje." -publisher
Paula has been awarded a GLCA New Directions Initiative Grant for her project "Memory effects of P7C3, a newly discovered proneurogenic, neuroprotective chemical in aging rats." Paula will be collaborating with a Kenyon alumnus, Dr. John Steele, on a project involving a newly discovered synthetic molecule, designated P7C3, that protects newborn (progenitor) hippocampal neurons from apoptotic cell death. Knowledge from this research may contribute to the development of a new therapeutic agent for treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The project will also provide research experiences for Kenyon students. 2/2013
Marta has been awarded a GLCA New Directions Initiative Grant for her project "Anarchist Passions: New Directions in Creative Writing." With this award, Marta will venture into becoming a novelist. The award will fund Marta's attendance at a writing workshop and provide support for a stay in Buenos Aires to conduct biographical and bibliographical research on Salvadora Medina Onrubia, the subject of her proposed historical fiction novel. 2/2013
Sam has been awarded has been awarded a GLCA New Directions Initiative Grant for his project "IDEOSCAPES AND MEDIASCAPES: MIGRATING TO THE PHILIPPINES." The award will help fund 8 weeks of research in the Phillippines. 2/2013
"This project will explore what has now been referred to as the "Korean Wave" or "Hallyu" to describe the phenomenon by which South Korean media exports, such as cinematic films, television dramas, and popular music, are spreading throughout Asia and, increasingly, the world."
Claudia and Tom has been awarded a GLCA New Directions Initiative Grant for their project "The Double-Visions of Art and Physics." 2/2013 From the application: "The Double-Visions of Art and Physics is an opportunity for this artist and scientist to cross disciplines and create something new with emerging technology and aesthetics. The technical discipline is entirely new for Claudia Esslinger, as is the aesthetic application for Tom Giblin. The result will affect the research and teaching of both participants. Through our research, we will create art exhibitions that depend upon optical scientific principles. In our teaching there will be an enhanced integration of new media technology in the arts and enhanced visual literacy and creativity in physics."
Galina has been awarded a GLCA New Directions Initiative Grant for her project "Contribution by ethnic Koreans into agricultural sector of Kazakhstan." The award will fund the study of Korean language during the summer at Yonsei University. 2/2013
Ed and Pat have received a grant from NSF for their project "Copper Processing and its Implications in NW Honduras" for continued excavation and analytical work on the El Coyote site in the Naco Valley. 1/2013
..."dating the periods of copper processing in southern El Coyote; determining what was made there at different points in time; evaluating how the workshop's output might have figured, at distinct intervals, in the parochial and distant transactions through which power was obtained and contested; and, inferring the ways in which copper was implicated in the construction and transformation of social networks operating at varying spatial scales... - Schortman, Urban. (from the grant proposal)
Pamela's work "Rousseau's French Revolution" has been published in The Challenge of Rousseau, edited by Eve Grace and Christopher Kelly, Cambridge University Press, 2012, pp. 230-253. 1/2013
"Written by prominent scholars of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's philosophy, this collection celebrates the 300th anniversary of Rousseau's birth and the 250th anniversary of the publication of Emile." - Cambridge University Press.
Simones has two recent publications. The first, Trubbiani De Rerum Fabula, done in collaboration with Enrico Crispolti, is a catalog of the exhibit De Rerum Fabula, an overview on fifty years of work of Italian sculptor Valeriano Trubbiani 1/2013 Enrico Crispolti, con la collaborazione di Simone Dubrovic. Trubbiani De Rerum Fabula. Milan: SilvanaEditoriale, 2012. The second, Simone's "first creative writing attempt" is Frammenti Americani. Dubrovic, Simone. Frammenti Americani. Rimini: Raffaelli Editore, 2012.
Ennis' book Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction has been published by the Oxford University Press in their "Very Short Introductions" series. Edmonds, Ennis Barrington. Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2012.1/2013
Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction provides an account of this widespread but often poorly understood movement. Ennis B. Edmonds looks at the essential history of Rastafari, including its principles and practices and its internal character and configuration. He examines its global spread, and its far-reaching influence on cultural and artistic production in the Caribbean and beyond. -O.U.P.
Irene collaborated with Matthew A. Diemer, et.al. on the article "Best Practices in Conceptualizing and Measuring Social Class in Psychological Research." The article was first published online by Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, (Diemer, M. A., Mistry, R. S., Wadsworth, M. E., López, I. and Reimers, F. (2012), Best Practices in Conceptualizing and Measuring Social Class in Psychological Research. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. doi: 10.1111/asap.12001) For a press release see: http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2012/msu-professor-provides-social-class-for-dummies/ 1/2013
Miriam has been awarded a GLCA New Directions Initiative Grant for her project "Modern Hebrew: Preparation for Social Justice Engagement in Israel." Miriam requested funding to attend a seven week language seminar in Modern Hebrew this summer at the Middlebury Language School in preparation to work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Israel during her yearlong sabbatical. 1/2013