Joan has been awarded an NSF grant for her project "RUI: Benzoate and pH Stress in Experimental Evolution of Escherichia coli."
NSF Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) grants support research by faculty members at predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs). For this project, "undergraduate researchers will work with the PI to investigate how the Gram-negative bacterium Escherichia coli K-12 responds to acid-enhanced uptake of benzoate or salicylate. Salicylate exposure is an important bacterial stress in plant root microbial communities, as well as animal intestinal communities. Mutations in clones evolved with benzoate will reveal possible drug resistance genes, as well as mechanisms by which bacteria survive energy stress. Clones evolved at low pH or at high pH will reveal adaptive changes in pH homeostasis and cell morphology.”
Karen with co-PIs Diane Anci (Admissions) and Erika Farfan (Institutional Research) have been awarded an NSF S-STEM grant for the project “The Role of High Impact Practices for STEM Persistence and Career Success.” Other Kenyon faculty, including Simon Garcia and Chris Gillen, and Kenyon Administrators, including Lauren Laskey and Hoi Ning Ngai will collaborate on the five year project. Funding includes scholarships, support of KEEP-STEM, student internships, mentoring, professional development, and other (HIPs) high impact practices.
John has been awarded an American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund grant for his project “Exploring the Potential of an Acid-Initiated Vinylogous Aldol Reaction to form All-Carbon Quaternary Stereocenters.” This three year award includes funding for 4-8 Kenyon students.
Frank has been awarded an NSF grant for his project “RUI: Exploring the Transport Properties of Topological Insulators using Spectroscopic Ellipsometry.” NSF Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) grants support research by faculty members at predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs).
Drew has been awarded an NSF grant for his project “RUI Collaborative Research: Niche evolution, ecological limits, and the macroecology of land plant biodiversity.” NSF Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) grants support research by faculty members at predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs).
Andy has been awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award in Poetry.
Zoë has been awarded a Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship. Zoe’s project is to create a podcast on the illicit trade in classical antiquities.
Jennifer has been awarded a writer's residency at the James Merrill House in Stonington, Connecticut. Jennifer will spend her 6-week residency in November and December of 2016 working on a book of poems.
Katherine’s article "George Gershwin’s Self-Portrait in the Mirror with My Mother" has been published in American Imago 72.4 (2015): 335-353. https://muse.jhu.edu/.
Wendy’s latest play, Mary’s Girl has been selected by A.C.T. in Seattle for the Icicle Creek New Play Festival in May.
Wendy was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award in Play Writing.
Jim’s essay “The Sentimental Animal” was published in Reflections on Sentiment: Essays in Honor of George Starr. Edited by Alessa Johns. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2016. 55-81. George Starr was Jim’s dissertation director.
Belinda Craig-Quijada and Julie Brodie
Balinda and Julie presented collaborative research and performed at the 2015 International Council of Kinetography Laban conference in Tours, France in July 2015. ICKL promotes research and development of Laban studies and supports information exchange among centers who use the system of notation and movement analysis.
Kora has been awarded a Yaddo Artist in Residency for her choreographic research. Yaddo is an artists' community located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Kora's residency will take place July 27-August 23, 2016.
Greg has been awarded a National Parks artist residency for this summer at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. Greg will be living in a hogan in the park while photographing sites of forest fires as part of an ongoing project "that focuses on our complex relationship with trees." This is the 100th anniversary of the founding of our national parks.
Sam and his students have been awarded an “ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows Program” (SFF) grant. Faculty mentors and their students from nine colleges and universities have been funded in 2016. Sam and his students will be studying Igorot culture/communities in the Philippines, (Baguio and Batad) especially the effects of tourism on Igorot youths.
Frank was awarded a three year grant by the Petroleum Research Fund for his project "Fundamental Properties of Porous Structures and the Dynamics of Adsorbent-Pore Interactions." The grant includes funding for undergraduate students who will work with Frank on the project using pectroscopic ellipsometry to study and understand the effect of pore deformation during adsorption, and the dynamics of the desorption process.
Greg’s work will be featured in Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery show Go Figure” which showcases 13 Ohio artists’ explorations of the human form. The show will be on view January 28–March 23, 2016, Vern Riffe Center for Government & the Arts, 77 S High St., Columbus, OH. First Floor Lobby
Simone's book, Pagine sfogliate, con disegni originali di Valeriano Trubbiani, has been published by Raffaelli, 2015. According to Simone, "Le pagine sfogliate plays in its Italian title with the double meaning of the Italian verb "sfogliare" ("to browse" and "to peel off"): a collection of "pages" about what happens by chance, what is lost, what remains. With original drawings by Valeriano Trubbiani (former collaborator of Federico Fellini), one of the last true great Italian artists."
John recently published two research articles with collaborators:
Weiss I, Hofferberth J, Ruther J and Stökl J (2015) "Varying importance of cuticular hydrocarbons and iridoids in the species-specific mate recognition pheromones of three closely related Leptoplinia species" in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2015.00019, March 2015)
Ebrahim, S.A.M.; Dweck, H.K.M; Stoekl, J.; Hofferberth, J.E.; Trona, F.; Weniger, K.; Rybak, J.; Seki, Y.; Stensmyr, M.C. Sachse, S.; Hansson, B.S.; Knaden, M."Drosophila Avoids Parasitoids by Sensing Their Semichemicals via a Dedicated Olfactory Circuit" in PLOS Biology (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002318, December 2015)
Julie has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Teaching Grant in Latvia. She will be teaching at the Latvian Academy of Culture and the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music for five months this spring. This is Julie’s second Fulbright; the first was in Egypt.
Irene has been appointed as a Diversity Abroad, task force member. Her task force is focused on helping racially and ethnically diverse students. "Diversity Abroad is the leading national professional consortium of higher education institutions, government agencies, for-profit and non-profit organizations dedicated to advancing diversity and equity in international education."
A research paper from the Bickford lab titled "Linkage between trichome morphology and leaf optical properties in New Zealand alpine Pachycladon (Brassicaceae)" was accepted for publication in New Zealand Journal of Botany. The paper was led by J. Patrick Mershon '14 and involved an international collaboration with a researcher at Massey University (New Zealand).
Ben and his Denison colleague, Michael D. Westmoreland, are one of 20 teams around the world who have received an FQXi "Physics of What Happens" award for their project "Eidostates and physical records of events." The Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) is a physics philanthropic organization. The 20 winning teams will research deep questions in physics, cosmology, philosophy, and related fields. The award will help to fund travel and research for the two faculty colleagues as well as four student researchers.
Jacqueline has been awarded an East European Title VIII grant, through The Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program. Jacqueline will be a residential scholar over the summer, 2015. She will use the opportunity to work on two articles, as well as a book manuscript, that address the impact of international criminal tribunals on violence against civilians.
Marie has received a $47,366 NSF grant to support “Collaborative Research: Data Driven Applications Inspiring Upper-Division Mathematics." Marie is directing the project. Collaborators include Christopher S. Camfield, Hendrix College, Heather Moon, St. Mary's College of Maryland, and Thomas J. Asaki, Washington State University.
Their “…project will develop modules that start with current data problems and use them to motivate the theory. The PIs want to assess how this hands-on, data-driven approach will enhance appreciation of the mathematical concepts involved, provide new avenues for student directed discovery, equip students to participate in a workforce in need of application-ready skills, and inspire students to pursue postgraduate study in theoretical and applied mathematics.” – proposal to NSF, Research Objectives
Marta and her Hope College colleague, María Claudia André, have received a GLCA Expanding Collaboration Initiative award for their project “Latin American Anarcha-Feminist Women: Vision and Legacy.” The objectives of this collaborative project are to “1) publish a collection of writings by Latin American anarcha-feminists of the period of 1900-1940; 2) design a web based initiative using digital technology; 3) create a hybrid team-taught course; 4) develop a teaching unit; and 5) student and faculty conference presentations on the topic.”
Sarah, along with faculty members from Hope College, Kalamazoo College, and the College of Wooster have received a GLCA Expanding Collaboration Initiative award for their project “Defining Sacred Space: Theory, Practice, and Experience.” The group is “…dedicated to exploring the theory, meaning, and manifestations of sacred space. The group will foster intellectual collaboration by sharing resources, scholarly expertise, and a sense of community as we work together studying, defining, experience and reconstructing space and the built environment.” –from the GLCA Expanding Collaboration Initiative Project Proposal
Bruce's recent work with French colleagues from the Insitute of Human Paleontology, “Impossible Neanderthals? Making string, throwing projectiles and catching small game during Marine Isotope Stage 4 (Abri du Maras, France)” published in Quaternary Science Reviews Volume 82, 15 December 2013, Pages 23–40, is discussed in an article entitled Neanderthal Minds by Kate Wong in Scientific American (February 2015), 312, 36-43. ...More
Kimmarie and her Icelandic colleague Guðný Zoega have had their article entitled "Life on the edge of the arctic: The bioarchaeology of the Keldudalur cemetery in Skagafjörður, Iceland" accepted for publication in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology.
Zoe is featured as a “Debater” in the online New York Times feature “The Opinion Pages ‘Room for Debate”’ on the topic “When Should Antiquities Be Repatriated to Their Country of Origin?” January 21, 2015. Her piece is titled “Repatriation Reinforces International Collaboration."
Marie has received a grant award from NSF for "Workshop Travel to Study Analysis and Geometry in Metric Space." This award provides funds for sixteen U.S. participants (including graduate students and established mathematicians at all career levels) to attend workshops and mini-courses which will be held at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (ICMAT) in Madrid, Spain. In addition to sharing knowledge and exploring new areas of mathematical research, the project is expected to increase networking and collaborative research among the attendees and their institutions and promote further integration of research into undergraduate as well as graduate math education. 1/2015
Rebecca received Ezekiel Awards of Outstanding Achievement and Board Choice Awards for THE ARABIAN NIGHTS lighting design and AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS scene design during the USITT Ohio Valley Design Exhibit in October, 2014. These design awards are the highest given by the regional section. Both designs will represent the Ohio Valley Section at the USITT national exhibition in Cincinnati, March 18 along with the nine other Board Choice designs.
Melissa’s book A Sisterhood of Sculptors: American Artists in Nineteenth-Century Rome has been published by the Penn State University Press.
Siobhan has been awarded $319,000 by the USEPA to renew her project "Integrating Indicators of Ecological Condition and Ecosystem Services for the Assessment of Anthropogenic Impacts on Aquatic Ecosystems.” The grant will run from 2014-2017.
Anna has been awarded the "Best First Book in the History of Religions" by the American Academy of Religion for Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities (Princeton University Press, 2013).
Wade Wade has been awarded $302,572 by NIH, NIEHS National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for his project “Aryl hydrocarbon receptor multiplicity in a frog model of dioxin toxicity.” 9/2014
Drew has had two papers (reflecting work done on his 2012-13 sabbatical) published.
"The Latitudinal Species Richness Gradient in New World Woody Angiosperms is Consistent with the Tropical Conservatism Hypothesis.” Kerkhoff et al., PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America http://www.pnas.org/content/111/22/8125.full
“Convergence of terrestrial plant production across global climate gradients” Kerkhoff et al., Nature 512, 39–43 (07 August 2014) http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v512/n7512/full/nature13470.html 9/2014
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