December 15, 2006
The debut novel by Jenna Blum, Class of 1992, received the 2005 Harold Ribalow Prize, adjudged by Elie Wiesel and awarded by Hadassah Magazine for excellence in Jewish-themed literature. The novel, titled Those Who Save Us, is in its fifth paperback printing.
December 11, 2006
Allison Stroh, Class of 2003, presented a research paper titled "Graphic Indicators of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the Diagnostic Drawing Series" at the 39th Annual Art Therapy Association Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Stroh is a graduate student in the Art Therapy Program at George Washington University.
December 10, 2006
Russell Whitmore, Class of 2003, recently opened Erie Basin, a new retail shop, in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Erie Basin sells antique jewelry, objects, furniture, lighting, and contemporary jewelry.
December 5, 2006
Elaine Bleakney, Class of 1998, reviewed Tim Prentice's exhibition "New Kinetic Sculpture" in the November 2006 issue of Sculpture magazine. Bleakney is the National Poetry Month coordinator at the Academy of American Poets in New York City.
November 29, 2006
David Lenz, Class of 1961, was awarded a five-year NIH CounterACT grant for the Center for Catalytic Bioscavenger Medical Defense Research at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) worth $14.4 million. The USAMRICD is the government's lead laboratory for the development of medical defense against the effects of chemical wafare threats. The NIH CounterACT program addresses the need for improved antidotes for civilian populations vulnerable to chemical agent poisoning by a terrorist attack.
November 9, 2006
Dave Eppley, Class of 1998, was recently accepted in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Workspace program in New York City. He has completed an installation for the Browning School in New York and is included in the New American Paintings Catalog.
November 1, 2006
Douglas B. Dowd, Class of 1983, is receiving the Distinguished Faculty Award from Washington University in St. Louis on November 4. A visual communications professor, Dowd will be honored for his outstanding contributions to his profession and the university.
October 30, 2006
John Bauerschmidt, rector of Christ Church, Covington, in the Diocese of Louisiana, was elected October 28 to be the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee. Bauerschmidt is a 1981 graduate of Kenyon.
October 26, 2006
Chicago-based entrepreneur Calvin Frost, Class of 1963, has been recognized by the global label industry for his lifetime achievements in recycling. Frost, CEO of the Channeled Resources Group, has been named the winner of the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award.
October 19, 2006
Spanish professor Maria del Carmen Parafita-Couto recently published "The Left Is Actually So Right!" in CD Proceedings of the Discourse-Prosody Interface Symposium at Aix-en-Provence, France.
October 16, 2006
English professor Judy Smith's novel, Yellowbird, has won the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas First Book Award.
September 28, 2006
Wallace Lee M. Alward, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, has been named the Frederick C. Blodi Chair in Ophthalmology. A faculty member at the University of Iowa since 1987, Alward is a 1973 graduate of Kenyon.
September 14, 2006
James E. Michael Playwright-in-Residence Wendy MacLeod's "Want Ads" was published in the July/August issue of Poetry magazine. The piece was one of several humorous essays that MacLeod read at her Presidential Lecture in the spring of 2006.
September 10, 2006
A poem by Allison Joseph, Class of 1988, was chosen by poet Alicia Ostriker as the $1,500 grand prize winner in the Happy Hour Poetry Contest, sponsored by the literary journal Alehouse Press.
August 24, 2006
Sheppard Kominars, Class of 1953, has been invited to speak at the 2006 annual meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America. He will present a talk titled "For the Love of Books" on October 27. Kominars, a rare-book collector and dealer, will offer advice on how to build and care for a collection.
August 18, 2006
Photography by art professor and provost Greg Spaid, Class of 1968, will be on display at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, in late October. Spaid's work has been accepted for inclusion in an exhibit titled "Where We Were: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection." Spaid's photographs were taken on a farm in Amity, Ohio.
August 16, 2006
Lee Kennard, Class of 2007, and William Stanton, Class of 2008, presented their summer research findings this month at Mathfest 2006, sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America, in Knoxville, Tennessee. The students received cash awards from the Honorary Mathematical Society Pi Mu Epsilon for their outstanding work.
August 9, 2006
The American Bar Association has published a book by Mark E. Sullivan, Class of 1968. The Military Divorce Handbook is a 650-page guide for lawyers handling domestic cases involving members of the military and their families.
August 1, 2006
Art professor Marcella Hackbardt's photographic work is included in an exhibition titled "Growing Pains" at the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, from July 27-October 15.
July 21, 2006
Kent Wellington, Class of 1988, has been named a "Rising Star" by Ohio Superior Lawyers and Cincinnati Magazine. Wellington is among 2.5 percent of Ohio lawyers to be nominated by their peers as "up-and-coming attorneys under 40 years of age, who have been in practice 10 years or less."
July 13, 2006
Music professor Ted Buehrer, Class of 1991, has been named a fellow at the Research Triangle's National Humanities Center in North Carolina. Buehrer will work on the project "Mary's Ideas: Mary Lou Williams' Development as a Big Band Composer," which will result in a critical edition of scores to be published as part of the Music of the United States of America series by A-R Editions.
July 5, 2006
Matt Maguire's book, The Conversion of Imagination: From Pascal through Rousseau to Tocqueville, was recently published by Harvard University Press. Maguire is Kenyon's Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of History and Humane Studies.
June 30, 2006
Sociology professor George E. McCarthy has been awarded a twelve-month National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship. His topic, for which he has already received a book contract from SUNY Press, is titled "Aristotle and Kant in Classical Social Theory."
June 28, 2006
Alexander Kerr, Class of 2008, has been invited by the Chicago White Sox to coach at their renowned baseball academy this summer.
June 20, 2006
Professor Emeritus of Art Joseph Slate has published two picture books this year: Miss Bindergarten Has a Wild Day in Kindergarten and What Star Is This?
June 16, 2006
Susan Iskiwitch, Class of 2007, has been selected for a prestigious 2006 summer internship at the headquarters of CBS News in New York City.
June 15, 2006
Joseph Freeman, Class of 2005, has been accepted by the Peace Corps. He will be deployed to Jordan in July.
June 13, 2006
Research results from Annie Lambla's work with the Exploratorium Invisible Dynamics Project has been accepted for publication in Leonardo, a journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology, in August 2006. Lambla's project, titled "Cartographics of the Future," considers how to relocate a museum in San Francisco, California, from a perspective of integrating art, science, and geographic context. Lambla is a member of the Class of 2007.
June 8, 2006
History professor Eliza Ablovatski has been selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar titled "Melting Pot Vienna, Then and Now," July 10 through August 5 in Vienna, Austria.
May 16, 2006
Eduardo Rodriguez, Class of 2007, took first place in the microeconomics division at the Undergraduate Economics Student Paper Conference at Bowling Green State University on April 8.
May 11, 2006
Mark Moon, Class of 1988, has been appointed to the medical staff of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, as a senior associate consultant in internal medicine and a clinical instructor in the Mayo Clinic College Of Medicine. In 2000, he graduated from the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine's Internal Medicine program.
May 5, 2006
Dance professor Julie Brodie performed "Uprooted," a solo dance choreographed by Adjunct Dance Professor Kora Radella, for Columbus Dances II and at the North Carolina Computer Music Festival. Her piece "Dis-still-ation" was presented at the American College Dance Festival conference at Ohio State University in March, and in April she presented her research on the visual system and dance training at the National Dance Association conference in Salt Lake City.
April 18, 2006
Ulysses Hammond, Class of 1973, has been named Man of the Year by the State of Connecticut African-American Affairs Commission. Hammond, the vice president for administration at Connecticut College, was honored for his outstanding achievement and service to the African-American community.
April 14, 2006
History professor Glenn McNair has been selected as one of 30 historians to participate in the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History's seminar on "Slavery: Scholarship and Public History" at Columbia University in June.
April 5, 2006
Daniel Mark Epstein, Class of 1970, has been selected to receive an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The award will be presented May 17 in New York City along with a prize of $7,500 in honor of Epstein's exceptional accomplishments as a writer.
March 21, 2006
Kristin Rogers Brown, Class of 1994, has been elected to the board of the Portland, Oregon, chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). Her work with AIGA has included poster designs for the "Get out the Vote" campaign and the Center for Cross-Cultural Design (XCD). Her work for the AIGA XCD, along with the work of a dozen other designers collaborating on the project, has been showing in Los Angeles and San Diego and opens at the Chicago Peace Museum on April 7.
March 13, 2006
James Michael Playwright-in-Residence Wendy MacLeod, Class of 1981, has been invited to write a monologue for the Virgin Mary Project, along with writers Lisa Kron, Theresa Rebeck, and Byrony Lavery, which will be performed at the Bric Studio in New York City in late April.
March 2, 2006
Michael Boyd, Class of 1988, has been named vice president, public affairs, international at Schering-Plough Corporation. Boyd is responsible for leading and managing international external public affairs activities. He was previously employed by Pfizer, where he was executive vice president and public counsil.
February 24, 2006
A paper written by psychology professor Allan Fenigstein has been identified as one of the most cited articles from the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the flagship journal in the fields of social psychology and personality psychology.
February 16, 2006
English professor Janet McAdams is editing a new series of books by indigenous writers called Earthworks. Launched in April 2005, the series includes works by Heidi Erdrich, Diane Glancy, LeAnne Howe, Qwo-Li Driskill, Deborah Miranda, and Carter Revard. For her work with the series, McAdams was named Publisher of the Year by the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers.
February 8, 2006
Nancy Zafris, Class of 1976, was awarded a 2006 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for $20,000. Zafris, the fiction editor of the Kenyon Review, was one of 50 writers honored in the country and the only Ohioan. Lucky Strike, the newest novel by Zafris, was published in 2005.
February 2, 2006
Associate Professor of Philosophy Juan De Pascuale has been appointed by the National Research Council of the National Academies to serve as chair of the philosophy and religion panel for the Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship Program. This is De Pascuale's fifth year on the panel and second year as chair.
January 17, 2006
Paul Newman, Class of 1949, received a Golden Globe on January 16 in the supporting actor category for a series, miniseries, or made-for-TV movie. He was honored for his work on the HBO two-part miniseries Empire Falls.
January 3, 2006
An essay by Chellis Ying, Class of 2001, was published in Best Travel Writing 2005. Her essay, titled "Bananas and Eggs," was singled out by the San Francisco Chronicle as a notable piece from the travel writing collection. Ying's essay is an account of a Chinese American's initiation in the land of her ancestors, where her conflicted feelings of belonging to neither America nor China boil to the surface.