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John’s Hopkins University Press has published the essay collection, Let There Be Enlightenment: The Religious and Mystical Sources of Rationality edited by Anton Matytsin and Dan Edelstein.
Kora has been awarded an artist residency in Bogliasco, Italy January 7-February 8. Kora's project Armor
Bruce has been invited to speak at the CALPE2018 “Neanderthal: the Conference” held this September in Gibraltar. Bruce will present “What’s for dinner? Exploring our changing understanding of Neanderthal diets."
Mathew has received an American Antiquarian Society-National Endowment for the Humanities Long-Term Fellowship for work on his book project, "Wetland Americas: Literature, Race, and the Mississippi River Valley in Translation, 1542-1884."
Fellows are selected on the basis of scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Society's collections. Mathew will be in residence for four months starting summer 2019.
Drew and his collaborators Matthew Aiello-Lammens (Pace University), Sarah Supp (Denison U), and Susy Echeverria-Londono (Post-Doc Kenyon)
Hans will spend October-December as an affiliated fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at the Central European University in Budapest during his sabbatical.
Juan has been selected by the Ford Foundation to serve as Chair of the 2018 Philosophy and Religion Fellowship Review Panel. This will be his eleventh time serving on the panel, fifth as Chair.
Irene has received a GLCA Global Crossroads - Campus Innovation Fund award for her proposal "The M’Adamfo/Friendship Grant: Creating Sustainable Collaborations Between Kenyon College and Ashesi University." The award will fund a faculty exchange between Kenyon College and Ashesi University (Ghana). Ashesi faculty will come to Kenyon to attend Kenyon's Crossroads seminar and Kenyon faculty will go to Ashedi University for their Education Collaborative workshop.
Kora received a 2018 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council for choreographic work.
Individual Excellence Awards recognize the exceptional merit of an Ohio artist's past body of work.
Adam’s book Views of Rome: A Greek Reader has been published by the University of Oklahoma Press as Volume 55 in the Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture. (2018)
Anna delivered the keynote address titled “The Land of Prayers: Redefining Religion for Survey Research in Contemporary China and Beyond” at the PEW Research Center Conference, October 11, 2017, Washington DC. Anna has recently been elected Vice President of the Society for the Study of Chinese Religions (SSCR).
Anton has been awarded a National Humanities Center Fellowship for the 2018-19 academic year. Anton will be working on his second book project "A History of History: The Académie des inscriptions and the Remaking of the Past." Anton’s first book The Specter of Skepticism in the Age of Enlightenment was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in 2016.
George (Mac) McCarthy
Mac’s latest book Marx and Social Justice: Ethics and Natural Law in the Critique of Political Economy
Yang has been awarded a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. He will be a fellow at the Institute for four months in 2018.
Anton’s article “The Many Lives of Bayle’s Dictionnaire
George (Mac) McCarthy
Mac's 2002, Classical Horizons: The Origins of Sociology in Ancient Greece has been translated into Japanese. Kodai Girishia to Shakaigaku: Marukusu Veba Dyurukemu. Classical Horizons won the Choice 2003 Outstanding Academic Title.
Alexandra co-authored with Seth Chin-Parker (Denison) the article "A contrastive account of explanation generation" published in Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, online first, July 2017, 1-11.
Joan and Wade have been awarded an NSF MRI award for "MRI: Acquisition of FACS Cell Sorter for Research on Antibiotic Resistance and Environmental Toxicant Receptors."
Frank has received an NSF MRI award for “MRI: Acquisition of a temperature-dependent-wide-spectral-range FTIR spectrometer for enhancing research and teaching in a liberal arts college setting.”
Chris Bickford and
Chris and Karen received an NSF award for "Collaborative Research: Genome structure and adaptive evolution in
John T. Giblin (Tom)
Tom has received an NSF RUI grant for his project "RUI: The Non-Linear Universe: Precision Numerical Cosmology and Fundamental Physics.”
Mort’s new book Literature, Pedagogy, and Curriculum in Secondary Education: Examples from France has been published by Palgrave Macmillan.
Marcella received an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. The award was for her "True Confessionals" series.
Mónica García Blizzard
Monica received the award for best dissertation from the Latin American Studies Association's Mexico Section. The title of the dissertation is "The Indigenismos of Mexican Cinema Before and through the Golden Age: Ethnographic Spectacle, 'Whiteness,' and Spiritual Otherness."
Anton’s article “Of Beasts and Men: Debates about Animal Souls in Eighteenth-Century France” was published in Eighteenth-Century Thought, vol. 6 (2016): 1–32.
Wendy's piece "Name Brand Nostalgia" appeared in the Opinion section of the New York Times Sunday Review, February 17, 2017. A version of this op-ed appears in print on February 19, 2017, on Page SR5 of the New York edition with the headline: Name Brand Nostalgia.
Zoe wrote an opinion piece on “Should art and artifacts be returned to the country of origin?” which appeared in The Costco Connection which has a distribution of 12 million.
Irene and collaborators have been awarded a GLCA Global Crossroads Initiative Grand Challenge grant. The proposal is a joint effort between Kenyon College and Franklin University, Switzerland. The grant will fund a five-day interdisciplinary teaching and research workshop centered on how the liberal arts can contribute to the study of borders. The workshop will be hosted by Franklin University, Switzerland. The grant will fund 6 Kenyon faculty to attend the workshop. Faculty from other GLCA and GLAA schools will be invited.
Kenyon and Franklin University are members of the Global Liberal Arts Alliance, which is an international, multilateral partnership of American-style liberal arts institutions with the goal of supporting excellence in liberal arts education on a transnational basis. There are currently 29 institutions representing 17 countries.
Karen has been awarded an NSF grant for her project “RUI: Seasonal regulation of reproduction in Physcomitrella patens."
NSF Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) grants
Funding will support several summer scholars, academic year student research assistants, and a Postdoctoral Fellow.
Jackie has been awarded a Fulbright Research Scholarship to do research at PluriCourts - Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary, Oslo, Norway. PluriCourts is a center of excellence at The Department of Public and International Law. "The primary research objective of PluriCourts is to analyze and assess the legitimate present and future roles of the cascade of international courts and tribunals (ICTs) — an emerging global judiciary — in the international and domestic order." Jackie will be working on
The monograph “The Fruits of the Struggle in Diplomacy and War: Moroccan Ambassador al-
Anton’s first book The Specter of Skepticism in the Age of Enlightenment was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
Anton’s chapter “Reason and Utility in Eighteenth-Century French Religious Apologetics” was published in God in the Enlightenment, ed. Robert Ingram and William Bulman (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 63–82.
Irene received the Henry David International Mentoring award from Division 52 (International Psychology Division) of the American Psychological Association.
Irene was also appointed for the second year in a row to the Diversity Abroad Racial and Ethnic Minority Task Force. "The Diversity Abroad Network is the leading professional consortium of educational institutions, government agencies, for-profit and non-profit organizations dedicated to advancing diversity and inclusive good practices that increase access, achieve greater diversity and foster inclusive excellence in international education."
Additionally, Irene co-authored a book chapter with Kenyon student Olivia Legan ‘17 on the persistence of classism in psychology. López, I. & Legan, O.* (2016). Controlling for class — or the persistence of classism in psychology. In A. L. Hurst & S. K. Nenga (Eds.), Working in Class: Recognizing How Social Class Shapes Our Academic Work. (pp. 23-34). Rowman & Littlefield.
Chris’ article "Ecophysiology of leaf trichomes" was published in Functional Plant Biology, Volume 43(9), September 2016, pages 807-814.
Bai’s book, China-in-Depth: an integrated course for advanced Chinese, co-authored with Yang Wang of Brown University and others, has been published by Beijing University Press and Better Chinese.
Sandra Eula Lee
Sandra’s work was featured in the exhibition "Reverse the Perspective" at XiangSi Art Museum in Tianjin, China. Fifteen artists and artist groups from ten countries examined life and society in China through video, sculpture, installation, painting, performance, and social interventions.
Julia’s article “Designing Modern Dance Classes for the Mature Mover: Physiological and Psychological Considerations” co-authored with Elin E. Lobel, has been published in the Journal of Dance Education, Volume 16, Issue 2, April 2016, pages 48-57. DOI link https://doi.org/10.1080/15290824.2015.1080368
Madeline Wade and Leslie Wade
Madeline and Leslie have been awarded an NSF grant for their project "RUI: LIGO Calibration, Gravitational‐Wave Searches, and Parameter Estimation in the Advanced Detector Era."
NSF Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) grants
Chris has been awarded
This is a collaborative NSF Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI). Their work will explore novel mechanisms of
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
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
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
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
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 spectroscopic 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
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
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
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
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
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 Institute 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
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
“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,
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
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. Emphasizing Margaret's concern for women in
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-
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
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
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