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Recent Faculty Accomplishments

Wright Awarded Prestigious NSF CAREER Grant

Assistant Professor of Biology Natalie Wright has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER grant for her project “The evolutionary causes and functional consequences of sexual dimorphism in flight muscle size in birds.”

Wades Awarded NSF RUI Grant

Les Wade, Associate Professor of Physics, along with co-PI Madeline Wade, Associate Professor of Physics, have been awarded a three-year continuing grant for their project “RUI: Supporting LIGO Calibration, Detector Characterization, and Data Analysis in O4.”

Zhou Awarded Production Funding

Hao Zhou, Assistant Professor of Film, has been awarded funding for his short documentary, “Stitching Forward” as one of three filmmakers chosen by Hulu and the If/Then Shorts program.

Faculty Publication: “Here, Hopefully” on PBS

A short documentary film, “Here, Hopefully“, by Hao Zhou, Assistant Professor of Film, is now being distributed via PBS HOMEGROWN series.

Faculty Commission: HOME

Anton Dudley, Associate Professor of Drama, has received a commission, along with composer Faye Chiao, to write and present a new musical, HOME. The commission is supported by Off-Broadway’s New Victory Theater LabWorks and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Faculty Publication: looking at the Tiny

Orchid Tierney, Assistant Professor of English, has published looking at the Tiny: Mad lichen on the surfaces of reading with Essay Press (June 2023) as the winner of the Essay Press 2022 Chapbook Contest.

Faculty Interview: asian in ohio

Ira Sukrungruang, Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing, is one of 28 Asian and Asian American Ohioans interviewed for Midstory’s “asian in ohio,” a year-long exploration into Asian Americans’ complex experiences in the Buckeye State, which presents particular challenges to race and identity. Sukrungruang’s interview can be seen in the Central Ohio section.

Rhodes Poem part of Sesquicentennial

Royal Rhodes, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, was mentioned and his poem read by the host, Christopher Purdy, on WOSU NPR Network’s All Sides Weekend: Books. The book discussion was part of the Sesquicentennial celebration of the Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Faculty Publication: Breathing Without a Head

Orchid Tierney, Assistant Professor of English, has published “Breathing Without a Head: Plant Respirations in John Gerrard’s Smoke Trees” in SubStance, Volume 52, Number 1, 2023 from Johns Hopkins University Press.

Faculty Exhibition: Expanding Agriculture

Charlotte Woolf, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, had recent photographs from their ongoing series, Women in Agriculture, featured in the series Expanding Agriculture during Upstate Art Weekend, July 21-22, 2023, in New York.

Faculty Publication: We Already Knew What Time It Was

Austin Johnson, Associate Professor of Sociology, has published “‘We Already Knew What Time It Was:’ HIV, COVID19, and Black Transgender Women in the South” with co-authors Katherine Bullock and Ivy Hill, in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, August 2023.

Staff Publication: Language Learning in Academic Museums

Jodi Kovach, Curator of Academic Programs for the Gund Gallery, along with co-editor Heather Flaherty, has published Language Learning in Academic Museums, with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, May 2023. She also co-wrote Chapter 6: “The Audacious Aesthetic Practice of Foreign Language Learning in the Art Museum” with Leo Riegert, Associate Professor of German.

Faculty Exhibition: Wake Sleep Dream

Manami Ishimura, Assistant Professor of Studio Art, has been invited for the group exhibition “Wake … Sleep … Dream” in Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art and Design. The exhibition will be held from September 7 to November 18, 2023.

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