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Recent Faculty Accomplishments

McAdams Receives NEA Fellowship

Professor Emerita of English Janet McAdams has received a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Translation Fellowship. This fellowship will support her English translation of the book-length sequence of poems, "Daughter of Medea" [Hija de Medea] by Bolivian poet Mónica Velásquez Guzmán.

OAC 2024 Individual Excellence Winners

Please join us in congratulating this year’s winners from Kenyon: Andrew Grace (poetry), Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky (fiction), Wendy MacLeod (playwriting), Kate Hedeen and Victor Rodriguez-Nuñez (poetry).

Faculty publication: Effects of long-term autumn leaf litter removal

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Lauren Schmitt has published “Legacy effects of long-term autumn leaf litter removal slow decomposition rates and reduce soil carbon in suburban yards” with co-authors Max Ferlauto and Karin Burghardt in Plants, People, Planet, February 2024.

Faculty Publication: Crutches as Weapons

Assistant Professor of History Hilary Buxton has published “’Crutches as Weapons:’ Blackness and the Disabled Soldier Body in the First World War,” in Men and masculinities in modern Britain: A history for the present, edited by Matt Houlbrook, Katie Jones and Ben Mechen, Manchester University Press, January 2024.

Faculty Publication: MEA 17

Assistant Professor of Studio Art Manami Ishimura was featured in the book "Manifest Exhibition Annual (MEA) S17," published by Manifest Gallery, 2023. Her installation piece “Thousands of Cranes” was selected as one of the short finalists for the “Grant Jury Award Manifest’s Exhibition – Season 17” out of over five-hundred fifty works from the internationally-juried exhibitions at the gallery.

Faculty Publication: Torah, Masculinity, and Rabbinic Expertise

Assistant Professor of Religious and Jewish Studies Krista Dalton has published a chapter on “Torah, Masculinity, and Rabbinic Expertise” in the edited collection "Constructions of Gender in Religious Traditions of Late Antiquity," edited by Shayna Sheinfeld, Juni Hoppe and Kathy Ehrensperger, Rowman & Littlefield, March 2024.

Faculty Publication: Quasi-Polycyclic Codes

Professor of Mathematics Noah Aydin has published “On the algebraic structure of quasi-polycyclic codes and new quantum codes” with co-authors Ou-azzou Hassan and·Najmeddine Mustaphain in Quantum Information Processing, 2024.

Faculty Publication: Ward Toward

Kenyon Review Fellow Cindy Juyoung OK has published "Ward Toward" with Yale University Press as part of its Yale Series of Younger Poets, March 2024. The Yale Younger Poets is among the most prestigious first-book prizes in the US. There will be a reading on Tuesday, March 19, in the Finn House Cheever Room, at 4:15 p.m.

Faculty Publication: Genealogy

Ira Sukrungruang, the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing, has published a nonfiction essay “Genealogy” in issue 14 of The Spectacle, March 2024.

Faculty Publication: Developing an Ethics Credential for Undergraduate STEM Majors

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Alexandra Bradner has published a chapter, “Developing an Ethics Credential for Undergraduate STEM Majors,” with co-author Rebecca A. Bates. Their chapter appears in "Building Inclusive Ethical Cultures in STEM," edited by Elisabeth Hildt, Kelly Laas, Eric M. Brey, Christine Z. Miller, as part of the International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology book series, vol 42. Springer, 2024.

Faculty Publication: “Life in death”

Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic Wael Salam has published “'Life in death:' Decolonizing Trauma in Sinan Antoon’s "The Corpse Washer” with co-author Ayman Abu-Shomar in Penn State University Press journal Style, 2024.

Faculty Publication: In Vitro Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Activities

Professor of Chemistry Mo Hunsen has published “In vitro antimicrobial and antioxidant activities, essential oil composition, and in silico molecular modeling analysis of secondary metabolites from roots of Verbascum sinaiticum” with co-authors Getachew Tegegn, Yadessa Melaku, Muhdin Aliye, Abiy Abebe, Negera Abdissa, Asfaw Meresa, Sileshi Degu, Ahmed A. Hussein and Milkyas Endale, in Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C, 2024.

Faculty Publication: Tuning In to Climate Change

Assistant Professor of English Orchid Tierney has published the chapter “Tuning In to Climate Change: Podcasts in the Classroom,” in "Teaching the Literature of Climate Change," edited by Debra J. Rosenthal, Modern Language Association, spring 2024.

Faculty Publication: L’enfant et le jeu

Assistant Professor of French Ian Curtis has published “L’enfant et le jeu, la loi et sa transgression dans Les Faux-monnayeurs d’André Gide,” (“The Child and Play, The Law and Its Transgression in André Gide’s The Counterfeiters“) in Le Bulletin des Amis d’André Gide, Spring 2024.

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