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Recent Faculty Accomplishments

Rodriguez Núñez Honored at Poetry Festival

Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, Professor of Spanish, was honored by the Caracol International Poetry Festival in Tijuana, Mexico, held September 28-October 1, 2023. The festival named Núñez its Poet of Honor and dedicated the event to his work.

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.”

Faculty Publication: Molecular p-Doping

Catherine Mauck, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has published “Molecular p-Doping in Thiophene Diketopyrrolopyrrole Thin Films through Formation of a Charge Transfer Complex” with co-authors Meheret Ourgessa ‘23, Jack McClellan ‘24, and Dean Johnston, in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, September 2023.

Faculty Publication: Ecopoetcis

Orchid Tierney, Assistant Professor of English, has published, with co-editors Julia Fiedorczuk, Mary Newell, and Bernard Quetchenbach, the edited volume The Routledge Companion to Ecopoetics, September 2023.

Faculty Publication: The Dilemma of Musical Interpretation

Bess Xintong Liu, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, has published “The Dilemma of Musical Interpretation—Artur Schnabel on Music,” by Shanghai Music Publishing House, August 2023. The translation is by Wang Zhen and was edited by Liu Xintong.

Faculty Exhibition and Publication: Time and Beauty

Charlotte Woolf, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, is currently being featured in Time and Beauty, a selected group exhibition, featuring the diverse work of alumni of the ChaNorth residency program. The exhibition is open October 6 through October 22, 2023 in NYC’s Upper East Side.

Faculty Publication: eXplainable AI

Jon Chun, Visiting Instructor of Humanities, and Katherine Elkins, Professor of Comparative Literature and Humanities, have co-published “eXplainable AI with GPT4 for story analysis and generation: A novel framework for diachronic sentiment analysis” in the International Journal of Digital Humanities, October 2023.

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