Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Francisco Fernández de Alba, associate professor of Hispanic studies, presented the keynote address “1980s Madrid: The War on Drugs and the Transatlantic Conspiracy Theory” at the Levy-Wasteneys Graduate Symposium sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Toronto (Canada) in March. He also presented “Of Bubbles and Islands: In Between Peripherality and the Iberian Atlantic” at the Centro de Estudios Canarias-América conference at Hunter College in New York in April.

Vicki Bartolini, professor of education, co-wrote the article “A Shift to Inquiry: The Heart of Effective Teaching and Professional Development for the 21st Century” in the New Educator (February). She also collaborated with Blakely Fetridge Bundy ’66 on the steering committee of TRUCE (Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment) to publish seasonal screen-free play plans for families and teachers of young children.

Alexander Bloom, professor of history, presented the paper “Whatever Happened to the New York Intellectuals?” at Alfred Kazin: A Centennial Celebration, a conference at Wellesley College in May. He also presented the talks “‘Long Time Gone’: The Shifting Meanings of the 1960s Over the Last 50 Years” and “Making the Past Talk: Deriving Textured Meaning From Inanimate Documents?” to graduate students at the University of Rome in June. [Read more...]

Publications, honors and creative works: Alumnae/i

Andrea Kneifel Johnstone ’85 was selected as the next United States magistrate judge for the district of New Hampshire. Previously, she was special counsel to the University System of New Hampshire.

Elizabeth Sobe Cerasuolo ’96, director of communications at Fish & Richardson, Boston, in May received an Excellence in Law award in the marketing category from Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus, professor of religion, published the article ‘‘‘Better a Meal of Vegetables with Love’: The Symbolic Meaning of Vegetables in Rabbinic and Post-Rabbinic Midrash on Proverbs 15.17” in the Jewish Quarterly Review (Winter 2014).

Delvyn Case, assistant professor of music, created a children’s piece for narrator and strings, “Lighthouse Keeper: The Story of Abbie Burgess,” which was performed by members of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra in March 2014 as part of their educational outreach program at elementary schools in Michigan.

Michael Drout, professor of English, presented “The Tower and the Ruin: How to Read J.R.R. Tolkien’s Creation” on Oct. 17, 2013, at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. He also published “The Tower and the Ruin: The Past in Tolkien’s Works,” a chapter in the book Tolkien: The Forest and the City (Four Courts Press, 2013).

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Publications, honors and creative works: Alumnae/i

Marjorie Gelb Jones ’62 was invited to Rome to speak about the biography she wrote, Frances Yates and the Hermetic Tradition (Ibis Press, 2008), at a book fair in December 2013. The translation was introduced there.