Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Alexander Bloom, professor of history, presented the following seminars and talks at the University of Rome in March 2013: “Route 66 and the Postwar Westward Expansion”; “John F. Kennedy and the New Frontier”; “America Views Europe, 1945–2013: From Inferiority to Superiority”; “‘The Personal Is Political, The Political Is Personal’: Understanding the 1960s”; and “American Nuclear Culture in the 1950s: Learning to Live (and Die) with the Bomb.” He also wrote a review for the American Historical Review (February 2013) of Stuart Henderson’s Making the Scene: Yorkville and Hip Toronto in the 1960s.

Barbara Brennessel, professor of biology, received a grant from the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative (NBI) in February. She is conducting the research “Fine Scale Population Genetic Analysis of the Spotted Turtle” with student Lindsay Petrenchik ’13 and it will be presented at the NBI conference in May 2013.

Stephanie Burlington Daniels, associate professor of theatre, presented the solo show “Birth Breath Bride Elizabeth” at Wheaton on February 7 and at Emerson College on February 23. The Boston Globe featured the production by the company Sleeping Weazel, which was created by Professor Charlotte Meehan and is run in collaboration with Amanda Weir ’04, Adara Meyers ’08 and Jessica Foster ’05.

Tommasina Gabriele, professor of Italian studies, wrote the article “Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt: Lesbian Desire in Maria Rosa Cutrufelli’s Complice il dubbio,” published in the journal Italian Culture (March 2013).

Michael Gousie, computer science professor, wrote “The Case for 3D Visualization in DEM Assessment,” published in Advances in Spatial Data Handling: Geospatial Dynamics, Geosimulation and Exploratory Visualization (Springer, 2013). He also presented his work at the biennial International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling in Bonn, Germany, in August 2012.

Tim Harbold, associate professor of music, presented “Marching Along with Time: Songs by Irving Berlin 1935–1945,” a theatrical show in collaboration with Valerie Anastasio, Benjamin Sears and Bradford Conner. Performances took place in September 2012 and February 2013 at Wheaton, Follen Church in Lexington, Mass., and the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass. Harbold’s choral arrangement of “Marchin’ to Zion” was released by Santa Barbara Music Publishing in October 2012. Also in 2012, Harbold and Anastasio released “Give ’em the Oo-La-La,” a self-produced CD.

Eric Kelley, visiting instructor of anthropology, published the article “Yva Poty Rising: From the Ashes, a Cause for Hope,” in the Cultural Survival Quarterly (March 2013).

Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Timothy Barker, astronomy professor, co-wrote the article “Rotation Period Determination for 247 Eukrate” in the Minor Planet Bulletin, with faculty technology liaison Gary Ahrendts and Shelby Delos ’14 (2012).

Delvyn Case, assistant professor of music, had his holiday overture, “Rocket Sleigh,” performed by numerous ensembles across the country in December, including by the Arkansas Symphony, the Alabama Symphony, the United States Coast Guard Band, and the Yale Concert Band.

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Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Delvyn Case, assistant professor of music, presented “Fire in the Big Top!”, a commission for narrator and brass quintet for the Portland (Maine) Symphony. It was performed at elementary schools and arts centers throughout the state of Maine in fall 2012.

Samuel Coale, English professor, published Quirks of the Quantum: Postmodernism and Contemporary American Fiction (University of Virginia Press, 2012). He also presented a paper, “Fragments of Transformation: The Tourist, the Romancer, and Hawthorne’s Vision,” at the conference Conversazioni in Italia: Emerson, Hawthorne, and Poe, in Florence, Italy, in June.

Geoffrey Collins, geology professor, co-wrote the National Academies Report Assessment of Planetary Protection Requirements for Spacecraft Missions to Icy Solar System Bodies (National Academies Press, April 2012). He was the vice chair of the committee that wrote the report. [Read more...]

Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Kirk Anderson, associate professor of French, translated from French to English the short story “Brown Hounding” by Franck Pavloff in Metamorphoses (April 2012).

William Goldbloom Bloch, professor of mathematics, published the article “Lost in a Good Book: Jorge Borges’ Inescapable Labyrinth” in Springer Verlag (April 2012). Also, Bloch and Michael Drout wrote the essay “Fair and Unfair Division in Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon” in Mathematics and Popular Culture (McFarland, February 2012).

Alex Bloom, professor of history, published the article “The Sixties” in the Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History (Oxford University Press, March 2012). He also presented the talk “The End of the Tunnel: The Vietnam Experience and American Life” on April 11, 2012, at Capitol Community College in Hartford, Conn. [Read more...]