Publications, honors and creative works

Conversations with Erik & IRick Britto, visiting instructor of music in performance and Wheaton Jazz Band director, recently released two CDs—avant-garde jazz saxophone duo “Conversations with Erik & I,” and contemporary jazz project “For Your Love.”

Thandi Buthelezi, assistant professor of chemistry; John Collins, Bojan H. Jennings Professor of Natural Science/Physics/Astronomy; and Xuesheng Chen, physics professor, received an award of $255,865 from the National Science Foundation for their proposal titled “MRI: Acquisition of a Pulsed Laser/Detection System for Time-Resolved Studies of Molecular Complexes.”

Alexander Bloom, history professor, presented the lecture “The Vietnam War and Contemporary American Culture” at the National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar Voices Across Time, held at the University of Pittsburgh on July 14, 2011.

Delvyn Case, assistant professor of music, was honored with a South Shore Stars 40 under 40 award for his leadership and community involvement in Massachusetts.

he Entanglements of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Haunted Minds and Ambiguous ApproachesSamuel Coale, English professor, published The Entanglements of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Haunted Minds and Ambiguous Approaches (Boydell & Brewer, 2011). He also published two articles, “Quantum Flux and Narrative Flow: Don DeLillo’s Entanglements with Quantum Theory” in Papers on Language & Literature, and “Conspiracy and Paranoia in Contemporary American Politics and Fiction: The Mouse and the Snake” in the cultural journal Dialogi (Summer 2011).

Rachelle DeCoste, assistant professor of mathematics, published the article “Characterizations of Heisenberg-like Lie Algebras” in the Journal of Lie Theory (September 2011).

Michael Drout, English professor, was the “Scholar Guest of Honor” at the annual meeting of the Mythopoeic Society and delivered the lecture “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics” Seventy-five Years Later, at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M., on July 16, 2011. He had an essay translated into Italian: “Luce e Ombra, Triofono e Caduta nella lettura del ‘Silmarillion’” in Tolkien (2011). Also, J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beowulf and the Critics, the revised and expanded edition, which Drout edited, was published (Arizona Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 2011).

Claudia Fieo, art professorClaudia Fieo, art professor, had work accepted last spring in the 33rd Bradley International Print and Drawing Show, a juried exhibition at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. She exhibited newly completed silk organza collagraph prints in a group exhibition titled “Inkling” at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Also, her most recent work, both small-scale woodcut and large-scale three-dimensional color prints, are featured in an exhibition titled “Micro/Macro: Printmakers Network of Southern New England” at the Newport Art Museum in Rhode Island through December 2011. An image of one of her prints was featured in the Attleboro, Mass., Sun Chronicle.

The University and the People: Envisioning American Higher Education in an Era of Populist ProtestScott Gelber, assistant professor of education, published The University and the People: Envisioning American Higher Education in an Era of Populist Protest (University of Wisconsin Press, 2011).

Jay Goodman, political science professor, published the article “Minnie Frumer Goodman: An Early Female Attorney in Louisiana and Missouri in the 1930s—A Tale and an Appreciation” in the Roger Williams University Law Review (Spring 2011).

Gerry Huiskamp, Henrietta Jennings Professor of Political Science, published the article “‘Support the Troops!’: The Social and Political Currency of Patriotism in the United States” in New Political Science (September 2011).

Yuen-Gen Liang, assistant professor of history, published Family and Empire: The Fernández de Córdoba and the Spanish Realm (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011).

John Miller, economics professor, co-authored and published Economic Collapse, Economic Change: Getting to the Roots of the Crisis (M.E. Sharpe, 2011).

Kim Miller, associate professor of women’s studies and art history, published the article “Selective Silencing and the Shaping of Memory: The Case of the Monument to the Women of South Africa” in the South African Historical Journal (Summer 2011).

Jonathan Walsh, French professor, presented a paper titled “Empathy and Narrative Strategy in Two Novels by Claudine-Alexandrine de Tencin,” and chaired a panel called “Beyond the Text: The Social Effects of Reading in the Age of Sensibility” at the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, in Graz, Austria (July 2011).