Publications, honors and creative works

Keiter Professor of History Alexander Bloom’s review of Framing the Sixties: The Use and Abuse of a Decade from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush by Bernard von Bothmer appeared in the Journal of American History (December 2010). He also presented the lecture “‘I Want My Country Back’: Barack Obama, the Tea Party, and the Battle for the Meaning of America,” at the Istituto Universitario Orientale in Naples, Italy, and at the Università di Roma Tre in Rome (March 2010).

Vicki Bartolini, education professor and Dorothy Williams ’42 Chair in the Social Sciences, co-presented a workshop titled “Surviving, Thriving, Prospering in the 21st Century: What Matters in Those Earliest of Years 0–5?” at the Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Education at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (January 2011).

Associate Professor of Political Science Gerard Huiskamp and Eli Lovely ’10 presented their co-authored paper “War Goes to the Movies: The U.S. Military’s Use of Film and Cinematic Mythos in the Iraq War” at the 2010 Midwest Political Science Association Meeting in Chicago. The paper, which was the result of a project completed as part of the Wheaton Research Partnership program, has been nominated for the Pi Sigma Alpha Award. The award recognizes  the best paper delivered at the conference (April 2010).

Professor of English Michael Drout published the article “The Rohirrim, the Anglo-Saxons, and the Problem of Appendix F: Ambiguity and Reference in Tolkien’s Books and Jackson’s Films” in Picturing Tolkien: Essays on Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy.  (McFarland, 2011).

Francisco Fernandez de Alba, associate professor of Hispanic studies, published the article “Burnt Poems: Virgilio Piñera and the Community of Critical Exchange” in Revista de Estudios Hispanicos (March 2011).

Tropical Ecology by John KricherProfessor of Biology John Kricher’s latest book, Tropical Ecology, a comprehensive 640-page textbook dealing with all areas of tropical ecology, was published (Princeton University Press, 2011).

Photographs by Professor of Art Andrew Howard were published in the December and February issues of Cape Cod Life magazine.

John Collins, Bojan H. Jennings Professor of Natural Science, Physics/Astronomy, had an article he co-authored,  “Photoluminescence Spectroscopy of Cr3+ in CaY2Mg2Ge3O12,” published in the Journal of Applied Physics (2010). He also co-edited Biophotonics: Spectroscopy, Imaging, Sensing, and Manipulation, which is part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics (Springer, 2010)