Vicki Bartolini, professor of education, spoke on an international panel, “Shared Challenges, Shared Opportunities: How Countries Can Proactively Align Early Education to Promote Childhood and Family Health and Nutrition,” at the Global Challenges and Opportunities Facing Children, Youth and Families conference at Wheelock College in June. She also shared her Early STEM literacy video documentation project at a session with education leaders from around the world.
Alexander Bloom, professor of history, published the article “‘The Mainspring in This Country Has Been Broken’: America’s Battered Sense of Self and the Emergence of the Vietnam Syndrome” in Four Decades On: Vietnam, the United States, and the Legacies of the Second Indochina War (Duke University Press, June 2013).
James Byrne, visiting assistant professor of English, presented the paper “‘The Past Is a Foreign Country’: Narrative, Nostalgia and the Ideology of Irishness for the Nineteenth-Century Irish Emigrant” at the American Conference for Irish Studies in Chicago in April.
Michael Drout, professor of English, published the article “Introduction: Reading Tolkien’s Poetry” in Tolkien’s Poetry (Walking Tree Publishers, April 2013).
Francisco Fernandez de Alba, associate professor of Hispanic studies, presented the lecture “Supplement and Complement: One Case of Transatlantic Studies” at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at Rutgers University–Newark in New Jersey on Feb. 21, 2013.
Edward Gallagher, professor of French, translated The Romance of Tristan and Iseut by Joseph Bédier, (Hackett Publishing Company, April 2013).
Scott Gelber, assistant professor of education, was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation to support a book-length research project titled “Courtrooms and Classrooms: The Legal History of College Access, 1860–1960.”
Andrew Howard, professor of art, had his black-and-white photographs featured in juried exhibitions this summer. “Moonrise Arches, Utah” was in “The National” exhibition at the Cape Cod Art Association (CCAA) in Barnstable, Mass., and was awarded first place. “Sandy Neck, Winter” was in the association’s “All Cape Cod” exhibition and was awarded first place in the photography category. “Joshua Tree” was presented at the Falmouth Art Center and won first place.
Nancy Kendrick, professor of philosophy, presented the paper “Astell and Wollstonecraft on Aristotelian Friendship” on March 20 and 25 at the Eighteenth-Century Studies Seminar at the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard; and at the Philosophy Department Colloquium at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
Lisa Lebduska, associate professor of English, published the essay “Profession of Letters” in College Composition and Communication (September 2013).
Yuen-Gen Liang, associate professor of history, co-authored the articles “Unity and Disunity Across the Strait of Gibraltar,” and “The Interdisciplinary Humanities: A Platform for Experiential Learning of Workplace Skills,” with Associate Professor of Art History Touba Ghadessi. He also co-edited the special issue of the journal Medieval Encounters (2013) titled “Spanning the Strait: Studies in Unity in the Western Mediterranean.”
Charlotte Meehan, associate professor of English and founder of Sleeping Weazel, presented the play she wrote, “Real Realism,” at the Factory Theatre in Boston May 31 through June 1 and June 6 through 8.
Kim Miller, associate professor of women’s studies, published the article “Interweaving Narratives of Art and Activism: Sandra Kriel’s Heroic Women” in African Art, Interviews, Narratives: Bodies of Knowledge at Work (Indiana University Press, May 2013).
A. Javier Trevino, professor of sociology, published the article “On the Facilitating Actions of Service Sociology” in the Journal of Applied Social Science (March 2013).