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Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Alex Bloom, professor of history, was a panelist on Oct. 23, 2013, at a live forum and radio show at the Providence Athenaeum in Rhode Island, regarding the legislation that created the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities. SueEllen Kroll ’98 was a program organizer.

Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus, professor of religion, authored “Sukkot: The Paradigmatic Harvest Festival” in Celebration: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery (Prospect, 2012).

13-Drout-coverMichael Drout, professor of English, presented the lecture “How to Read J.R.R. Tolkien” at his alma mater, Carnegie Mellon University, in October 2013, as part of the Carol Brown annual lecture series. Drout also released the audio course “How to Think: The Liberal Arts and Their Enduring Value” (Recorded Books, 2013), and published Tradition and Influence in Anglo-Saxon Literature: An Evolutionary, Cognitivist Approach (Palgrave, 2013), with cover art designed by Leah Smith ’14 and Amira Pualwan ’13.

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Publications, honors and creative works: Alumnae/i

13-Lori-Baker-coverLori Baker ’84, author of three story collections, published The Glass Ocean (Penguin Press, 2013), which received praise from Publishers Weekly.

Holly Barry ’85 published the children’s book Helen Keller’s Best Friend Belle (Albert Whitman & Company, 2013).

Rosemary Liss ’11 showcased her artwork in the exhibition “A Sacred Space” at Ancient Arts Wellness in Baltimore, Md., in October 2013.

Thomas Sanderson ’92, co-director and senior fellow at the Transnational Threats Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., co-authored “Terrorism’s shifting face” in the op-ed section of the Washington Post on August 5, 2013.

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Publications, Honors and Creative Works: Faculty

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). [Read more...]

Publications, Honors and Creative Works: Alumnae/i

Robie Heilbrun Harris ’62 received the inaugural Mills Tannenbaum Award for Children’s Literacy, presented at the Reach Out and Read of Greater New York Annual Benefit on May 6 in Manhattan. The award recognizes authors dedicated to promoting a lifelong love of reading in young children.

Michelle “Shelly” Jarenski ’99, assistant professor of English at University of Michigan–Dearborn, published the article “‘Delighted and Instructed’: African American Challenges to Panoramic Aesthetics in J.P. Ball, Kara Walker, and Frederick Douglass” in the American Quarterly (2013).

Priscilla Ledbetter Padgett ’82 published Mercer Island (Arcadia Publishing, May 2013), a photo history featuring images gathered from state and local archives, museums, libraries, newspapers and personal collections. It is part of Arcadia’s Images of America series, which has more than 6,000 titles.