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).
Keiter Professor of History Alexander Bloom co-edited the third edition of “Takin’ It To The Streets”: A Sixties Reader, the comprehensive collection of primary documents from the 1960s (Oxford University Press).
Rick Britto, visiting instructor of music in performance, in November released a new CD titled In the Sky on iTunes. The CD was featured on allaboutjazz.com as “download of the week.”
Delvyn Case, assistant professor of music, has completed a commission from the Portland (Maine) Symphony Orchestra for their 2010–2011 KinderKonzert season. His Christmas overture “Rocket Sleigh” was performed in December by 15 orchestras across the country. He was also a featured presenter at the annual meeting of the Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies at the national conference of the American Academy of Religion in Atlanta, where he presented examples of his sacred compositions. The December issue of the National Opera Association’s Sacred in Opera journal was devoted entirely to his essay “Punk Opera as Spiritual Vocation,” describing his 2008 opera The Prioress’s Tale. [Read more...]
Professor of Religion Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus published the paper “Truly the Ear Tests Words as the Palate Tastes Food” (Job 12:11): Synaesthetic Food Metaphors for the Experience of the Divine in Jewish Tradition,” in Food and Language: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2009.
Assistant Professor of Economics Phoebe Chan published the article “The Determinants of International Patenting for Nine Agricultural Biotechnology Firms,” in The Journal of Industrial Economics (June 2010).
Michael Gousie, mathematics and computer science professor, co-authored “DEM View: 3D Visualization of DEM Error,” which was published in Accuracy 2010, Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (July 2010). [Read more...]
Assistant Professor of Political Science Alireza Shomali published Politics and the Criteria of Truth (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).
Professor of Religion Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus and Professor of Biology Betsey Dyer presented their paper “Cultures and Cultures: Fermented Foods as Culinary Shibboleths” at the Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery in July at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
Xuesheng Chen, professor of physics, published the paper “Size Reduction and Rare Earth Doping of GaN Powders through Ball-milling,” in III-Nitride Materials for Sensing, Energy Conversion, and Controlled Light-Matter Interactions, in the Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings (2010). [Read more...]