- September 8, 2015 at 11:11 am
Annette Nierobisz, professor of sociology, presented her paper, "The Flexible Worker and Other Fantastical Myths of the New Economy," at the August 2015 annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.
- September 8, 2015 at 11:03 am
Chérif Keïta, professor of French, was invited in July to screen two of his films for a teacher enrichment program by the University of Minnesota's Institute of Global Studies, under the theme of Teaching African Identity Through Film. An invited tribute appeared in the daily City Press of Johannesburg, titled "Lost and Found: The forgotten heroine." Also, his research was commended in a recent article of the Sunday Tribune in South Africa, and he was interviewed by Classic FM 102.7 of Johhanesburg about Nokutela Dube.
- September 8, 2015 at 11:02 am
Eric Egge, Professor of Mathematics, and Arjendu Pattanayak, Professor of Physics, had their manuscript entitled "Dynamics of Quantumness Measures in the Decohering Harmonic Oscillator" co-authored by Peter Rose '11, Andrew McClung '10, Tyler Keating '09, and Andrew Steege '08, accepted for publication at Pramana: Journal of Physics.
- September 8, 2015 at 10:53 am
John W. Nason Professor of Asian Studies and Religion, published three articles over the summer: "Did Tsongkhapa Teach Mahāmudrā?" came out in Zentralasiatische Studien (Bonn), while revised versions of his pieces on "Mahāmudrā in India" and "Mahāmudrā in Tibet" were posted by Oxford Bibliographies Online.
- September 3, 2015 at 8:52 am
Cindy Blaha, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has just received an NSF grant to work with four collaborators to institutionalize a mentoring program for female physics faculty. Operating under the auspices of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and directed by a team that also includes lead PI Beth Cunningham and co-PIs Anne Cox from Eckerd College, Barbara Whitten from Colorado College, and Idalia Ramos from the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao, the "Mutual Mentoring to Combat Isolation in Physics" project will use a combination of face-to-face meetings and electronic connections to reduce the isolation of participating physicists and to support their career development. As many as 50 women physics faculty members will participate in the mutual mentoring alliances supported by this project.
- August 31, 2015 at 9:22 am
Economics professor receives sub-award from UC-San Diego
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- August 19, 2015 at 8:31 am
David Tompkins, Associate Professor of History, has been awarded two grants to do research in Germany and Poland for his new book project "The Construction and Reception of Friends and Enemies during the Cold War: Images of Israel, China, and Yugoslavia in the Soviet Bloc." With a 3-month research grant from the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Dienst, German Academic Exchange Service) and a 13-month research fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, David will investigate changes in the ways that Soviet bloc countries understood Israel, China, and Yugoslavia during the Cold War, and analyze how those changes challenged communist self-understanding.
- August 9, 2015 at 11:10 am
Jim Fisher, John W. Nason Professor of Asian Studies and Anthropology, Emeritus, was the commentator on Rethinking Structure and Agency, and the history of Nepal, roundtable at the South Asia Conference, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on October 24.
- August 1, 2015 at 9:14 am
Stephie Fried, Assistant Professor of Economics, has received a subaward from the University of California-San Diego for the project “Rural Electrification and Internal Migration in the Developing World” funded by the London School of Economics International Growth Centre (IGC). As coPI, Professor Fried, with PI David Lagakos, will compile a village-level dataset for Ethiopian villages, aiming to provide guidance to developing-country policy makers on optimal patterns of – and governmental spending on – electrification across rural regions.