- February 15, 2016 at 1:18 pm
Cherif Keita, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, performs "The Sunjata Story: Glimpse of a Mande Epic" with two Malian griots, singer Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté accompanied on the balafon by Fodé Lassana Diabaté.
- February 15, 2016 at 1:04 pm
Ken Abrams, Associate Professor of Psychology, co-edited a book with Dana Gross (St. Olaf College) and Carol Enns (Cornell College) titled Internationalizing the Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum: Practical Lessons Learned at Home and Abroad and published by the American Psychological Association. Sharon Akimoto, Professor of Psychology, contributed a chapter on teaching cross-cultural psychology, and Neil Lutsky, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology, provided a chapter on faculty development to enhance internationalization. Abrams wrote chapters on the importance of internationalizing the curriculum and on teaching cross-cultural psychopathology in Prague.
Paper Airplanes, founded by Bailey Ulbricht '15, mentioned in speech delivered by US Ambassador to the UN.February 10, 2016 at 5:30 pm
- February 8, 2016 at 1:40 pmNeil Lutsky, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology, presented a paper "Better Than Average: Self-Evaluations in an Indian Sample," co-authored with Ashwini Ashokkumar of Ashoka University, Sonipat, India, at the 2016 Society for Personality and Social Psychology annual meeting in San Diego, California.
- February 8, 2016 at 1:37 pmKathie Galotti, William H. Laird Professor of Cognitive Science, has a new edition of her textbook, Cognitive Development: Infancy Through Adolescence (2nd ed) published by Sage Publishers on January 13.
- February 4, 2016 at 1:41 pm
Matt Whited, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has published an article in Dalton Transactions entitled "Examining the role of Rh/Si cooperation in alkene hydrogenation by a pincer-type [P2Si]Rh complex" as an invited contribution to the "New Talent: Americas" thematic issue. The article describes an investigation of how rare and abundant chemical elements can be paired to perform a ubiquitous and important catalytic reaction and was carried out with student collaborators Teddy Donnell '17 and Zander Deetz '15.
- February 1, 2016 at 1:37 pm
Justin London, Professor of Music, served as guest editor of a special issue of Empirical Musicology Review (vol. 10, no. 4, 2015). The issue is dedicated to "Musical Rhythm Across Cultures," and it includes an article on the nuances of performance timing in Balkan percussion music by Daniel Goldberg '08. EMR is an open-source journal with a public peer review process, where each target article is accompanied by several commentaries.
- February 1, 2016 at 1:35 pm
Cherif Keita, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, performed two shows at the British Library in London on January 22 and 23 with Trio Da Kali from Mali. A review appeared in theguardian. He also presented a paper titled "The Sunjata Fasa (The Epic of Sundiata) as the Matrix of Mande Personhood" at the British Library one-day seminar on West African Literature and Thought in French: Translating Cultures. The Witness of Natal (Pietermaritzburg, South Africa) has called my work of resurrecting the forgotten pioneer Nokutela Dube on film as a "Great Historical Feat."
- January 19, 2016 at 1:55 pm
Cherlon Ussery, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, co-presented a poster at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America with students Lydia Ding '17 and Rebecca Liu '17. The presentation was entitled "The Typology of Mandarin Infinitives" and the research was funded by the Wu Family Fund Award.
- January 18, 2016 at 1:57 pm
Nancy Wilkie, William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology, and the Liberal Arts, Emerita, presented a paper on "The Role of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield (USCBS) in the Protection of Cultural Property" at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in a session entitled New Developments in Cultural Property Protection in Conflict Zones, which she also chaired.
- January 18, 2016 at 1:53 pm
Julia Strand, Assistant Professor of Psychology, published an article in the Journal of Memory & Language, "Many neighborhoods: Phonological and perceptual neighborhood density in lexical production and perception." This work, done with a collaborator at University of California Berkeley, examines common factors that influence both the perception and production of spoken language.
- January 18, 2016 at 1:51 pm
Arjendu Pattanyak, Professor of Physics, gave an invited talk at the University of Arizona's College of Optical Sciences Optics and Photonics Winter School and Workshop. He spoke on "Entanglement in a 2-qubit system is related to the classical dynamics" which is on work done in collaboration with Jie Lin '14 and Joshua Ruebeck '17. Zeenath Khan '17 and Walter Lynn '16 also attended the Winter School and Workshop. Walter presented a poster on "Simulating Anomalous Chaos in a Quantum Duffing Oscillator" on work done with Pattanayak and Moses Misplon '17 among others.