- March 10, 2017 at 2:43 pm
Alex Knodell, Assistant Professor of Classics, recently presented a paper at a conference in Athens, Greece, organized by the Netherlands Institute in Athens: Fields, Sherds, and Scholars: Recording and Interpreting Survey Ceramics. The paper, "Diagnostic Visibility and Problems of Quantification in Survey Assemblages: Examples from the Mazi Archaeological Project (Northwest Attica)," was co-authored with colleagues from the Mazi Archaeological Project (Christian Cloke, Sylvian Fachard, and Kalliopi Papangeli).
- March 10, 2017 at 2:32 pm
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Rob Hardy, Research Associate in Classics, recently published a book of poetry, Domestication: Collected Poems 1996-2016. The book is published by Shipwreckt Books in Rushford, Minnesota. In this collection, says Minnesota Book Award winner Emilio DeGrazia, "Rob Hardy brings together the wide range of gifts that place him among the few whose common touch makes them exceptional." Rob currently serves as the first Poet Laureate of Northfield.
- March 10, 2017 at 2:18 pm
Renata Fitzpatrick, Assistant Director of the Writing Center and Coordinator of Second-Language Writing, presented at the Conference on Writing Research Across Borders at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia, on February 16.
- March 7, 2017 at 8:26 am
Julie Neiworth, Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences and Psychology, received a $431,950 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a three-year research project to study the onset of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Prof. Neiworth and undergraduate student researchers will collect cognitive and behavioral data from a troop of cotton-top tamarin monkeys. They hope to distinguish “natural” aging-related declines in learning and thinking from declines due to Alzheimer’s-like changes in the brain – plaques of beta amyloid molecules and neurofibrillary tangles of tau proteins. Since tamarins closely share certain key characteristics with humans, Prof. Neiworth’s research could lead to the development of new medical and training procedures for the treatment of AD in humans. In addition to working with up to 50 undergraduate researchers during summers, winter and spring breaks, and the three academic years covered by the grant, Prof. Neiworth, in consultation with Associate Professor of Psychology Sarah Meerts, will continue to seek evidence for beta amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the monkeys once natural death has occurred. Neuroscience students will conduct immunohistochemical processes with Neiworth to seek these markers of AD.
- March 3, 2017 at 3:03 pm
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Susan Jaret McKinstry, Helen F. Lewis Professor of English, gave a paper entitled "Dante Rossetti's Commemorative Metaphors" at the Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, February 2 through 4. She was the chair of the Article Prize committee 2016-2017, and she was elected to serve on the NCSA Board for five years.
- March 3, 2017 at 2:25 pm
Roger Jackson, John W. Nason Professor of Asian Studies and Religion, Emeritus, recently presented a paper at Princeton University entitled "Taming Śāntideva: Tsongkhapa's Use of the Bodhicaryāvatāra." He also published a review article in the spring 2017 issue of Buddhadharma magazine, entitled "Dzogchen Explained."