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Faculty-Staff Achievements, Oct. 8, 2013

October 8, 2013


Jeffrey Segrave, David H. Porter Professor and professor of health and exercise sciences, and Bob Barney, University of Western Ontario’s director of International Olympic Studies, presented a paper titled “Get on the bus! NASSH Neanderthals and the pre-history of our society” at the annual conference of the North American Society for Sport History May 24-27 at St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.


dan curley's new book, 2013

Dan Curley, associate professor of classics, is the author of a new book published by Cambridge University Press. Tragedy in Ovid: Theater, Metatheater, and the Transformation of a Genre, surveys tragic characters, motifs, and modalities in Ovid’s Heroides and Metamorphoses. Through close readings of these poems, Curley demonstrates Ovid’s career-long fascination with the genre of tragedy, which began with his now-lost Medea. Curley also suggests that Ovidian presentation of tragedy on the page instead of the stage is a landmark in the history of the theater, and establishes Ovid as a missing link between the Greek and Roman playwrights Euripides and Seneca. Read more at the publisher's web site.

Rob Hallock, visiting assistant professor of neuroscience, and Maura LaBrecque ’14 had a paper titled “Distinct odors of mushrooms and an odor wheel to categorize them” accepted for publication in Fungi magazine.

The Irish Edge, a new book co-written by James Kennelly, professor of international business, Management and Business, was launched by the taoiseach (prime minister of Ireland), Sept. 6 in Dublin.

In the News

James Kennelly, Management and Business, was interviewed on Irish radio’s “The Business” which aired Sept. 14. He also was interviewed Sept. 5 by Ireland’s Radio Kerry.

Helen Knowles, visiting assistant professor of government, was quoted extensively about Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinions in the gay marriage cases in a July 8 National Law Journal article.

Rachel Seligman’s book Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave (co-written with David A. Fiske and Clifford W. Brown Jr.) was cited in a Sept. 22 New York Times story titled “A Escape from Slavery, Now a Move, Has Long Intrigued Historians.”

Linda Simon, professor emerita of English, is the author of “How New Styles Made the 'New Woman’ of the Roaring ’20s,” published June 5 in

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