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Faculty-Staff Achievements, Jan. 21, 2014

January 21, 2014



Michelle Paquette, associate director, academic programs and residencies in the Office of the Dean of Special Programs, is the author of an article titled “In Favor of Pre-College Academic Programs” published in The Vincent Curtis Educational Register.

Jay Rogoff, visiting assistant professor of English, has two poems, "All the Same" and "Travesty," in the current "Poetry and Opera" issue of the British journal Agenda, Vol. 47, Nos. 3-4 (Autumn-Winter 2013). "Summer Varieties," his extended consideration of the Summer 2013 dance season at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, appears in Ballet Review, Vol. 41, No. 3 (Fall 2013).

Gordon Thompson, professor of music, has been appointed general editor of the first Encyclopedia of Ethnomusicology, a projected five-volume work featuring articles exploring the many ways humans created and use music. Anticipated publication date is 2016.

In the News

Ian Berry, Dayton Director of the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, is the subject of an article titled “Teaching How to See” published in the January 2014 edition of Art News.

A Room of His Own (Ohio University Press) by Professor of English Barbara Black was favorably reviewed by Mary L. Shannon Dec. 13 in The Times Literary Supplement.

Robin Nelson, assistant professor of anthropology, was featured in a Dec. 18 article in Nature, a leading journal of science, on research about sexual assault at field sites in anthropology. Kathryn Clancy of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the principal investigator of a survey project on sexual harassment occurring in field research in biological anthropology, and Nelson is one of the collaborators on the project. Preliminary findings have generated important discussions about research ethics in anthropology and other field based sciences.

Rachel Seligman, assistant director of curatorial affairs and associate curator, Tang Museum, was a source for the article “Solomon Northup’s story gets Oscars spotlight” published Jan. 17 in The Daily Gazette. The article notes Seligman’s role (in her capacity 15 years ago as curator of Union College’s Mandeville Gallery) in bringing “Northup’s story back to life with an exhibit inside the Nott Memorial.” Author Bill Buell continued, “Thursday morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences affirmed that Seligman’s idea was a pretty good one, selecting 12 Years a Slave as one of nine movies up for a Best Picture Oscar.” Read more about Seligman’s fascination with the tale of Solomon Northup.

Sheldon Solomon, professor of psychology, was featured Dec. 31 in a story titled “Nothing Focuses the Mind Like the Ultimate Deadline: Death,” that aired on National Public Radio. Listen here