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Faculty-Staff Achievements

November 25, 2020

Gwen D'Arcangelis

Gwen D’Arcangelis, associate professor of gender studies, is releasing a new book, “Bio-Imperialism: Disease, Terror and the Construction of National Fragility” (Rutgers University Press, 2020). The book examines the United States’ post-9/11 mobilization of bioscience and public health fields to focus on bioterror and germ threats during the War on Terror, as well as narratives of Arab/Muslim terror, U.S. vulnerability, white femininity, technoscientific progress and pandemic preparedness. 

Stephen IvesSarah DiPasqualeSarah DiPasquale, assistant professor of dance, and Stephen Ives, associate professor of health and human physiological sciences, published a research paper in the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, “Examining Neuromuscular Control of the Vastus Medialis Oblique and Vastus Lateralis Muscles During Fundamental Dance Movements,” in collaboration with Hannah Weighart ’19 and Noelle Morrow ’19. 

Hedi JaouadHédi A. Jaouad, professor of French, received a laudatory review in The Modern Language Review, Vol. 115, No. 3 (July 2020), pp. 706-707, of his book "Browning Upon Arabia: A Moveable East.” 

James KennellyJames Kennelly, professor of international business and management, wrote a chapter in the new book "Kerry: History and Society." Chapter 28, "The evolution of the Kerry Co-op," describes the “rags to riches” transformation of a small Irish dairy co-operative with uncertain prospects of survival into a substantial multinational corporation in the specialized food ingredients sector. 

Pushkala Prasad

Pushkala Prasad, Zankel Chair in Management for Liberal Arts Students, participated on a panel analyzing current job market trends and offering advice to recent graduates entering the job market. 

Denise SmithDenise L. Smith, professor in the Health and Human Physiological Sciences Department, and her colleagues in the First Responder Health and Safety Laboratory recently published two articles in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: “Decreased Pulmonary Function Over 5 Years in US Firefighters” and “A Cross-Sectional Examination of 10-year Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among US Firefighters by Age and Weight Status.” Both papers were supported by a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and reflected a collaboration with occupational health clinics across the country.



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