April Bernard, professor of English and director of creative writing, published the poem “Haunt” in the new anthology “Together in a Sudden Strangeness: America’s Poets Respond to the Pandemic” (Knopf). The poem was first published in The New York Review of Books in July.
Gwen D'Arcangelis, associate professor and associate director of the Gender Studies Program, published a new book, “Bio-Imperialism: Disease, Terror and the Construction of National Fragility” Published by Rutgers University Press, the book critiques an understudied dimension of the war on terror —U.S. focus on bioterror and germ threats. The book examines the post-9/11 mobilization of bioscience and public health fields to this effort, alongside narratives of Arab/Muslim terror, U.S. vulnerability, white femininity, technoscientific progress and pandemic preparedness.
Giuseppe Faustini, professor of Italian, participated in a forum about his books “Luigi Pirandello, studi e ricerche” (Metauro Edizioni: Pesaro, 2017) and “Un amore primaverile, Inediti di Luigi Pirandello e Jenny” (Firenze: Pagliai-Polistampa, 2019). The Nov. 26 seminar was hosted by the Istituto di Studi Pirandelliani in Rome. The Pirandello scholar Elio Providenti and Annamaria Andreoli, president of the Istituto, led the book presentations and discussion of Faustini's scholarly contribution to Pirandello studies. Faustini also participated in the discussion.
June Paul, assistant professor of social work, was chosen as a Periclean faculty leader by Project Pericles, a national consortium of colleges and universities that promotes civic engagement within higher education. The award provides funding for Paul to incorporate new civic engagement strategies within the Social Work Social Policy and Social Justice course she teaches in the Department of Social Work while building connections with other faculty across the country.
The Times Union has posted a review of the exhibition “Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond,” which is organized by Rachel Seligman, Malloy curator, and Minita Sanghvi, assistant professor in the Department of Management and Business. The reviewer describes the exhibition as "Overwhelming. It dazzles, ever-changing and aesthetically relentless. Color, surface, size, framing, detail and content take off in every direction. The show is multi-everything, from what to say and how to say it, and ambitious."
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