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May 27, 2022

Rita Cano Alcalá – Chicanx-Latinx Studies

Professor Alcalá has the following monograph coming out in the Spring of 2022 from the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature: “La Malinche, La Virgen de Guadalupe, and La Llorona: The Recuperation of Divine Supernatural Powers in Late 20th-Century Chicana Literature.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature. Oxford University Press, 2015–. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190201098.013.355

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Gabriela Bacsán – Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures

Professor Bacsán received a Graves Award in the Humanities. The Arnold L. Graves and Lois S. Graves Awards encourage and reward “outstanding accomplishment in actual teaching in the humanities by younger faculty members.” These grants are offered biannually and seek to recognize “unusual skill and enthusiasm” in teaching as well as scholarly merit.

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Suchi Branfman – Dance

Professor Branfman participated in the below presentations and film screenings for her film Undanced Dances Through Prison Walls During a Pandemic: • December 3, 2021: Freedom Fridays, Oakland, CA • January 15, 2022: Beyond the Bars Conference, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA • February 22, 2022: New York University, NYC, NY • March 25, 2022: Dance […]

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Sarah Budischak – Biology

Professor Budischak co-wrote the publication, Genomic heterozygosity is associated with parasite abundance, but the effects are not mediated by host condition. S.A. Budischak, S. Halvorsen, F. Finseth. 2022. Evolutionary Ecology. https://doi-org.ccl.idm.oclc.org/10.1007/s10682-022-10175-8

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Bethany Caulkins – Chemistry

Professor Caulkins published the paper below in January 2022: Holmes, J. B.; Liu, V.; Caulkins, B. G.; Hilario, E.; Ghosh, R. K.; Drago, V. N.; Young, R. P.; Romero, J. A.; Gill, A. D.; Bogie, P. M.; Paulino, J.; Wang, X.; Riviere, G.; Bosken, Y. K.; Struppe, J.; Hassan, A.; Guidoulianov, J.; Perrone, B.; Menink-Vigier, […]

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David Cubek – Music, Director of the Claremont Concert Orchestra

In April 13-17, Professor David Cubek led Fonema Consort during a residency at the University of Chicago where four new works by graduate composition students were premiered.

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May 26, 2022

Findley Finseth – Genomics

Professor Finseth published the two papers below: Supergene potential of a selfish centromere. FR Finseth, K brown, A Demaree, L Fishman. Accepted at Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Genomic heterozygosity is associated with parasite abundance, but the effects are not mediated by host condition. S.A. Budischak, S. Halvorsen, F. Finseth. 2022. Evolutionary Ecology. […]

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Ken Gonzales-Day – Art, Fletcher Jones Chair in Art

Gonzales-Day’s work was featured in a solo exhibition entitled, “Ken Gonzales-Day: Another Land,” at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Jan 8 – Feb 19, and in several group exhibitions. Including, “A Site of Struggle: American Art against Anti-Black Violence,” Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Jan 26 -Jul 10; “Africa Imagined: Reflections on Modern and […]

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Hao Huang – Music, Bessie and Cecil Frankel Endowed Chair in Music

Below is a list of Professor Huang’s accomplishments by month: December 2021- • NEA Music grant award for “From the 1871 Los Angeles Chinatown Massacre to Contemporary Asian American Experiences”. The performance event employs the LA Chinatown massacre as an entry point into the rich, sometimes tragic Asian American experience in California. The USC Pacific […]

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Nancy Macko – Art, Mary W. Johnson Professorship in Teaching

Professor Macko’s work, The Fragile Bee (I and II) was exhibited at the Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA from January 25 through April 28, 2022. She was a guest speaker for the opening reception of The Fragile Bee at the Phillips Museum of Art. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAn6RHJWEz8 The Phillips Museum […]

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Sarah Marzen – Physics

Professor Marzen had the below article and journal published: https://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/24/1/90 https://ir.library.illinoisstate.edu/spora/vol8/iss1/1/ She has had the acceptance of an article by PLoS One below: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.10.26.354928v1

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Katie Purvis Roberts – Chemistry and Environmental Science

Professor Purvis Roberts has received the grant below: • PI on Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Grant (March 2022-April 2023) Workshop on Furthering University Collaboration to Support Data Gathering and Analysis in Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Energy Resiliency in collaboration with the APEC Energy Working Group/Expert Group on New and Renewable Energy Technologies/Expert Group on […]

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Nathalie Rachlin – French, Margaret McKenzie Distinguished Professorship in Modern Foreign Languages

Professor Nathalie Rachlin gave a talk entitled, “Qui nous? Alice Diop’s Nous (2021),” at the 20th and 21st Century International Colloquium in French and Francophone Studies, March 24-27, 2022, University of Pittsburg, (Pittsburg, PA.)

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Lars Schmitz – Biology

Professor Schmitz published the paper, SANDER*, P.M., GRIEBELER*, E.-M., KLEIN, N., VELEZ JUARBE, J., WINTRICH, T., REVELL, L.J., & L. SCHMITZ*. 2021. Early giant reveals faster evolution of large size in ichthyosaurs than in cetaceans. Science 374 (6575): eabf5787.

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Diane Thomson – Biology and Environmental Science

Professor Thomson published the work: • Thomson, D.M.+, A. Kathryn McEachern, Emily L. Schultz**, Kenneth Niessen, Katherine A. Chess, Lauren F. Cole*, Jennifer D. Phillips*, Ruth Y. Oliver*, and Acadia Tucker*. 2022. Diverse native island flora shows rapid passive recovery after exotic herbivore removal on Santa Rosa Island, California. Biological Invasions. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-022-02735-4

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Anna Wenzel – Chemistry

Professor Wenzel received the award, A. G. American Chemical Society Award for the Supervision of Undergraduate Research, Division of Organic Chemistry, 3/2022, $5,000

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Kevin Williamson – Dance

Professor Williamson received news that his short film “SAFE AND SOUND” is an “official selection” of the 2022 LGBTQ+ Los Angeles Film Festival, adding to its recognition for “Excellence” by the LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Festival and “Best of” nominations for Phoenix Shorts and San Francisco Indie Short Festival.

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March 10, 2022

Suchi Branfman – Dance

Professor Branfman taught the lecture, “Dancing Through Prison Walls” at USC Annenberg School, in Los Angeles, California. – September 29, 2021. Her film “Angee’s Journey” held a premiere screening and filmmaker discussion at the Social Justice Film Festival in Seattle, Washington. – October 7, 2021. Professor Branfman’s film “Undanced Dances Through Prison Walls During a […]

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Roswitha Burwick-German

Professor Burwick published Sigismunde Uhtke: Der weibliche Eremitenblick auf das Theater der Welt. Edition und Kommentar von Roswitha Burwick. Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag 2021. It’s a small volume about a Silesian woman who wrote really interesting pedagogical texts and poetry at the end of the 18th century. She has been unknown and will be a great […]

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March 4, 2022

Myriam J.A. Chancy-Hartley Burr Alexander Chair in the Humanities

Professor Chancy published the novel, What Storm, What Thunder, which has received the below praise: • People Magazine named What Storm, What Thunder a Best Book of the Week, October 18th • Bustle named the book a Best Book of the Week and also a Most Anticipated Book of October, October 4th • NPR on-line […]

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