Spotlight on Faculty Series (page 9)

August 25, 2021

Stephanie Du ’21 Receives REPS Scholar Funding to Assist Sarah Budischak with National Science Foundation-Funded Fieldwork

Stephanie Du will serve as an NSF Research Experience for Post-Baccalaureate Students (REPS) scholar for the 2021–22 academic year. She’ll travel to Finland with Assistant Professor of Biology Sarah Budischak to study wild bank voles infected with a strain of hantavirus, a disease that can spread from rodents to humans.

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August 10, 2021

Traveling Smithsonian Exhibition Features Work by Ken Gonzales-Day

The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s traveling exhibition, Many Wests, includes a series of prints by Ken Gonzales-Day, Fletcher Jones Chair in Art and professor of art, titled “Erased Lynchings.”

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August 5, 2021

In the Media: Publishers Weekly Says Myriam J.A. Chancy’s New Novel “Not to Be Missed”

Publishers Weekly reviewed Myriam J.A. Chancy’s forthcoming novel, What Storm, What Thunder, which will be published by Tin House Books in October 2021. The novel charts the lives of 10 characters affected by the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

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July 30, 2021

Patrick Ferree Receives National Science Foundation Grant

W.M. Keck Science Department Associate Professor of Biology Patrick Ferree received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study how certain “selfish” genetic elements alter inheritance patterns at the molecular level.

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July 26, 2021

In the Media: Myriam J.A. Chancy’s Novel, What Storm, What Thunder, Receives Starred Kirkus Review

Myriam J.A. Chancy’s new novel, What Storm, What Thunder, received a starred review in Kirkus, which is awarded to “books of exceptional merit.”

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July 16, 2021

In the Media: Christina Edholm Discusses Epidemiology and Mathematical Modeling in Nautilus Magazine

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Christina Edholm discussed epidemiology, mathematical modeling, and the need for caution when developing models in Nautilus magazine.

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Michael Spezio Reviews New Book on the Automation of Incarceration

Associate Professor of Psychology Michael Spezio reviewed Just Algorithms, Christopher Slobogin’s book on the automation of criminal sentencing, for Science magazine.

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July 15, 2021

In the Media: Melissa Coleman Discusses the Neuroscience of Conversation in Scientific American

In Scientific American, Professor of Neuroscience Melissa Coleman discusses the neuroscience behind conversational turn-taking, based on her research into songbird duets.

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July 13, 2021

In the Media: Luis Salés Explores the Nuances of Early Christian Attitudes toward Reproductive Health in The Conversation

In The Conversation, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Luis Salés explores the nuances of early Christian attitudes toward reproductive health.

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July 7, 2021

Lars Schmitz Co-Authors Paper on Ecomechanics and Evolution, Published in Cell

Associate Professor of Biology Lars Schmitz has co-authored a paper, published in Cell, on the role of ecomechanical models and functional traits in understanding phenotypic diversity.

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