Author Archive

Herrman Presents at Panel on Identity in Greek Oratory

Frank T. McClure Professor of Greek and Latin Judson Herrman presented a paper on “Others as Athenians in the third Philippic” at a panel on identity in Greek oratory for the Celtic Conference in Classics in Montreal in July 2017.

Marshall, Scenters-Zapico Kick Off 2017-18 Single Voice Reading Series

The Single Voice Reading Series at Allegheny College will begin its 2017-18 season on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. with readings by poets Nate Marshall and Natalie Scenters-Zapico. The event in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center is free and open to the public.

Nate Marshall is the author of “Wild Hundreds” and an editor of “The Breakfast Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop.” “Wild Hundreds” has been honored with the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s award for Poetry Book of the Year and The Great Lakes College Association’s New Writers Award. Marshall is the director of national programs for Louder Than a Bomb Youth Poetry Festival and has taught at the University of Michigan, Wabash College, and Northwestern University. (more…)

Reeck Authors Chapter in Book on Arab Novelistic Traditions

Professor of French and Chair of International Studies Laura Reeck contributed the chapter on France to The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions (ed. Waïl S. Hassan), which was just released.  In the chapter, Reeck creates a literary history for what could be called the Arab diasporic novel in France.

Rich Earns Honorable Mention for Work, Awarded New Commission

Assistant Professor of Art Byron Rich has been honored with an honorary mention at the Prix Ars Electronica in Linz Austria for his project Open Source Estrogen. He will be in Austria in early September to receive the award.

Rich recently spoke at the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment at Wayne State University in Detroit in June and at the Balance/Unbalance conference in Plymouth, England, in addition to showing his project Avifauna of Estrogenic Paradise in August.

Rich was awarded a commission by the Science Gallery Dublin to construct a new work entitled M-Ark (Microbiome Ark) for the show In Case of Emergency in October of 2017. He has been serving for the past four months as artist in residence at The University at Buffalo’s Coalesce Lab for Bioart in Buffalo, New York.

Wu’s Research Featured in Journals

Associate Professor of History Guo Wu published a research article titled “Zheng Zhen and the Rise of Evidential Research in Late Qing Northern Guizhou” online in Journal of Chinese History (Cambridge University Press) in August, and another paper titled “Outsourcing the State Power: Extrajudicial Incarceration During the Cultural Revolution” appears in China: An International Journal (National University of Singapore Press). vol.15, no.3, (August 2017). In early May, he presented a paper “American Studies on Chinese Ethnic Minorities and Borderlands” to the Chinese Conference on Sinology and Translation, Nankai University, China, and in June, he presented a paper titled “‘A White Horse is Not a Horse’? Rethinking Pre-Qin Chinese Sophism in Light of Aristotelian Epistemology”, to the annual conference of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy at Peking University, China.In May 2017, he was invited by the College of Ethnology and Sociology, Central-Southern University of Nationalities (Wuhan) to deliver a talk titled “American Studies of Modern Chinese History: Present and Future.”

Weidenhof Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Alex J. Weidenhof (History, ’19) recently published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. See the article here.

Hessel’s Salamander Research Published

Biology alumnus Anthony Hessel (’12), Assistant Professor of Biology Lisa Whitenack and collaborator Bill Ryerson (St. Anslem College) have published the second part of Hessel’s undergraduate research on how salamanders jump in the journal Herpetologica. Plethodontid salamanders will drop their tails as a defense mechanism when threatened by a predator. They also jump as a means of escaping predators. Hessel, Ryerson, and Whitenack found that the salamanders can compensate for losing their tails and the shift in their center of mass, and still do a good job jumping.

Ludewig, Reeck Present at Literature Symposium Roundtables

Assistant Professor of German Julia Ludewig and Associate Professor of French Laura Reeck presented on roundtables at the GLCA World Literature Symposium in Ann Arbor, Michigan on June 1-3.  Their contributions to the roundtables were based on position papers titled “Distributed Visual Storytelling in Reineke” and “The French Case: Questions of Diversity in the Global Literary Ecology.”

Alumnus Secures Record Settlement

Joe Caruso ’13 recently graduated from both the University of Pittsburgh School of Law with a Juris Doctor as well as Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) with a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management. As a certified legal intern with Pitt Law’s securities arbitration clinic, Caruso secured the largest settlement in clinic history, $79,920.34, in a matter involving a $2.5 million dollar Ponzi scheme and the fraudulent sale of publicly traded stock.

Caruso also recently received acknowledgement from Gov. Tom Wolf in the form of a signed certificate of recognition for his “outstanding contributions” to the CMU capstone partnership with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Caruso joined four other Heinz College students to work with the Pennsylvania Department of Health under the oversight of RAND Corp. to develop a data-driven strategy to expand first responder access to the heroin antidote naloxone. He was recently mentioned in WHIRL magazine’s happening section for an event I hosted as Heinz Finance Club President at Carnegie Mellon University.

Mattiace Presents Paper on Indigenous Resistance

Professor of Political Science and International Studies Shannan Mattiace presented her paper (with co-authors Guillermo Trejo [Notre Dame] and Sandra Ley [CIDE, Mexico City]) “Indigenous Resistance to Criminal Governance in Mexico” via Skype at the Latin American Studies Association Meetings in Lima, Peru, April 28-May 1. She presented a version of this paper at the Faculty Lecture series on campus in March.