Faculty Accomplishments April 2018

Christopher Bailey, Professor of Chemistry, accompanied three Wells College students to the 32nd National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), held at the University of Central Oklahoma, April 4-8, 2018. This was the 30th conference in which Wells has participated! The students who presented their work at NCUR (including their research area, the title of their work, and their Wells faculty sponsor) were:

  •  Alissa Bell, Art History, "Staging the Rococo: Intermediality, Theatricality and Spectacle in the Work of Jean-Honore′ Fragonard” (Demerdash-Fatemi)
  •  Courtney Brindisi, Sociology, "I Keep It To Myself Because It Is Weird: Managing The Stigma Of Seeing A Ghost” (Renfrow)
  •  Aaliyah Grandy, Biochemistry, “Effects of S-nitrosation on Peroxidase Pathways in Brassica rapa” (Burwell)

Catherine Burroughs, Professor of English, will publish the following books this summer: 

  •  Closet Drama: History, Theory, and Genre. Ed. Catherine Burroughs. Routledge. 2018.
  •  The Heritage of Wake Forest University: In Memoriam. By Edwin Graves Wilson. Winston-Salem, NC: Wake Forest University Press. 2018.
  • ​ ​She also has underway the following:  Women’s Theatre Criticism and Theory, 1600 to the Present. Ed. Catherine Burroughs and J. Ellen Gainor.

 Richard Kegler,  Director of the Wells Book Arts Center was featured on a panel for the symposium Letterpress in the Digital Age in Bath, England as part of the UK scholarly network Letterpress Printing: Past, Present, Future series of events. Kegler was invited to lead letterpress workshops in Bristol, England, as well as at the Book Arts Program at the University of Utah and the University of Arizona, Tucson​. Kegler's article for the Spring/Summer 2018 issue (#82) of the Canadian book arts journal Devil's Artisan was on the modular typeface Alpha-blox. Kegler was interviewed for Print Magazine's Daily Heller Column posted on May 2.

Laura J. McClusky, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, joined anthropologist Christine Eber to deliver a presentation titled "Furthering Educational Choice for Mayas in Chiapas and Belize" at Canisius College on April 23, 2018. The event was organized by the Western New York Peace Center's Latin American Solidarity Committee.  The two discussed their field work among Maya in relation to the work of the Maya Educational Foundation. McClusky currently serves as the Vice President of the Board of the Maya Educational Foundation, Eber is a past President. Later that week, on April 26, Christine Eber joined McClusky again to talk at Wells College about fieldwork and challenges Maya face with an education system not of their own design.  

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