February 2016 Faculty Accomplishments

ARTHUR BELLINZONI, Professor of Religion Emeritus

Professor of Religion Emeritus, Arthur Bellinzoni's ninth book: "THE NEW TESTAMENT: An Introduction to Biblical Scholarship" was published in February, 2016.

SIOUXSIE EASTER, Associate Professor of Theatre

In February, Siouxsie Easter directed two theatre productions. For Wells College, she directed and played a role in Christie Perfetti Williams' ('00) play, "An Appeal to the Woman of the House" on February 12 and 13. On February 15, Professor Easter directed the staged reading of Dave Dannenfelser's play, "Gargoyles," for the IATI Theater in the East Village in NYC.

MATTHEW E. HOGAN, Visiting Lecturer in Math

Matthew E. Hogan has been selected with funding, to travel to Dorfgastein, Austria from Saturday, March 12 to Saturday, March 19, 2016 to attend the “Rethinking Foundations of Physics 2016” workshop <http://rethinking-workshop.org/>, where they will be presenting a lecture titled “Dynamics and Symmetry in Quantum Gravity: Toward a Unified Theory of Pregeometry”, which details their dissertation work on the origin of space and time and the foundations of physics. The workshop is supported by the University of Regensburg’s Faculty of Mathematics, and by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation), through the DFG Graduate School GRK 1692 “Curvature, Cycles, and Cohomology”, with organizational assistance from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the University of Oxford.

Matthew E. Hogan, along with collaborators at Florida Atlantic University, has also recently posted a pre-print of their letter, “Diffeomorphism invariant cosmological symmetry in full quantum gravity”, which they were invited to write for an upcoming special issue of the International Journal of Modern Physics D on loop quantum cosmology (LQC). The article is available on the Cornell University arXiv server at <http://arxiv.org/abs/1603.01128>. This is the first of three forthcoming articles detailing a significant breakthrough in relating LQC to the full theory of loop quantum gravity (LQG), which is a step towards the resolution of the problem of relating relativity to quantum mechanics — a project begun by Albert Einstein over a century ago.  

JUDITH PRATT, Lecturer in Performing Arts

Judith Pratt, adjunct professor of theatre and published playwright, recently had her full-length play SPIRALLING produced as a podcast by 12 Peers Theatre. Learn more about 12 Peers Theatre at 12peers.org.

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