Claudia Anguiano's co-authored article with Yea-Wen Chen, Tema Milstein, Jennifer Sandoval, and Lisa Knudsen, entitled "Challenges and Benefits of Community-Based Participatory Research: A Case of Collaboratively Examining Ecocultural Struggles," is published in the latest volume of Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture. This summer, Professor Anguiano presented the paper "Forming Bonds and Divergences through(out) the National Day of Action Against SB 1070" at the Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (Women Active in Letters and Social Change) Summer Institute hosted in Santa Barbara, California. In November she will participate in the panel "Neoliberal Post-Empire: Discourses of Law, Immigration, and the Latino Condition" at the American Studies Association annual convention held in Puerto Rico.
Woon-Ping Chin is teaching at Swarthmore College this fall as a Visiting Professor. She will be giving a poetry reading at the college on November 15th.
Josh Compton, along with his colleague Bobi Ivanov, published "Untangling Threat During Inoculation Theory-Conferred Resistance" in Communication Reports, Volume 25. Professor Compton was also part of a research team (with Ivanov, Miller, Averbeck, Harrison, Sims, Parker, and Parker) that published "Effects of Post-inoculation Talk on Resistance to Influence" in Journal of Communication, Volume 62. Additionally, Professor Compton has five submissions (single-authored and co-authored) accepted for presentation at this year's National Communication Association conference in Orlando, Florida. Single-authored papers include: Image prepare: Image repair, inoculation theory, and anticipated attacks, and Inoculating against a losing season: Can inoculation-informed public relations strategies protect fan loyalty? Co-authored papers include: with Kaylor, Presidents as speech professors: American presidents' public statements about public speaking; with Klaas, Oh, the places legal rhetoric can go: Prosecuting and defending characters of Dr. Seuss's Bartholomew and the Oobleck; with the research team of Ivanov, Sims, Compton, Miller, Parker, Parker, Harrison, Averbeck, Aboubead, & Turner, The general content of post-inoculation talk: Recalled issue-specific conversations following inoculation treatments.
Sienna Craig, who received tenure this year, has published Healing Elements: Efficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine with University of California Press.
Christiane Donahue contributed a chapter entitled "Transfer, Portability, Generalization: (How) Does Composition Expertise 'Carry'?" to Exploring Composition Studies, published in April by Utah State University Press. In July, Professor Donahue led a one-day workshop at the annual Writing Program Administrators' conference: The WPA Research Primer: Action Plans for WPA-Researchers. Professor Donahue also presented a paper at the Writing Development in Higher Education conference in Liverpool, United Kingdom, and at the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction SIG Writing conference in Porto, Portugal.
Zach Finch has several recent publications. His scholarly articles include "The Ethics of Postbellum Melancholy in the Poetry of Sarah Piatt" in ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance, Fall, 2012, and "'He That of Repetition Is Most Master': Wallace Stevens and the Poetics of Mannerism" in The Wallace Stevens Journal, also Fall, 2012. His poetry has been recently published in the journals Fence; Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics; and Kadar Koli.
Marlene Heck will be giving a talk on the architecture of the Vanderbilts at the 92nd Street Y in New York City in November. Her talk is part of a series, "Eat, Drink & Think Like..." Previous programs included the Impressionists, Louis Armstrong, Beethoven, Diego Rivera, and Mark Twain. This program—"Eat, Drink & Think Like...The Vanderbilts"—includes TJ Stiles, who wrote The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 2010. Professor Heck will be speaking on the many houses built by the Vanderbilts before they exhausted their fortunes.
Mary Hudson is a member of two instrument teams on NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probes satellites, which were launched on August 30th to study the Van Allen radiation belts and space weather. The full article about the launch can be found on the NASA website. Professor Hudson is also participating in Physics and Astronomy Professor Robyn Millan's program to launch up to forty balloon payloads from Antarctica over the coming two winters (Austral summers), in order to measure the precipitation of radiation belt electrons into Earth's atmosphere.
In the spring, Harvard will be publishing Ed Miller's book Misalliance: Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and the Fate of South Vietnam, which explores the origins of the Vietnam War. By revealing the true story of the rise and fall of the United States-Diem partnership, Misalliance shows how America's fate in Vietnam was written not only on the battlefield but also in Washington's dealings with its Vietnamese allies. Professor Miller's work informs the first-year seminar that he will be teaching this year.
Wendy Piper was featured this summer in Dartmouth Now's series, Bookmarks: Dartmouth Authors Talk About What They Learn from Their Own Books. Professor Piper discusses her book, Misfits and Marble Fauns: Religion and Romance in Hawthorne and O'Connor, which was published by Mercer University Press in 2011. In the conversation, Professor Piper notes both what inspired her work, and what she learned from it. She is joined by Mary Coffey (Art History) and Gil Raz (Religion), who also offer a view of their inspirations and "lessons learned."
This summer, Mara Sabinson attended the LaMama ETC Playwriting Retreat in Umbria, Italy, where she worked on a play that will be read this fall at LaMama ETC in New York City.
Steve Swayne has been busy serving on college committees, notably the Presidential Search Committee and the committee tasked with evaluating Dartmouth's options for learning management systems. Professor Swayne is particularly excited about giving a recital again for the first time in eight years. The recital will be in Faulkner Hall (Hopkins Center) on Sunday, October 28, at 4 p.m. We encourage you to attend!
While Peter Winkler, William Morrill Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, works in the areas of combinatorics, probability, and the theory of computing, he also write books on mathematical puzzles—the topic of his first-year seminar. Professor Winkler was on sabbatical last year, spending fall '11 at Microsoft Research in Redmond WA, and winter and spring of '12 as Simons Visiting Professor at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, California. His latest book is a novel about cryptographic techniques in the game of bridge.
We offer here just some of the accomplishments of faculty teaching Writing 2-3, Writing 5, or a First-year Seminar this year. If you have news you'd like to share, please contact Karen Gocsik, Executive Director of the Writing & Rhetoric Program.
Last Updated: 2/14/13