A stunning image of an insect’s brain and nerve cord captured by three Indiana University scientists will be on display at the National Institutes of Health early next year.
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Awards + honors
Congratulations to the five faculty members from the College of Arts + Science who were promoted to Distinguished Professor: Christopher Beckwith, Central Eurasian Studies; Yves Brun, Biology; Lynda F. Delph, Biology; Robert L. Goldstone, Psychological and Brain Sciences; and Randy Long, School of Art and Design.
Armin Moczek, Professor of Biology, was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Science, Technology and Innovation, with additional support from the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). He will spend six months in Australia to study the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis (EES), a novel conceptual framework that expands the range of biological phenomena that need to be considered to understand why and how evolutionary processes unfold the way they do.
Justin Maxwell, Assistant Professor of Geography, received the John Russell Mather Paper of the Year Award from the American Association of Geographers, Climate Specialty Group, for a paper Maxwell wrote with Grant L. Harley, and Scott M. Robeson: "On the Declining Relationship Between Tree Growth and Climate in the Midwest United States: The Fading Drought Signal." Climatic Change 138, no. 1-2 (2016): 127-142.
Adam Liff, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, has been awarded the Abe Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council. During the 2017-18 academic year, Liff will travel to Tokyo, Beijing, and Washington, D.C., to conduct research on the evolution of U.S. Asia-Pacific strategy since the end of the Cold War.
Aurelian Craiutu, Professor of Political Science, will moderate a panel discussion, "Where Do We Go from Here: A Conversation With Bill Kristol," on Friday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall, at the Indiana Memorial Union.
Faculty in the news
The research of Ellen Wu, Associate Professor of History, was featured in "O mito da minora modelo,” an article published by MOTHERBOARD. MOTHERBOARD is a Brazilian online magazine launched by VICE media group and dedicated to the intersection of technology and culture.
Michelle Moyd, Associate Professor of History, co-authored an editorial, “Donald Trump is Changing Our Language. We Need a Vocabulary of Resistance,” which appeared in the Guardian in January 2017.
Mark Roseman, Professor of History, is featured in an IU Newsroom Policy Briefing on Germany’s upcoming 75-year commemoration of the Wannsee Conference. Professor Roseman contributed a chapter to the German edition of The Participants: The Men of the Wannsee Conference. He also gave a recent talk, “The Rise of Fascism in 20th-Century Europe and this Pre-Inaugural Moment: What are the Similarities? What are the Differences?” to Congregation Beth Shalom in Bloomington.
Rebecca Spang, Professor of History, the director of the Liberal Arts + Management Program (LAMP), and the director of the Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies, was interviewed for Atlantic magazine’s podcast “The French Aristocrat Who Invented the Restaurant”. Her work was also featured in the podcast.
From the Academy of Korean Studies to Seung-kyung Kim, Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, for Korean Millennials: Coming of Age in the Era of Inequality.
From the James S. McDonnell Foundation to Olaf Sporns, Distinguished Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, for Network Neuroscience Satellite 2017.
From the OVPR 2017 New Frontiers of Creativity and Scholarship competition to:
- Elizabeth Shea, Associate Professor and Director of Contemporary Dance, for New Directions in Dance and Film.
- Marco Arnaudo, Professor of Italian, for Narrative Trends in Analog Game Design.
- Estela Vieira, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, for The Invisibles: Women Writers in Nineteenth-Century Portugal.
Recent faculty books
English Teaching and Evangelical Mission: The Case of Lighthouse School.
Bill Johnston, Professor of Comparative Literature.View information
A World Trimmed with Fur: Wild Things, Pristine Places, and the Natural Fringes of Qing Rule.
Jonathan Schlesinger, Assistant Professor of History.View information
Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson.
Christina Snyder, Associate Professor of HistoryView information
Recent faculty journal articles and papers
Nick Cullather. “When is a Famine Not a Famine? Gauging Indian Hunger in Imperial and Cold War Contexts.” Setting Nutritional Standards: Theory, Policies, Practices, edited by Elizabeth Neswald, David F. Smith, and Ulrika Thoms. University of Rochester Press, 2017.
Alex Lichtenstein. “Challenging ‘umthetho we femu’ (the law of the firm): Gender Relations and Shop-floor Battles for Union Recognition in Natal’s Textile Industry, 1973-85.” Africa: Journal of the International Africa Institute. Vol. 87. Number 1: 100-119. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0001972016000711
Öner Özçelik & Rex Sprouse. “Emergent knowledge of a universal phonological principle in the L2 acquisition of vowel harmony in Turkish: a ‘four’-fold poverty of the stimulus in L2 acquisition.” Second Language Research, 2016.
Öner Özçelik. “The Foot is Not an Obligatory Constituent of the Prosodic Hierarchy: ‘Stress’ in Turkish, French and Child English.” The Linguistic Review, 2016
Eric Sandweiss. “Lockridge Family Histories: Looking for the Raintree,” Rethinking History 21:1, special issue on “History as Creative Writing.”
Mark Roseman contributed a chapter to the German edition of “The Participants: The Men of the Wannsee Conference,” http://metropol-verlag.de/die-teilnehmer/