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Assistant Professor of History Say Burgin discussed her new book, Organizing Your Own, in a video on Faculti.net.

Science magazine and Undark magazine quoted Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Maggie Douglas in pieces about the United States Geological Survey’s decision to reinstate funding for a database of pesticide information.

Professor Emerita of German Beverly Eddy’s article “David Akira Itami: A Kibei Tragedy” was published in the veterans’ special issue of Pacific Citizen. Also, her book on psychological warfare men in World War II, The Psycho Boys, appeared in a new edition.

Senior Lecturer in Psychology Michele Ford was quoted in the November/ December 2023 issue of Good Housekeeping in a piece about self-evaluation. Ford also appeared in a story in The Washington Post’s Well + Being section, where she offered advice on shifting personal perspectives. In addition, U.S. News & World Report highlighted Ford’s expertise on depression in older adults and featured expert commentary from her in an article about relieving stress.

The Conversation carried Professor of Psychology and Glen E. & Mary Line Todd Chair in the Social Sciences Marie Helweg-Larsen’s piece “What Americans Can Learn From Danish Masculinity.” It was republished in 28 additional outlets. Leading Danish newspaper Berlingske followed up with a lengthy feature on Helweg-Larsen’s research.

Assistant Professor of Music James Martin released a new album, “Wide as Heaven: A Century of Song by Black American Composers,” available for purchase from the New World Record site. The album received a glowing review in the The New York Times. It is included in the article “5 Classical Music Albums You Can Listen to Right Now” and is described as “varied, moving, and entertaining” with “powerful performances by the baritone James Martin and the pianist Lynn Raley.”

Visiting Professor of International Security Studies Jeff McCausland penned an opinion piece about Donald Trump’s national security rhetoric for MSNBC. He appeared multiple times on CBS Radio’s Eye on the World/The John Batchelor Show.

Associate Professor of Political Science Sarah Niebler shared her insight into the behavior of young voters with The Philadelphia Inquirer. The story ran internationally through Deutsche Presse-Agentur, a German news service, and nationally in Yahoo! News. She also discussed Super Tuesday elections with WPMT-TV FOX43.

Professor of History and Pohanka Chair in American Civil War History Matthew Pinsker was featured in a WHTM-TV ABC27 piece, “How Many Presidents Are From Pennsylvania? Depends Who You Ask.”

Professor of History and W. Gibbs McKenney Chair in International Education Karl Qualls gave a talk at the Wilson Center Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, where he was a Title VIII Research Fellow. The talk on his newest research was titled “What’s in a Game: Play as a Window Into the Ideal Stalinist Child(hood)” and looks at how the Stalin regime used toys and games to create a Soviet identity among children.

NPR member station WGCU-FM in Fort Myers, Fla., reported on Associate Professor of French & Francophone and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Mireille Rebeiz’s role in creating a memorial park in Florida honoring U.S. Marines killed in the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing. Rebeiz also published a piece in The Conversation, “Lebanese-Israeli Fighting Looks Set to Scuttle Plans for Historic Land Border Settlement.”

Associate Professor of Political Science Toby Reiner wrote “What Are the Principles of Civilian Immunity in War? A Scholar of Justice in War Explains” for The Conversation. Twenty-four outlets, including Fortune, Fast Company, The San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle and Salon picked up the piece.

Charles A. Dana Professor of Music Amy Wlodarski was awarded a competitive Franklin Research Grant by the American Philosophical Society to pursue archival research in Uruguay and Europe related to her current book project, which traces the international reception history of Viktor Ullmann’s Holocaust opera, Der Kaiser von Atlantis.

Assistant Professor of Psychology Paula Yust is featured in a story about a study that found anti-racist programs in schools did not stress out students. The story appeared in multiple outlets, including SkyNews, PhysOrg, Futurity, The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, NewsOne and ScienceDaily.

Two Dickinsonians Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

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Congratulations to Professor of Music Amy Wlodarski for receiving a 2024 Guggenheim Fellowship! Awarded annually by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the fellowship is one of the world’s most prestigious awards, recognizing cultural visionaries of exceptional accomplishment and promise.

Wlodarski is joined by chemist Chad Mirkin ’89; the two were among just 188 luminaries from the U.S. and Canada who were selected from a pool of about 3,000 accomplished persons representing 52 scholarly disciplines and creative fields.

Read more.

Administrator Accolades

WITF-FM’s The Spark hosted a conversation involving Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information and Technology Services Jill Forrester about women breaking barriers in the workplace.

President John E. Jones III ’77, P’11, wrote an opinion piece titled “How Jack Smith’s Prudence Aids Donald Trump’s Polls” for The Hill. He discussed the attitude and behavior of former President Trump and his attorney, Alina Habba, with Business Insider. This story was also carried by Yahoo! News. Salon and Britain’s Daily Mail published separate stories that included Jones’ comments. The Conversation featured him in two articles, one about presiding over a high-profile trial and the second about the U.S. Supreme Court’s hearing on whether to keep Trump on the Colorado ballot. Jones was part of a panel at an election-integrity event with the nonpartisan group Keep Our Republic. His comments at the event were covered by The Philadelphia Inquirer, Politics PA and LNP Lancaster Online. SpotlightPA quoted him regarding potential litigation surrounding the 2024 election. The York Dispatch featured him extensively in a story about the legacy of his decision in Kitzmiller v. Dover, the 2005 intelligent design case. This case was also reported on by Science magazine, which mentioned Jones and explained how the West Virginia legislature was trying to sidestep his ruling to allow intelligent design to be taught in public schools. Jones was interviewed by WHTM-TV ABC27, WPMT-TV FOX43 and WGAL-TV NBC 8 on various topics.

WPMT-TV FOX43 featured the Dickinson-hosted Community Workshop: Climate Resilience in Cumberland County & Carlisle, including an interview with Associate Provost and Director of the Center for Sustainability Education Neil Leary.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported on Dickinson’s sustainability course requirements and included comments from Director of Sustainability Learning Lindsey Lyons.

Kudos as of April 2.

Read more from the spring 2024 issue of Dickinson Magazine.



Published June 6, 2024