Accomplishments

Faculty Accomplishments: College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is excited to share recent accomplishments from our faculty and staff members.

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Accomplishments are listed by date of achievement in reverse chronological order, with the most recent first.


All Recent Accomplishments

Jennifer Griffiths, Ph.D., professor of English, Department of Humanities, published a new monograph, At Risk: Black Youth and the Creative Imperative in the Post-Civil Rights Era, with the University Press of Mississippi's Cultures of Childhood series, on December 16, 2022. The book focuses on literary representations of adolescent artists as they develop strategies to intervene against the stereotypes that threaten to limit their horizons. The authors of the analyzed works capture and convey the complex experience of the generation of young people growing up in the era after the civil rights movement. Through creative experiments, they carefully consider what it means to be narrowed within the scope of a sociological “problem,” all while trying to expand.

Sophia Domokos, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics, published a paper, "Supersymmetry of the D3/D5 defect field theory," in the Journal of High Energy Physics, the highest-ranked journal in this field of study, on December 9, 2022. The paper, co-authored with Andrew B. Royston of Penn State - Fayette, closes a 20-year gap in the literature surrounding a very commonly used and well-studied system in string theory and paves the way for the study of special mathematical objects called "solitons" in this system.

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., professor of English, Department of Humanities, was elected to the Board of Trustees of the International James Joyce Foundation on December 6, 2022.

Melda N. Yildiz, Ed.D., associate professor of education, received a Fulbright Specialist Grant to serve as the Fulbright Specialist for “Competency Based Curriculum on Blue Economy”’ at the Tom Mboya University College on May 2022, through the U.S. Embassy Kenya, Fulbright Specialist Program. The project commenced on the October 18 and was completed on November 28, 2022.

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., professor of English, Department of Humanities, gave a presentation titled "Three Short Talks About Ulysses: Publication, Culture, Legacy" at IES en Lenguas Vivas Juan Ramón Fernández in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 15, 2022. The event commemorated the 100th anniversary of James Joyce's Ulysses.

Lynn Rogoff, M.F.A., adjunct associate professor of English, Department of Humanities, appeared on an episode of the Not As Crazy As You Think Podcast titled "The Untold Perspective: Writer Lynn Rogoff Discusses Bird Woman, Her Audio Drama Creation On Sacajawea," on November 6, 2022. Rogoff recently produced a shape-shifting Bird Woman®, audio drama multi-episode series based on the Lewis and Clark Native American guide, Sacajawea. Bird Woman®, a magical realism drama, discovers her supernatural shape-shifting powers as a part woman, part eagle, fighting alongside the expedition members.

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., professor of English, Department of Humanities, presented his digital humanities project, "NY1920s: When We Became Modern," at the Modernist Studies Association annual conference on October 29, 2022, in Portland, OR.

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., professor of English, Department of Humanities, delivered his paper, "Cutesy Modernism: Rose O'Neill's Nonbinary Empire," at the Modernist Studies Association annual conference on October 28, 2022 in Portland, OR.

Sophia Domokos, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics, was an invited speaker at a recent workshop, From holography to machine learning: novel takes on dense matter, hosted by the University of Helsinki on October 24-26, 2022, in Helsinki, Finland. The workshop brought together experts in string theory's holographic duality, like Domokos, with experts in nuclear physics and neutron stars. Holographic duality is one of the most promising tools we have to understand the behavior of dense matter inside neutron stars.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., associate professor of English, Department of Humanities, gave a talk on "Editing Sylvia Plath" on October 23, 2022, as a part of the Sylvia Plath Festival, held in Hebden Bridge, England.