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

Pejman Sanaei, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics, with his students from New York Tech, Mikhail Smirnov, Dave Persaud, Hamad El Kahza, Tanvi Patel and former students from NYU, Daniel Chin and Michael Yue Li, presented five talks at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Physics Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics on November 22-24, 2020.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English, gave a presentation, “21st Century Art, Emerging Technology, and Indeterminacy,” at the virtual Conference on Indeterminate Futures/The Future of Indeterminacy, sponsored by the University of Dundee, Scotland, and The Arts and Humanities Council of Great Britain on November 13, 2020.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., associate professor of English, was in conversation with scholar Heather Clark, to launch her biography, Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath (Knopf, 2020). The event was organized by Maynooth University, Ireland on November 10, 2020.

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., professor of English, published an essay, “Smoking with John: John Bishop (1948-2020), Guide, Philosopher, and Friend,” in the peer-reviewed journal James Joyce Quarterly, Issue 57.3-4. on November 4, 2020

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., professor of English, led a workshop, “Teaching Modernism and Activism Against an Ascendant White Supremacy,” on October 30, 2020 for the Modernist Studies Association's 2020 conference. The session asked the questions: How can the study of modernist literature draw connections between the early twentieth century and our own moment of rising racist extremism? Has the field of modernist studies historically contributed to ideas of white supremacy? How can our teaching address and resist white supremacy, now and in the past?

Susana Case, Ph.D., professor of behavioral sciences, won a spot as a 2020 Distinguished Favorite for Poetry from the NYC Big Book Awards for her book Dead Shark on the N Train.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English, had his research paper, “How safe is our reliance on AI, and should we regulate it?” published in the Springer Link on October 6, 2020. This article is one of the twelve that founding editorial board members—scientists, humanists, and corporate researchers—wrote for the initial issue of the journal.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., associate professor of English, presented “Marginalia and the T. S. Eliot Archive” at the International T. S. Eliot Society Annual Meeting on October 3, 2020.

Chinmoy Bhattacharjee, Ph.D., assistant professor for physics, proposed a novel mechanism of magnetic field and fluid flow generation in the early universe. He spoke about his findings in his article, “Vortex generation in the early Universe,” in Astronomy & Astrophysics on October 2, 2020.

Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis, Ph.D., associate professor of English, had her article, “Mapping the Metafictional Picturebook,” published in Narrative (Vol. 28.3) on October 1, 2020.