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

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., associate professor of English, Department of Humanities, received a 2022 NEH Summer Stipend for her project, "Editing the Poems of Sylvia Plath," on April 13, 2022.

Larry Jaffee, M.A., adjunct professor of communication arts, published his book, Record Store Day: The Most Probable Comeback of the 21st Century, on April 12, 2022, by Rare Bird Books, of Los Angeles. The book provides the official inside story on how Record Store Day managed to revive the vinyl format from oblivion over the past fifteen years with some of the biggest artists jumping at the chance to support independent record stores. This alliance and renewed camaraderie between artists and record stores set in motion the world's largest annual music event: Record Store Day.

Sophia Domokos, Ph.D., presented her work with Dr. Andy Royston of Penn State — Fayette at the American Physical Society's annual meeting on April 10, 2022. The work concerns using string theory's holographic duality to better understand certain types of quantum field theories termed "defect field theories". Domokos's work with Dr. Nelia Mann, which describes how holographic duality naturally incorporates the phenomenon of particles called "glueballs" mixing with other particles called "mesons", so that the objects seen in experiments are a superposition of the two different types of states, was also featured at the conference.

Sophia Domokos, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics, presented work funded by her NSF grant during the Confronting Large N, Holography, Integrability and Stringy Models with the Real World workshop at the Simons Center For Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook, on April 5, 2022.

Sophia Domokos, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics, was selected to join the KITP (Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics) Scholars program at UCSB, on March 31, 2022. The KITP Scholars program selects six-to-eight faculty annually from undergrad-focused schools as KITP Scholars. Scholars have the opportunity to spend six weeks over two years at the KITP.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., associate professor of English, Department of Humanities, published her essay entitled “Zadie Smith Archiving New York in Grand Union” in the Late Modernism & Expatriation collection, edited by Lauren Arrington and published by Clemson UP in association with Liverpool UP, 2022, pages 63-75, on March 28, 2022.

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., professor of English, Department of Humanities, was a panelist at the Harry Ransom Center's "Stoppard Symposium," where he spoke about the works of playwright Tom Stoppard in the context of "Modernism and the Avant-Garde," on March 12, 2022.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., associate professor of English, Department of Humanities, gave a virtual keynote presentation entitled "Office Hours: Sylvia Plath, Pedagogy, and the Archive" at the Sylvia Plath Society Conference, on March 11, 2022.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., associate professor of English, Department of Humanities, gave a virtual talk on "'The Grim Keys of My Smug Typewriter': On the Material Practice(s) of Sylvia Plath" for Harvard University's Woodberry Poetry Room, on March 8, 2022.

Kate E. O’Hara, Ph.D., associate professor of interdisciplinary studies, presented "Theory into Practice: Implementing a Humanistic Approach" at the Conference on Meaningful Living and Learning in a Digital World in Savannah, Georgia, on March 1, 2022. In her interactive presentation, O’Hara shared details of instructional design for implementing a humanistic approach that provides undergraduate students with opportunities for learning about subject matter that is of personal interest and applicable to the "real world," fostering students' desire to learn while teaching them how to learn, as well as tips on how to design meaningful holistic, project-based instructional activities within fully online and hybrid environments.