Jennifer Cognard-Black’s anthology, From Curlers to Chainsaws: Women and Their Machines (Michigan State University Press, 2016), has won Independent Publisher’s 2016 Gold Award in the “Anthologies” category. The Independent Publisher Book Awards contest is in its 20th year and holds contests in 80 national categories.
Asif Dowla, professor of economics and Landers Endowed Chair in the Liberal Arts, has published “Political Interference in Microfinance” in the December 2015 issue of Enterprise Development and Microfinance.
Troy Townsend, visiting assistant professor of chemistry, has been appointed fellow for the Office of Naval Research Summer Faculty Research Program (ONRSFRP) at the Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division in Patuxent River, Md.
Katharina von Kellenbach, professor of religious studies, has successfully participated in a network grant proposal to fund a network of scholars over the next three years. This news follows a talk von Kellenbach was invited to give at the German Film Premiere of Regina: The Story of the World’s First Woman Rabbi Regina Jonas in Berlin in November, 2015.
Leonard Cruz, assistant professor of theater, movement, and dance, will perform “Falling Man” at the Judson Church Theater in New York City on March 14. This performance follows a talk Dr. Cruz gave in February at the Colloquium of African Diaspora Dance at Duke University.
In her new collection of essays, From Curlers to Chainsaws: Women and Their Machines (Michigan State University Press, 2016), Professor of English Jennifer Cognard-Black and her 23 contributors explore the many roles machines play in women’s lives. What inspired you to create this collection? My co-editor, Joyce Dyer, was a visiting writer for VOICES. Over Find out more »
Charles Adler, professor of physics, will join Particle Fever’s Mark Levinson for a live webcast as part of New York University’s “Kavli Conversations on Science Communications” on Wednesday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m.
Mandy Reinig, director of international education at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, has published the essay “The Small/One-person Office: The Challenge of Being Both Practitioner and Scholar” in the book “International Higher Education’s Scholar-Practitioners: Bridging Research and Practice.”
Professor of English Jennifer Cognard-Black’s new book, “From Curlers to Chainsaws: Women and Their Machines” (Michigan State University Press, 2016), is a groundbreaking collection of lyrical and illuminating essays about the serious, silly, seductive, and sometimes sorrowful relationships between women and their machines.
A version of this Q&A appeared in the Feb. 2016 issue of Soundbites, the College’s newsletter for the community, faculty, staff, and students. You received the 2015 Braude Award from the American Chemical Society recognizing outstanding research involving students — does this award seem extra special being that you teach at a liberal arts college and not Find out more »