Robert Carey published a paper with two students in the Journal of Plant Research: Seader, V.H., Jennifer M. Thornsberry and Robert E. Carey. ” Using the Amborella Trichopoda Expansin Superfamily to Elucidate the History of Angiosperm Expansins.” Journal of Plant Research, 129.2 (2016): 199 – 207.
Gary Grieve-Carlson’s essay, “Towards an American Avant-Garde: Williams’s Quarrel with Eliot,” appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of Modern Language Studies, 46.1 (2016): 54-69.
The textbook Courtney Lappas co-authored with her father, Forensic Toxicology: Principles and Concepts, was an award winner in the British Medical Association Book Awards Competition. The British Medical Association Book Awards takes place annually to recognize outstanding contributions to the medical literature. Courtney’s text was awarded a Highly Commended Prize in the Public Health category and was a finalist in the Best Student Textbook category.
Shelley Moorman-Stahlman spent two weeks this summer in Brazil with five of our LVC students giving pipe organ encounters and handbell demonstrations to children and youth. She presented piano masterclasses in two conservatories. In addition, she performed an organ recital on the historic Cavaille Coll organ in Lorena, Brazil. She continues her ongoing efforts to coordinate restorations of these important historic instruments in Brazil.
Jeff Robbins published an article in the leading peer-reviewed journal for Continental Philosophy: “Renewing Materialism: Gianni Vattimo and Santiago Zabala and the Hermeneutical Option for the Poor,” in Philosophy Today, 60.3 (2016): 687-702.
Jeff also delivered the keynote address, “Heresy as an Act of Resistance,” at the Second Annual Conference of the International Social for Heresy Studies, June 2016, New York University, New York. In July 2016, he gave a conference presentation–“Who Needs Insurrection?”–at the International Summit on Political Theology and Revolution, Alma Mater Europaea-ECM and The Global Center for Advanced Studies Europa. Maribor, Slovenia.
Bob Valgenti published an essay in a special edition of the theoretical journal Angelaki dedicated to the theme of philosophy and comedy. His essay “Go Bleep Yourself: Why Censorship is Funny” [Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 21.3 (Summer 2016), 103-114] examines the pop culture phenomenon of unnecessary censorship in relation to sitcoms, late night television, internet memes and sasquatch.
Bob was also the guest editor for a special Festschrift edition of the journal Philosophy Today to celebrate the 80th birthday of Italian philosopher Gianni Vattimo. His introductory contribution is entitled “Vattimo at 80: A Hermeneutic Reality Check,” [Philosophy Today Special Issue: Festschrift for Gianni Vattimo, edited by R. Valgenti, 60:3 (Summer 2016).] The volume also includes a contribution by Dr. Jeffrey Robbins, entitled “Renewing Materialism: Gianni Vattimo and Santiago Zabala and the Hermeneutical Option for the Poor.”