David Clemmer, Distinguished Professor and the Robert and Marjorie Mann Chair in the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University's College of Arts and Sciences, has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
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Awards + honors
Four college faculty have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science: Andrea Wiley, professor of anthropology; Matthew Hahn, professor of biology; Adam Zlotnick, professor of biochemistry; and Chen Zhu, professor of geological sciences.
Susan Lepselter, associate professor in Anthropology, has been awarded the ninth annual Gregory Bateson Prize from the Society for Cultural Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association. Her book The Resonance of Unseen Things: Poetics, Power, Captivity, and UFOs in the American Uncanny (University of Michigan Press, 2016), was singled out from a field of 100 books.
James Madison, Professor Emeritus of History, won a 2017 Emmy Award in the category of Best Historical Documentary from the Lower Great Lakes chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his documentary Hoosiers: The Story of Indiana, produced by WFYI Indianapolis.
The work on the Vinogradov Mean Value Theorem done by Ciprian Demeter, Professor in Mathematics, Larry Guth, and Jean Bourgain was presented at a Bourbaki seminar in June. Held in Paris since 1948, the Séminaire Nicolas Bourbaki is a series of talks in the most exciting new results in mathematics are presented.
Three College faculty have been named Herman B. Wells Endowed Professors: Dina Okamoto, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Research in Race and Ethnicity in Society; Jawshing Arthur Liou, professor of digital art and chair of studio art in the School of Art, Architecture and Design, and Radhika Parameswaran, professor and chair of journalism in The Media School.
Sarah Burns, the Ruth N. Halls Professor Emerita of Art History, will present the keynote lecture for a symposium examining Winslow Homer’s time in England. Her presentation accompanies “Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England,” which opened November 11 and runs through February 4, and features 50 works by Homer at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Faculty in the news
A new study from Armin Moczek’s lab in Biology in which one species of beetle developed a functional third eye after the function of a single gene was disrupted was featured on multiple news sites, including, among many others: RT news, Techradar, Science Alert, New Atlas, and IFLScience.
Padraic Kenney, professor of history and international studies, published an article, “Why Are There Political Prisoners?” in History News Network.
Bernice Pescosolido, distinguished professor of Sociology, was profiled in the East Greenwich Patch in “Bernice Pescosolido: East Greenwich to Standout In Hoosier Land.”
A new study by Daniel Kennedy, assistant professor, and Brian D’Onofrio, professor, both of Psychological and Brain Sciences, was featured in AAAS EurekAlert!: “Twin study finds genetics affects where children look, shaping mental development.”
Yves Brun, Distinguished Professor of Biology, was featured in an article (“Biologists Discover Bacteria’s ‘Sense of Touch’ ”) in the online R&D Magazine; on NPR (“Bacteria’s ‘Sense Of Touch’ Discovery Made In Indiana”); and in AAAS EurekAlert! (“New study identifies mechanism bacteria use to attach to surfaces”).
From the U.S. Department of Energy to Harold Evans and Sabine Lammers in Physics for US ATLAS Phase I Upgrade: Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Purchase.
From the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to Robert Vaughan in the Biotechnology Program for Higher Order Structure Analysis of Protein Therapeutics by Covalent Labeling MS.
From the National Science Foundation to Ankur Dalia in Biology for Collaborative Research: Deep-sequencing analysis of edited metabolic pathways to uncover, model, and overcome the epistatic constraints upon optimization.
From the National Collegiate Athletic Associate to Catherine Taylor in Sociology for From Courts to Careers: Former Women Student-Athlete Transitions from College to Adulthood.
Recent faculty books
The Immigrant Kitchen: Food, Ethnicity, and Diaspora
Vivian Halloran, Professor of English and American StudiesView Immigrant Kitchen book information
Gendering Modernism: A Reappraisal of the Canon
Maria Bucur, John V. Hill Professor of East European History, and Professor of Gender StudiesView Gendering Modernism book information
Consecrating Science: Wonder, Knowledge, and the Natural World
Lisa Sideris, Associate professor in Religious StudiesView Consecrating Science ebook information
Recent faculty journal articles and papers
Sarah R. Osterhoudt. “The land of no taboo: Agrarian politics of neglect and care in Madagascar,” The Journal of Peasant Studies, DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2017.
Eric Robinson. “What Thucydides Teaches Us about War, Politics, and the Human Condition,” in War on the Rocks, a security policy website.
Rebecca Spang. “The Smart Money: Are We on the Cusp of a Cashless Society?” Financial Times (July 6, 2017).
Carl Weinberg. “'This Will Sound Nutty’: Conspiracy Theory in Democracy in Chains,” a contribution to a Society for U.S. Intellectual History roundtable on Nancy MacLean's new book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America (2017).