‘faculty activities’ Category

Faculty Spotlight: Yurie Hong

Yurie Hong (Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies) was a featured speaker at U of MN’s series “The Future of the Past: Rethinking Legacies of Injustice in the Study of Antiquity” hosted by the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Religions and Cultures. She also presented an online talk entitled “Words into Deeds: Bridging the Gap […]

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Lai Sze Tso (Sociology and Anthropology) was invited to serve on the Editorial Board of the Asian Journal of Medical Humanities. This invitation builds on her recent publication in Journal of Medical Internet Research-Medical Education (Jul-Sep 2022 Issue) and guest editorship on Infectious Diseases at Frontiers in Medicine.

Faculty Spotlight: Erik Gulbranson

Erik Gulbranson (Environment, Geography, and Earth Sciences) recently published an article, “U–Pb geochronology and stable isotope geochemistry of terrestrial carbonates, Lower Cretaceous Cedar Mountain Formation, Utah: implications for synchronicity of terrestrial and marine carbon isotope excursions”, in the journal Geosciences.

Faculty Spotlight: Yumiko Oshima-Ryan

Yumiko Oshima-Ryan (Music) had a new release, “Takashi Yoshimatsu Piano Works for the Left Hand,” from the Naxos Music Library – Japanese Classics series. The album was recommended in one of the major music magazines, (レコード芸術) “Art of Records,” August issue as the August Special Edition. You can listen to the album on Spotify.

Faculty Spotlight: Peg O’Connor

Peg O’Connor (Philosophy) had an op-ed in USA Today on the necessity of legislation to legalize pot including limits on its potency. Additionally, her series, “Philosophy Stirred, Not Shaken,” on psychologytoday.com has now reached more than 2 million total views.

Faculty Spotlight: Sara Conrad

Sara Conrad (Sociology and Anthropology) presented her paper, “OPC – Other People’s Children – Tibetan Nannies, Tibetan Motherhood, and Flexible Mothering,” at the 16th seminar of the International Tibetan Studies conference, which took place in Prague, Czech Republic. This paper looked at nannying in New York City and how Tibetan nannies are expected to perform […]

Faculty Spotlight: Sharon Marquart

Sharon Marquart (Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies & Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) and Elizabeth (Ellie) Hartmann ’23 were featured on the front page of the Mankato Free Press in an article on the effect that overturning Roe v. Wade is having on local young people.

Faculty Spotlight: Hayley Russell

Hayley Russell (HES) and Emma Nelson ’22 presented their paper, “Running for Kudos: Perceived psychosocial implications for Strava use in Emerging Adult Recreational Runners,” co-authored by Charlie Potts (Dean of Students Office), at the International Conference on Sport and Society in Aarhus, Denmark in late June.

Faculty Spotlight: Kjerstin Moody

Kjerstin Moody (Scandinavian Studies) chaired the panel “Postmodern Ecologies” at the annual Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS) conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She also took part in a two-day visit to the island of St. Croix, a former colony of Denmark and current territory of the United States, facilitated and […]

Faculty Spotlight: Erik Gulbranson

Erik Gulbranson (Geology), Morgan Mellum ’23, Aidan Dahlseid ’21 et al. have a paper entitled “Paleoclimate-induced stress on polar forested ecosystems prior to the Permian–Triassic mass extinction” accepted for publication in the journal Scientific Reports. In part, this paper is the culmination of Morgan Mellum’s FYRE project from the summer of 2020, whereas Aidan Dahlseid […]