Robert Benedetto Receives NSF Grant

Mathematics’ Robert Benedetto received a Research at Undergraduate Institutions National Science Foundation award of $178,745 for his project “Galois Action and Entropy in Non-Archimedean Dynamics.” 

Timothy J. Van Compernolle Publishes Book

Struggling Upward: Worldly Success and the Japanese Novel, by Asian languages and civilizations professor Timothy J. Van Compernolle, was published. It examines the role played by new discourses on social mobility and the formation of the imagination of the modern Japanese novel.

Geoffrey Sanborn Publishes Book

Plagiarama!, by English professor Geoffrey Sanborn, was published. This book about known plagiarist William Wells Brown examines the man’s work, pilfering and legacy, and argues that Brown’s plagiarism was a means of capitalizing on the energies of mass-cultural entertainments popularized by showmen such as P.T. Barnum. 

Wendy Ewald Publishes Book

Artist-in-Residence Wendy Ewald published Towards a Promised Land, a collection of interviews and photos by Ewald and her subjects themselves: 22 children of the seaside British town of Margate.