People in the news - October 30, 2014

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An essay by Lori Marso, professor of political science, was published in the August edition of Contemporary Political Theory. “Solidarity Sans Identity: Richard Wright and Simone de Beauvoir Theorize Political Subjectivity” grew out of discussions in Marso’s African-America Political Thought course. Also, Marso is co-organizing a conference and presenting a paper at “Breaking the Rules: Gender, Power and Politics in the Films of Lars Von Trier,” a conference being held Nov. 7-8 at Brown University. For more information on the event, click here.

Robert Baker, the William D. Williams Professor of Philosophy and director of Union's Ethics Across the Curriculum Initiative, chaired the History of Medical Ethics sessions at the 16th annual meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities in San Diego. He was also inducted as a Hastings Center Fellow. As such, he joins an association of researchers from around the world whose distinguished contributions in their fields have been influential in bioethics.

Chad Orzel, associate professor and chair of the Physics and Astronomy department, took part in a recent screening and Q-and-A at Mass MoCA in North Adams, Mass. of the physics documentary “Particle Fever.” Secret Science Club, a Brooklyn-based group conducted science outreach, hosted the event.

“Irish Travelers: The Unsettled Life,” a new book by George Gmelch, the Roger Thayer Stone Professor of Anthropology, and Sharon Gmelch, professor of anthropology, was recently published by Indiana University Press. The Gmelches’ article, “Nomads No More,” appeared in the September issue of Natural History.