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An article by Lori Marso, the Doris Zemurray Stone Professor of Modern Literary and Historical Studies, was published in the summer issue of “SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society,” the leading international journal in Women's Studies. Her article was titled “Perverse Protests: Simone de Beauvoir on Pleasure and Danger, Resistance, and Female Violence in Film." She interpreted three films with female violence at their center - Akerman's “Jeanne Dielman,” Fincher's “Gone Girl,” and von Trier's “Nymphomaniac” - via Beauvoir's theory of affect and women's emotions. This paper began in conversations with Marso's students in “Feminist Film,” the capstone course for the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program. The table of contents is here.

Four students were selected to participate in the New York State Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore College. Jamaluddin Aram ’17, Elizabeth Hurley ’17 and Kylie Gorski ‘16 took the two-week fiction-writing workshop, while Cara Peterhansel ’16 studied poetry.

Rajashree Mazumder, assistant professor of history, presented a paper, “Ingenious Border Crossers and Immigration Debates in 19th and 20th Century Burma,” as part of the panel: “Law and Empire in Asia" at the 25th annual conference of the World History Association in Belgium in July.

Flash fiction by Kimmo Rosenthal, professor of mathematics, titled “Ruby, My Dear,” was accepted by publication in KYSO Flash. Two of his earlier pieces, “Very Good is Not Good Enough,” and “In a Certain Sense the Good is Comfortless,” have been included in the KYSO Flash Anthology, Vol. 2, of the best pieces that appeared in the previous year.

An article by Frank Wicks, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, was published in Mechanical Engineering. The piece, “Pipelines for War and Peace,” describes the crucial role of U.S. oil in winning World War II. German submarines off the coast were destroying oil tankers and this wartime emergency was solved by construction of oil and gas pipelines from Texas to the Northeast.

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