People in the news - Week of Feb. 7, 2020

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Ali Hamed, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and faculty colleagues have received a $385,000 National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant for the purchase of a high-speed volumetric particle image velocimetry system for fluid mechanics research and research training in science, mathematics and engineering. Other faculty included on the award are: Ann Anderson, the Agnes S. MacDonald Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of Energy Studies; Bradford Bruno, professor of mechanical engineering; Steven Rice, professor of biology; Jue Wang, associate professor of mathematics; and Ashok Ramasubramanian, associate professor of mechanical engineering. Learn more about the grant here.

Dan Venning, assistant professor of theater and dance, published a performance review of the London production of the Tony Award-winning “Hadestown” in the most recent edition of Theatre Journal, a leading scholarly journal in theater studies. He attended the production during the 2018 mini-term he led in London. Read the review here.

“Dead Tongue,” a collaborative book of poetry by Bunkong Tuon, associate professor of English, is now available. The book is a partnership with artist Joanna C. Valente. Learn more about it here.

Kimmo Rosenthal, professor of mathematics, will have his work, A Melancholic Private Twilight with Rilke, appear in the "poetic prose" section of “42 Stories Anthology.” Pieces in the anthology must be exactly 42 words in length with a title of 40 to 44 characters.

An interview by Elise Bouhet, visiting assistant professor of French and Francophone Studies, with playwright Michel Simonot was published in Contemporary French and Francophone Studies. She met with Simonot and saw the premiere of his play “Delta Charlie Delta” about the French riots of 2005. Read the piece here.

George Shaw, professor emeritus of geology, gave a presentation at the Discovery Center at the Pine Bush on Jan. 31. The talk was titled “Life in the Universe.”

Research by Rob Olberg, the Florence B. Sherwood Professor of Life Sciences, and collaborators was included in a recent New York Times article on how dragonflies catch their prey. Read the story here.

A recent article co-authored by Zoe Oxley, professor of political science, discusses how children feel about the president of the United States and how political views form throughout childhood. Read the full piece on “The Conversation” here.

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