People in the news - Week of May 1, 2020

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President David R. Harris was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU). CICU is a statewide association representing the public policy interests of the chief executives of more than 100 independent colleges and universities in New York state.

Scott Kirkton, associate professor of biology, was elected chairman of the Section Advisory Committee for the American Physiological Society, a role he will start in January. He had previously served as comparative section leader, but as chairman will be a voting member of the APS Council. Learn more about his position here.

Jillmarie Murphy, professor of English and director of the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies program, has published a new book with Clemson University Press, in partnership with Liverpool and Oxford University Presses. The book, “Gendered Ecologies: New Materialist Interpretations of Women Writers in the Long Nineteenth Century,” engages with current paradigms of thought influencing the field of ecofeminism, Anthropocene feminism, feminist geography, neo-materialism, object-oriented ontology, panarchy and trans-corporeality.

Allison M. Stanec '21 and Chris Avanessian '21 have co-authored a paper in the Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology with Ann Anderson, the Agnes S. MacDonald Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Mary Carroll, the Dwane W. Crichton Professor of Chemistry. The paper is titled “Analysis and Characterization of Etched Silica Aerogels.” This peer-reviewed publication is based on work performed by the students as part of their sophomore Scholars projects in the 2018-19 academic year and during the summer of 2019.

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