People in the news - Week of Jan. 29, 2021

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Luke Dosiek, associate professor of electrical, computer and biomedical engineering, was awarded the 2021 Curtis W. McGraw Research Award in the non-Ph.D. granting program category. He was one of nearly 60 nominees from across the country and will be recognized at the annual meeting of the ASEE’s Engineering Research Council, coinciding with its Research Leadership Institute.

Jordan Smith, the Edward E. Hale, Jr. Professor of English, gave a reading and conversation on two poems, Matthew Graham's "Things That Left With My Father When He Died" and my "With a Glass of Finger Lakes Red," for the Saratoga Springs Public Library's Poets Talk Poetry series. Watch the event here.

Dan Venning, assistant professor of theater and dance, recently published an article, “’Ya Got Trouble, My Friend, Right Here:’ Romanticizing Grifters in American Musical Theatre” in the Journal of American Drama and Theatre. The article can be read here.

Deidre Hill Butler, associate professor of sociology, director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and academic chief diversity officer, participated in the “Activism in the Aftermath, Rebuilding and Reforming, Participatory Democracy in Action: Southern Black Women Educational Activists and Community Institution Builders in the Urban South, the 1890s to 2010s” panel at the Pathways to Democracy 2021 Organization of American Historians (Virtual) Conference. Her paper was titled “Womanist Community Revitalization in the Bordeaux the Neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee post-2010 Flood."

Megan Ferry, professor of Chinese, presented a paper at the MLA 2021 Convention. Her research was titled, “Language Programs’ Post-Pandemic Future in Designing a Sustainable Life.”

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