People in the news - Week of April 16, 2021

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Derek Zuckerman

Derek Zuckerman, dean of the Class of 2021 and director of the Scholars program, was one of the referees for the Division 1 Women’s National Championship hockey game between Northeastern University and the University of Wisconsin. It was the fourth time he’s been selected to officiate the national championship game which was held in Erie, PA this year.

A manuscript by Scott Kirkton, associate professor of biological sciences, titled, "Chronic Electrical Stimulation Reduces Reliance on Anaerobic Metabolism in Locust Jumping Muscle" accepted for publication in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. Ariella Yazdani ‘16 is a co-author on the publication.

A webinar hosted by Lori Marso, the Doris Zemurray Stone Professor of Modern Literary and Historical Studies, is available to watch here. The lecture is part of an article that will be published by the July 2021 issue of theory&event. A revised version will also appear in a book Marso is currently writing titled, “Feeling Freedom in Feminist Film.”

Carol Weisse, the Ronald M. Obenzinger Professor of Psychology and director of Health Professions, co-authored a paper published in the Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care with Kelly Melekis of Skidmore College. The article can be read here.

Deidre Hill Butler, associate professor of sociology, director of faculty diversity, equity and inclusion and academic chief diversity officer, gave the keynote address for the 100th-anniversary celebration of the Daughters of Myrtle Baptist Church in West Newton, Mass. Butlers' Dissertation, “Reconstructing African American Suburban Womanhood: Agency Across Boundaries,” focuses on Black Baptist women within suburban spaces in and around the Boston area which included the Daughters of Myrtle. Here is a link to the program.