People in the news - week of April 9, 2021

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Kimmo Rosenthal, professor emeritus of mathematics, will have his creative non-fiction work, “Alejandra's Lilac Shroud,” forthcoming in The Dillydoun Review. The piece is about Argentine poet Alejandra Pizarnik.

Frank Wicks, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, recently published an update to research he published in 1991 on “The Thermodynamic Analysis and Design of an Ideal Fuel Burning Engine,” and commonly referred to as the Wicks Cycle. In collaboration with Omar Lebbar ’20, Wicks updated his research with improved figures, tables, examples and applications for engineering education and practice. Learn more about his research here.

Two articles co-authored by Zoe Oxley, professor of political science, were recently published. The first explores portrayals of women in politics in TIME for Kids, a magazine distributed to elementary students. The other details the benefits to undergraduate students of editing the Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics. Union's Political Science department hosted the journal between 2007-2010, and Oxley was the faculty advisor to the journal. She now serves as the national president of Pi Sigma Alpha.

A book co-edited by Teresa Meade, emeritus professor of history, was recently released. “A Companion to Global Gender History” (revised second edition) was co-edited with Merry Wiesner-Hanks of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Learn more here.

Jennifer Mitchell ’04, the John D. MacArthur Assistant Professor of English, recently completed two publications. The first was a conference cluster in Feminist Modernist Studies, with her article, "Suffering Modernism," and a collaboratively-written introduction, "'Inadequate': A New Feminist Modernist Manifesto.” She also co-wrote a blog post about reimagining the conference panel.

An article by Saladdin Ahmed, visiting assistant professor of political science, was recently published in the International Journal of Socialist Renewal. The piece is titled, “Why ‘Islamo-Leftism’ is Just Another Conspiracy Theory,” and can be read here.