People in the news – Week of May 21, 2021

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Ann Anderson, the Agnes S. MacDonald Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Mary Carroll '86, the Dwane W. Crichton Professor of Chemistry, recently presented an “Introduction to Aerogels” seminar to the Automotive group at DuPont Safety & Construction.

Jeff Corbin, professor of biological sciences, published an essay in Scientific American. The essay, "Cuba's economic isolation has an environmental silver lining", describes his recent work with several NY6 Consortium colleagues and Cuban scientists that demonstrated that Cuba's flora is depauperate in invasive plants.

An article by Stephanie Mueller, assistant professor of Spanish, was published in the March 2021 issue of the Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. “Terrorist-Turned-Entrepreneur: Basque Masculinities in Fe de etarras,” examines representations of masculinity in Borja Cobeaga and Diego San José's dark comedy film Fe de etarras (2017), while situating the film in the context of the Basque separatist terrorist organization ETA’s recent eradication and Spain’s prolonged economic recession and accompanying institutional and political crises.

The edited collection of essays, Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland and Contemporary Women’s Writing: Feminist Interventions and Imaginings, has just been released by Routledge. Edited by Claire Bracken, associate professor of English, and Tara Harney-Mahajan, this book is an updated version of a special issue previously published in Literature Interpretation Theory.