People in the news - week of Oct. 1, 2021

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Jennifer Fredricks, dean of Academic Departments and Programs and professor of psychology, has written two chapters, “Methodological advances and comparisons of new self-report measures" and "Measuring student engagement with observational methods" in the Handbook of Research on Student Engagement (2nd edition), which is due to be published by Springer this fall.

Andrew Burkett, associate professor of english and director of the Science, Medicine, Technology, and Culture program, has recently had his article, "'Where Beats the Human Heart': Jean-Nicolas Corvisart's Treatise on Diseases of the Heart and John Keats's Hyperion Poems," accepted for publication in the forthcoming special issue of the European Romantic Review recognizing the bicentennial of the death of John Keats. Burkett has a special volume essay cluster accepted for publication that he co-edited titled, “Toward an Anti-Racist, "Undisciplined" Romanticism,” which is now forthcoming in the Keats-Shelley Journal. As co-editor, he also co-wrote the project’s foreword.

Thomas Sankara: A Revolutionary in Cold War Africa, a book by Brian Peterson, associate professor of history, was reviewed by the New York Review of Books. New York Times journalist and Columbia University professor Howard French favorably reviewed Peterson’s book, describing it as: “One of the most fully realized biographies of a modern African political figure in recent years, and a striking portrayal not just of this fascinating and ultimately tragic statesman but of an entire political era on the continent."

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