People in the news - Week of Nov. 5, 2021

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Brandon Schabes, lecturer of chemistry, participated in a workshop on Oct. 28 on DEIR initiatives in general chemistry. Sponsored by the American Chemical Society Office of Professional Training, “General Chemistry Reform through Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect,” focused on ways to initiate general chemistry reform by providing learners and instructors with equitable, student-centered strategies. Discussion also continued on how the professional society can enable DEIR initiatives in chemistry.

Jennifer Matsue, professor of music, Asian studies and anthropology, organized and chaired a roundtable on "Embodied Sound and the Transmission of Japanese Performing Arts," at the National Society of Ethnomusicology Conference (virtual) on Oct. 28. She presented on the impact of a somatic feedback loop between human and horse on the embodied transmission of Japanese drumming.

In partnership with the Università di Roma, Tommaso Gazzarri, associate professor of classics, launched and is the current co-director of LAS (“Lucius Annaeus Seneca”): a new open-access, peer-reviewed international journal of Senecan studies and ancient Stoicism. The first, newly published issue is available here.

An essay by Kimmo Rosenthal, professor emeritus of mathematics, was accepted for publication in Tiny Molecules. The piece, “Literary Wanderlust,” considers reading as a form of mental travel.

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