People in the news - week of April 22, 2022

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A concerto for solo violin and percussion ensemble, "No Wind, Yet Leaves Fall", composed by Hilary Tann, the John Howard Payne Professor Emerita, was premiered in Tampa, Fla., at the CAMP22 Festival. It was recorded and later performed at South Florida University with violin soloist Sini Virtanen and the McCormack Percussion Group. Also, her commissioned work for clarinet and piano quartet, “In The Enchantment,” was premiered in Washington, D.C., by the 21st Century Consort, with Paul Cigan in the lead clarinet role. Looking ahead, her string quartet, “And the Snow Did Lie,” has been chosen for the string quartet marathon concert on July 2 at Tanglewood.

Ann Anderson, the Agnes S. MacDonald Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Bradford Bruno, professor of mechanical engineering, and Mary Carroll '86, the Dwane W. Crichton Professor of Chemistry, along with co-authors Joana Santos '20 and Chris Avanessian '21, have published a paper, “Effect of slurry processing on the properties of catalytically active copper-alumina aerogel material for applications in three-way catalysis,” in the Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology.

Kristin Bidoshi, associate professor of Russian and director of the Russian and East European Studies program, presented four papers: “Training Russian Verbs of Motion in Virtual Reality: A Preliminary Case Study” at the Northeast Association for Language Learning Technology; “Vampirism in A.K. Tolstoy’s ‘Family of the Vurdalak’” at the Popular Culture Association Conference; “Russian Verbs of Motion in Play: Enhancing Task-based Learning with Augmented Reality” at the Boston Pedagogy Conference, Boston University; and “Flowers from the Garden: Russian Verbs of Motion in Augmented Reality” at the American Association for Teachers of Slavic and E. European Languages Conference in Philadelphia.

Shena McAuliffe, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Assistant Professor of English, presented an excerpt from Milkweed, a novel-in-progress, on a panel titled "Storytelling & Performance" at the 10th Annual Capital District Feminist Studies Consortium Conference at Siena College.

D. Catherine Walker, assistant professor of psychology, Samuel Fogarty ‘20 and coauthors recently published an article in Eating Behaviors, “Establishing initial validity and factor structure for the Muscularity-Oriented Eating Test in gay men,” which can be found here.

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