People in the news - week of June 3, 2022

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An edited volume by Ellen Gasparovic, associate professor of mathematics, was recently published. Research in Computational Topology 2 contains the proceedings of the second Workshop for Women in Computational Topology as well as other research papers solicited from the applied and computational topology community.

Dan Venning, assistant professor of theater and dance, published an essay in the edited collection Theatre and the Macabre, titled "'Black and Deep Desires': Sleep No More and the Immersive Macabre." In this essay, Venning examines the immersive performance Sleep No More, which has been running for a decade in New York City. He argues that the production capitalizes on creating what can best be described as an "immersive macabre," in which nudity and sex, staged violence, drugs and alcohol, fictionalized witchcraft and hauntings, extensive scenography and unbridled capitalism all coalesce into an undenaibly compelling grotequerie inspired by William Shakespeare's Macbeth.