Sushma Subramanian, Assistant Professor of English and the primary journalist in the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, has published a story, “Unlock the Gut-Shrinking Secrets of Gastrophysics: How one meal can change everything you think you know about eating—and overeating,” in the March issue of Men’s Health, on stands now. The story profiles a pop-up restaurant in London called Kitchen Theory, which has built its menu around the scientific discoveries of a University of Oxford researcher named Charles Spence who studies how the senses interact while eating.
Doug Gately performed with the National Symphony Orchestra Pops, conducted by Steven Reineke at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Feb 14. The performance featured legendary singer Patti Labelle. Labelle is a multiple Grammy winner, has received numerous awards, and has sold more than 50 million records. Rolling Stone has put her on their list of 100 Greatest Singers.
Senior Associate Registrar Kevin Caffrey will be featured as part of the Fredericksburg Songwriters’ Showcase at LibertyTown Arts on Friday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. The Fredericksburg Songwriters’ Showcase is a monthly concert series featuring original acoustic music. Caffrey first performed at the Showcase in January 2014. He returns this month to premiere new songs form his forthcoming CD, downshifter. Admission is $10; $5 for children and students. LibertyTown Arts is located on 916 Liberty St. in downtown Fredericksburg.
As part of his duties as vice president of MSF / Doctors Without Borders USA, Middle East History Professor Nabil Al-Tikriti joined an MSF Association open board meeting, hub gathering and Association retreat in Portland, Oregon. The event took place Feb. 3-4 and consisted of two days of reflective sessions on operations, human resources, labor policy, institutional racism and other issues of associative interest.