March 27, 2017

Chiang Publishes Article in BIM Academia Sinica

Yuan-Jen Chiang, Professor of Mathematics, published an article titled “Leaf-wise Harmonic Maps of Manifolds with 2-Dimensional Foliations” in the Bulletin of the Institute of Mathematics, Academia Sinica.

She also presented her publication “Exponentially harmonic maps, exponential stress energy and stability” at International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians in Beijing, China. She was on a sabbatical leave in Fall 2016.


Gately Performs with the NSO & Ledisi at Kennedy Center

Doug Gately performed with the NSO and American R&B and jazz recording artist Ledisi at two performances at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on Feb. 24  and 25. Both concerts were sold out.

Ledisi has been nominated for nine Grammy Awards and is a mainstay on Billboard‘s R&B charts. Also on the concert was the legendary pianist and composer Patrice Rushen.

Gately and Rushen

Doug Gately and Patrice Rushen.

Subramanian Publishes in Slate

Sushma Subramanian’s story “Worse Than Tuskegee” has recently been published as a cover story in Slate. The story is about a study that remained hidden until fairly recently, involving American researchers in the 1940s infecting unknowing Guatemalans with syphilis to test prophylactic measures. Unfortunately, many of the subjects were not treated, and they’ve passed on the disease and its many devastating symptoms to their children and grandchildren, and cannot afford treatment.

Sushma Subramanian is a journalist and an assistant professor in the Department of English, Linguistics and Communication.

Hirshberg Co-Edits, Publishes Article in Special Journal Issue

Dan Hirshberg, Assistant Professor of Religion, co-edited and published an article in a special issue of the journal Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines (Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris). Focusing on “The Reincarnation Institution in Tibetan Buddhism,” the articles span diverse chronological and methodological foci in considering the foundation, evolution and function of this tradition, from early claims as the rebirths of 8th-century emperors to contemporary Westerners who were recognized and enthroned as the reincarnations of recently deceased masters. Hirshberg’s contribution explores what may be the first conflict between patrilineal and reincarnate inheritance models in Tibet.

Holmes Presents at CASE III Conference

Malcolm T. Holmes, director of University Marketing, recently co-presented a workshop titled “Marketing Imperative: The New Ad Arms Race” at the CASE III Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Colleges and universities spent well over $1 billion in paid advertising in 2015. The session gave attendees the inside story on the increasing levels of advertising by colleges and universities across the country, dissecting the astonishing numbers of the new ad arms race. Participants got a look at who is spending how much and on what platforms. Most importantly, the session presented strategies to help institutions with limited budgets stay competitive in a fiercely contentious marketplace.

Davis, Clayton and Broome Publish Article

Janine Davis, Courtney Clayton and John Broome’s article titled “Thinking like researchers: Action research and its impact on novice teachers’ thinking” was recently published in Educational Action Research. Full article can be found at

Subramanian Publishes Story in Men’s Health Magazine

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.

Rafferty Publishes Essay Series on U.S. Presidents

Colin Rafferty, Associate Professor of English, had “The Imagineer Considers Tomorrow (#45.1)” recently published in the new issue of Waxwing. It joins four other essays published back in October and was commissioned by the editors in the wake of the 2016 presidential election.

Konieczny Publishes in Combinatorica

Janusz Konieczny, professor of mathematics, co-authored a research article, Automorphism groups of circulant digraphs with applications to semigroup theory, published in the journal Combinatorica.

Farnsworth Published in Washington Post

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, is co-author of an opinion column on late-night political humor that appeared on the “Monkey Cage” blog of the Washington Post ( ).