December 1, 2020

Subramanian Published in Elle Magazine

Assistant Professor of Communication Sushma Subramanian

Assistant Professor of Communication Sushma Subramanian

Sushma Subramanian, assistant professor of journalism in Communication and Digital Studies, wrote an essay for the October issue of Elle Magazine about what she learned about herself by joining massage school and how it relates to living through a pandemic. The story also promotes her forthcoming book “How to Feel: The Science and Meaning of Touch,” which recently received a positive review from Publishers Weekly.

Subramanian Published in The Atlantic

Assistant Professor of Journalism Sushma Subramanian

Assistant Professor of Journalism Sushma Subramanian

Sushma Subramanian, assistant professor of journalism in the Communication and Digital Studies Department has written a piece for The Atlantic about endangered pink river dolphins in Brazil. The story explores what the myths surrounding these dolphins can teach us about ourselves and is based on her travels in the Amazon. Read more.

Gupta Discusses with TIME how Biden Presidency Could Change U.S.-India Relations

Surupa Gupta, professor of Political Science and International Affairs and director of UMW's Women's and Gender Studies program

Surupa Gupta, professor of Political Science and International Affairs and director of UMW’s Women’s and Gender Studies program

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Surupa Gupta was interviewed for an article in TIME magazine entitled, “How a Joe Biden Presidency Could Change U.S.-India Relations.” The article discusses Biden’s foreign policy, Trump’s relationship with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kamala Harris’ Indian roots and how they might impact the relationship between the two countries, human rights in India and other topics.

“The U.S. would not go in and intervene in domestic matters in India beyond a certain point,” says Surupa Gupta, a professor at University of Mary Washington’s Department of Political Science and International Affairs. Read more.

Konieczny Publishes His 50th Research Article

Professor of Mathematics Janusz Konieczny

Professor of Mathematics Janusz Konieczny

Janusz Konieczny, professor of mathematics, published a research article, The structure of centralizers in the finite symmetric inverse semigroup, in the journal Communications in Algebra. This research was supported by a 2018–19 University of Mary Washington Faculty Research Grant.

Konieczny has published 50 research articles in 29 mathematics journals, including Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Journal of Algebra, European Journal of Combinatorics, Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society, and Israel Journal of Mathematics.

Rafferty Publishes Essay on Eisenhower, Participates in Panel on Historical Commemoration

Associate Professor of English Colin Rafferty

Associate Professor of English Colin Rafferty

Colin Rafferty, Associate Professor of English, recently published an essay on Dwight D. Eisenhower, “Kansas, She Said, Is the Name of the Star (#34),” that appears in the newest issue of Bennington Review.

He also recently participated in a discussion regarding nonfiction writing, historical commemoration, and monuments through Fountain Bookstore in Richmond with Connor Towne O’Neill, author of Down Along with That Devil’s Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy. The video of the talk is available here.

Chiang Published Article in JTA

Professor of Mathematics Y. Jen Chiang

Professor of Mathematics Y. Jen Chiang

Y. Jen Chiang, Professor of Math, published a research article “Stability of Exponentially Harmonic Maps” in the Journal of Topology and Analysis. It was supported by a UMW Faculty Research Grant in 2019-2020.

Larus Comments on Vietnam TV, Islamabad TV

Professor and Chairman of the Department of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus

Professor and Chairman of the Department of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus

Elizabeth Larus, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Political Science and International Affairs, commented on Vietnam TV News on U.S.-Vietnam relations after the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. She indicated in the November 9 interview that the United States would continue to strengthen trade and investment opportunities, and military cooperation in the next administration. Her comments (in Vietnamese) begin at 13 minutes into the program here.

Larus also commented on the results of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election on Capital TV, Islamabad, on November 5. Her comments begin at 19 minutes into the show at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgZD2m2kZcc

Cooperman Discusses Republican Women in The Atlantic, The Daily Beast

Professor of Political Science Rosalyn Cooperman

Professor of Political Science Rosalyn Cooperman

Professor of Political Science Rosalyn Cooperman was quoted in an article in The Atlantic entitled, “Democrats Have a Republican Women Problem.”

“Women are particularly good at thinking communally,” Rosalyn Cooperman, a political-science professor at the University of Mary Washington who studies women’s political involvement, told me. “They’re thinking about what this means for when their kids are going to go back to school, if they have to work from home, how their jobs and family life have all been upended.” Read more.

Cooperman was also featured in an article in The Daily Beast entitled, “2020 Was a Big Win for Women—Republican Women.”

“Republicans should be thanking their lucky stars for the women that are running this cycle,” said Rosalyn Cooperman, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington. “The inroads that were made by Republicans in 2020 on the House side were made by women, and they would be well-served to remember that.” Read more.

Moon Discusses Alexandria Neighborhood in The Washington Post

Professor of History and Director of American Studies Krystyn Moon

Professor of History and Director of American Studies Krystyn Moon

Professor of History and Director of American Studies Krystyn Moon offered comments to The Washington Post on Lenox Place, a quiet townhome community in Alexandria’s Arlandia neighborhood, close to where Amazon’s second headquarters is being built in Crystal City. Past president of the Alexandria Historical Society, Moon has written papers on Alexandria history and participated in an event entitled, “From Arlandria to Chirilagua: The Remaking of a Northern Virginia Neighborhood, 1960s- 1980s,” as part of Episcopal High School’s community engagement program.

But not all Arlandrians are as receptive to their new neighbors. Known as “Chirilagua” after a town in El Salvador, Arlandria is a diverse community with a sizable Salvadoran, Guatemalan, Honduran and Mexican population. “It is like the world in microcosm,” said Krystyn Moon, professor of history and American studies at University of Mary Washington. Read more.

Farnsworth Comments in the News

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, has been quoted in several regional, national and international news stories:

Election 2020: Winners and losers from Virginia, Maryland and D.C. (The Washington Post)

Like state and nation, Fredericksburg area voters split between early voting and Election Day (The Free Lance-Star)

Trump and Voter Fraud Postings on Twitter (Voice of America)

Biden Slams Transition Delay (CTV News Channel)

Trump Seemingly Acknowledges Biden Victory (CTV News Channel)

Next Steps for Joe Biden (CTV News Channel)

Trump vs. Biden: the Final Showdown (CJAD)

Biden wins Chesterfield, easily. Can Republicans win it back? (Chesterfield Observer)

Spanberger navigates partisan winds, defeats Freitas (Chesterfield Observer)

The joke’s on us: what happens to comedy post-Trump? (brisbanetimes.com)

Virginia Republicans see 2021 as an opportunity to compete statewide (Virginia Scope)