May 2012 Newsflash

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USA Today highlighted Lakita Edwards ‘97, as one of a panel of expert judges who evaluated all of the entries to the Because It Flew NASA Space Shuttle Art Competition.

   
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Prof Maryann Tebben reveals French cuisine’s most French dish. Listen to WAMC’s Academic Minute to find out what it is.

   
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Marne Garretson ‘10 has accepted a paid, 10-week summer undergraduate research internship with The Church Lab (Department of Genetics) at Harvard Medical School. Research Interns will participate in a variety of projects with the Center for Causal Consequences Variation (CCV), a Center for Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS) focused on development of cutting edge methods for genomics that hold promise for significantly advancing biological and medical research.

   
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Le Monde has selected Prof Emmanuel Dongala to serve as guest columnist during the 6th annual "Assises Internationales du Roman" (International Conference on the Novel) in Lyon, May 28-June 3. Described as ‘a major figure in Francophone literature, currently teaching in the U.S.’, Emmanuel will also participate in a roundtable session on May 28 called "Corruption and Violence in Politics" with authors from France, Columbia, and Egypt.

   
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Photography exhibit by Jan Staller ‘80, More than a Passing Glance, is on display at The New York Public Library.

   
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John McWhorter ‘81 was busy in April, weighing in on food, language, and the Trayvon Martin case: The Food Desert Myth in the New York Daily News, Talking with Your Fingers in The New York Times blog, and Comparing Trayvon Martin, O.J. Simpson Cases on NPR.

   
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Cartoonist Alison Bechdel ‘77 talks about her new book ‘Are You My Mother’ in The New Yorker.

   
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Perversion: A Lacanian Psychoanalytic Approach to the Subject, the first book by Stephanie Swales ‘00 is due out in June.

   
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The short film “Sanjiban”, by Ben Pender Cudlip ’01, is one 12 finalist in the 2012 International Documentary Challenge. Each film was made in just five days and will premiere at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto on May 1

   
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What a Nice Time We Had Here is an interactive collaboration of video art and new music between two Simon’s Rock alumni: Artist Alex Nathanson ‘06 and violinist/composer Dylan Neely ‘06. The duo will take their project on tour to Central and Eastern Europe in May and June.

   
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Sara Katzoff ‘97 was one of five directors, five playwrights, and 19 actors who participated in the second 24-hour theater project between Berkshire and Capital Region theater artists. “The Advocate” followed the adventure that culminated in one performance only.

   
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Discover Magazine cited research by Jesse Rissman ‘96 that shows lie detection also depends on a person’s memories. ‘Will We Ever Have a Fool-proof Lie Detector?’ referred to Rissman’s study conducted in 2008 at Stanford University.

   
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Shareece Homes ’06 is one of 60 finalists in Challenge Detroit, which will invite 30 of tomorrow's leaders to live, work, play, and give in and around the Detroit area for one year. Shareece was quick to credit help from a community vote that brought her back in contact with many Rockers.