Fall 2019 Faculty Updates
Highlighting faculty professional activities, including conferences, exhibitions, performances, awards, and publications.
Professor of Economics Richard Ball hosted and led a Project TIER Faculty Development Workshop, "Teaching Reproducible Methods of Quantitative Research." This workshop was attended by instructors from six American colleges and universities and institutions in Brazil and Chile. It was made possible by the support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He was also invited to give a talk, “Promoting Reproducible Research: Developing Curriculum, Fostering Community, and Shaping Norms,” in the University of Washington Center for Teaching and Learning’s seminar series on Advances in Higher Education Research and at SUNY Albany as part of their libraries’ Open Access Week. As part of his two-day stay at SUNY Albany, he participated in a hands-on workshop on new software for reproducible quantitative research.
Assistant Professor of Psychology Laura Been published a research article, “Glutamate afferents from the medial prefrontal cortex mediate nucleus accumbens activation by female sexual behavior,” in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. Been also attended the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Chicago, where she presented her research on how preventing the accumulation of ΔFosB in the nucleus accumbens of female mice during a hormone-simulated pregnancy alters anxiety-like behavior.
Assistant Professor of Economics Carola Binder published "Thinking Outside the Box: Do SPF Respondents Have Anchored Inflation Expectations?" (with Randall Verbrugge and Wesley Janson) in the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Working Paper series. Her paper "Long-Run Inflation Expectations in the Shrinking Upper Tail" has been accepted for publication in Economics Letters. Binder also gave three talks: "NGDP Targeting and the Public" at the 37th Annual Monetary Conference of the Cato Institute (her paper of the same title will be published in the Cato Journal), "Political Pressure on Central Banks" at the "Populism, Economic Policies and Central Banking" conference hosted by the European Money and Finance Forum at the University of Bocconi in Milan, Italy, and "Central Bank Communication and the Media" at the first conference of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) Research and Policy Network on Central Bank Communication at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. She also appeared on the Macro Musings podcast, discussing populism and central banking and its implications for monetary policy regimes.
Ruth Marshall Magill Professor of Music Curt Cacioppo completed his String Quartet No. 8, Bagatelle-Variations on Wohl kenn' ich Euren Stand from Hugo Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch. The 27-minute work commemorates 20 years of collaboration with the Quartetto di Venezia. He also completed a new cycle, Songs with and without Words, for soprano and piano. The 28-minute work is dedicated to Sharon Lamb (former Bryn Mawr psychology professor) and Paul Orgel (former Haverford College affiliate teacher in music) in memory of their son Julian Emil Lamb Orgel. Cacioppo’s music was performed in Varese, Italy; Taormina, Sicily; São Paulo, Brazil; Sioux Falls, SD; and at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., where he was a central participant in the PostClassical Ensemble/Contemporary Center for Political Art/South Dakota Symphony Lakota Music Project week-long festival “Native American Inspirations.” His Fantaisie-Sonatine (Souvenir du Levant) for oboe and piano, featuring Philadelphia Orchestra oboist Jonathan Blumenfeld ’78, is dedicated to former President Dan Weiss. His PIANO VARIATIONS on "Hail to the Chief" was recorded in live performance by Charles Abramovic and Sara Davis Buechner.
Assistant Professor of Linguistics Jane Chandlee presented "Modelling Phonological Processes with Recursive Programs Schemes," co-authored with Christopher Oakden and Adam Jardine (both from Rutgers University), at the 2019 Northeast Computational Phonology Workshop (NECPhon) at Rutgers University. She presented a poster, "A Computational Analysis of Tone Sandhi Ordering Paradoxes," co-authored with Oakden at the 50th Meeting of the Northeast Linguistics Society (NELS) at MIT. And she gave an invited talk, "Are Phonological Functions Total or Partial?" at the 7th Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP) at Stony Brook University.
Associate Professor of Chemistry Lou Charkoudian ’03 and Professor of Biology Karl Johnson published a paper in Scientific Reports featuring work from Kofi Acheampong ’19, Danielle Jacobsen ’19, Gabe Braun ’19, and Visiting Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Scholar Bashkim Kokona. Charkoudian also co-authored a paper in Nucleic Acids Research alongside collaborators from Wageningen University and Sam Epstein ’19 and Ashley Sisto ’20. She also gave an invited talk at Gettysburg College
Associate Professor of Computer Science John Dougherty traveled to Robert Morris University to make a presentation at the 35th Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC) Eastern Conference about how to use peer review to teach introductory computer science. This paper appeared in the Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges.
Associate Professor and Chair of History Andrew Friedman published a chapter, "A Monument as a Sensory Intervention," in Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia (Temple University Press, 2019).
Janet and Henry Ritchotte '85 Professor of Asian Studies Hank Glassman presented a paper, “The First Sculptural Gorintō: Kenshi’s Reliquary at Enkō’in” at the Premodern Japan Studies: Religion, History, Philosophy conference at McGill University in Montreal.
Executive Director of the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship Eric Hartman presented “Partnership First, Pedagogy and Programming Second: Embracing Fair Trade Learning to Partner across Disciplines,” with Haverford College-Puentes de Salud Director of Education Alexandra Wolkoff ’14 and Associate Professor of Spanish Ariana Huberman at the 6th Global Service-Learning Summit: One World: Inclusion and Transformation in Global Service-Learning, at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina.
Associate Professor and Chair of History Darin Hayton offered a series of interactive and discussion presentations as part of the fall schedule for the Wagner Free Institute of Science: “Great Books of the Scientific Revolution — A History.” He was also a featured expert in the PBS series Ancient Skies.
Professor and Chair of Fine Arts Hee Sook Kim was awarded the 2019 Joyce DeGuatemala /Jason Vourvoulias Award from the Libby Newman Local ArtistResidency Program in Philadelphia and was named a 2019 semifinalist in the Art Box Project at Art Miami. Her work was featured in four group exhibitions: American Color Print Society at the Riverfront Renaissance Center For the Arts in Millville, NJ; XIIth Florence Biennale at Spadolini Pavilion in Florence, Italy; Print Explosion at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts in Cheltenham, Pa.; and 4 Global Print 2019 at Museo de Lamego in Douro, Portugal. Her video art was a part of two performances: After Agnes Martin at the Kerr Center in Scottdale, Ariz., and Wald Musik at the GCC Performing Arts Center in Glendale, Ariz. Kim also was featured in the publication ARS ET Ingenium at the 2019 Florence Biennale.
Professor of Economics Vladimir Kontorovitch published a book, Reluctant Cold Warriors (Oxford University Press, 2019).
Associate Professor and Haverford Chair of Linguistics Brook Lillehaugen presented “Zapotec Talking Dictionaries: Collaboration, Documentation, and Language Activism” (a collaboration with K. David Harrison, Jeremy Fahringer, Felipe H. Lopez, Saul Ontiveros ’22, and Chantal Reyes Swat ’22) at the symposium on Indigenous Languages Today in Philadelphia. She also presented with Harrison, Fahringer, and Lopez at eLex2019 on “Zapotec Language Activism and Talking Dictionaries,” which they published in the book Proceedings of the eLex 2019 Conference. Lillehaugen also published “Seeing Homework Through Students’ Eyes: From Pressured Performance to Intentional Learning” with Elisa Cooney in Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education, and contributed a chapter on “Otomanguean languages” to the Routledge Handbook on North American Languages (Routledge Press, 2019).
Director of Writing Center and Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing Kristin Lindgren gave a talk, “'Three Generations of Imbeciles Are Enough:' Institutionalizing Eugenics” at the National Women's Studies Association conference in San Francisco.
T. Wistar Brown Professor of Philosophy Danielle Macbeth presented a paper, “Teaching, Learning, and Forms of Life in Wittgenstein’s Later Philosophy,” at the "130 Years Ludwig Wittgenstein: 1889 – 2019" conference, which was held at Sofia University in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Karen Masters published her first book aimed at a popular-science audience, 30-second Universe: 50 Most Significant Ideas, Theories, Principles and Events That Sum Up... Everything, co-authored with Charles Liu and Sevil Salur. Masters also attended the "Inclusive Astronomy 2" conference at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science Sara Mathieson presented a talk, "Population Genetic Inference Using Convolutional Neural Networks," at the "Women in Computational Biology" conference held at the HHMI Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Va.
Laurie Ann Levin Professor and Chair of Comparative Literature Maud McInerney presented a paper, "Tróju ena nýju or How Thor Became a Turk," at the Medieval Academy of America Meeting. She also gave a paper, "Breta sögur and the Tomb of Pallas," at the Latin-Old Norse Symposium at the University of Oslo.
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Weiwen Miao had a paper, "Statistical Procedures for Assessing the Need for an Affirmative Action Plan: A Reanalysis of the Shea v. Kerry," accepted for publication by Statistics and Public Policy.
Professor of Chemistry Alexander Norquist and Assistant Professor of Computer Science Sorelle Friedler published a paper in MRS Communications on their joint metal halide perovskite work in which they report a new software pipeline for experiment capture. Friedler and Norquist also received a funding extension from DARPA for their work on metal halide perovskites. The award is for $2,364,908 over an 18-month period. They also, along with Xiwen Jia '19, Allyson Lynch '21, Yuheng (Oscar) Huang '19, Matt Danielson '21, Immaculate Lang'at BMC '20, Alex Milder '18, Aaron Ruby '13, Hao Wang '15, and Fordham’s Josh Schrier, published a paper in Nature, “Anthropogenic biases in chemical reaction data hinder exploratory inorganic synthesis,” that has been discussed in the popular press (Chemistry World, Phys.org, Chemical and Engineering News, an editorial in Nature). Additionally, Norquist wrote a “behind the paper” blog post in the Nature Chemistry community.
William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature Deborah Roberts was invited to give two talks in Halifax, Nova Scotia: “Tragedy in Translation: Words, Pictures, Performance,” a presentation to students in the Foundation Year Program at University of King's College who were reading her translation of Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound, and “The Bow of Ulysses: Aeschylus and his Translators” at Dalhousie University.
Professor of English Gus Stadler chaired and served as respondent for the panel "Sound and State Violence" at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting in Honolulu.
Associate Professor and Director of Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Jill Stauffer gave a paper, “How to be the Crux of a Diachronic Plot: Levinas, Questions and Answers, and Child Soldiers at the ICC, in Four Acts,” at the annual conference of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy in Pittsburgh.
Douglas & Dorothy Steere Professor of Quaker Studies David Harrington Watt and Edmund and Margiana Stinnes Professor of Global Studies and Professor of History James Krippner published "Henry Cadbury, the Peace Testimony and the First World War" in Quaker Religious Thought. Watt was also named a National Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Religion & Culture.