Publications

Rodriguez Writes Lead Article in Economics Journal

Francisco Rodriguez, assistant professor of economics, is the co-author of the article “Freed from Illiteracy? A Closer Look at Venezuela’s Misión Robinson Literacy Campaign,” which was published as the lead article in Economic Development and Cultural Change 57(1):1-30, October 2008.

Thomas Author of 3 Geology, Palaeogeography Articles

Ellen Thomas, research professor of earth and enviornmental sciences, is the author of “Research Focus: Descent into the Icehouse,” published in Geology, 36: 191-192, 2008. She is the co-author of “Depth-dependency of the Paleocene-Eocene Carbon Isotope Excursion: paired benthic and terrestrial biomarker records (ODP Leg 208, Walvis Ridge),” published in  Geochem., Geophys., Geosyst, 9 (10): Q10008, 2008; and “Effects of Oligocene climatic events on the foraminiferal record from Fuente Caldera section (Spain, western Tethys),” published in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 269: 94-102. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2008.08.006, in press.

Roth Author of Review Essay

Wesleyan President Michael Roth is the author of a review essay on Richard Rorty, Philosophy as Cultural Politics: Philosophical Papers, published in Volume 4 of History and Theory in October 2008.

Barth Author of Article on Arithmetic in Children

Hilary Barth, assistant professor of psychology, is the co-author of “Nonsymbolic, approximate arithmetic in children: Evidence for abstract addition prior to instruction,” published in the journal Developmental Psychology, September 2008.

Jackson Translates Brazilian Novel

Elizabeth Jackson, visiting assistant professor of Portuguese in the Language Resource Center, translated a contemporary Brazilian novel, The Five Seasons of Love. The book was published by Host Publications in 2008.

Slobin Author of Film Music Book

Mark Slobin, professor of music, is the author of Global Soundtracks: Worlds of Film Music published by Wesleyan University Press in September, 2008. The collection of essays analyzes the music of films ranging from mainstream and sub-cultural American films through case studies of those from China, India, Indonesia, Egypt, Nigeria, Latin American, and the Caribbean, and includes a variety of key films, periods, and studio practices. Global Soundtracks is the first anthology to suggest methods for understanding how the conventions of standard film music became localized and expanded around the world in many different periods and cinema systems, and to suggest comparative approaches of analysis.

Hsu, Starr Authors in Academy of Sciences

Chia Wei “Wade” Hsu ’10 and Francis Starr, are co-authors of “Hierarchies of networked phases induced by multiple liquid-liquid critical points,” published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 105, 13711-13715. Hsu and Starr showed that by attaching specific single strands of DNA to nano-sized particles to create customizable “nano-atoms,” they could generate new materials with phase diagrams never previously seen in nature. Their work is based on a massive set of computations on the new university computer cluster. Fred Ellis, professor of physics, is Hsu’s faculty advisor.

Shapiro Translates 600 Poems in New Book

Norman Shapiro, professor of romance languages and literatures, is the editor and translator of French Women Poets of Nine Centuries published by Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2008. The 1,182 page book features more than 600 poems from 56 different authors. Shapiro provides a window into the development and evolution of French poetry from the Middle Ages to the present.