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Faculty Highlights

  • Fillerup Published

    Jessie Fillerup, associate professor of musicology, published Magician of Sound: Ravel and the Aesthetics of Illusion through the University of California Press.

  • Leopold Awarded

    Michael Leopold, Floyd D. and Elisabeth S. Gottwald professor of chemistry, has been awarded a $2,000 Mednick Memorial Fellowship from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges for his project: Exploring Halogen Bonding as a Fundamental Interaction Toward the Development of Nanoparticle-Based Sensing of Explosive Molecules.

  • Oware Recognized

    I Got Something to Say: Gender, Race, and Social Consciousness in Rap Music by Matthew Oware, professor of sociology, was named one of the “59 Best Rap Music Books of All Time” by BookAuthority. See the entire list here.

  • Johnson Receives Summer Research Grant

    Miles Johnson, assistant professor of chemistry, has received a $17,000 Summer Research Grant from Organic Syntheses, Inc. for his project, Development of Mild Nickel-Catalyzed C–N Cross-Coupling Reactions Enabled by Modular Phosphinopyrrole Ligands.

  • Alam Joins RCHS

    Md Khorshed Alam, Ph.D., has joined the Department of Rhetoric & Communications Studies as a Visiting Research Scholar. Dr. Alam completed his Ph.D. in Communication from the University of South Florida in December '20.

  • Interactive Photo Collection

    Photogrammar, an open-access, web-based tool that allows users to easily navigate and engage photographs taken between 1935-1943, is now housed at UR thanks to the work of Lauren Tilton, assistant professor of rhetoric & communication studies, and Taylor Arnold, assistant professor of statistics. Read more about the program here.

  • Bowie Published

    Jennifer Bowie, associate professor of political science, published "Kelly v. US on Public Fraud and the Bridgegate Controversy" in SCOTUS 2020 Major Decisions and Developments of the US Supreme Court edited by Morgan Marietta. January 2021, Palgrave pp. 101-109.

  • Méndez Invited to Brazil

    Mariela Méndez, associate professor and chair of LALIS, was invited to Brazil in December ’20 and January ’21 to give lectures at Universidade Federal de São Paulo and Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro on Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector.

  • Datta and Spires Host Webinar

    Monti Datta, associate professor of political science, and Bob Spires, associate professor of graduate education, hosted a webinar titled “Trust and Civic Engagement Matter: Connections to Human Trafficking in the United States” for the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice. Watch the webinar here.

  • Johnson Receives NSF Award

    The National Science Foundation has awarded Miles Johnson, assistant professor of chemistry, more than $500,000 in grant support from the National Science Foundation for his research on metal catalysts and developing new chemical compounds. Read more.