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Recent publications, presentations and upcoming media appearances include the following:


Margaret Stetz, Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women's Studies and professor of humanities, has an essay in the new issue of the Gazette of the Grolier Club, the journal of the bibliophilic organization founded in 1884 (New Series, Nos. 68-69, pp. 44-57).  Titled "Carolyn Wells: Making Fun of Books and Making Books Fun," her essay examines Wells' career, in the first half of the 20th century, both as a writer of satire and literary parodies and as a major book collector, who amassed the largest and most complete collection of Walt Whitman's work (now housed in the Library of Congress).

Thomas M. Powers, associate professor of philosophy, was part of an interdisciplinary team of collaborators who recently published a paper on the subject of trust in human-robot interaction, from the Human-Robot Interaction 2020 Conference in Cambridge, England. Coauthored with Suzanne Tolmeijer, Astrid Weiss, Marc Hanheide, Felix Lindner, Clare Dixon, and Myrthe L. Tielman, the article, entitled  "Taxonomy of Trust-Relevant Failures and Mitigation Strategies," in published in Proceedings of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, New York, pages 3–12.


On April  23 Lisa Chieffo, interim director of the Institute for Global Studies, chaired and co-presented a session at the Forum on Education Abroad’s virtual annual conference, titled Fair Game: Ethical Business Practices and Partnerships in Education Abroad, with Rich Kurtzman of Barcelona Study Abroad Experience and Catherine Spaeth of Seminars International.

In the media

Research conducted by Art Trembanis, associate professor in the School of Marine Science and Policy, and two of his students who traveled to the Bikini Atoll to look at ships that were sunk as part of the United State’s nuclear testing program will be featured in the season premiere of National Geographic’s Drain the Oceans program. It will air on the National Geographic channel at 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 5.


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