Faculty Notes

Peter Erickson: Poetry Review

Posted Dec. 13, 2011: Peter Erickson’s review of Adrienne Rich’s “Tonight No Poetry Will Serve: Poems 2007-2010,” has appeared in Women’s Studies 41.1. Starting with Midnight Salvage in 1999. Erickson, visiting professor of humanities, has now individually reviewed Rich’s last five volumes of poetry in this journal.

Kevin Jones: Article Describes Production of Interesting Quantum State of Light

Posted Dec. 6, 2011: Kevin Jones, William Edward McElfresh Professor of Physics, working with colleagues at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, published an article in Optics Express titled “Multi-spatial-mode single-beam quadrature squeezed states of light from four-wave mixing in hot rubidium vapor.” Optics Express is a peer reviewed, rapid publication, open access journal more »

Peter Erickson: Publishes "Probing White Guilt, Pursuing White Redemption"

Posted Nov. 17, 2011: Peter Erickson, visiting professor of humanities, has published “Probing White Guilt, Pursuing White Redemption: William Kentridge’s 9 Drawings for Projection” in Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 28 (2011). The series of nine animated films by the white South African artist shows how the quest for full understanding by whites of more »

Frederick W. Strauch: "Ultraefficient Cooling of Resonators: Beating Sidebar Cooling with Quantum Control"

Posted Nov. 14, 2011: Assistant Professor of Physics Frederick W. Strauch, in collaboration with Kurt Jacobs and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Boston, published a paper describing a new theoretical approach to cooling quantum systems. This work showed that by applying ideas of quantum control one could cool the vibration modes of small oscillators more »

Peter Erickson: Publishes "'Othello's Back': Othello as Mock Tragedy in Rita Dove's Sonata Mulattica"

Posted Oct. 31, 2011: Peter Erickson, visiting professor of humaniities, has published “‘Othello’s Back’: Othello as Mock Tragedy in Rita Dove’s Sonata Mulattica” in the fall 2011 issue of JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory. The article shows how, in her latest volume of poetry, Dove rescues her main character–black violinist George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower (1780-1860)–from more »

Sarah Hammerschlag: The Figural Jew

Posted Oct. 26, 2011: Sarah Hammerschlag’s book, The Figural Jew, is a finalist for the 2011 American Academy of Religion’s Best first Book in the History of Religions Prize.