Faculty Notes

Anne Skinner: Named a Senior Scientist Mentor by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Posted Nov. 15, 2012: Anne R. Skinner, Senior Lecturer emerita, has been named a Senior Scientist Mentor by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. The award includes $20,000 over two years to support undergraduate research through summer stipends and other expenses. Dr. Skinner’s research applies electron spin resonance to the dating of archaeological and paleontological more »

Amanda Wilcox: New book, The Gift of Correspondence in Classical Rome

Posted Nov. 13, 2012: The Gift of Correspondence in Classical Rome: Friendship in Cicero’s Ad Familiares and Seneca’s Moral Epistles, a book by Amanda Wilcox, assistant professor of classics, came out August 6, 2012 from the University of Wisconsin Press. This study offers an innovative approach to two major collections of Roman letters that have more »

Morgan McGuire: Announces New Journal, "The Journal of Computer Graphics Techniques"

Posted June 28, 2012: This May, Morgan McGuire founded the open-access international Journal of Computer Graphics Techniques for scholarly articles on 3D graphics and will serve as its first editor-in-chief. His cofounders on the editorial board span academia and industry, including Google, Harvard University, Pixar, University of Tokyo, and Autodesk. This is an important step more »

Morgan McGuire: Publishes New Research Paper on "Scalable Ambient Obscurance"

Posted June 28, 2012: Associate Professor of Computer Science Morgan McGuire published a new research paper on Scalable Ambient Obscurance with Michael Mara ’12 and David Luebke of NVIDIA Research. SAO is a technique for creating realistic lighting for interactive 3D applications such as video games, medical visualization, and architectural design software. He presented the more »

Peter Erickson: Publishes in Great Shakespeareans

Posted April 12, 2012: Peter Erickson, visiting professor of humanities, has published a reassessment of C. L. Barber, author of Shakespeare’s Festive Comedy (1959), in Great Shakespeareans, volume 13 (2012), 91-127.

David E. Morris: Designs Scenery for Young Jean Lee's "Untitled Feminist Show"

Posted Jan. 24, 2012: David E. Morris, assistant professor of theatre, designed the scenery for Young Jean Lee’s Untitled Feminist Show, which had its World Premiere at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minn., in early January, immediately followed by the New York Premiere at the Baryshnikov Arts Center on W. 37th St. Reviews have been more »