Faculty Publications

Professor Anthony Cummings

February 11, 2011

Music Professor Anthony Cummings Will Spend a Year in Italy Researching New Book

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Anthony Cummings, professor of music, is writing a biography on internationally renowned Italian musicologist Nino Pirrotta, and what better place to study his subject than in Pirrotta’s homeland? Cummings will spend the 2011-12 academic year on sabbatical in Italy working on the biography and other research. During the fall semester, he will be a visiting [...]

Paul Cefalu

January 28, 2011

Professor Paul Cefalu Explores Modern Fascination with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Obsessed. Hoarding: Buried Alive. Animal Hoarders.  A&E, TLC, Animal Planet, and other channels are finding an audience for latest reality TV about obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and Paul Cefalu wants to know what is behind the interest in watching people who suffer from mental illness. Cefalu, associate professor of English, is exploring this topic in his [...]

Lee Upton, writer-in-residence and professor of English

January 7, 2011

Accomplished Writer Lee Upton Uses Her Passion to Inspire Students

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Within the rollicking pages of her next book, Swallowing the Sea: On Writing & Ambition, Boredom, Purity & Secrecy, Lee Upton asserts that “writing is a spectacular form of gambling.” If that’s the case, Lafayette’s writer-in-residence and professor of English has hit the jackpot many times, her highly acclaimed prose and poetry the bright, jangly [...]

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December 17, 2010

Book by Prof. Eric Ziolkowski Will Examine Writing of Danish Philosopher Søren Kierkegaard

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  Eric Ziolkowski, Dana Professor of Religious Studies, took an interest in Danish writer Søren Kierkegaard at an early age, first reading the 19th century philosopher and theologian’s Fear and Trembling at age 13. In graduate school, Ziolkowski studied his works in depth in a graduate seminar at University of Chicago with Kierkegaard authority Langdon [...]

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December 15, 2010

Research by Economics Professor Mark Crain Featured in The Wall Street Journal

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Research on state fiscal policies by Mark Crain, Simon Professor of Political Economy, has been featured in the Dec. 10 edition of The Wall Street Journal. The article, “How to Control State Spending,” looks at ways for state governments to limit budget growth including using the item-reduction veto, which allows a governor to single out [...]

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November 17, 2010

Professors Duhl and Lamb-Faffelberger Advance Scholarship through Editorial Positions at International Journals

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Lafayette’s international reputation continues to grow as Olga Anna Duhl and Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger, professors of foreign languages and literatures, have been appointed editors of leading peer-reviewed journals in their fields. Both professors are dedicated to maintaining and elevating the high intellectual caliber of the publications. Duhl, who specializes in French, will serve as the correspondent [...]

Professor Manuel Ospina-Giraldo (white coat) works with students on his research on late blight disease.

October 29, 2010

Professor Manuel Ospina-Giraldo Receives USDA Grant to Study Organism that Caused the Irish Potato Famine

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Research by Professor Manuel Ospina-Giraldo on the organism that caused the Irish Potato Famine is being funded as part of a $999,900 “Education in Genomics-Based Microbial Forensics” grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. The grant, which is also funding projects by researchers at Penn State and Franklin & Marshall, is creating an integrated [...]

Professor D.C. Jackson teaches a class in Ramer History House.

October 15, 2010

Prof. D.C. Jackson Receives International Honor and is Keynote Speaker for 75th Anniversary of Hoover Dam

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D.C. Jackson, professor of history, will be the keynote speaker at the Hoover Dam 75th Anniversary Celebration Oct. 22 in Las Vegas, Nev., and also received an international honor from the Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE). Part of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 140th annual Civil Engineering Conference, the Hoover Dam symposium will celebrate [...]

Professor Robin Rinehart

September 3, 2010

Professor Robin Rinehart Turns Scholarly Lens on Controversial Sikh Religious Text in Her Upcoming Book

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Professor Robin Rinehart has always been fascinated by the interactions among different religions in the Punjab region, divided between India and Pakistan. Having lived on both sides, she became absorbed in the area’s culture and history, so the exploration of the controversial Sikh text the Dasam Granth is a natural extension of her research interests. [...]

Osvaldo Cleger

August 13, 2010

Professor Osvaldo Cleger’s New Book Explores the Impact of Blogs on Literature

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While working on his doctoral dissertation at the University of Arizona several years ago, Professor Osvaldo Cleger stumbled upon what would become the topic of his book, Narrar en la era de las blogoficciones [The Art of Narrating in the Age of Blog-Fictions]. He kept a miscellaneous blog in which he chronicled his dissertation research. [...]