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First Thursday

Smith Library Center and the Office of the Dean of Faculty host monthly First Thursday gatherings to recognize & celebrate the scholarly achievements of Southwestern faculty and staff.

The First Thursday receptions are held in the Periodicals Reading Room, therefore access to portions of the periodicals collection will be limited during these times. This event is for SU faculty and staff only.

Thursday, November 7, 2019  

Elaine Craddock, Professor of Religion

Published the essay “Kālī Dances into the Cremation Grounds of the Tamil Land” in the Routledge anthology Regional Communities of Devotion in South Asia: Insiders, Outsiders, and Interlopers, edited by Gil Ben-Herut, Jon Keune, and Anne E. Monius.

Fumiko Futamura, Professor of Mathematics

Crannell, M. Frantz, F. Futamura, Factoring a Homography to Analyze Projective Distortion. Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision, 61(7), 967-989, 2019.

Eric Selbin, Professor of Political Science

Published an article titled “Resistance and Revolution in the Age of Authoritarian Revanchism: The Power of Revolutionary Imaginaries in the Austerity–Security State Era” in Millennium, one of the U.K.’s top international relations journals.

Also, with journalist, editor, and singer Helen Cordes, he published “Singing Resistance, Rebellion, and Revolution into Being: Collective Political Action and Song,” the lead chapter in the anthology Sonic Politics: Music and the Narration of the Social in the Americas from the 1960s to the Present, edited by Olaf Kaltmeier and Wilfried Raussert and published by Routledge. The publication is accompanied by a webpage and a YouTube channel with playlists created for the individual chapters, providing the opportunity to listen to the songs under discussion while reading the essays, thus making the topic acoustically more “tangible.”

Therese Shelton, Associate Professor of Mathematics, and Sherry Adrian, Associate Professor of Education

A paper coauthored by Associate Professor of Mathematics Therese Shelton, Associate Professor of Education Sherry Adrian, and Emma Kathryn Groves ’17, titled “A Model of the Transmission of Cholera in a Population with Contaminated Water,” which was accepted for publication in November 2018, has been published in the CODEE Journal, vol. 12. The article was downloaded across 15 countries in its first 25 days of online availability.