Dyson News at a Glance: January 2017

 

PROF'S STUDY CITED IN "THE WASHINGTON POST”

Professor of Biology Melissa Grigione’s research study on international border wildlife conservation was cited in an article in The Washington Post titled, “Endangered animals are already cut off by a border wall. Trump wants it to be much bigger.” Grigione’s research identifies potential conservation areas on the border of the United States and Mexico.

 

POLI SCI PROF WEIGHS IN ON U.S. AND U.N.

Associate Professor of Political Science Matthew Bolton commented in a Wall Street Journal article about the Trump administration’s stance on the United States’ involvement in the United Nations. “The U.N. is an institution that is often a difficult one to work with for the U.S. but overall it serves U.S. interest, it’s a place where American values of democracy and human rights are voiced,” said Bolton.

 

DYSON PROF LENDS ART HISTORY EXPERTISE

Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts Janetta Rebold Benton was quoted in The Washington Post article, “Hot or not?" She lends her expertise to an analysis of the beauty ideals represented in art from the past, and contrasts them to today's standards of beauty.

 

POLI SCI PROF QUOTED ON NBC NEWS

Associate Professor of Communication Studies Satish Kolluri was quoted on NBC News about reports of mass sexual harassment in India during the New Year's celebration. He commented on the police action taken after reports of sexual assault, and the “social systemic problem” that exists in India.

 

DAVID CAPUTO ON TRUMP’S FEUD WITH CNN

Professor of Political Science David Caputo was quoted in the entertainment trade magazine Variety about Trump’s contentious relationship with the media, and his latest vendetta against Cable News Network (CNN). “Trump has made it clear he feels the media is biased,” said Caputo. Read the full article here.

 

DYSON PROFS CO-EDIT BOOK ON ASIAN CINEMA

Associate Professor of Communication Studies Satish Kolluri and Confucius Institute Executive Director and Professor of History Joseph Lee co-edited the book “Hong Kong and Bollywood: Globalization of Asian Cinemas," for academic publishing company Palgrave Macmillan. The comparative study of two fast-growing Asian film industries examines issues of cinema globalization, glocalization, and transnationalism and the challenges they pose to Hollywood.

 

DYSON ALUMNUS AWARDED NEH FELLOWSHIP

Benjamin Saltzman ‘07, English, has been awarded a 2017-18 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship for his research of the literature and culture of Anglo-Saxon England, focusing on texts written in Old English and Anglo-Latin. Saltzman is an instructor in Medieval British Literature at Caltech, and is finishing work on a book, “Bonds of Secrecy: The Cultural and Literary Mechanics of Concealment in Early Medieval England.”

 

MCVA DOCUMENTARY "CUBA'S CROSSROADS" WINS FILM AWARD

Cuba's Crossroads: Hope, Rock, and [R]Evolution has been awarded a 2016 Spotlight Documentary Film Gold Award. The Spotlight Documentary Film Awards is an international film competition open to new and practiced filmmakers around the globe. Cuba’s Crossroads was produced by student filmmakers from the award-winning Media, Communications, and Visual Arts travel documentary production course.