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Samira Sayeh

Samira Sayeh, assistant professor of French and Italian, specializes in Francophone literature and culture and the history of countries other than France that speak the language. Read More

Headliners

GTA on panel, cited by Huffington Post

Milton Wendland, graduate teaching assistant and doctoral student in women, gender and sexuality studies, was on a panel called “Conference Sex” at the Modern Language Association conference. The panel’s work was cited in a Huffington Post article and by Inside Higher Ed. “Conference sex encounters become more than mere dalliance and physical release,” Wendland told Inside Higher Ed. It is a stand against the “divorcing physicality from being human, much less queer,” he said.

Read the article at Inside Higher Education: www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/01/02/mla
Read the article at Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joanne-rendell/conference-sex-or-what-pr_b_154792.html

Professor sees more gloom on financial horizon

Robert DeYoung, the Capitol Federal Professor in Markets and Institutions, told American Banker that 2009 might be an unhappy new year. Financially, the year will likely be more of the same, he said. “Next year will probably look much like the second half of this year. This process crosses the year, and failures tend to lag business activity. Even though we’re way below what some people expected, we should continue to see banks become insolvent as we go forward."

Geology professor cited by BBC

Paul Selden, the Gulf-Hedberg Distinguished Professor of Geology, was cited in a recent BBC article about the species once considered the world’s oldest spider. “The thing that had been called the oldest known spider we have now shown is in fact more primitive than a true spider,” Selden told BBC News. What were once thought to be web-spinning appendages have been shown to in fact not be spinners at all. That means the oldest spider showed up about 80 million years later than previously thought.


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