Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 10:43am
By:
Alan Flurry

Selection for fellowships, nimble expertise in the confines of social distancing and new books highlight our congratulations to Franklin faculty this month. Well done!

The Institute of Bioinformatics Collective Behavior Symposium on March 20 successfully transitioned to a virtual experience for participants on very short notice. The original plan was to host 150 people, but 407 “showed up," said Jonathan Arnold, professor of genetics and co-chair of the event.

Barbara McCaskill, professor of English, was interviewed about the fugitives from slavery, William and Ellen Craft, for a feature at History.com.  The Crafts escaped from Macon, Georgia, together in 1848 and became internationally renowned abolitionists and educators, establishing schools in Georgia for the freed people after the Civil War. McCaskill's book Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery: William and Ellen Craft in Cultural Memory (UGA Press, 2015) examines their presentation in the American and British press and discusses their 1860 memoir.

Janet Westpheling, professor of genetics, has been selected for the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program. Since 1956, the program has been offering undergraduates the opportunity to spend time with some of America’s most distinguished scholars.

Professor of Spanish Dana Bultman has published the first modern edition of Franciscan friar Francisco de Osuna's candid manual for lay life, Norte de los estados (North Star)

Faculty in the Willson Center launched Shelter Projects, a micro-fellowship program to support in the creation of shareable reflections on the current pandemic through the arts and humanities

‘Unworthy Republic’ the new book by Richard B. Russell Professor in American History Claudio Saunt was reviewed in the New York Times

Associate professor of English Cody Marrs was interviewed in a feature in TIME magazine about his new book 'Not Even Past: The Stories We Keep Telling about the Civil War'

Nell Andrew, associate professor of art history celebrates her new book, Moving Modernism: The Urge to Abstraction in Painting, Dance, Cinema (Oxford Studies in Dance Theory), which will officially publish on April 8