Todd Cleveland published an article entitled "Minors in Name Only: Child Laborers on the Diamond Mines of the Companhia de Diamantes de Angola (Diamang), 1917-1975," that appeared in the Journal of Family History 35:1 (January 2010): 91-110.
Two books including chapters co-authored by Greg Domski have recently been published.
Chapter 4: Living Transition Metal-Catalyzed Alkene Polymerization: Polyolefin Synthesis and New Polymer Architectures (Joseph B. Edson, Gregory J. Domski, Jeffrey M. Rose, Andrew D. Bolig, Maurice Brookhart and Geoffrey W. Coates)
In Organotransition Metal Chemistry: From Bonding to Catalysis by John Hartwig
Chapter 22: Polymerization and Oligomerization of Olefins (John F. Hartwig, Geoffrey W. Coates, and Gregory J. Domski)
Margaret Farrar's article "Home/sick: Place, Loss, and Memory in New Orleans" was published in the journal Theory & Event, as part of a symposium titled "Theory and the City." An introduction to and overview of the symposium can be found here: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/theory_and_event/v012/12.4.bennett.html
Margaret's article can be read here: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/theory_and_event/v012/12.4.farrar.html
Professor Mariano Magalhães, Associate Professor in the Political Science Department, was recently selected as a Fulbright Scholar grantee to Brazil. Professor Magalhães will spend four months during the first half of 2011 conducting research and teaching a course for the Institute of Political Science at the University of Brasília (UnB), located in the nation's capitol and ranked as one of the best research universities in the country. The research Prof. Magalhães will conduct as a Fulbright Scholar builds upon work done on the impact of decentralization on local governments in the small northeastern state of Alagoas in Brazil. This work examined the effects of decentralization on the delivery of public goods (like health and education) and citizen participation in decision-making at the municipal level as well as the factors that increase the likelihood of more efficiently, effectively and equitably delivering public services in addition to fostering greater civic engagement in policy-making. As a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Brasília, he plans to examine the relationship between federal-level institutions that serve the interests of municipal governments in Brazil and local government. This study will also look at the role played by state-level institutions that articulate the interests of the municipalities in each state and often serve as the intermediary between individual local government and national-level institutions, such as the presidency and the national legislature. In addition to this project, he will offer one course a UnB. The course that he will teach is an undergraduate seminar on the Quality of Democracy in Latin America.
Tim Muir published a paper in the Journal of Experimental Zoology entitled "Evidence for urea-iduced hypometabolism in isolated organs of dormant ectotherms" 313A:28-34. He also published a paper in Physiological and Biochemical Zoology entitled "Brief chilling to subzero temperature increases cold hardiness in the hatchling painted turtle (Chrysemys picta). 83:174-181.
Ritva Williams, Dept. of Religion, and her husband, John, were sworn in as U.S. citizens on Friday, January 8th.