Faculty Notes for February 2020


On February 7, at the 9th International Conference on Writing Analytics in St. Petersburg, Florida, Chris Anson along with CRDM students Beth Greene and Matt Halm, spoke about a study of students’ reflections on their drafts.

With Ian Anson, Cary Moskovitz, and Michael Pemberton, Chris Anson spoke at the 29th Annual Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) conference in Atlanta on February 21 to share results from the team’s NSF grant on text recycling.


An excerpt from Helen Burgess’s Genetic Futures paper “Spit & Spin: Paul Vanouse’s America Project” was featured along with Vanouse’s work in Issues in Science & Technology this month.


Daun Daemon’s poem “Too Many Kittens” was published in the “Rattle” issue of Memoryhouse Magazine.


On February 12, Daun Daemon and Elizabeth Wagner presented a workshop entitled “Share Your Science: Communication Strategies for Public Audiences” to biology and biomedical graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Huiling Ding along with graduate students Chenxing Xie, Kelia Ray, Yeqing Kong, and Hunter Jones presented “AI-Assisted Recruiting and Screening: Tools, Processes, and Strategies” at the  9th Annual Symposium on Communicating Complex Information, held February 24–25 at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.

On February 13, Huiling Ding (Principal Investigator) and her NSF Convergence Accelerator team hosted a daylong summit on artificial intelligence and workforce development. More than 30 stakeholders attended the summit to explore possible strategies to form industry-government-academic-NPO partnerships to develop AI tools for workforce empowerment. Participants came from the NC Department of Commerce, NC Works, Workforce Board from the Capital Area and Greensboro Guilford County, Caterpillar, Bosch Rexroth, Leoforce LLC, Conduent, Duke Forge, the Kenan Fellows, the Innovation Project, as well as NC State University’s NC Plant Sciences Initiative, Economic Development Partnership, Institute for Emerging Issues, Industrial Extension Solutions, the Poole College of Management, DELTA, and Career Development Center. 


With his co-presenter Jana Keck from the University of Stuttgart, Paul Fyfe gave a virtual presentation on “Oceanic Exchanges: Newspaper Corpora and Networks” to the Digital Scholars group at Florida State University.

Fyfe also served on the panel to select winners of the 2020–2021 fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies.


Marsha Gordon gave two presentations related to her recent co-edited collection, Screening Race: on February 10 at the Varsity Theater/UNC and on February 15 at the National Gallery of Art. 

Gordon’s new documentary, All the Possibilities, was awarded the jury prize for best documentary short by the San Francisco Indie Film Festival.


On February 13, Associate Professor Emerita Susan Katz was a guest speaker via Skype for Ashley Burchett’s (MA ’19) Theory and Practice of Editing class at the University of Wyoming. She discussed the differences between academic and nonacademic writing review processes.


The Argentine journal Páginas de Filosofía has published an annual issue focused on the work of Hans Kellner [Vol. 20, Núm. 23 (2019)]. English titles of the five essays in the dossier are Nicolas Alejo Lavagnino (ed.), “Hans Kellner and the Linguistic Sources of Historical Knowledge: Outlines of a Rhetoric of History”; Véronica Tozzi Thompson, “Hans Kellner, Four Decades of ‘Getting the Story Crooked'”; Nicolas Alejo Lavagnino, “Consequences of Narrativism: Allegory, Argumentation and Rhetorics in Hans Kellner’s Philosophy of History”; Omar Murad, “Tropological Inflation: Stability and Proliferation of Discourse”; Gabriela Dranovsky, “The Case of the Jewish Question as Unfulfillment of the Promise of Enlightenment: An Analysis of the Concept of Unfulfillment from Hans Kellner.” All of the essays are in Spanish.


Chelsea Krieg presented as part of the roundtable “Integrating Citizen Science in University Courses” at the Teaching and Learning Symposium on February 28. 


On February 25, Dorianne Laux presented at a benefit for the Poets House induction of the Poetry Path.

Laux was also elected as a Chancellor for the Academy of American Poets


Allen Stein’s poem “Lynching Photo Op” was published in The American Journal of Poetry.


John Wall gave an address on “Donne in Context: The Virtual St Paul’s Cathedral Project” at the thirty-fifth annual conference of the John Donne Society, held at Louisiana State University, February 13–15.

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