October 16, 2020

Appointments, honors and activities

  • Faculty and staff honors:

Bryan Boudouris, professor of chemical engineering and chemistry, has been selected by the American Physical Society to receive the 2021 John H. Dillon Medal. This award recognizes the outstanding research accomplishments of young polymer physicists who have demonstrated exceptional research promise early in their careers. 

Kaveh Akbar, assistant professor of English, was recently appointed as poetry editor at The Nation, a publication platform for the world’s most renowned voices in poetry and literature. This prestigious position allows Akbar to work with new voices, challenge the notions of poetry and push the traditional frameworks of American publishing.  



  • Notables:

Political science Professor Jay McCann announces his latest book “Holding Fast,” an inquisitive piece that invites its readers to reconsider the response of immigrant communities in current politics. It discusses civic engagement in Latino communities and their continued resilience during an everchanging political climate. Learn more about McCann’s new release here.

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