Chairman O'Kelly's News Brief

December 15, 2017
Morton O'Kelly

Another great week reflecting the national and international impact of our program:

Nancy Ettlinger will be presenting “Algorithmic Affordances for Resistance” at a workshop, “Slow Computing – A Workshop on Resistance in the Algorithmic Age” at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUIM). She was invited by Rob Kitchin who runs a research center there. As many will know, NUIM is also home to OSU Graduate Alistair Fraser (PhD 2006, Kevin Cox, adviser).

Becky Mansfield gave an invited colloquium talk entitled “Chemical exposure: at the intersection of postgenomics, Anthropocene, and Trump’s deregulatory EPA” to University of Buffalo last week.

Joel Wainwright coauthored a short editorial published this week in Geoforum. It raises important issues about the journal publication industry.
Here’s a link
As you may imagine, it is unusual to have a piece like this published by Elsevier.

Alumni News

Nurcan Atalan-Helicke (PhD 2010, Becky Mansfield, adviser) has been awarded tenure and promotion at Skidmore.  She is in the Environmental Studies and Sciences Program.

Hyun Kim (PhD 2008, Morton O’Kelly, adviser) has been awarded tenure and promotion at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville effective in July 2017. Hyun is also now Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Geography there.

Shih-Lung Shaw (PhD 1986, Howard Gauthier, adviser) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been appointed interim associate provost and director of the Center for International Education (CIE) effective October 15.

Reminder to all – please plan to participate in our holiday celebration today. Movies and food!