University of Rochester

Rochester Review
November–December 2013
Vol. 76, No. 2

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Janet Ballotta Zandy (MA), professor emerita of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology, has written Unfinished Stories: The Narrative Photography of Hansel Mieth and Marion Palfi (RIT Press).


Predrag Cicovacki (PhD) writes that he’s edited The Ethics of Nonviolence: Essays by Robert L. Holmes (Bloomsbury). Predrag is a professor of philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. Holmes is professor emeritus of philosophy at Rochester.


Thomas Moore (PhD), professor of physics at Rollins College, near Orlando, Fla., was awarded a grant of more than $200,000 from the National Science Foundation to support his research with undergraduate students in musical acoustics. This is Thomas’s third grant from the National Science Foundation’s Research in Undergraduate Institutions program since 2007.


Wendy Schiller (PhD), associate professor of political science and public policy at Brown University, has been invited by the New York Times to lead seminars on its educational travel program, Times Journeys: Journey to Western Europe, in October. Wendy joins journalists Elisabeth Bumiller, Timothy Egan, and David Sanger on the program, which takes place aboard a cruise ship that will originate and end its journey in England, making several stops in France, Spain, and Portugal. Wendy’s seminars include “Is the U.S. Constitution Outdated?,” “The Obama Presidency in Historical Perspective,” “Equality in America: What Really Constitutes the American Dream?,” and “How Congress Really Works.”


Jeffrey Jackson (PhD), associate professor of history at Rhodes College, has coedited The Thinking Space: The Café as a Cultural Institution in Paris, Italy, and Vienna (Ashgate).


Harmit Singh Malik (PhD), an evolutionary geneticist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has been named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. He was one of 27 biomedical scientists in the United States to win the honor out of more than 1,100 applicants.


Nicholas Waddy (PhD), associate professor of history at Alfred State College, has published his first work of historical fiction. Jewel of the East (CreateSpace) is set in 18th- century India. Nicholas offers more information about the book at