Provost Carlota Ocampo Delivers Lecture on Racist Incident Based Trauma at Fairfield University

April 11, 2022

Provost Carlota Ocampo delivered a lecture entitled “Hidden in Plain Sight:  Acknowledging and Addressing the Impacts of Racist Incident Based Trauma” at Fairfield University in Connecticut on March 30, 2022.  Under the auspices of the university’s Annual Magic Core Lecture and the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies program, the lecture addressed the exclusionary history of trauma diagnosis along with recent research on the impacts of multigenerational and historical trauma in communities that experience systemic racism.  Using an interdisciplinary lens, the lecture also discussed ways all can combat systemic racism and support resiliency and thriving in individuals and communities impacted by racist policies, attitudes and behaviors in America and beyond.

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Dr. Allen Pietrobon Publishes “Norman Cousins: Peacemaker in the Atomic Age”

April 11, 2022

Dr. Allen Pietrobon, Assistant Professor of Global Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences, published a book titled, “Norman Cousins: Peacemaker in the Atomic Age”The book was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, October 2022.

Synopsis:  Influencing US presidents and public opinion, the American journalist Norman Cousins had an incredible but overlooked diplomatic impact during the Cold War.

As the editor of the Saturday Review for more than thirty years, Norman Cousins had a powerful platform from which to help shape American public debate during the height of the Cold War. Under Cousins’s leadership, the magazine was considered one of the most influential in the literary world. Cousins’s progressive, nonpartisan editorials in the Review earned him the respect of the public and US government officials. But his deep impact on postwar international humanitarian aid, anti-nuclear advocacy, and Cold War diplomacy has been largely unexplored.

In this book, Allen Pietrobon presents the first true biography of Norman Cousins. Cousins was much more important than we realize: he was involved in several secret citizen diplomacy missions during the height of the Cold War and, acting as a private citizen, played a major role in getting the Limited Test Ban Treaty signed. He also wrote JFK’s famous 1963 American University commencement speech (“not merely peace in our time but peace for all time”).

This book is a fascinating look at the outsized impact that one individual had on the course of American public debate, international humanitarianism, and the Cold War itself. This biography of the vocal anti-communist and anti-nuclear activist’s public life will interest readers across the ideological spectrum.

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Dr. Elizabeth Child Presents at the Jane Austen Society of North America (DC Chapter)

April 5, 2022

Dr. Elizabeth Child, Professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently gave a talk at the Jane Austen Society of North America (DC Chapter) on “Teaching Jane Austen to First Generation Learners”. The event was held virtually at their Spring Evening Chat on Thursday, March 31, 2022.

For more information- visit- Jane Austen Society of North America (DC Chapter) and past events.

 

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Adjunct Professor Amy Killelea, JD Publishes Proposal to Expand Access to Medications that Prevent Acquisition of HIV

December 17, 2021

Amy Killelea, JD, Adjunct Professor in the School of Nursing and Health Professions, with colleagues at Johns Hopkins University, has published an ambitious new proposal to expand access to medications that prevent acquisition of HIV (called “PrEP”).  Less than a quarter of people in the U.S. who could benefit from PrEP are actually taking it.  White Americans who need PrEP to prevent HIV infection are more than 4 times as likely to receive it than Latinx/Hispanic Americans and more than 8 times as likely than Black Americans. To promote equity, this new proposal for a national PrEP program centers health equity and mobilizes community providers. The proposal re-envisions affordable and equitable access to PrEP medications and labs for people on Medicaid and without coverage.

Read “New Policy Proposal Seeks to Improve Access to Medications that Prevent HIV Infection”

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Dr. Intima Alrimawi Publishes Paper in the Journal of Nursing Management

December 11, 2021

Dr. Intima Alrimawi, Assistant Professor of Nursing, in the School of Nursing and Health Professions at Trinity Washington University had recently published her paper, titled, “Assessing Sense of Coherence (SOC) as an element of primary-focused health services in schools for children and adolescents with complex healthcare needs” in the Journal of Nursing Management.

Al-Yateem, N., Fakhry, R., Saifan, A., Saqan, R., & Alrimawi, I. (2021). Assessing Sense of Coherence (SOC) as an element of primary-focused health services in schools for children and adolescents with complex healthcare needs. Journal of nursing management. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.13517 

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Dr. Intima Alrimawi Presents Paper at the International Council of Nurses (ICN)

December 4, 2021

Dr. Intima Alrimawi, Assistant Professor of Nursing, in the School of  Nursing and Health Professions at Trinity Washington University presented her research paper, “Students’ perception of classroom educational environment and learning outcomes: a comparison between hybrid and traditional classrooms in a Palestinian University”, at the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress 2021 – Nursing Around the World. The convention was held virtually on November 2-4, 2021.

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Dr. Intima Alrimawi Published Works in the Fall of 2021

October 8, 2021

Dr. Intima Alrimawi, Assistant Professor of Nursing, in the School of Nursing and Health Professions at Trinity Washington University had recently published papers in the three consecutive months of August, September and October 2021:

Dreidi M., Alrimawi I., & Atout M. (2021) Nutritional Status, Symptoms, and Quality of Life among Oncology Patients in Palestine: An Explorative Survey. Progress in Palliative Care. DOI: 10.1080/09699260.2021.1981566 

Atout M., Alrimawi I., Dreidi M, Rajeh Saifan A., Abusalameh E., & Al-Yateem N. (2021) Parental Child Rearing Practices in Palestine: A Cross-Sectional Study. Global Pediatric Health, 8, 1-9. DOI:1177/2333794X211045967

Al-Yateem, N., Dias,J., Subu, M., Abraham, M., Abd El-Baky, F., Almarzouqi, A., Rahman, S., Saifan, A., Mohammad, M., Alrimawi, I., & Faris, M. (2021) Reflections on the transition to online teaching for health science education during the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Medical Education, 12, 154-159.  DOI:10.5116/ijme.610c.1580

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Joshua Wright Publishes Article in Issues of Higher Education

October 1, 2021

Dr. Joshua Wright, Associate Professor of Global Affairs, published an article titled, “VIA: An Example of Social and Emotional Learning”. The article was published September 23, 2021 in Issues of Higher Education and focuses on a website project dedicated to the Virginia Interscholastic Association (VIA), an organization of 100 black high schools across Virginia created in 1954 before integration by black principals and administrators.

Wright, J. (2021). VIA: An Example of Social and Emotional Learning. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. https://doi.org/https://www.diverseeducation.com/opinion/article/15114887/via-an-example-of-social-and-emotional-learning

 

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Dean Sita Ramamurti Presents at AEFIS Academy’s How We Built This Series

October 1, 2021

Dr. Sita Ramamurti, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Mathematics, was invited to present at the AEFIS Academy’s : How we Built This? Series to speak on the development of the Data Analytics pathway at Trinity Washington University. The How We Built This? Series provides a forum for educational leaders to share their sustainable processes and best practices in leading assessment, student success and other initiatives at their institution.

Click here to learn more about AEFIS How We Built This Series.

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Dr. Intima Alrimawi and Nursing Seniors Attend the 4th National Maternal & Infant Health Summit

October 1, 2021

Assistant Professor Intima Alrimawi and seniors in the Nursing Program at Trinity Washington University attended Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Fourth National Maternal & Infant Health Summit on September 15, 2021. The summit was dedicated to connecting District residents with local and national resources and to provide public awareness in prenatal health and wellness. The 2021 Summit addressed the changes that have taken place in DC in support of pregnant women, moms, families and babies, as well as District residents at large, the importance of inclusivity in health, and resources that support the wellness of new moms and infants.

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Dr. Kimberly F. Monroe Selected as 2020-21 ELEVATE Fellow

October 1, 2021

Dr. Kimberly Monroe , Assistant Professor of Global Affairs, was selected as a 2020-21 ELEVATE Fellow with the Rutgers University Center for Minority Serving Institutions. From September 9-11 she and other faculty from across the United States, gathered on the campus of Rutgers in New Brunswick to further develop their skills through workshops. The ELEVATE workshops covered academic writing, grant writing, teaching and mentoring. ELEVATE further enriched fellows’ learning by providing sessions geared towards helping early career MSI faculty navigate the professoriate.

 

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Dr. Shizuka Hsieh Publishes Paper in Environmental Justice

August 15, 2021

Dr. Shizuka Hsieh, Associate Professor of Chemistry, published a paper titled, ” Asthma and Particulate Matter Pollution: Insights from Health Survey and Air Quality Monitoring in the Buzzard Point, Washington, DC Neighborhood. The paper was published August 12, 2021 in the online journal, Environmental Justice.  This collaborative work with ANC Commissioner Rhonda Hamilton and Professors Harrison and Phoenix comes out of an air quality monitoring campaign — since 2016 — and a larger grassroots community effort to improve the environment and secure housing for the near Buzzard Point neighborhood.

Hsieh, S., Harrison, E., Phoenix, J. A., & Hamilton, R. (2021). Asthma and particulate matter pollution: Insights from health survey and air quality monitoring in the Buzzard Point, Washington, DC neighborhood. Environmental Justice, 14(4), 254–266. https://doi.org/10.1089/env.2020.0066

 

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Dr. Shizuka Hsieh Serves as Faculty Fellow with the Associated Kyoto Program

July 27, 2021

Dr. Shizuka Hsieh, Associate Professor of Chemistry, served as a visiting Faculty Fellow with the Associated Kyoto Program during her sabbatical from Trinity in AY20-21. Dr. Hsieh taught a course on chemical pollution for American liberal arts college students studying abroad in Japan and published an article titled, “Study-abroad in Japan under COVID-19: Emerging Parallels with a Course on Environmental Pollution”. This work is a collaboration with two undergraduates in the course.

Hsieh, S., Roger, O. & Walker, K. (2020). Study-abroad in Japan under COVID-19: Emerging parallels with a course on environmental pollution. The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 18, Issue 22. https://apjjf.org/2020/22/Hsieh-Ort-Walker.html

 

 

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Dr. Kimberly F. Monroe Presents at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana

June 9, 2021

Dr. Kimberly F. Monroe, Assistant Professor of Global Affairs, presented at the University of Cape Coast in Cape Coast in Ghana. She presented on Pan-Africanism and African Liberation: A Shield for the 21st Century at the Pan-African Student Summit Part II on June 4, 2021.

Over the course of the academic year, Dr. Monroe was also awarded The Howard University: Center for African Studies Faculty Residency Award last February 8, 2021.

She also presented on the following panel:

Exploring Senegalese Women Hip-Hop Artists and Transnational Social Change, 11th Annual Africana Studies Interdisciplinary Conference, James Madison University, February 17-20, 2021, Conference Theme: Movement(s), Collectives, and Collectivity (Feb 17, 2021) Presenter

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Dr. Rebecca Easby Appointed as Contributing Editor

May 21, 2021

Dr. Rebecca Jeffrey Easby, Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of Fine Arts Program, was re-appointed as Contributing Editor for 19th Century Art at Smarthistory.org, a free, online for Art History content, which served 57 million viewers in 2020. Dr. Easby has also written numerous articles for the site.

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