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A&S in the Media

Top media outlets from around the globe turn to A&S faculty members for expert testimony. From the cosmos to Ted Lasso, get a glimpse into the latest trending topics.

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Phil Arnold portrait.

Philip Arnold, associate professor of religion, was quoted in New York Times and articles about the Vatican’s decision to formally repudiate the “Doctrine of Discovery.”

Mona Awad portrait.

Entertainment website Deadline published a news story about professor of English Mona Awad’s bestselling novel Bunny being optioned for film by Bad Robot Productions. Awad was also featured in a New York Times Style Magazine piece where famed author Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale) selected Awad as her 'literary heir apparent.'

Eric Coughlin portrait.

A team of physicists, including A&S professor Eric Coughlin, devised a model that maps a star’s surprising orbit about a supermassive black hole – revealing new information about one of the cosmos’ most extreme environments. The team’s research was picked up by several science and news outlets, including Universe Today,, SciTechDaily and Eurasia Review.

Theo Cateforis portrait.

Theo Cateforis, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in music history and culture, was quoted in a Guardian article about 1975 lead singer Matty Healy’s onstage antics.

Vlad Dima portrait.

Vlad Dima, professor and chair of African American studies, was interviewed by the LA Times for a story titled, Has ‘Ted Lasso’ boosted soccer’s popularity in the U.S.? We asked the experts.

Robert Doyle portrait.

Chemistry Professor Robert Doyle recently shared findings at the American Chemical Society spring meeting about a potential new drug which offers steady weight loss without common, unwanted side-effects. His research was featured in The New York Post, Healthline and the Daily Mail.

Paul Fitzgerald portrait.

Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Professor Paul Fitzgerald and a collaborator published a study in Nature Communications highlighting the tectonic history of subglacial Antarctica. Their work was featured in Interesting Engineering.

Afton Kapuscinski portrait.

Afton Kapuscinski, associate teaching professor of psychology, was quoted in a New York Times article where she offered tips on how to manage an overwhelming schedule during the holidays.

M. Lisa Manning portrait.

Lisa Manning, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Physics and director of the BioInspired Institute, was interviewed by The Washington Post in a piece highlighting how BioInspired researchers at SU are using nature to address global challenges.

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Michael Marciano, research associate professor and director of research for the Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute, was recently interviewed by Newsweek and Fox News, offering forensic insight about the investigation surrounding the murder of four students from the University of Idaho.

Liviu Movileanu portrait.

Research by physics professor Liviu Movileanu and postdoctoral researcher Mohammad Ahmad, which spotlights a method for better biomarker detection that could one day help with cancer diagnosis, was featured in Science Daily and Genome Web.

Joshua Russell portrait.

EES Professor Joshua Russell was quoted by ABC News and MSN, offering background on what caused the destructive earthquake in Turkey and Syria on February 6.

George Saunders portrait.

Best-selling author and professor of English George Saunders was a guest on NPR's weekly news quiz show, Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me. Saunders, whose book Liberation Day was recently named an L.A. Times Book Prize finalist, also answered Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire.

Steve Schaffling and Ling LeBeau portrait.

Steve Schaffling, assistant dean of student success in A&S, and Ling LeBeau, associate director of international student success in A&S, spoke with the Chronicle of Higher Education about the College’s efforts to improve the experience for international students.

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