Faculty win grants to conduct research in Iceland and Scotland

Dr. Brack Hale and Dr. Alexandra Peat, Professors of Environmental Science and Literature, respectively, have spent the past semester doing research while on sabbatical. Correlating with their fields of study and their teaching at Franklin, both professors wrote and received grants from prestigious institutions to support the research they’re conducting. The research itself has been extremely complementary to Dr. Peat’s and Dr. Hale’s prior research, as well as their courses here at Franklin.

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Dr. Alexandra Peat and Modernism in the latest issue of intervalla

intervalla: platform for intellectual exchange is an interdisciplinary online journal published by Franklin University Switzerland, providing a forum for researchers of all disciplines to share thoughts on the evolving nature of human experiences. This issue of intervalla, edited by Franklin Associate Professor Dr. Alexandra Peat with editorial assistance from Kaley Kiermayr ‘16, takes modernism as its topic and aims to illuminate and reflect on the current state of modernist studies.

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Andrea Terzi Publishes Articles on Economic Policy

Andrea Terzi, Professor of Economics, recently published new articles in two academic journals. Both pieces focus on European policies and analyze issues with the current economic situation.

In the 2016 third quarter issue of the PSL Quarterly Review, Terzi offered a critique of an article published previously there, advocating a fiscal expansion over tactics proposed by other researchers to end deflation in the Euro area.

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Faculty form new Research Forum

Franklin University Switzerland faculty have formed a Research Forum to provide Franklin faculty members and scholars from other universities with a platform to discuss their research and to enter into ongoing cross-disciplinary intellectual exchange. The Forum members plan to have at least two events per semester that are aimed at the faculty as a whole, with the option of also meeting in more specialized groups. The members also plan to open the Forum to students in appropriate cases.

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Gabriel Gee Publishes New Book: Art in the North of England 1979-2008

Professor Gabriel Gee has had a long-term interest in British contemporary art. He began researching for Art in the North of England, 1979-2008 as part of his 2008 doctoral dissertation at the Université Paris X, France, and always intended to publish a version in English. The ideas developed in his dissertation matured over the following years, fuelling a new work, which is not a mere translation but an expansion of the initial text. Each chapter opens with an in-depth discussion of a specific artwork that unfolds into a reflection on the broader artistic landscapes of northern England.

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