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2018 Outstanding Faculty Research Award Event: Today!

  • Posted by: Regina Duffy
  • Posted Date: April 23, 2018
  • Filed Under: Library News

Please join us for the 2018 Outstanding Faculty Research Award event featuring co-recipients Marc Gallicchio, PhD, and Michael Pagano, PhD, today from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Idea Accelerator, Falvey Memorial Library.

Dr. Gallicchio and Dr. Pagano will each give presentations that will highlight the extensive research that led them to win the coveted Outstanding Faculty Research Award. Marc Gallicchio, Professor and Chairperson Department of History, will be presenting the first talk at 1:00 p.m. titled, “Trouble at Home: War Weariness, American Strategy, and the Meaning of Victory in the Pacific War.” Following a short Q&A and break, Michael Pagano, PhD, Professor, Finance and The Robert J. and Mary Ellen Darretta Endowed Chair in Finance, will be presenting a talk at 2:00 p.m. titled, “The Impact of Financial Markets & Institutions on Society.”

Outstanding Faculty Research Award Lecture. 2018 OFRA, Marc Gallicchio, Michael Pagano

Dr. Marc Gallicchio is a historian of U.S. foreign relations and has published most often on American-East Asian relations in the twentieth century. In writing on that subject, he has explored the connections between domestic politics, military affairs and foreign policy; the role of race in international affairs; and the function of collective memory in contemporary trans-Pacific relations. He has written three books, co-authored another, and edited a collection of scholarly essays. He has also published a variety of articles and chapters in collections of scholarly essays and served as a research fellow on the National Security Archive’s project on Power and Prosperity: Linkages between Security and Economics in US-Japanese Relations Since 1960.

During his talk today, Dr. Gallicchio will discuss his most recent book, Implacable Foes: War in the Pacific, 1944-1945 (2017), co-authored with Waldo Heinrichs, for which he was awarded the Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy for 2018. The book details the controversial end of the Pacific War.

Implacable Foes book, Marc Gallicchio

Dr. Michael Pagano is recognized for his research in the areas of financial markets and financial institutions with a focus on analyzing the efficiency, informativeness and impact of these markets and institutions on the allocation of economic resources and societal welfare. In his talk, Dr. Pagano will describe the basic economic functions of financial markets and institutions, as well as how these functions create both benefits and costs to society.  He will also show some examples from his research that demonstrate these costs and benefits in the areas of institutional investor trading, Exchange Traded Fund arbitrage, and digital currencies such as Bitcoin.

Light refreshments will be served. This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Office of the Provost, is free and open to the public. Be sure to join us to honor these two remarkable awardees!

Dig Deeper

Looking to enhance your knowledge about the Pacific War and/or financial markets? Let us help you “dig deeper.” See below for a list of resources curated and provided by a librarian specializing in the subject. Don’t hesitate to ‘ask us!’ if you’d like to take the excavation even further. And visit our Events listings for more exciting upcoming speakers, lectures and workshops!

To learn more about the Pacific War, please check out the resources below, which were provided by Jutta Seibert, Director of Academic Integration and subject librarian for history.

Implacable Foes: war in the Pacific, 1944-1945 – by co-authors Marc S. Gallicchio and Waldo H. Heinrichs

The Cold War Begins in Asia: American East Asian Policy and the Fall of the Japanese Empire  by Marc Gallicchio

A list of monographs about the war in the Pacific available at Falvey

A collection of sources featuring eyewitness accounts about the war in the Pacific.

To learn more about financial markets, be sure to check out the following resources, which were provided by Linda Hauck, subject librarian for business.

Finance, Society and Sustainability: How to Make the Financial System Work for the Economy, People and Planet by Nick Silver

Derivatives and the Wealth of Societies edited by Benjamin Lee and Randy Martin

FINRA: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is a nonprofit authorized by Congress to Ensure Market Integrity

Video of a panel discussion on the role of finance in society by Leading Finance and Economic Scholars



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