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Tech Power Players 50: Yan Wang

Yan Wang, the William B. Smith Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, was named to the Boston Globe’s Tech Power Players 50 list. Wang was recognized for his pioneering work to recycle lithium-ion batteries and to build cleaner li-ion batteries with improved performance.

Bakersfield.com

Bakersfield.com reported on the work of Joel J. Brattin, professor of Humanities & Arts and resident Charles Dickens expert, who recently co-edited a scholarly edition of Dickens's third novel, "Nicholas Nickleby." 

Telegram.com

In this front-page article, the Telegram & Gazette interviewed and photographed English Professor and internationally renowned Hendrix expert Joel Brattin. “When Hendrix’s guitar sings ‘bombs bursting in air,’ you hear not only the bombs, but you hear the cries of agony of the people on the ground who are experiencing those bombs,” Brattin told the T&G. “There’s a strong amount of political content, even if it’s nonverbal.”

Worcester News Tonight

Worcester News Tonight stopped by WPI to talk with Joel Brattin, professor of English, and Arthur Carlson, assistant director of archives, about the Dan and Alice Ryan Dickens collection, which will be included in the Gordon Library's Fellman Collection of Dickens artifacts. 

Fine Books & Collections

Fine Books Magazine, tailored to book collectors and aficionados, featured news of WPI’s latest literary acquisition, “Dickens Collection Sparked by 'Christmas Carol' Heads to Worcester Polytechnic Institute.”

Telegram.com

Gearing up the week before Christmas, the Telegram & Gazette covered the priceless collection of Charles Dickens artifacts that is being donated to WPI by Daniel Ryan. Joel Brattin, professor of English, and Arthur Carlson, assistant director of archives and special collections in George C. Gordon Library, noted how the influence of the collection will stretch beyond the university's campus. "This is a resource for everyone,” Carlson said. “It’s not restricted to WPI. We’re trying to take Dickens to the world.”

Daily Gazette (the)

English Professor Joel Brattin, also former president of the U.S.-based Dickens Society, was interviewed for The Daily Gazette (NY) article.

Telegram.com

Considered one of the world’s foremost academic authorities on Jimi Hendrix, humanities professor Joel Brattin was featured in this Telegram & Gazette article. “All told, Brattin finds the album to be something of a treasure trove and a good reminder as to why Hendrix’s work is still so popular and influential today,” the T&G stated.