Did You Know...

Tony Adams, assistant professor, communication, media and theatre, wrote a book titled "Narrating the Closet: An Autoethnography of Same-Sex Attraction," which was recently published by Left Coast Press and positively reviewed in the July 4 issue of the Qualitative Report.

Paul Dolan, professor, physics, wrote a column titled "What Physics Principle Can I Teach with This?" for publication in the April 2011 issue of The Physics Teacher; co-authored "Determining Transport Parameters for Superconductor/Normal Metal Point Contacts at Fixed Temperature from Conductance Versus Magnetic Field Data," which was published in Physica C in April and presented in March at a meeting of the American Physical Society in Dallas; presented "The Proton and Neutron Radii of the Atomic Nuclei" at the spring meeting of the Chicago Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers in Niles, Ill.; and presented the invited talk "Developing and Maintaining Collaborations: Suggestions on What You Can Do" at the winter meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers in Jacksonville, Fla., where he also was elected chair of the AAPT Committee on Physics in Pre-High School Education.

Martin Giesso, instructor, anthropology, recently had his research on stone tool production published as a book titled "Stone Tool Production in the Tiwanaku." The research explores the characteristics of stone tool production in the Andean state of Tiwanaku, comparing tool production on urban and rural settlements and at elite and non-elite settlements.

Richard Hallett, professor, linguistics, recently presented two papers: "Tourist Phrasebooks and the Construction of an Exotic Other" at the American Association for Applied Linguistics conference in Chicago on March 29 and "Constructing 'Incredible India': A Multimodal Discourse Analysis" at the International Society for Language Studies Conference in Oranjestad, Aruba, on June 24.

Ken Nicholson, assistant professor, chemistry; David Rutschman, professor, mathematics, and associate dean, college of arts and sciences; and Ken Voglesonger, assistant professor, earth science, were invited to attend the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement's annual SENCER Summer Institute, held at Butler University in late July. Nicholson, Rutschman and Voglesonger engaged with fellow educators, administrators, students, and community leaders from around the country to explore ways to engage students in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Jane Peller, professor, social work, presented a workshop on online modules titled "Build It and They Will Come" at a Lectora conference in Cincinnati in May. She also recently presented on the same topic at the Faculty Summer Institute at the University of Illinois.

Steven Riess, distinguished professor emeritus, history, edited the book "Sports in America from Colonial Times to the Twenty-First Century: An Encyclopedia" and wrote "The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime: Horse Racing, Politics and Organized Crime in New York, 1865 - 1913," which were recently published.

Sujata Swaroop, clinical trainee, counseling office, was awarded the 2011-2012 Distinguished Student Service Award in Clinical Psychology by the American Psychological Association's Division 12 (Society of Clinical Society) on August 5 in Washington, D.C. The award is in recognition of Swaroop's research exploring trauma-recovery programs for women currently living in displacement camps within northwestern Pakistan.

Kim Tracy, executive director, university technology services, was elected vice chair for the IEEE member and geographic activities board. IEEE is the world?s largest professional association for the advancement of technology.

Russell Zanca, professor, anthropology, presented a lecture titled "Workin' On It: Uzbek Cookery and the Labors of Nourishment" for the Evenings at the TM Series at the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., on January 27; gave an invited talk titled "Where's the Uzbek Revolt? Twenty Years of Dictatorship and Counting" at Columbia University's Harriman Institute on February 28; and gave an invited talk titled "There's More to Pilaf than Rice and Meat: Chewing the Fat and Then Some in Uzbekistan" for the University of Chicago?s Center for East European, Russian/Eurasian Studies on April 12.


September 2011