March 11, 2013

Faculty Highlights for March 2013

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Assistant Professor of Mathematics Benjamin Allen co-authored an article, "A Population-Based Experimental Model for Protein Evolution: Effects of Mutation Rate and Selection Stringency on Evolutionary Outcomes," which was published in Biochemistry in January 2013.

Professor of Psychology Joyce Benenson co-authored an article with Henry Markovits, Brittney Hultgren '09, Tuyet Nguyen '08, Grace Bullock '11 and Richard Wrangham entitled "Social Exclusion: More Important to Human Females Than Males," published in PLoS One in February 2013.

Assistant Professor of English and Global Studies Monique-Adele Callahan's poem, "Funeral Singer," was accepted for publication in Stone Highway Review.

Associate Professor of Psychology Michael Jarvinen received a competitive two-year equipment loan from the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience. The equipment will be used to investigate the time-course of cross modal sensory plasticity caused by retinal degeneration as well as in our neuroscience concentration.

Assistant Professor of Psychology Helen MacDonald was recently appointed to the Academic Training Committee of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

Assistant Professor of Psychology Clare Mehta's paper, "Perceived Advantages and Disadvantages of Being a Female Graduate Student in the U.S. and the U.K.," was published in Gender and Education in January 2013.

Associate Professor of Art and Department Chair Megumi Naitoh's work from "Art and Alchemy" was reviewed by Meredith Cutler in the Artscope November/December 2012 issue.

Associate Professor of English Mary Beth Pope's short story, "Moulting," was accepted for publication in Evening Street Review.

Assistant Professor of Physics Allen Price presented a poster at the 57th Annual Meeting of Biophysical Society in Philadelphia, Pa. in February 2013 (with Benjamin Mathews '15 and Briana Mousley '15) entitled "Development of a Single Molecule DNA Cleavage Assay."

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry Bryan Sears and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Benjamin Allen co-organized the Inter-Science Seminar Series to provide a forum for Emmanuel students and faculty to present and discuss research across mathematics and the sciences. The schedule for spring is as follows: February 25, Anupuma Seshan, Biology; March 25, Student speakers, Psychology; and April 22, Christine Sample, Mathematics.

Professor of Art Kathy Soles received an artist residency at the C-Scape Dune Shack for three weeks in Provincetown, Mass.  C-Scape is one of 19 shacks located within the Peaked Hill Bars National Register Historic District.