October 12, 2012

Faculty Highlights for October 2012

Faculty Highlights for October 2012

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Benjamin Allen co-authored the article "Mutation Rate Evolution in Replicator Dynamics." It was published in the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology.

Assistant Professor of Spanish Jose Ignacio Álvarez Fernández, delivered the paper "La novelistica de Alicio Garcitoral/Alicio Garcitoral's narrative" at the XXXII Assembly and International Conference of Spanish Professionals in America (ALDEEU), July 2nd-4th, in Cadiz, Spain.

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Sociology Department Chair Catherine Simpson Bueker gave an invited lecture on Latino political participation at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island on September 14th.

Associate Professor of Management Patricia Clarke presented "Implications of Leverage: A Case Study of American Apparel" with Ngoc Truong '13 and Taylor Whitehill '13 at the Financial Education Association Annual Meeting on September 14th in Charleston, S.C. Dr. Clarke also chaired a session on "Investments and Financial Analysis" at the conference.

Associate Professor of Art Cynthia Fowler presented her paper, "The Feminist Threads of the 1960's and 70's Fiber Arts Movement," at the biannual conference of the Textile Society of America in Washington, D.C. An extended version of Dr. Fowler's paper is currently under review with the Journal of Modern Craft, published by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Assistant Professor of Sociology Katrin Križ received funding for the 2012-2013 academic year from the Norwegian Research Council to conduct research on the project "The Norwegian Child Welfare System in Comparative Perspective: Knowledge, Decision-Making and Ethnicity in Policy and Practice." Dr. Kriz is also co-editing a book, Child Welfare Systems and Migrant Families, which compares 10 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. She met with co-editors and chapter authors in Bergen, Norway, in September to present and discuss the introduction and draft chapters.

Professor of Political Science Lenore Martin was part of a panel discussion on the China Radio "Today" show on September 27th with Daniel Avnon of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. China Radio International's flagship news chat show is broadcast live Monday through Friday on radio stations in Beijing, China; Canberra and Perth, Australia; Northern California, Galveston and Houston, Texas; Hawaii; Ottawa and Toronto, Canada.

Associate Professor of Art and Art Department Chair Megumi Naitoh's work is exhibited in the "Earth and Alchemy" exhibit, celebrating contemporary ceramic sculpture at the Stephen D. Paine Gallery at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The show runs from September 24th to November 24th.

Professor of Political Science Marie D. Natoli was invited to participate in a symposium in November 2012 entitled "Crisis in the Judiciary" in conjunction with the upcoming volume 47 of the New England Law Review where her upcoming paper will appear.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry Bryan Sears co-authored the paper "Photoinduced Ligand Exchange and DNA Binding of [Ru(phpy)(phen)(CH3CN)2]+ with Visible Light." The paper was published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry. Dr. Sears also co-authored "Cytotoxicity of Cylcometallated Ruthenium Complex: The Role of Ligand Exchange on the Activity." The paper was published in the Philosophic Transactions of the Royal Society of London.