Dann Pierce, communication studies, conducted a lecture/workshop on “Metaphors, Meaning, and Culture” with graduate students from Doshisha University and the Kyoto University Graduate School of Management in Kyoto on February 12, 2019.
Laura Dyer, biology, and her research student Allegra VanderWilde (junior biology major), received an Education Grant from the Society for Developmental Biology. This grant will provide approximately $1,500 for dissecting microscopes and lab supplies in support of a developmental biology-related project for the fourth graders of Astor K-8 School. The project will allow students to use brine shrimp to study their developmental life cycle and design experiments to test environmental factors that help these organisms survive, and is slate to begin in April 2019.
Ami Ahern-Rindell and Dave Wynne, biology, co-authored an abstract submission titled “Design and Analysis of a CRISPR Gene Editing Strategy in a Sheep Model Variant of GM1 Gangliosidosis” that was peer-reviewed and accepted as an oral, platform presentation at the WORLD Symposium 2019 on Lysosomal Storage Disorders in Orlando, Florida, February 5-8. The abstract was also published in Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, 126(2):S12, February 2019 (doi:10.1016/j.ymgme.2018.12.028).
Lauren Alfrey, sociology & social work, wrote “Becoming a Geek Girl: Race, Inequality, and the Social Geography of Childhood” (with France Winddance Twine), edited by David M. Newman, Jodi O’Brien, and Michelle L. Robertson. Pp. 240-254 in Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, 11th edition, Sage Publications, February 2019.
Stephanie Salomone, mathematics, presented “Integrated STEM Task: The Flint Water Crisis,” Western Regional Noyce Alliance Conference, Tucson AZ , February 2019.
Joey Houck, information services, was quoted in an article, “Solid-State Storage Boosts Speed and Cuts Downtime for Campus IT,” in EdTech Magazine. See the article here.
Heather Dillon, Shiley School of Engineering, wrote “Laminar Natural Convection of an Isothermal Vertical Plate Using Schlieren Photography and Numerical Methods” (with student coauthors Hollis Crowder and Christopher Hampel) in Heat Transfer Research, vol 50, no 6, Pages 565-580, Feb. 21019. doi:10.1615/HeatTransRes.2018025783.
Eduardo Contreras, Jr., assistant provost for international education, diversity, and inclusion, was interviewed by Diverse Issues in Higher Education for an article titled “Diversity Abroad Conference to Focus on Inclusive Excellence in Global Education.” Contreras serves as committee chair for the conference, which will take place in Boston, Mass., March 2-5.