2016-17

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Art

Carmen Lozar was invited to present and teach a workshop at a conference of the New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass, Oct. 22-24, and her work was featured on the cover of the conference booklet.

Kevin Strandberg sculpted a 200 lb., 13-foot-long squid displayed at the Anju Above restaurant in Bloomington.

 

Biology

Loralyn Cozy co-authored "The heterocyst regulatory protein HetP and its homologs modulate heterocyst commitment in Anabaena sp. strain PCC 7120," in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences).

Edgar Lehr gave an oral presentation entitled “Herpetological Inventory and Conservation Assessment of the Pui Pui Protected Forest in Central Peru” on Aug. 17 at the 8th World Congress of Herpetology in Hangzhou, China.
Additionally, Lehr was elected into the Executive Committee (20 people in total) of the World Congress of Herpetology as Treasurer, one of four officer positions.

 

Educational Studies

Irv Epstein delivered the invited lecture, “Revisiting Global Youth Protest: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects” for the Education and Youth Studies Symposium, held at Beloit College on Sept. 26.

 

Hispanic Studies

Christina Isabelli co-published "Language learners' characteristics, target language use, and linguistic development in a domestic immersion context," which appears in Foreign Language Annals volume 49, 544-556.

Mathematics

Tian-Xiao He published:

  • "Shift operators defined in the Riordan group and their applications.'' Linear Algebra and Its Applications, 496 (2016), 331-350.
  • "Application of Fa\'a Di Bruno's formula in the construction of combinatorial identities.'' (With Jeff H.-C. Liao and Peter J.-S. Shiue), Journal of Combinatorics and Number Theory, 7 (2016), No. 3, 213-230.
  • "Convexity of Spherical Bernstein-B\'ezier Patches and Circular Bernstein-B\'ezier Curves.'' (With Ram Mohapatra), Journal of Orissa Mathematical Society, 34 (2015), No. 1, 1-29.

Music

David Vayo's composition, Entelechy, for trombone, keyboards, bass and percussion, was featured on trombonist Mark Hetzler's new CD Dig, released by Summit Records. The composition was commissioned by Hetzler and the University of Wisconsin.

Physics

Linda French spoke at the Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) Meeting on "Rotation Properties of Jovian Trojan Asteroids." Physics alum Derrick Rohl '12 was a co-author.

French also has been appointed to the DPS Professional Culture and Climate Subcommittee. This committee is charged with recommending actions that the DPS Committee can take to either remove or ameliorate factors in our professional culture that lead to anything other than scientific merit controlling members' ability to succeed as planetary scientists.

 

Gabriel Spalding was elected to leadership positions in national organizations:

  • Re-elected as vice president the Reichert Foundation, a non-profit foundation working to establish programs and grants for hands-on instructional laboratories in physics, beyond the first year of university.
  • Appointed vice-chair of the national committee on Undergraduate Physics Education of the American Association of Physics Teachers.

Spalding also gave several invited talks:

  • At an international conference in Lisbon, Portugal (Ultrasonics 2016).
  • Lecture series at the Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE), Baja California.
  • At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, entitled, "A few considerations for faster-than-light and ghost imaging.” The talk was sponsored by LOCI, an advanced imaging center at UW-Madison.
  • A physics colloquium at Lawrence University, "Just Another Day at the Office: Faster-than-Light Imaging and Violations of Local Realism."
  • At the fall meeting of the New England section of the American Physical Society.

In addition, Spalding published the following collaborative research:

  • "Real-time 3D video utilizing a compressed sensing time-of-flight single-pixel camera," M. P. Edgar, M. Sun, G. M. Gibson, N. Radwell, D. B. Phillips, G. C. Spalding, M. J. Padgett, Proceedings SPIE 9922 (SPIE, Bellingham, WA 2016).
  • "Rotational dynamics and heating of trapped nanovaterite particles," Y. Arita, J. M. Richards, M. Mazilu, G. C. Spalding, S. E. Skelton Spesyvtseva, D. Craig, K. Dholakia, Proceedings SPIE 9922 (SPIE, Bellingham, WA 2016).
  • Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XIII, Proceedings SPIE 9922 edited by K. Dholakia, G. C. Spalding (SPIE, Bellingham, WA 2016).
  • "Quantitative micro-ultrasound characterization of gastrointestinal tissue for ultrasound capsule endoscopy," H. Lay, B.F. Cox, C.E. Demore, G. C. Spalding, S. Cochran, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 139, 2177 (2016).
  • "Sonic Screwdrivers and Tractor Beams: what the acoustics community often gets wrong about gradient forces versus radiation pressure," G. C. Spalding, P. Dahl, Z. Yang, P. Glynne-Jones, M. P. MacDonald, C. Demore, S. Cochran, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 139, 2041 (2016).
  • "Observation of image pair creation and annihilation from superluminal scattering sources," M. Clerici, G. C. Spalding, R. Warburton, A. Lyons, C. Aniculaesei, J.M. Richards, J. Leach, R. Henderson, D. Faccio, Science Advances 2, e1501691 (2016).
  • "Ghost Imaging," Optics & Photonics News 27 (10) 38-45 (2016).
  • "Video recording true single-photon double-slit interference," R.S. Aspden, M.J. Padgett, G. C. Spalding, American Journal of Physics 84, 671 (2016).

This last article was the most-read article in the American Journal of Physics for at least three consecutive months.

 

Political Science

Min-hyung Kim published, “South Korea’s Strategy towards a Rising China, Security Dynamics in East Asia, and International Relations Theory,” Asian Survey, Vol. 56, No. 4, pp. 707-730.

 

Religion

Robert Erlewine authored a post for the University of Alabama Department of Religious Studies blog, "Studying Religion in Culture," titled "Constructing Judaism and Claiming Christianity: Modern Jewish Philosophy in an Age of Theory."

Kevin Sullivan published "Mysticism Socialized: Mystical Communities" pp. 331-346 in April D. DeConick, ed. Religion: Secret Religion. Part of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Religion series. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Macmillan Reference USA, 2016.