Students Excel in University of London Law Modules

Dr. Philip Benesch, chair of social sciences and associate professor of political science, announced that LVC students had a 100% success rate on the University of London law modules completed this summer. Five students—Samantha Paradise ’23 (psychology), Allison Jedrzejek ’22 (business administration), Ariana Genna ’22 (political science), Noah Tapp ’21 (political science), and Kaitlyn Reed ’21 (political science)— remotely completed the Legal System and Method 4 module. Jedrzejek, Genna, Tapp, and Reed also completed the Public Law module. This success will help these students accelerate their LVC graduation by transferring back credits for each module.

Drs. Guzmán-Zavala and Hinshaw Present at Latina/o Conference

Dr. Ivette Guzmán-Zavala, professor of Spanish, presented on “The Latinx Family Album and the Duthirican Exhibit” and Dr. John Hinshaw, professor of history, presented, “Dutchirican, A History of Latinxs in Central PA,” both at West Chester University’s Latina/o Conference October 26, 2020. 

Actuarial Science Students and Alums Pass National Exams

The following actuarial science students and alumni recently passed these national exams:

Exam STAM—David Campbell ’20, Jonathan Issing ’21, Corey Knoll ’21, E.J. Kolonsky ’21, Xiang Li ’20, Blake Martin ’20, and Ryan Prator ’21

Exam SRM—Xiang Li ’20 

Exam FM—Luke Burrows ’22, Caleb Cekella ’22, Daryn Ebersole ’22, Amber Friday ’21, Emily Horne ’22, Cameron Niemeyer ’22, Jaylen Reichner ’22, Carter Schmidt ’22, Tyler Shatto ’22, Cayla Sydow ’22, and Joshua Weaver ’22 

Exam IFM—David Campbell ’20, Jonathan Issing ’21, Corey Knoll ’21, E.J. Kolonsky ’21, Allison Liu ’21, Hima Patel ’21, Ryan Prator ’21, and Alex Watkins ’20

Exam P—Amber Friday ’21

Dr. McEvoy Interviewed by Peruvian Literary Magazine

Librosamis,” a Peruvian literary magazine, interviewed Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair of languages and associate professor of Spanish, regarding her book of short stories, “Palimpsest. Short Stories of Irish in Peru.” 

Dr. Dolan Named to White House Transition Project

Dr. Chris J. Dolan, professor of political science, was named to serve on the White House Transition Project, a non-partisan organization of American scholars that provides expertise and advice to ensure a stable and smooth transition of presidential power for presidents-elect and new presidential administrations. When the next transitions of power occur in 2020 and 2024 they will work with other scholars on foreign policy and national security issues. 

Dr. McEvoy’s Book Review in History, Art, Image

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy chair of languages and professor of Spanish, reviewed Harry Dunleavy’s Irish Immigration to Latin America for the IMSLA’s special issue, “History, Art, Image,” Irish Migration Studies in Latin America (9:3, 2020).

Dr. Dolan Published in The Hill and MSN

Dr. Chris J. Dolan’s article, Foreign Policy is on the Ballot in 2020; So is American Credibility, was published in the Hill and on MSN Oct. 18. Dolan, professor of political science, noted, “2020 is a good election to feature foreign policy because the voters are choosing between two different value systems.”

Dr. Mierzwicki Receives Award of Excellence

Dr. Justin Mierzwicki, clinical assistant professor of physical therapy, received the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) 2020 Geriatric Award of Excellence for the Geriatric Special Interest Group. The PPTA designates 11 awards each year and LVC’s Physical Therapy Department faculty received two of them, including Dr. Tonya Miller, assistant professor of physical therapy, who received the PPTA Humanitarian Awardin September.

Dr. McEvoy Hosts Virtual Seminar in Argentina

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair and associate professor of Spanish, hosted a virtual seminar with students specializing in Irish studies at the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina. McEvoy discussed the Irish diaspora in Peru.

Dr. Veenhuizen Co-Authors Article in Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids

Dr. Keith Veenhuizen, assistant professor of physics, is the second author on an article published with colleagues from Lehigh University, Corning Incorporated, and Brookhaven National Laboratory in the journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. The article, Evolution of glass structure during femtosecond laser assisted crystallization of LaBGeO5 in glass, studies the transformations in LaBGeO5 glass structure, such as the formation of Ge nanoparticles and spatial segregation of atomic species, which take place due to femtosecond laser irradiation.