Dr. Vejar Quoted in Associated Press Article

Dr. Cynthia Vejar, program director and associate professor of clinical mental health counseling, was interviewed by Ted Anthony of the Associated Press. The article, for Covid-19 coronavirus America: Six months in disarray, dismay, disconnect, was picked up worldwide including by the New Zealand Herald. Dr. Vejar provided advice for dealing with the current crisis, including “…developing a relationship with uncertainty is something we should strive toward.”

Dr. McEvoy Interviewed by Irish Ambassador

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair and associate professor of Spanishwas interviewed by Paul Gleeson, Irish Ambassador for Chile, Ecuador, and Peru. She discussed her book, The invisible experience. Irish Immigrants in Peru, with the Santiago, Chile-based ambassador.

Karen Beall Named Artist-in-Residence

Karen Beall, adjunct instructor in sculpture and ceramics, was named artist-in-residence for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 seasons by the Environmental Center at the Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick in Mt. Gretna. The residency includes two public art projects at the park: Forest Fable, a hike in the woods with Dr. Rebecca Urban, LVC’s director of environmental science and associate professor of biology, to identify trees; and, Spring Souvenir, a hike with a naturalist followed by an art program let by Beall.

Dr. Josephson’s Advice Piece Published by University Business

Dr. Kimberlee Josephson’s “How to prepare for protest potential on campus,” was published by University Business Sept. 9. Josephson, associate dean of the Breen Center for Graduate Success and assistant professor of business administration, detailed “four strategies for empowering students and confronting uncertainty in an era of student unrest”.

Dr. Dolan’s Op-Ed Published on The Hill and MS

Dr. Christopher Dolan, Fulbright Scholar and professor of political science, was recently published in several media outlets, including The Hill and MSN U.S. and Canada. His latest article, “What the numbers say about Trump’s chances at reelection,” was published Sept. 5, originally on The Hill.

Dr. Pitonyak and Student Researchers Published in Peer-Reviewed Journal

Dr. Daniel Pitonyak ’08, assistant professor of physics, co-published “Origins of a single transverse-spin asymmetries in high-energy collisions” in the peer-reviewed journal Physical Review D. Pitonyak co-wrote the paper with Justin Cammarota ’19 (physics and mathematics), Joshua Miller ’21 (physics and mathematics), and collaborators from Penn State Berks, UCLA, Jefferson Lab, and Old Dominion University.  The work was partially supported by a LVC Arnold Student-Faculty Research Grant and Pitonyak’s recent National Science Foundation Grant.

Brandon Roy ’20 Published in Biosensors

Brandon Roy ’20, biochemistry & molecular biology, was published in Biosensors, a peer-reviewed journal, for work done as an LVC undergraduate. Roy was part of Dr. Michelle Rasmussen’s research group, which also included Julia Rutherford ’18, Anna Weaver ’21, and Kevin Beaver ’19. 

Dr. Lehr Published in National Journal

Dr. Michael E. Lehr, clinical associate professor of physical therapy, published a Case Report, Clinical Reasoning and Use of a Literature Review During the Management of Patellofemoral Syndrome, in Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice (Vol. 32, No. 2, March 2020). 

Dr. Pitonyak Awarded NSF Grant for Student-Faculty Research

Dr. Daniel Pitonyak ’08, assistant professor of physics, received a three-year, $164,862 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund his theoretical nuclear physics research. The grant will support ongoing student-faculty research as his team seeks “to map out a 3-dimensional image of the internal structure of visible matter.” Visit here to learn more

Miller ’21 Presents on Internship Research

Joshua Miller ’21, physics and mathematics, presented “AI for Uncertainty Quantification in QCD Analysis” on July 31. The presentation evolved from his research conducted as part of the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. During his summer 2020 internship, Miller worked with physicists from the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Va.