Dr. Grieve-Carlson Publishes and Presents

Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson’s essay “Emily Dickinson and the Question of Belief” appears in the current issue of the Journal Cithara 59.1 (November 2019), pages 31–47. In September, Grieve-Carlson, professor of English, delivered the keynote address, “Conceiving Life as Tragedy,” at the first conference of the Jonathan Bayliss Society in Gloucester, Mass. In March, he will present his paper “’You knew the man’: The Problem of Shaping Identity in Ezra Pound’s Poetry” at the Northeast Modern Language Association conference in Boston.

Dr. Meindl Presents at National Conference

Dr. Jörg Meindl, associate professor of German and global studies, presented at the annual convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in Washington, D.C., last week. His presentation, “Teaching Intercultural Competence with Authentic Materials, reflected his approach to teaching without a textbook and exposing students to the diversity of the German language. At the convention, Meindl also met with his colleagues on the FL-A-CH committee, which wants to raise awareness of German-speaking cultures in Liechtenstein, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Italy.

Dr. Whiteley and Kaitlyn Coulter ’20 Present in San Francisco

Dr. Kathryn Whiteley, co-chair of social sciences and associate professor of criminal justice, and Kaitlyn Coulter ’20, a psychology major with a criminal justice minor, attended and presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference in San Francisco, Calif., last week. The duo presented their research, Characteristics of Female Sexual Offenders in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kristofer “Bret” Bucklen, director of the Pennsylvania Department of Correction’s Bureau of Planning, Research, and Statistics, a colleague of Whiteley’s, attended the session. The trip was made possible by a Student-Faculty Award from the Edward H. Arnold and Jeanne Donlevy Arnold Program for Experiential Education

Dr. Frank Presents Trio of Workshops Nationally

Dr. Eva Frank, assistant professor of athletic training, made three presentations on Professional Branding, Interviewing, and Working a Room to athletic training programs at Florida International University, Missouri State University, and West Chester University this fall.

SLP Faculty Enhance Knowledge at ASHA Conference

Four members of the communication sciences & disorders/speech-language pathology faculty—Dr. Michelle Scesa, chair and assistant professor; Dr. Jennifer Ferry, clinical assistant professor; Dr. Helga McCullough, assistant professor; and Mindy Nguyen, director of clinical education—attended the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference in mid-November. The faculty members attended numerous sessions to enhance their knowledge of the field and learn about existing and upcoming trends.

Exercise Science Majors Assist Dr. Walker at Regional Conference

Dr. Alan Walker, assistant professor of exercise science, had eight exercise science majors attend the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for the American College of Sports Medicine in CITY/ST, with him earlier this month. The students— Courtney Betsock ’21, Stephanie Jones ’20, Samuel Miller ’20, Ethan Hurd ’21, Madeleine Brown ’21, Kirstyn McNamara ’21, Shelby Hoke ’21, and Morgan Menges ’21—learned from experts in the field and helped Walker administer a fitness challenge for attending students to represent their respective institutions and compete for a trophy as the fittest school. The LVC octet aided Walker by running various fitness tests and judging the competition.

Dr. Robbins Co-Edits International Journal Issue

Dr. Jeff Robbins, professor of religion, co-edited a special issue of the Journal for Continental Philosophy of Religion with Dr. Jason Alvis of the University of Vienna in Austria. Alvis and Robbins also co-authored an editorial introduction for the issue.

Dr. Lyons Presents Pair of Invited Lectures

Dr. David Lyons, professor of mathematical sciences, gave two invited lectures for the Perry Lecture Series at Eastern Illinois University. The lectures, “Spooky Action: Scientific and Philosophical Challenges in the Era of Quantum Technology” and “Mathematical Symmetries in Quantum Information Science,” were given Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, respectively. The latter presentation was part of the university’s colloquium for math and science students and faculty.

Dr. Ghimire Co-Publishes in Dalton Transactions

Dr. Mukunda Ghimire, visiting assisting professor of chemistry, co-authored Brightly phosphorescent tetranuclear copper(l) pyrazolates in Dalton Transactions. The article discussed the synthesis and photophysics of tetranuclear copper complexes, {[3,5-(Pri)2,4-(Br)Pz]Cu}4 and {[3-(CF3),5-(But)Pz]Cu}4 tailor-designed by manipulating the pyrazolyl ring substituents. Unlike their trinuclear analogues, the luminescence of the tetranuclear species is molecular (not supramolecular) in nature with extremely high solid-state quantum yields of ∼80% at room temperature.

Dr. Ghimire Publishes in Inorganic Chemistry

Dr. Mukunda Ghimire, visiting assisting professor of chemistry, published Binary Donor-Acceptor Adducts of Tetrathiafulvalene Donors with Cyclic Trimetallic Monovalent Coinage Metal Acceptors in Inorganic Chemistry. In this collaborative research work with colleagues from Italy, Jordan, and Morocco, the authors have reported the comprehensive, both experimental and theoretical, investigations of monovalent coinage metal-based donor-acceptor integrated stacks as new class of supramolecular binary donor−acceptor adducts with potential applications in molecular electronic devices, including solar cells, magnetic switching devices, and field-effect transistors.