Archive for October 2019

Dr. Pitonyak and Student-Researcher Present at National Conference

Dr. Daniel Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, and Joshua Miller ’21, physics and mathematics, presented their summer research, funded by an Edward H. and Jeanne Donlevy Arnold Grant, at the American Physical Society Division of Nuclear Physics Conference in Virginia Oct. 14. Pitonyak presented “Global Analysis of Quark-Gluon Correlations in Hadrons,” and Miller gave a poster presentation, “3-Dimensional Hadronic Structure from Transverse-Spin Observables in High-Energy Collisions.” Their research is focused on better understanding the structure of the proton and the most fundamental pieces of matter that compose it.

Longtime Adjunct Boyer Publishes Book Chapters, One Published by Oxford University Press

R. Troy Boyer, adjunct instructor in history and American studies, published a chapter, “Farm, Town, and Country in American Folklore and Folklife,” in The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife. Boyer also contributed a chapter, “Agriculture and Industries,” to a recently-published definitive work on Pennsylvania Dutch culture, Pennsylvania Germans, published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Dr. Marx Publishes Research in Obesity Journal

Dr. Jenna Marx, assistant professor of psychology, published “Nothing alien about it: A comparison of weight bias in preschool-aged children’s ratings of non-human cartoons and human figures” in the Journal of Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. Marx, a licensed clinical psychologist and the department’s internship director, noted that “media exposes children to weight-biased messaging by presenting overweight characters negatively.” Her study found that preschool children demonstrated weight bias when assigning personality characteristics to images, with “overweight figures consistently rated more negatively than non-overweight figures, regardless of gender, stimulus type, or novelty of the image.”

Dr. Silva Presents at Texas Tech

Dr. Fabricio Silva, assistant professor of Spanish, presented “Democracy in Brazil: The Return of Phantoms and the New [Democ]tarian Discourse of Jair Messias Bolsonaro at Texas Tech University in early October. Silva presented during the Language, Image, Power: Luso-Hispanic Cultural Studies Theory and Practice Conference, which featured speakers from North and South America, including Princeton University.

Dr. McEvoy’s Book Reviewed by University College London Prof.

Edward Walsh, Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London, editor for the South-Eastern Catholic History, the journal of the Essex Recusant Society, recently reviewed Dr. Gabriela McEvoy’s La experiencia invisible. Immigrantes irlandeses en el Perú for the Irish Migration Studies in Latin America journal. Walsh called the book by McEvoy, chair of languages and associate professor of Spanish, a “fascinating study” and “great read.”

Dr. Walker Adds Trio of Research Publications

Dr. Alan Walker, assistant professor of exercise science, recently co-authored three research publications, including a pair in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. His published research focused on Biomarker Response to a Competitive Season in Division I Female Soccer Players, Running Economy and its Correlation to Performance and Fitness Variables in Recreationally-Trained Distance Runners, and Contextual Factors Influencing External and Internal Training Loads in Collegiate Men’s Soccer.

Brossman ’08 and Hollinger Inducted into Central Chapter PA Sports Hall of Fame

Adam Brossman ’08, arguably the greatest wide receiver to ever suit up for LVC football, and Stacey Hollinger, LVC’s associate director of athletics and senior women’s administrator, will be inducted into the Central Chapter PA Sports Hall of Fame on Nov. 11. Brossman holds several season receiving records and three career records: receiving yards, receptions, and receiving touchdowns. Hollinger, now an administrator, is the all-time winningest coach in LVC softball history with 428 wins and four MAC Commonwealth Championships. She was also an assistant coach for LVC field hockey, helping lead the squad to a pair of NCAA Final Four appearances.

Dr. Morell Releases Album Teaser

Dr. Justin Morell, associate professor of music, is completing a cycle of 21 new works for guitar, centered around the theme of climate change. He shared one of the pieces, Hadley Cell, on YouTube for listeners to enjoy in the meantime.