Archive for September 2020

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.

Dr. Dolan Served as Political Analyst on Battleground PA

Dr. Chris Dolan, professor of political science, was a political analyst on Battleground PA, which is hosted by Joyce Davis H’17 on PennLive’s Facebook Live stream. His latest article published in The Hill was discussedby Democratic strategist Rogette Harris and Republican strategist Jeffrey Lord.

Dr. Dolan Interviewed on Pakistan TV Show

Dr. Chris Dolan, professor of political science, was interviewed by Waqar Rizvi on the show The Scope/Indus News (Lahore, Pakistan). Dolan discussed the Pew Research Center’s latest poll showing the plummeting image of the U.S. around the world.

Drs. Guzman-Zavala and Hinshaw Exhibit Puerto Rican Cuatro

Dr. Ivette Guzman-Zavala, professor of Spanish, and Dr. John Hinshaw, professor of history, are continuing their traveling Dutchirican research exhibition during their yearlong sabbaticals. Their work on the Puerto Rican Cuatro will premiere at Street Road Artist Space in Cochranville, Pa., Sept. 16.

Dr. Miller Receives Humanitarian Award

Dr. Tonya Miller, assistant professor of physical therapy, received the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Humanitarian Award. The award is given for dedicated service outside the physical therapy profession and recognized her devoted service as executive director of PA Vent Camp, LGBTQIA+ advocacy, Domestic Violence Shelter of Cumberland and Perry County Board of Directors, and service to the Cumberland County Commission for Women.

Dr. Bhattacharya Participates in International Panel

Dr. Shayani Bhattacharya, assistant professor of English, and colleagues from the University of Baltimore and American Studies Center–University of Warsaw, participated in “On Looting Black Bodies and the Social Contract in America.” The virtual panel, hosted by the University of Warsaw in Poland, live streamed to 250 people, drew on Trevor Noah’s video, “On the killing of George Floyd, the Minneapolis protests, Ahmaud Arbery, & Amy Cooper.” Panelists discussed the social, political, and media aftermath of the death of George Floyd. 


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”.