Archive for November 2021

Dr. McEvoy Keynote Speaker for International Conference

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair and associate professor of Spanish, was a keynote speaker on the second day of the VIII Biannual Society for Irish Latin American Studies (SILAS) Conference. Her paper was titled “Discourses in Conflict: The Irish Revolutionary Movements from the Peruvian Perspective” The conference took place in Lima, Peru (virtual platform), and was co-hosted by the Universidad del Pacifico (Peru), the Asociacion de Estudios Irlandeses del Sur (Argentina), the Universidade de Sao Paulo (Brazil), and the University College Cork (Ireland).

Dr. Josephson Op-Ed Published on University Business

Dr. Kimberlee Josephson, associate dean of the Breen Center for Graduate Success and associate professor of business administration, published “4 reasons students need to scale a rock wall rather than climb a ladder: Career service centers on college campuses should lead the charge in redirecting the career path mentality” on University Business this week. Dr. Josephson includes four ladder-based parallels to current mobility, and stresses that jumping off the ladder and “Being creative is a choice” in her op-ed.

Dr. Albert Appears on Teaching Podcast

Dr. Rachel Albert, associate professor of psychology, was a recent guest on the “Teachers in the Tiny Chairs” podcast. Dr. Albert discussed her research on infant language development and how it applies to childcare teachers in early childhood education during the interview.

Dr. Grieve-Carlson’s Essay Published by Library of Congress

Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson, professor of English, wrote an essay for the Library of Congress that was published this past summer. Dr. Grieve-Carlson’s essay discussed Charles Laughlin’s Reader’s Theater production of “John Brown’s Bodywhich was based on Stephen Vincent Benet’s poem “John Brown’s Body.” 

Ziegler ’22 Presents Student-Faculty Research Poster at State Symposium

Erin Ziegler ’22, biochemistry & molecular biology major and environmental science minor, presented a poster, “The effects of deer, light, and competition on Podophyllum peltatum,” at the 2021 Pennsylvania Botany Symposium. Jake Beidler ’23, environmental science, Dr. Doug Becker, assistant professor of biology, and Dr. Rebecca Urban, director of environmental science and professor of biology, co-authored the poster.

Professor Dolan’s Op-Ed Published by The Hill

Dr. Chris J. Dolan, professor of political science and director of the Master of Science in Intelligence and Security Studies Program, published “US strategy ambiguity toward Taiwan is working… for now” on The Hill. Professor Dolan analyzes China’s recent aggression toward Taiwan and the United States’ neutral response in his op-ed.

Felty Quoted in Chronicle of Higher Education

Jim Felty, director of counseling services, was quoted in the recent Chronicle of Higher Education article “Building Students’ Resilience.” Felty notes in the article that LVC’s Counseling Center is fully staffed, “but to manage, we are adjusting our engagement and therapeutic models to encourage more time between appointments, focus on peer supports, and offer briefer interventions.”

Dr. Josephson’s Op-Ed Published on Broad + Liberty

Broad + Liberty published “Why people not profits should determine if social causes receive contributions” by Dr. Kimberlee Josephson, associate dean of the Breen Center for Graduate Success and associate professor of business administration. Dr. Josephson notes “…firms should be wary of activist initiatives that are separate from their core competencies. Social efforts can lead an organization down divergent paths, redirect company resources to external efforts, and distract from opportunities for innovation.”

Dr. McEvoy Chairs Committee and LVC Sponsors International Conference

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair of languages and associate professor of Spanish, is chair of the organizing committee for the Eighth Society for Irish Latin American Studies conference, “Commemoration, Memory, and Dialogue with the Past: Ireland–Latin America, Lima, Peru, from Nov. 23–26. LVC is a co-sponsor for the conference held in conjunction with ABEI–Associação Brasileira de Estudos Irlandeses, the WBYeats Chair of Irish Studies/University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Asociación de Estudios Irlandeses del Sur, Argentina, and the Embassy of Ireland in Chile, Peru, and Ecuador. The Universidad del Pacífico and Proyecto Especial Bicentenario are co-hosting the conference.

Dr. Pitonyak Gives Invited Talk at Nuclear Physics Conference

Dr. Daniel Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, gave a remote invited talk at the Institute for Nuclear Theory Workshop on Fragmentation Functions on Nov. 2, 2021. Dr. Pitonyak presented “Multi-Parton Fragmentation Functions in a QCD Global Analysis of Single-Spin Asymmetries.”