Dr. Chris J. Dolan, professor of political science, was recently quoted in the Newsweek article, “Will Russia Invade Moldova Next? Experts Weigh In.” Dr. Dolan, serving a Fulbright appointment in The Republic of North Macedonia, “The problem for NATO is that the presence of Russian troops in Transnistria allows Russia to rapidly use its military forces to defend its interests in Eastern Europe, and maintain its presence on behalf of Russian speakers and minorities.”
Archive for April 2022
Dr. Kimberlee Josephson, professor of business administration, will be a speaker during this summer’s FreedomFest in Las Vegas, Nev. Dr. Josephson will be among a group of distinguished speakers that include 2020 Presidential candidate Andrew Yang, business leader Steve Forbes, and faculty and experts from across the globe.
Student researcher Jacob Franklin ’23 (physics) and alumnus Collin Barker ’19 (physics) are co-authors with Dr. Keith Veenhuizen, assistant professor of physics, on an article published in the peer-reviewed journal Optical Materials. Dr. Veenhuizen is the lead author of the article, “The role of glass composition in the 3D laser fabrication of lithium niobate single crystal in lithium niobosilicate glass,” which explains how glass composition controls the nucleation and growth of crystals in glass and how this can be leveraged to create single crystals, a valuable result for making single crystal architectures in glass for optical applications. Co-authors of the article also include collaborators from Lehigh University and Corning Incorporated.
Dr. Sharon Davis, director of music education and associate professor of music, presented two sessions at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association annual conference in early April. She presented her first session, “Modern Band in the Classroom: Performing, Creating, and Assessment,” with three graduates of the Modern Band Certificate Program, Dan Brenner ’02, Dean Packard-Howey ’16, and Kayla Kurtz. Brenner and Packard-Howey also earned their bachelor’s at LVC. Dr. Davis also presented on the “Redefining General Music” panel discussion.
Dr. Eva Frank, assistant professor of athletic training, was interviewed for a recent CBS TV21 story, “Healthcare workers of the future, program hopes to fill need in burdened healthcare system.” In the story, Dr. Frank noted “In the COVID-19 era, we saw athletic trainers really being pulled into other things like giving vaccines. It was really neat to see that we can be flexible healthcare providers.”
Dr. Daniel Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, co-authored a paper in the Journal of High-Energy Physics, “New tool for kinematic regime estimation in semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering,” with colleagues from Jefferson Lab, University of Torino, and Penn State Berks. They developed a phenomenological tool to guide the interpretation and analysis of high-energy electron-proton collisions, including an interactive notebook based on Machine Learning techniques. This research was supported by Dr. Pitonyak’s recent National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.
The fifty-strong members of the LVC Concert Choir performed at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Professional Conference on April 8. They were one of a select few choirs selected, by blind audition, to represent the best of the best across the state. Directed by Dr. Kyle Zeuch, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, the Concert Choir performed a challenging 30-minute show, “Alive and Well,” with poise, grace, professionalism, and emotion. They received a standing ovation from the packed room of music educators.
Michelle Barraclough, adjunct instructor in flute, performed with LVC music alumni at two recent events. She first performed with the Harrisburg Camerata, a newly formed professional choir co-conducted by Tyler Canonico ’14. Next, she performed in a school production of Beauty and the Beast that Kyra Lancaster ’18 music directed.