Archive for October 2022

Dr. Can Bahadır Yüce Discussed Book Banning and Censorship

Dr. Can Bahadır Yüce, assistant professor of history, was a panelist at the Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania (ACLCP) Conference, Censorship and Book Banning, in Harrisburg, on Nov. 2. Dr. Yüce discussed his time as the book review editor of Zaman newspaper in Turkey when it was seized and shut down by the Turkish government in 2016. Maureen Bentz, director of the Vernon and Doris Bishop Library, is ACLP’s chair.

Brandon Bauer ’24 Presents Research in New Orleans

Brandon Bauer ’24 (physicsmath, and computer & data science) presented a poster, “Numerical Study of Single-Inclusive Longitudinal-Transverse Double-Spin Asymmetries in Electron-Nucleon and Proton-Proton Collisions,” at the APS Division of Nuclear Physics Meeting in New Orleans, LA.  The research was performed over the summer with Dr. Daniel Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, and Cody Shay ’24 (physics) . The work was supported by Dr. Pitonyak’s National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.

Dr. Grieve-Carlson Presents Paper at Arts Conference

Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson, professor of English, presented “that fantastic condition of the human race when everything mattered” at the 13th annual “Re-Viewing: Exploring the History and Legacy of Black Mountain College” conference. UNC Asheville hosted the October 8 conference.

Dr. Hoxha Published in American Journal of Medical Genetics

Dr. Valbona Hoxha, assistant professor of biology, recently a co-authored “ERI1: A case report of an autosomal recessive syndrome associated with developmental delay and distal limb abnormalities” in the American Journal of Medical Genetics. Ermal Aliu, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics at Penn State Health, co-authored the article.

Dr. Eggert to Premiere New Setting

Dr. Scott H. Eggert, professor emeritus of music, has composed a new setting of the Requiem Mass, which will be performed in a Choral Service on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lebanon. The 22-voice choir will include Dr. Michael Fry, professor emeritus of mathematics, Ken Horst ’00, M’17 (music education and master of music education), Grady Daub ’24 (music business), Julia Kelbaugh ’23 (music education), J. Joseph Polhill (music), and Hailey Trump (music education). The Mass is open to all, and free of charge.

Dr. Gramm Publishes Magazine Article

Dr. Warren Gramm, director of music education and assistant professor of music, published “Implementing Peer Mentoring in Modern Band Classrooms” in SBO (School Band and Orchestra). Dr. Gramm provides some good practical advice for teachers in the piece. 

Dr. Dompier Presents to Sports Medicine Club

Dr. Thomas Dompier, associate professor of athletic training, presented “Clinical Epidemiology for Athletic Trainers” for the Releve Sports Medicine Journal Club out of Winter Haven, Fla. Athletic trainers, physical therapists, sports medicine physicians, and related professionals audited Dr. Dompier’s webinar. 

Dr. Robbins Presents at International Conference: Five Vatican Ambassadors in Attendance

Dr. Jeff Robbins, professor of humanities, presented a paper, “After Apocalypse (Now): On the False Cinematic Promise of Penance,” at the opening session of an international conference in Rome sponsored by the Australian Catholic University, The Science and Research Center of Koper, and the University of Notre Dame.  The conference was organized as a forum for philosophical and theological reflections on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Ambassadors to the Vatican from Australia, Ghana, Slovenia, United States, and Ukraine were in attendance for Robbins’ presentation.

Dr. Dolan Co-authors Trump Book Chapter

Dr. Chris Dolan, director of the Master of Science in Intelligence and Security Studies Program and professor of political science, co-authored the chapter, “The Ghost of Trump: ‘This with Donald Trump in the White House Would not Have Happened,’” in the edited book, Putin’s Disinformation War: Debunking the Fallacies About the Invasion of Ukraine. The book was published on Oct. 5 and edited by Pedro Rivas Nieto, José Antonio Muñiz-Velázquez, and Fernando Delage of the Universidad Loyola Andalucía in Spain. Dolan is working in partnership with the co-editors, the Max van der Stoel Institute in North Macedonia, and the Strategic Communications team at the think tank GLOBSEC in Slovakia on cyber and disinformation operations and malign influence.

Dr. McEvoy is Keynote Speaker and Presents a Book in Argentina

As a contributor to the book Transnational Migration, Diasporas, and Political Action, Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair of languages and professor of Spanish, participated in the book presentation at the Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires in Argentina on Sept. 30. The book was edited by Argentinean scholar Dr. María Eugenia Cruset.

Dr. McEvoy was also a keynote speaker at the Symposium in Irish Studies in South America, organized by the Asociación de Estudios Irlandeses del Sur, Cátedra Extracurricular de Estudios de Irlanda (Argentina), and the Associação Brasileira de Estudos Irlandeses (Brazil). She presented the paper, “Between abandonment and deception: Pull and push factors on Irish migrations.”