Dr. Jonna-Lynn Knauer Mandelbaum’s Book Included on United Methodist Women’s Reading Program for 2018

Dr. Jonna-Lynn Knauer Mandelbaum ’69, nursing, was recently honored by being included on the United Methodist Women’s (UMW) Reading Program for 2018. Dr. Mandelbaum, who started The Almond Tree Scholarship at LVC last year, has authored several books, including Unspoken Farewell (Dog Ear Publishing, 2008), which made this year’s UMW prestigious list.

Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson’s Essay Published in War, Literature & the Arts

Inspired by Chloe McCarty ’18 and Noah Brady ’19, Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson, professor of English, wrote “Telling the Truth about History: Tim O’Brien’s In the Lake of the Woods,” which was published in the most recent issue of the journal War, Literature & the Arts (Vol. 29, 2017), an online journal produced at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Dr. Grieve-Carlson’s work grew out of a First-Year Experience he taught in 2015 in which the class read O’Brien’s novel. McCarty and Brady’s essays and thoughtful questions prompted Dr. Grieve-Carlson to write this essay.

Dr. Rachel R. Albert Published in Development Science with Former Cornell Colleagues

The social functions of babbling: acoustic and contextual characteristics that facilitate maternal responsiveness,” co-authored by Dr. Rachel R. Albert, LVC assistant professor of psychology, and Dr. Jennifer A. Schwade and Dr. Michael H. Goldstein, co-directors of the Behavioral Analysis of Beginning Years (B.A.B.Y.) Laboratory at Cornell University, was published in Development Science, a leading journal in developmental psychology.

 

By having mothers react to audio-visual examples of babies babbling, the authors determined that vocal maturity and infant gaze influence how mothers perceive and respond to infant vocalizations. The researchers conclude that “An important function of prelinguistic vocalizing may be to elicit parental behavior in ways that facilitate the infant’s own learning about speech and language.”

Dr.Raymond Schaak ’98 Named AAAS Fellow

Dr. Raymond Schaak ’98, chemistry, was recently named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Shaak is the DuPont Professor of Materials Chemistry at the Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Lou Manza Cited in New York Times

The New York Times included expert advice from Dr. Lou Manza, chair and professor of psychology, in “Can a Fitness Tracker Help You Run A Better Race.” Dr. Manza also happens to be an ultramarathoner.

 

Esports Launch Highlighted on WHTM ABC TV 27

Lebanon Valley College has announced it will add esports to its varsity athletic program in the spring of 2018. Esports will serve as Lebanon Valley College’s 26th varsity intercollegiate athletic program and its first co-ed sport. It will be the fifth new program added since the beginning of the decade, along with men’s and women’s lacrosse (2009–10), women’s golf (2013–14), and women’s ice hockey (2016–17).

Paige Bryson ’20 and Rachael Speck ’20 Publish Piece on “Navigating Undergraduate Publications

LVC is well known for student-faculty collaborations that lead to presentations and publications. However, two current students – Paige Bryson (English and business administration) and Rachael Speck (English) – took the next step by writing “Navigating Undergraduate Publications,” which was recently published on “Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies.” The writers created a list of college literary journals, including LVC’s own Green Blotter, that welcome student submissions. Bryson is managing editor for Green Blotter, and Speck is an assistant poetry editor for the long-running annual publication.

 

Dr. Philip Benesch Quoted in U.S. News & World Report

Dr. Philip Benesch, associate professor of politics and faculty director of external scholarships and fellowships, was quoted in today’s U.S. News & World Report’s story on how to “Choose the Right College Major for Law School.” Dr. Benesch, who also serves as the director of the College’s Law and Society Program, noted to “be sure to double major in a mainstream liberal arts discipline,” among other advice.

Anthony Spinnato’s ’11 Animal Years Featured on Rolling Stones

Animal Years, a trio that includes Anthony Spinnato ’11, music recording technology (audio & music production) on drums, was featured on Rolling Stone‘s “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know.” Anthony also is studio manager at The Cutting Room in New York City, whose clients range from Jay-Z and John Legend to Dashboard Confessional and David Byrne.

 

 

Dr. Manza’s Piece Regarding the Death of Charles Manson Published Everywhere

Ok, not everywhere, but in quite a few media outlets… Dr. Lou Manza’s, chair and professor of psychology, recent article on Charles Manson – and his followers in particular – “Exploiting the Human Need for Emotional Comfort,” was published in numerous media outlets nationwide. Dr. Manza explored the connections between “Manson ‘family,’ such as Susan Atkins and Patricia Krenwinkel, and how they become drawn to leaders of cult-like organizations.”