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Cay Anderson-Hanley, assistant professor of psychology, had her research cited in the September issue of Real Simple magazine. Her study, published in the November 2010 issue of the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, found that low-intensity weight training in older adults can increase the ability to plan, regulate behavior and multi-task. The article gave tips to readers on mood-boosting workouts. Anderson-Handley's co-authors were Joseph Nimon ’07 and Sarah Westen ’09. Read the article by clicking here.

 

The interdisciplinary work between students of Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Rebecca Cortez and Associate Professor of Chemistry Michael Hagerman was published in the journal Materials Letters. The article, “Morphosynthesis and Morphology Characterization of Aniline and Aniline/Laponite Films,” involved the summer, senior or thesis projects of five students: Bernadette Peace ’10, from mechanical engineering, and Michael Topka ’09, Kenneth Skorenko ’10, Adam Kowalski ’10 and Ursula Williams ’09, all from chemistry. The manuscript focuses on the atomic force microscopy examination of polyaniline nanostructures as a function of variations in the morphosynthetic parameters that control the PANI dimensionality. Applications for the material system studied include solar cells. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation under the Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering and Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education programs.

 

Robert Hislope, associate professor of political science, has published an article, “Ruling Conservative Party Continues its Dominance of Macedonian Politics,” in the online journal Baltic Worlds. The piece analyzes the June 5 snap parliamentary elections in Macedonia. Also, Hislope was recently published in the Times Union. Read the op-ed piece, “GOP Still Lives in a Perilous, Utopian World,” by clicking here.

 

Lewis S. Davis, associate professor of economics, and Mark Hopkins of Moody’s Analytics, co-authored a paper, “Institutional Foundations of Inequality and Growth,” in the July edition of Journal of Development Studies. The piece presents evidence that, in addition to reducing the rate of economic growth, insecure property rights increase income inequality and, thus, disproportionately disadvantage the poor.

 

Rebecca Surman, professor of physics, gave a talk, “Neutron Capture and R-Process Nucleosynthesis” at the 14th International Symposium on Capture Gamma Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics at the University of Guelph in Canada. Surman's article, “Nucleosynthesis of Nickel-56 from Gamma-Ray Burst Accretion Disks,” will be published in The Astrophysical Journal in late October. Her co-authors are G.C. McLaughlin and Nicole Sabbatino ‘06.

 

Christine Henseler, associate professor of Spanish, has had two articles recently accepted for publication. “In/Authenticities: Movida Youth Culture” will be published in Back to the Future: Towards a Cultural Archive of the Movida, an edited volume. “Oda a la Basura: La Poetica Spam de Agustin Fernandez Mallo” will be published in the fall in Boletin Hispanico Helvetico, Vol. 17-18.

 

Two professors in the Geology Department will present at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. John Garver will present “Thermal Evolution of Flysch of the Chugach-Prince William Terranes, Eastern Prince William Sound, Alaska” at the conference in October in Minnesota. George Shaw, professor emeritus, will discuss “Evidence and Arguments for Early Methane and Ammonia in Earth’s Atmosphere and an Organic-Compound-Rich Early Ocean.”