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People in the news 02 - Nov 2013


Andrew Huisman, assistant professor of chemistry, recently had two papers published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, an international journal devoted to the physical and chemical properties of earth's atmosphere. In the first study, Huisman and fellow researchers used an electrodynamic balance at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich to measure the evaporation rate of several different compounds.  The work showed that there is significant uncertainty in the vapor pressure of several molecules, which may lead to changes in understanding of the oxidation pathways of these molecules as well as their partitioning between the vapor and condensed phase. In the second paper, Huisman worked with a student at ETH to develop a single system for how reactions of aerosols in the atmosphere are classified. 

Jordan Smith, the Edward E. Hale, Jr. Professor of English, has published 11 poems from "Clare's Empire," a sequence of poems based on the life and works of John Clare in Numero Cinq. Click here to read. The full-length sequence will appear in a digital edition from the Hydroelectric Press, edited by Michael Allen Potter ‘94

Jennifer Matsue, associate professor of music, is attending this weekend’s Society of Ethnomusicology Conference in Indianapolis. She will participate in two panels: “Music and Public Policy: The Political Economy of Musical Labor,” and a popular music panel, which she is chairing. To see a full schedule of events at the conference or to watch a live stream of the panels, click here

Deidre Hill Butler, associate professor of sociology and director of Africana Studies, recently presented a paper, "Harriet Tubman's Humanitarian Work and Legacy," at the Harriet Tubman Centennial Symposium at Cayuga Community College in Auburn, N.Y.

“From foxholes to Bayside homes,” a personal essay by Tina Lincer, associate director of Communications and Marketing, was featured on the Opinion page of the New York Daily News on Veterans Day. The piece combines family, veterans and New York City history. Read the story here

Kim Plofker, assistant professor of mathematics, was recently interviewed as part of a BBC Radio 4 program, “Nirvana by the Numbers” that examined Indian numerals. Hear the piece by clicking here.