People in the news - November 14, 2014

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Three “micro-fictions” by Kimmo Rosenthal, professor of mathematics, was accepted for publication in KYSO Flash, a literary journal that publishes works that are less than 1,000 words. The three pieces are titled, “In a Certain Sense the Good is Comfortless,” “A Cage Went in Search of a Bird” andSin Comes Openly.” Each story takes a look at campus life and is inspired by one of Franz Kafka's Zurau aphorisms.

Lewis Davis, associate professor of economics, was invited to serve as the 2014 Visiting Scholar at Furman University. He delivered a talk on his research, "Culture and the Regulation of Entry," and discussed a student research project on "The Effects of Natural Resources on Education Spending."

Scott Kirkton, associate professor of biology, co-organized the American Physiological Society's Intersociety Meeting, “Comparative Approaches to Grand Challenges in Physiology," in San Diego. The meeting occurs every four years and is co-sponsored by the major American, European, Asian, Canadian and Australian physiological societies. At the event, Kirkton was a speaker in a National Science Foundation-sponsored career panel, organized and spoke at a symposium on "Locomotion, Biomechanics and Functional Morphology” and presented a talk that included data collected with John Carroll ’13. He also was in charge of the Best Student Poster competition.

Christopher Chabris, associate professor of psychology, has started a new column for the Wall Street Journal. “Game On” will cover all kinds of games, and will appear once a month in the Weekend Review section. Check out his first column about a hand that changed the way poker is played (subscription may be required).

Bradley Hays, associate professor of political science, was a guest on WAMC’s Congressional Corner with Alan Chartock. The show covered key upcoming decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court.