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Jaclyn Mandart ’12 and Cassidy Merklen ’16 presented a poster at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Chicago. Their research, supervised by Stephen Romero, associate professor of psychology, was highlighted in a feature story about the meeting. Mandart is an assistant dean of Admissions for the College.

Patricia Wareh, assistant professor of English, delivered her research at the Blackfriars Shakespeare Conference at the American Shakespeare Conference in Staunton, Va. The paper was titled, “Courteous Performers and Audiences in Love’s Labour’s Lost.”

An article by Bunkong Tuon, associate professor of English, was published in Comparative Literature Studies. The piece was titled “Writing Trauma, Writing Life in Chanrithy Him’s When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up under the Khmer Rouge."

Jonathan Marr, visiting assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has co-authored a textbook with colleagues from other institutions. “Fundamentals of Radio Astronomy: Observational Methods,” was released last month by CRC Press.

George Shaw, professor of geology emeritus, has authored a book, Earth’s Early Atmosphere and Oceans, and the Origin of Life (Springer, 2015). It provides a comprehensive treatment of the chemical nature of the Earth’s early surface environment and how that led to the origin of life. The emergence of life and the prior surface conditions of the Earth have implications for the evolution of Earth’s surface environment over the following 2-2.5 billion years. The last part of the book discusses how these changes took place and the evidence from the geologic record that supports this particular version of early and evolving conditions.

Peter Bedford, the John and Jane Wold Professor of Religious Studies, was an invited participant at the third Declinism Seminar hosted by the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation, held at Engelsberg Manor in Sweden. He delivered a paper, “Before 'Decline': Threats to Social Order in the Neo-Assyrian Empire.”

Valerie Barr, professor of computer science, participated in a panel at the Ada Lovelace Symposium at Oxford University. The panel was titled, “Enchantress of Abstraction and Bride of Science: Can Women Scientists Escape being Icons, Role Models and Heroines?”

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