This week's news from faculty, staff and students.
A paper by Carol Weisse, professor of psychology and director of Health Professions, was recently published. “Opportunities for Direct Patient Care in Residential Homes for the Dying: Learning How to Provide Care When There is No Cure” was co-authored with Bernadette Sapienza ‘15 and Sophie Foster ‘20. Weisse also presented “Gaining Competencies Through Partnerships with End-of-Life Care Agencies: It’s Not Always About Finding the Cure” at the National Association of Advisors to the Health Professions meeting in Washington, D.C.
George Shaw, professor emeritus, gave the first of a six lectures on “Great Moments in the History of Life” at the Glen Eddy Senior Living Community. The first talk was on the origin of the universe, the life history of stars and the origin of the chemical elements necessary for life.
Luke Dosiek, the John D. MacArthur Assistant Professor of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, presented three papers this summer. Co-authored with Patrick Cowden '17, “Auditory Displays of Electric Power Grids” was presented at the 2018 International Conference on Auditory Displays in Houghton, Mich. "Analysis of Power System Mode Meters Under Various Oscillatory Conditions" was presented at the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems in Boise, Idaho. “Extending the Least Squares Vector ARMA Electromechanical Mode Estimation Algorithm" was presented at the 2018 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting in Portland, Ore. Dosiek also gave a talk at that meeting, “Theoretical Perspectives of Forced Oscillations and their Signatures.”
Aerogel researchers have published an article in the Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology in collaboration with aerogel artist Ioannis Michalou(di)s of Charles Darwin University. It describes laser etching of text and images onto aerogel monoliths. The paper is based on a serendipitous finding during the February 2018 visit of Michalou(di)s to Union. Authors include Mary Carroll, the Dwane W. Crichton Professor of Chemistry, Ann Anderson, the Agnes S. MacDonald Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Samuel Kupiec ’19 and Kian Cook ’18.
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