People in the news - Week of Oct. 16, 2020

Publication Date

Publications and journals:

Mary Carroll, the Dwane W. Crichton Professor of Chemistry, has been appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Springer Nature.

Two articles by Lewis Davis, the Thomas Armstrong Professor of Economics, were published this summer. “Refining the Salience Hypothesis: The Economic and Cultural Roots of Economic and Cultural Concerns over Immigration,” was published in International Migration. The paper finds that immigration generates less hostility in countries with a more individualist culture and a history of religious diversity. “The Cultural Roots of Family Ties,” was published in Journal of Institutional Economics. The paper presents evidence that individualism is associated with weaker family ties.

An op-ed by Michael Landis, adjunct assistant professor of history, was published in a recent edition of the Times Union in Albany. The piece, “’Southern Charm’ suffers from big history problem,” can be read here.

A new book by Jennifer Mitchell '04, assistant professor of English, will be released by University Press of Florida this month. “Ordinary Masochisms: Agency and Desire in Victorian and Modernist Fiction” is available for pre-order here.

Mason Stahl, the James M. Kenney Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, co-authored a paper with Beck DeYoung ’21 published in Environmental Science and Technology Letters. The paper, “Aquifer-Scale Observations of Iron Redox Transformations in Arsenic-Impacted Environments to Predict Future Contamination,” is available to read here.

Dan Venning, assistant professor of theatre and dance, published a dual performance review of Brian Friel's Translations and Athol Fugard's 'Master Harold' ... and the Boys in Theatre Journal, the leading scholarly journal for research on and reviews of theatre and performance. The review can be found here.

A paper by Carol Weisse, the Ronald M. Obenzinger Professor of Psychology and director of Health Professions, and Fatima Ropri '20 was published in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The article is titled “Informal Caregivers’ Administration of Hospice Prescribed Lorazepam to Homecare Patients with Anxiety.”

Upcoming events:

Christa Grant, assistant dean of diversity and inclusion and director of the Intercultural Center, will be a featured speaker at the Capital Region Chamber Women’s Business Council’s upcoming event, “Voices in the Crowd 2020.” The theme for this year’s event is “The Journey Through the Lens of Race, Class and Culture: Inspiration for Hope and Change.” The virtual event is Tuesday, Nov. 17 and more information can be found here.