People in the news - Week of Jan. 15, 2021

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The Capital Region Chamber announced that President David R. Harris has been named to the leadership team of its 2021 board of directors. The Board of Directors consists of prominent business members from across the region who help the Chamber advocate on behalf of its 2,900 members.

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An article by Kathryn Feller, assistant professor of biology, was published in Arthropod Structure & Development. “Surf and Turf Vision: Patterns and Predictors of Visual Acuity in Compound Eye Evolution” examines arthropod visual acuity, containing 385 species that span six of the major arthropod classes. Read the article here.

A book review by Jennifer Matsue, professor and chair of the Music department, was published in the Journal of the Society for American Music. Read the piece here.

An article by Robert Hislope, associate professor of political science, was featured in Political Thought, a scholarly publication based in Skopje, North Macedonia. The article, which is on the 2020 U.S. presidential election and the state of democracy, can be read here.

Claire Bracken, associate professor of English, has had three publications in the past year. In January 2020, her journal article, “Vanishing Presences: Women and Violence in ‘Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen,’” was published in International Yeats Studies, 4.1. In September, her book chapter, “The Feminist Contemporary: The Contradictions of Critique,” appeared in the collection, The New Irish Studies (Cambridge University Press). Another book chapter, titled “Gender and Irish Studies: 2008 to the Present,” came out in December in The Routledge Handbook of Irish Studies.

An article by Christine Henseler was published in “The Scholar as Human: Research and Teaching for Public Impact.” Published by Cornell University Press, Henseler’s piece is titled “Finding Humanity: Social Change on our Own Terms.” View it here.

Kimmo Rosenthal, professor emeritus of mathematics, had his essay, “The Imaginary Battle of the Argonne,” published in After the Art. The piece relates a painting of René Magritte with the prose writings of Wallace Stevens on the imagination.

A paper by Ali Hamed, the John D. MacArthur Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, was published in Physical Review Fluids. “Characteristics of the turbulent flow within short canopy gaps," is co-authored by Adam Peterlein '20 and Ian Speck '19. Other contributors include Lindsey Randle '20, Adam Hall '21, Caleb Bashant '22 and Ryan Gallary '22. Read the article here.

Catherine Walker, assistant professor of psychology, Dominique Toscano ’20 and Meichai Chen ’20 presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies virtual conference. Walker co-chaired a session titled “Pizza, Mirrors and Fullness, Oh My!: Understanding Mechanisms of Change Underlying Exposure Interventions of Eating Disorders.” Toscano and Chen participated in poster presentations.

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