People in the news - Week of May 14, 2021

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Scott Kirkton, associate professor of biological sciences, was part of a team that recently published an article synthesizing a new definition of comparative physiology. This project was published in the American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology and included researchers from the University of Wisconsin, California State University - East Bay and Arizona State University.

Carol Weisse, the Ronald M. Obenzinger Professor of Psychology and director of Health Professions, published a paper, “Academic-Community Partnerships to Promote End-of-Life Care Competencies Through Interprofessional Teamwork,” in the Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice. Professor Kelly Melekis of Skidmore College is co-author on the paper.

A non-fiction anthology that includes an essay by Tina Lincer, associate director of Communications and Marketing, was shortlisted for a prominent indie press award, the 2021 Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize. The anthology, titled “What Remains: The Many Ways We Say Goodbye” (Geller-Coles Literary Enterprises, 2020) explores contemporary practices and rituals performed at funerals and memorials. It was selected from a field of some 2,500 books. The e-book edition of “What Remains” was awarded one of three Honorable Mentions in the Nonfiction eBook category of the independent publishing prize.

Yijing Stehle, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was awarded a $12,497 grant from The Bender Scientific Fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region for her project, “The Development of WS2-based Electrochemical Sensors for VOCs Detection.” Learn more about it here.

Zoe Oxley, professor of political science, served as an associate editor on the recently published two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Political Decision Making. The encyclopedia contains an article by Oxley, “Framing and Political Decision Making: An Overview,” as well as an article by Joshua Hart, professor of psychology. His piece is titled “The Influence of Psychological Security Maintenance on Political Decision Making.”

Kristin Fox, the Florence B. Sherwood Professor of Physical Sciences, and Charlotte Mineo '21 attended the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology virtually. Mineo presented a poster on our work, “Calcium-Dependent Activation of Metacaspase 1 from the fungus S. commune,” and she was awarded an honorable mention for her poster as part of the undergraduate student poster competition sponsored by ASBMB.