People in the news - Week of Sept. 17, 2021

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Catherine Walker, assistant professor of psychology, had three virtual presentations at the Academy for Eating Disorders International Conference on Eating Disorders. Poster co-authors included Dhea Kothari ‘22, Meichai Chen ‘20, Nathalie Gullo ‘21 and Johanna Sosa ‘21. Data collection came from the Clinical Psychology seminar on Body Image, Weight and Eating Disorders from fall 2020.

A book by Robert Samet, associate professor of anthropology, was honored with an award from the Journalism Division of the International Communications Association. The organization described “Deadline: Populism and the Press in Venezuela” as “...a gripping, unusual story of how journalism can undermine democracy by using democratic trappings to champion populist sentiment.”

Harlan Holt, visiting assistant professor of economics, was featured in a WalletHub piece about the best car insurance in New York. In it, he addressed differences in state laws, national vs. local insurers and what to look for when shopping for car insurance.

Two faculty members participated in the 262nd national meeting of the American Chemical Society. Mary Carroll ’86, the Dwane W. Crichton Professor of Chemistry, organized and presided in the ACS Committee on Science symposium on "Innovation: The Chemical Professional's Response to the Global Pandemic." Presenters in that session included Julie Stone '86, Scientific AVP, Model-Informed Drug Discovery and Development, at Merck & Co., Inc. Carroll also presented an oral presentation, “Engaging in Entrepreneurial Activities at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution,” in the Division of Small Chemical Businesses. Ann Anderson, the Agnes S. MacDonald Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Bradford Bruno, professor of mechanical engineering, co-authored the presentation. Assistant Professor of Chemistry Colleen Connelly gave a presentation in the Division of Biological Chemistry poster session. "Development of Chemical Probes to Investigate Alternative Structures in Precursor microRNAs," was co-authored by Sophie Hurwitz '21 and Emma Devaney '22.

Kimmo Rosenthal, professor emeritus of mathematics, had four essays published. “The Little Patch of Yellow Wall,” about a passage from Proust, appeared in Hinterland, Vol. 8, while the essay “Monet and Combray,” discussing a painting by Monet and passages from Proust, was in MacQueen's Quinterly, Vol.9. “Magritte's Aerial Imagination,” relating a painting by Magritte to a story by Edgar Allan Poe, was in Big City Lit's summer issue, and “Literary Topoi” was published in The Decadent Review.

Michele Ricci Bell, associate professor of German Studies, has been named to the editorial board of The German Quarterly for a three-year term, beginning this fall. The German Quarterly is internationally regarded as one of the leading academic journals in the field of German Studies.

A paper by Ali Hamed, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was published in Experiments in Fluids. “Effects of Localized Blowing on the Turbulent Boundary Layer over 2D Roughness," is co-authored by Colin Nye ‘20 and Adam Hall ‘21. Other mechanical engineering students contributing to this research are Narjis Rachad ‘23 and Ryan Gallary ‘22. Read the article here.

Marcus Hotaling, director of the Eppler-Wolff Counseling Center, was quoted in a recent Politico article on the mental health of college students. He is also the president-elect of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors. Read the article here.