In the Spotlight: June 19, 2020
Kudos to these faculty, staff and programs
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- Christopher Edwards, assistant professor of astronomy and planetary sciences, was featured in the article titled, “NASA Releases Rainbow-Colored Images of Martian Moon Phobos” in the Smithsonian Magazine. Edwards processed new images of the Martian moon Phobos, which give insight into the physical properties of this moon and its composition.
- Mark Neumann, professor of creative media and film, had his photographic work selected for the Site:Brooklyn exhibition titled, “Realism: Encountering the Real.” Neumann was one of 25 artists chosen by Sara Roffino, executive editor of Cultured Magazine.
- Assistant professor of physical therapy and athletic training Amit Kumar was interviewed by the American Physical Therapy Association magazine for the article “AI: Huge Potential, or Impenetrable Black Box?” Kumar shares his work and perspective on the role of AI and how it will benefit the health care system and delivery of rehabilitation care.
- Bruce Hungate, Regents Professor of biological sciences and director of the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society, along with professor of biological sciences Yiqi Luo, co-authored the article titled, “Long-term nitrogen loading alleviates phosphorus limitation in terrestrial ecosystems” in Global Change Biology. The article is a meta-analysis of 140 studies and 668 observations worldwide that investigates how nitrogen-induced phosphorus limitation varies over time.
- Lori Poloni-Staudinger, associate dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and professor of politics and international affairs, co-authored an article with several colleagues titled, “The Effect of the #MeToo Movement on Political Engagement and Ambition in 2018” in Political Research Quarterly. The article assesses the effect the #MeToo movement had on Americans’ political participation during the 2018 midterm elections.
- Research from anthropology professor Jaime Awe garnered national attention. Awe’s work on the early uses of maize was published in Science Advances and then referenced in the article titled, “Researchers document the first use of maize in Mesoamerica” published on Phys.org.
- Journalism professor Martin D. Sommerness was a panelist and moderator for the webinar, “Advising from Afar.” The webinar was produced by the Western Association of Pre-Law Advisers as part of the virtual Pre-Law Advisers National Conference.
- Steven Gehrke, assistant professor of geography, planning and recreation, authored the article titled, “Uber service area expansion in three major American cities” published in the Journal of Transport Geography. The article investigates the social and environmental determinants of Uber’s growth from 2016 to 2018 in Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
- Eric Yordy, associate professor in The W. A. Franke College of Business, published two papers this spring. “R Corps: When Should Corporate Values Receive Religious Protection?” was written with Liz Brown from Bentley University and Inara Scott of Oregon State University and published in the Berkeley Business Law Journal. Yordy and Brown also collaborated to publish the paper titled, “Secondary Meaning and Religion: An Analysis of Religious Symbols in the Courts” in the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, ranked No. 3 nationally for constitutional law journals.
- Director of ethnic studies Ricardo Guthrie was accepted as a visiting research fellow to Macquarie University’s Applied Indigenous Studies Department, where he will facilitate workshops and publications on “Indigenous Futurisms in the Modern Age.” He also published the article titled, “Redefining the Colonial: An Afrofuturist Analysis of Wakanda and Speculative Fiction” in the Journal of Future Studies, which explains how Afro-Indigenous people have used speculative arts, technology and the future to ward off oppression, genocide and death. Guthrie also edited and consulted on the young adult book “Malcolm X: Get to know the Civil Rights Activist,” written by Ebony Joy Wilkins.