In the Spotlight: Jan. 25, 2019

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  • Sociology professor Janine Schipper’s book “Teaching with Compassion: An Educator’s Oath to Teach from the Heart” was featured in Greater Good Magazine’s list of favorite books for educations in 2018. The book is designed to help educators build a foundation of compassionate teaching through real-life examples and practical strategies.
  • Jielu Lin, assistant professor of sociology, authored the article “Inter-Individual Variability in Trajectories of Functional Limitations by Race/Gender” published in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B. The article looks at patterns of accumulative social inequality over a life course.
  • Mark Salvatore, assistant professor in physics and astronomy, and graduate student Schuyler Borges are on a two-month field work expedition in Antarctica. The project includes collecting field samples and acquiring spectral measurements in the field while coordinating with the Polar Geospatial Center to collect orbital data from a satellite. Salvatore has been writing regular blog posts on the department website with updates.
  • Postdoctoral scholar in physics and astronomy Maggie McAdam won the Best SOFIA-based Ph.D. Thesis prize at the January meeting of the American Astronomical Society. McAdam’s thesis focuses on how studying water in the solar system could help explain how life evolved on Earth. SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, is an airborne observatory.
  • Northern Arizona University presented a paper in conjunction with data protection technology company CipherLoc that won Best in Track at the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference. The paper provides research that can advance the field of cryptology and cybersecurity.
Tallie Valverde