In the Spotlight: June 18, 2021

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  • Ty Robinson, assistant professor in the Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science, co-authored the article, “Variable Irradiation on 1D Cloudless Eccentric Exoplanet Atmospheres” published in Earth and Planetary Astrophysics. The study developed a one-dimensional time-stepping atmospheric structure code to explore phenomenon from variations in instellations.
  • Luke Plonsky, associate professor of applied linguistics, delivered a keynote address titled, “Measuring up: Psychometric concerns and contributions of meta-analysis” at an online conference hosted by Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. The conference, “Research Synthesis In Applied Linguistics: Facilitating Research-Pedagogy Dialogue,” promoted values and practices of research synthesis, discussed methodological traditions and issues and facilitated interdisciplinary dialogues.
  • Morgan Vigil-Hayes, assistant professor in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems, was featured in the article, “Tackling tribal connectivity: NAU scientist Vigil-Hayes developing broadband solutions for rural areas” published by the Arizona Daily Sun. She discussed the social and political challenges of expanding broadband to tribal communities.
  • Assistant professor of art Jaewook Lee participated in two film shows in South Korea. Her two films were, “Treatise on Rhythm, Color, and Birdsong Screening,” which was a solo film screening, and “Road Test, Hiking Test,” which was part of a group show.
  • The Center for Ecosystem Science and Society had several faculty members publish papers.
  • Dennis Foster, senior lecturer in the W. A. Franke College of Business, was featured in a response to the article, “0% Balance Transfer Credit Cards” published on WalletHub. He discussed the best way to find the right balance transfer credit card.
  • Hao (Howard) Qi, professor in the W. A. Franke College of Business, wrote a response for Wallethub’s article, “Personal Loan Rates.” He shared advice for those interested in lowering their personal loan rates.