William Simons, History, reviewed the book Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes by John Rosengren. Dr. Simons’ review appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of the Journal of Sport History.
Karen Joest, Department of Human Ecology, Child and Family Studies, presented a paper, “Community Partnering: Resource Enhancement to Decrease High School Dropouts in a Rural High Poverty District” at the European Society on Family Relations at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, in Madrid, Spain on Sep 5, 2014. The paper outlined strategies to decrease dropout [...]
Andrew Gallup of the Psychology Department published a general commentary article in the peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Neuroscience. The article is entitled “Abnormal yawning in stroke patients: the role of brain thermoregulation.”
Robert Compton, Professor of Africana and Latino Studies and Political Science, presented his research titled “Human Security, SADC regionalism, and state weakness and national interest at the South African Association of Political Studies biennial conference at the Kgorong Conference Center, University of South Africa (UNISA), Muckleneuk, Pretoria, Gauteng Province, , South Africa on September 10-12, [...]
William A. Starna, Emeritus Anthropology, has been named to the Board of Trustees of the Jacob Leisler Institute for the study of Early New York History. Based in Hudson, New York, the Institute is a research and study center devoted to colonial New York under English rule, as well as the permanent home of the Papers [...]
Michael K. Green from the Philosophy Department presented a paper entitled “How Will We Know When the Economic Downturn Has Reached Its Final Stage?” at the Eleventh International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, June 11=13, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Based upon an examination of the emotional basis for decision-making in economic and finance, [...]
Devin Castendyk, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, has had a manuscript accepted for publication in the international journal Hydrological Processes, titled “Pressure-driven, shoreline currents in a perennially ice-covered, pro-glacial lake in Antarctica, identified from a LiCl tracer injected into a pro-glacial stream.” He conducted research for this manuscript in December 2012, during his recent sabbatical.
Michael Brown of the Psychology Department presented a paper entitled “Mock Juror Decisions in Same-Sex and Opposite-Sex Statutory Rape Cases” at The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues’ (SPSSI) biennial conference in Portland, OR. SPSSI (Division 9 of the American Psychological Association) seeks to bring psychological theory and practice into focus on human problems of the group, the [...]
Ashok Kumar Malhotra of the Philosophy Department was requested to serve as a member of the Advisory Council, for the Center for Spirituality & Sustainability (CSS) located in Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic dome on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. At the heart of the Center’s mission is promotion of synergy between spirituality and ecology. [...]
Amie Doughty, English, has been named the Area Chair for the Children’s Literature and Culture Area of the National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. As area chair, she is responsible for soliciting and reviewing presentation proposals about children’s literature and culture for the annual conference, as well as organizing panels for the conference.