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Research and Honors, March 22, 2016

Honors
Georgia Tsouvala, HIS, was elected president of the Alumni/ae Association of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece.

Eric Peterson, GEO, and several of his students received part of a grant from the Illinois Water Resources Center to shed light on how chloride concentrations from road-salt runoff vary throughout the year and across locations. They will focus on the Little Kickapoo Creek watershed, and the project will serve as a pilot for the use of similar models in the Chicago metropolitan area.

 Publications
Ali Riaz, POL, has published a paper titled “Who are the Bangladeshi ‘Islamist Militants’?” in Perspectives on Terrorism (Vol. 10, No. 1, February 2016).

Craig McLauchlan and Marjorie Jones, CHE, published “Studies of the Effectiveness of Bisphosphonate and Vanadium-Bisphosphonate Compounds In Vitro against Axenic Leishmania tarentolae,” in the journal Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity.

Steve Croker and Corinne Zimmerman, PSY, were co-authors of “Teaching Control-of-variables Strategy: A Meta-analysis,” in Developmental Review. They also were co-authors of “What Students Learn from Hands-On Activities” in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching.

Presentations
Diane Dean, COE, delivered the address, Culture Shock: What Today’s Generation of Digital Natives Means for Higher Education, as a featured invited speaker for the University Professional & Continuing Education Association’s Central Regional conference in Madison, Wisconsin.

Alan Lessoff, HIS, gave seminar presentations at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on urban regionalism in Texas, and at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, on urban public history in mid-sized cities.

 

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