Ohio Wesleyan students, faculty, staff, and alumni make headlines every day with their expertise and accomplishments. Here are a few of the latest highlights…
Robert Parks ’64
OWU physics major Robert Parks is part of a team of scientists that has developed a software-configurable optical test system (SCOTS) capable of measuring aspheric surfaces using reflection deflectometry, according to an online article at SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. The scientists say SCOTS is more flexible and cost-effective than interferometry, which currently is the favored approach for measuring aspheric specular surfaces.
Read the complete SPIE.org article.
Edward H. Burtt Jr.
OWU zoology professor Jed Burtt’s latest book, “Alexander Wilson: The Scot Who Founded American Ornithology ,” written with William E. Davis Jr., is reviewed Oct. 10 in The New York Review of Books. Reviewer Robert Paxton of Columbia University writes that “Burtt and Davis successfully make clear Wilson’s importance in establishing American ornithology on two firm pillars: international Linnaean binomial nomenclature and close observation of living birds as well as specimens.”
Read the complete The New York Review of Books article.
Linda Copp Sheffield ’78
OWU math and economics major Linda Sheffield is named controller and chief accounting officer for Miamisburg, Ohio-based NewPage Holdings Inc. and its subsidiaries. With paper mills in Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, NewPage is a “leading producer of printing and specialty papers in North America with $3.1 billion in net sales for the year ended December 31, 2012.”
Read the complete Digital Journal article.
Rafaya Sufi ’10
OWU alumna Rafaya Sufi represented her alma mater at a recent “Back to School” fair organized by the U.S. Education Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP). According to The Express Tribune, the second annual event attracted hundreds of students interested in learning more about their academic options.
Read the complete The Express Tribune article.
Julie Stahler Henahan ’82
After completing 30 years of service with the Ohio Arts Council (OAC), Ohio Wesleyan alumna Julie Stahler Henahan will retire as executive director on Aug. 1, 2014. Since joining the OAC in 1984, she served as director of the grants office and deputy director before being appointed executive director in 2006. She was instrumental in helping to secure major federal grants, including annual partnership grants from the National Endowment for the Arts totaling more than $18 million.
Read the complete Ohio Arts Council article.
Matt D’Amato ’02
A physics and ACS-certified chemistry major at Ohio Wesleyan, Matt D’Amato has been hired by New Jersey-based Union County College as an instructor in the chemistry department. He also holds master’s degrees in climate and society from Columbia University and materials science from the University of Wisconsin.
Read the complete NJ.com article.