Amy Butcher, assistant professor of English, published “MIA: The Liberal Men We Love” on Literary Hub, “Women These Days,” an essay illuminating the need for feminism, in Brevity Magazine, and “Consolation Puppies: A Graphic Essay” with Martha Park ’11 in GRANTA magazine. She also was a visiting writer at Wells College in Aurora, New York, and a visiting fellow at the Vermont Studio Center in February. She gave a presentation titled “From MFA Thesis to Published Book” at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference in Tampa, Florida, in March.
David Caplan, professor of English, was featured on the German journalism website WELT for his book Rhyme’s Challenge, a study of poetics in hip-hop. Caplan spent the past academic year at the University of Haifa in Israel, where he lectured about literature and poetry.
Michael Flamm, professor of history, published an article titled “Urban Upheaval and the Enduring Appeal of Law and Order” in Labor: Studies in Working-Class History 14.4 (December 2017). He also published a book review in the August 2017 edition of Business History Review titled “A Time of Scandal.”
Jerry Goldstein, professor of botany-microbiology, along with Emily McKenzie ’17, Nicholas Reed ’18, and Andrew Smith ’17, published “Effect of the length of antisense RNA on bacterial enzyme production” in Research & Reviews: A Journal of Biotechnology in 2017.
Larry Griffin, professor of music and chair of the Music Department, performed lead trumpet with the Four Tops in April, in Portsmouth, Ohio.
Lynda Hall, professor of psychology, presented four lectures on “Lifespan Memory” as part of the summer lecture series at Lakeside Chautauqua in Lakeside, Ohio, in July.
Marty Kalb, professor emeritus of fine art, saw his painting acquired in May by Stark State Workforce Center in Akron, Ohio, through the Ohio Percent for Art Project. Several of Kalb’s works are on extended loan to the Ohio governor’s residence through January 2019. In addition, Kalb chaired a summer workshop sponsored by the Ohio Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education at the Jewish Community Center of Columbus, in Bexley, Ohio, in June.
Keith Mann, professor of geology, presented a lecture at the national meeting of the Geological Society of America in Seattle in October 2017.
Christopher Modica, assistant professor of psychology, published a book chapter in European psychiatric/mental health nursing in the 21st century: A person-centered evidence-based approach (Springer International Publishing, 2018). His chapter was titled “Problems related to eating, nutrition, and body image.”
Franchesca Nestor, assistant professor of politics & government, was a co-author for Contemporary Regulatory Policy, 3rd Edition (Lynne Rienner Publishers, July 2018).
Carol L. Neuman de Vegvar
Carol L. Neuman de Vegvar, professor of fine arts, published “Wayfaring strangers: a case study in island identity in Insular metalwork,” in Islands in a Global Context, Proceedings of the Seventh International Insular Art Conference (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2017) and “In a strange land: Anglo-Saxon expats and itinerant objects in Ireland,” in England, Ireland and the Insular World: Textual and Material Connections in the Early Middle Ages (Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2018).
Dustin Reichard, assistant professor of zoology, published “Female Dark-eyed Juncos produce male-like song in a territorial context during the early breeding season” in the Journal of Avian Biology in February.
Chris Wolverton, professor of botany-microbiology, welcomed his Plant Gravity Perception experiment back to earth after time on the International Space Station. The samples returned to his collaborator’s lab at Ohio Univeristy and the image data is being analyzed. Wolverton presented at the Committee on Space Research of the International Council of Scientific Union (COSPAR) 2018 assembly in mid-July in Pasadena, California.