Kira Bailey, associate professor of psychology, had three peerreviewed articles published in 2017: “The State of the Science About Internet Gaming Disorder as Defined by DSM-5: Implications and Perspectives; “Multimedia Multitasking Is Associated With Cognitive, Psychological, Neural, and Learning Differences;” and “Did I Do That: The Association Between Action Gaming Experience and Feedback Processing in a Gambling Task.”
Amy Butcher, assistant professor of English, had her essay “Gradient” — about love, fear, and faith following a May knife attack at Ohio State University — published in the May 2017 edition of Brevity Magazine.
Erin Flynn, associate professor of philosophy, published “Strategic Fouls: A New Defense” in the October 2017 edition of Journal of the Philosophy of Sport. Flynn’s academic research includes the philosophy of morality in sports. He presented a mini-lecture on a related topic on campus in fall 2016 during the i3 series in which professors are chosen by student vote to give three-minute lectures on a subject of their choosing.
Lee Fratantuono, professor of classics, had two books published, both with photos by Katie McGarr ’10: Lucullus: The Life and Campaigns of a Roman Conqueror (Pen & Sword Military, 2017), and Tacitus: Annals XVI (Bloomsbury Ltd., due in 2018). He also had three articles published internationally in 2017: “Minerva in the Aeneid” in Arctos (a classics journal published in Finland); “Apollo in the Aeneid” in Eirene (a classics journal published in the Czech Republic); and “The Ambiguous Arms of Aeneas” in Acta Classica Debreceniensis (a classics journal published in Hungary).
Jerry Goldstein, professor of botany-microbiology, as well as Emily McKenzie ’17, Andrew Smith ’17, and Nicholas Reed ’18, had a paper titled “Effect of the length of antisense RNA on bacterial enzyme production” accepted for publication in Research & Reviews: A Journal of Biotechnology.
Jennifer Jolley, assistant professor of music, had the Michigan premiere of her piece The Eyes of the World Are Upon You, conducted by Jerry Junkin with the World Youth Wind Symphony, at the Interlochen Center of the Arts on July 29.
Justin Kronewetter, emeritus professor of art and emeritus director of the Ross Art Museum, will exhibit his photographic artwork in a one-person exhibition in the Wakeley Gallery at Illinois Wesleyan University from Feb. 26 to March 22, 2018, and in the Crossroads Gallery at the University of Notre Dame from May 18 to July 20, 2018. Two of his artworks were included in the juried 2017 FAVA Photography Show in Oberlin, Ohio, and six photographs were included in an invitational exhibition mounted in the Palm Beach Photographic Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, this past spring. One of the works included in the Oberlin exhibition won a special recognition juror’s award.
William Louthan, professor of politics and government and advisor to the Upsilon Chapter of the Pi Sigma Alpha national political science honorary, was recognized for serving in that role for nearly 40 years. Louthan, who joined the OWU faculty in 1972, was presented the 2017 Pi Sigma Alpha/James I. Lengle Chapter Advisor Recognition Award in the fall.
Gulimina Mahamuti, part-time assistant professor of music, played several solo piano recitals in the fall, one on Oct. 29 at First Congregational Church in Mansfield, Ohio, as part of its 2017-18 Concert Series, one on Nov. 4 on campus in Jemison Auditorium, and one on Nov. 11 at Guzzetta Recital Hall at the University of Akron. While at the University of Akron, she also taught a visiting piano master class for music students.
Eva Paris-Huesca, assistant professor of Spanish, had her article “Visiones contemporáneas de la mujer criminal en las novelas de Cristina Fallarás y Empar Fernández,” examining the modern take on the female criminal presented by those authors, published in La globalización del crimen: literatura, cine y nuevos medios (Andavira: Santiago de Compostela, 2017). In addition, she worked with Ed Kahn, professor of theatre and dance, on the translation and adaptation of Bodas de sangre (Blood Wedding) last fall and collaborated with Barbara Zecchi, director of the Spanish and Portuguese program in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, on the video-essay “Mujeres en los orígenes del cine / Women Pioneers of the Camera: The Off-Screen.”
Karen Poremski, associate professor of English, presented the English Department’s annual Spencer Lecture, titled “Building Canoes, Building Poetry: Cultural Revival in the Voyages of Hokule’a and the Poetry of Craig Santos Perez.” Her lecture focused on the role poetry played in decolonizing the literature and history of Oceania, and the process of native writers using literature as a form of resistance against colonial oppression.
D. Glen Vanderbilt, professor of theatre and dance, is working on a new production for the Columbus Children’s Theatre that will open in January 2018 in the company’s Park Street Theatre. He will serve as the scene designer for the professional production company. This version of Little Red Riding Hood by artistic director William Goldsmith will take an original and clever look into the woods on the way to Granny’s house as Red encounters several other characters from the Grimm fairy tales, all with humorous results.
Chris Wolverton, professor of botany-microbiology, had the article “The impact of substrate and irrigation interval on the post-transplant root growth of container-grown zinnia and tomato,” published in the Journal of Environmental Horticulture. The article was cowritten by Bruce R. Roberts, adjunct professor of botany-microbiology, and Lauren Janowicz ’15. Wolverton also gave a lecture, “Characterizing Plant Gravity Perception Systems: An Overview of an EMCS Experiment,” at the European Space Agency’s Norwegian User Support & Operations Center in Trondheim, Norway, on Aug. 25. He gave a similar lecture at a virtual joint symposium for the space agencies that collaborate on research on the International Space Station, hosted by NASA’s Johnson Space Center, the home of the ISS Program Office, July 11-13.