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Noteworthy Announcements in the College of Arts & Sciences

Emily Baker and Sam Caldwell

Hydrologists Publish Paper in Environmental Science Journal (posted 02-21-2019)

The U.S. Geological Survey's Sam Caldwell G'18 and Ph.D. student Emily Baker (both shown here) use drone and infrared camera technology to understand the impact of storm water on creek-water temperatures. They, along with Earth Sciences Professors Christa Kelleher and Laura Lautz, have published their latest findings in Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier, 2019). 


Dalton Stevens

Student to Co-Author Paper in Medical Journal (posted 02-20-2019)

Dalton Stevens G’17, a Ph.D. student in sociology, is the co-author of a forthcoming paper in British Medical Journal Open (BMJ, 2019), an online-only, open-access general medical journal. “The paper details the way the death certificate certification process hides specific causes of death for populations with developmental disability,” Stevens says. His co-authors are Scott Landes and Margaret Turk, professors at Syracuse and SUNY Upstate Medical University, respectively.


Jason Wiles

Professor Argues for Evolution Education Research (posted 02-20-2019)

Jason R. Wiles (shown here), associate professor of biology, is the senior author of a paper in Nature Ecology and Evolution (Springer Nature, 2019). "We discuss the main factors associated with acceptance of evolution, and chart a path forward for evolution education research," says Wiles, adding that the paper's first author is Ryan Dunk, a Ph.D. candidate in his lab. 


David Kellen

Professor Earns Early-Career Award (posted 02-20-2019)

David Kellen, assistant professor of psychology, is the recipient of the William K. Estes Early Career Award from the Society for Mathematical Psychology. Kellen uses mathematical concepts and language to explain mental processes, such as memory, perception and learning. 


High school students in lab

High School Students to Get Hands-on Biology Training in A&S (posted 02-20-2019)

Students from the Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central and Solvay High School will visit campus on March 6 and 20, respectively, for High School Biology Apprenticeship Days. Organized by Biology Professor Kate Lewis with support from the National Science Foundation, this annual program enables area teenagers to tour the Life Sciences Complex, participate in biology research and interact with A&S students and faculty.


Greg Hoke

Geologist Awarded Fulbright Scholarship (posted 02-20-2019)

Gregory Hoke, associate professor and associate chair of Earth sciences, is the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship at the University of Wroclaw in western Poland. As a member of the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, he will spend nine months teaching and conducting research abroad. The award supports a study quantifying the amount and rates of glacial erosion in the Carpathian and Sudets mountains in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.


Jonathan Dee

Carver Series Continues with Jonathan Dee Feb. 27 (posted 02-19-2019)

The Raymond Carver Reading Series continues with Jonathan Dee on Wednesday, Feb. 27. An assistant professor in Syracuse's top-ranked M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing, Dee is the author of six novels, including "The Locals" (Random House, 2017). The Pulitzer Prize finalist will participate in a Q&A session from 3:45-4:30 p.m. and then read some of his original work from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Both events take place in Gifford Auditorium of Huntington Beard Crouse Hall, and are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sarah Harwell G'05, associate director of the M.F.A. program, at 315.443.2174 or scharwel@syr.edu. (Photo by Jessica Marx)


Joeann Salvati

Psychology Alumna to Co-Author Article (posted 02-19-2019)

Joeann Salvati '18 is the co-author of a forthcoming article with Shannon Houck, assistant teaching professor of psychology, in the "Journal of Applied Security Research" (Taylor & Francis, 2019). A pre-doctoral research fellow in Yale's Fundamentals of the Adolescent Brain Lab, Salvati studies the underlying mechanisms of deviant behavior. The psychology and forensic science dual major previously worked in Syracuse's Moral and Political Decision-Making Lab and Center for Autism Research and Electrophysiology.


Sally Temple

Neuroscience Research Day Accepting Poster Submissions (posted 02-19-2019)

The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program is accepting poster submissions for its fifth annual Neuroscience Research Day, taking place Friday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center (801 University Ave.) In addition to presentations by members of the College of Arts and Sciences, the program includes a keynote address by Sally Temple (shown here), scientific director of the Neural Stem Cell Institute. 


Spencer Stultz

CFAC Presents "A Time for Joy and a Time for Sorrow" (posted 02-18-2019)

The Community Folk Art Center is presenting a solo show by Spencer Stultz '17, a master's candidate in Pan African studies, titled "A Time for Joy and a Time for Sorrow." The exhibit, which runs from Feb. 22-March 23, utilizes portraiture to explore notions of identity, spirituality and experience. 


Leonid Kovalev

Mathematician Awarded NSF Grant (posted 02-07-2019)

Leonid Kovalev, professor of mathematics, is the recipient of a three-year grant award from the National Science Foundation, supporting ongoing research into metric spaces. “The notion of distance, or dissimilarity of objects, is ubiquitous in geometry, data analysis, image and signal processing, and other disciplines,” says Kovalev, adding that his work draws on the mathematical analysis and differential geometry of Rudolf Lipschitz, a 19th-century, German mathematician. “My project exposes graduate and undergraduate students to these concepts and associated research problems.”