The magazine Physics World recently named Dr. Charles Adler’s most recent book, Wizards, Aliens & Starships, in their annual list of the year’s best books on physics. Adler’s book, which explores the scientific possibility of various concepts from Si-fi and fantasy culture, is one of ten books selected by the magazine for the 2014 “Book of the Find out more »
Dr. Thomas Barrett of the history department recently had an essay included in the new book James Bond and Popular Culture:Essays on the Influence of the Fictional Superspy. The essay, “The Undefined Agent, Illya Kuryakin: Making the Russian (In)Visible in The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” explores the portrayal of the Russian spy Illya Kuryakin in the 1960’s television show The Find out more »
Dr. Leah R. Eller of the chemistry department was recently published in the Journal of Chemical Education. Eller’s article, written in conjunction with several St. Mary’s College alumni and professional colleagues, compared methods by which the organic compound and natural flavor enhancer Maltol can be extracted from the Fraser Fir tree. The article can be found Find out more »
Emma Sullivan ’13 recently had an article published in the Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, a peer-reviewed psychology journal. The article, based off research Emma conducted for her St. Mary’s project, explored the college students’ changing perceptions of individuals with disabilities. The study examined the relationship between members of college swim teams and special Olympic swimmers, Find out more »
Russell Webster, visiting assistant professor of psychology, was referenced for his study on the perception of evil in an online article for the New York Magazine that questioned whether or not belief in pure evil leads to violence and intolerance. Professor Webster’s research found that those with belief in pure evil had higher rates of intergroup aggression and lower rates Find out more »
Professor of English and Chair of the English Department Ben Click is co-editor of and contributor to “Refocusing Chaplin: A Screen Icon through Critical Lenses,” a recently published book of critical essays that offers a unique view into Charlie Chaplin’s life and work. Click co-edited the book with English professors Lawrence Howe of Roosevelt University Find out more »
Assistant Professor of Biology Kevin Emerson, with colleagues from the University of Oregon, has published the research article “Replicate Phylogenies and Post-Glacial Range Expansion of the Pitcher-Plant Mosquito, Wyeomyia smithii, in North America” in PLoS ONE, an online peer-reviewed journal.
Associate Professor of Psychology Anne Marie Brady has had the article “Impairments in set-shifting but not reversal learning in the neonatal ventral hippocampal lesion model of schizophrenia: Further evidence for medial prefrontal deficits” accepted for publication in the journal Behavioural Brain Research. The article is coauthored by Katerina Placek ’12, William Chris Dippel ’12, and Shelby Find out more »
Department of Art and Art History Visiting Assistant Professor Ruth Anne Phillips has had an article accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal The Latin Americanist. The title of the article is “Stone, Water, and Mortarless Constructions: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Pre-Columbian Inca,” and it is co-authored with R. Sarah Richardson.
Professor of Religious Studies Katharina von Kellenbach has authored a new book, The Mark of Cain, which is being published by Oxford University Press. Using primary source documents, Professor von Kellenbach analyzes the moral and spiritual struggles of Nazi perpetrators after World War II, proposing the biblical story of the mark of Cain as a counter Find out more »