Accomplishments - October, 2017

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Patricia Saleeby, School of Social Work, was recently appointed by the National Association of Social Workers Press to the editorial board of the journal “Health and Social Work” for a three year term. 

Jane Geisler-Lee, Plant Biology, is lead author of “Image-Based Analysis to Dissect Vertical Distribution and Horizontal Asymmetry of Conspecific Root System Interactions in Response to Planting Densities, Nutrients and Root Exudates in Arabidopsis thaliana”. The work is published in the journal, “Plants” and is a collaboration with faculty Matt Geisler, David Gibson, plant biology; former faculty Qiang Cheng, computer science and four students.

“Crossings: Contemporary Music for Chinese Instruments" released on Albany Records, feature tracks that include performances by Eric Lenz and Christopher Butler, School of Music. One of the tracks, “Into the Changing Light,” is composed by Christopher Walczak, School of Music, who assisted in facilitating the project in coordination with the Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra, of Taiwan.

Michael D. Brazley, Architectural Studies, has a paper “Virtual Reality as an Architectural Educational Platform” accepted for presentation at the “International Journal of Arts and Sciences’ (IJAS) International Conference for Education,” March 12-16, 2018, at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV).

The award-winning film, “Never the Same: The Prisoner-of-War Experience,” by Jan Thompson, Radio, Television, and Digital Media, recently opened the National Museum of the Pacific War’s annual symposium in Fredricksburg, Texas.

John Dobbins and Norm Lach, Architectural Studies, will attend the Region 4 National Council of Architectural Registration Board Conference and present “Online IPAL (Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure) Program” in the Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Design in Kent, Ohio, on Oct. 20.

Allison Joseph, English, is a recipient of the 2017 Southern Illinois Arts Legacy Award, presented by Carbondale Community Arts. The annual award is for individuals whose character and achievements exemplify a dedication to the arts and community in Southern Illinois.

Aaron S. Veenstra, School of Journalism, is the recent co-author of “The Uses and Gratifications of Language in Social Media among the Indian Subcontinental Diaspora in the U.S.” The work, published in the “Journal of Intercultural Communication Research,” is lead-authored Delwar Hossain, Veenstra’s doctoral advisee, who is an assistant professor at the University of South Alabama. It is their third paper on the use of social media by immigrant communities.

Keith T. Gagnon, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine-Carbondale, received the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Publisher’s Young Investigator Award, and discussed his research at the 2017 Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society annual meeting last month in Bordeaux, France. The award recognizes the exceptional achievements of a young scientist who has recently attained their advanced professional degree.

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