Three new Fulbright Scholars
have college connections
Two recent graduates and a doctoral student from the College of Arts and Sciences will travel overseas during the next year as part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Todd Norton, who graduated this spring with a bachelor’s degree in math and physics and a master’s degree in mathematics, will join a probability research group at a German university. John Romey, a PhD candidate in historical musicology, will pursue his dissertation research in France. And Derek Schadel, who graduated in January with a degree in anthropology and Spanish and a minor in math, will spend 10 months in Medellín, Colombia, on a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. Learn more.
College faculty honored with
teaching and mentoring awards
Congratulations to the College of Arts and Sciences faculty members selected for university awards this spring! Learn more about their honors via the links below:
Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Katia Almeida, instructor in the Department of Anthropology
Lisa Nielson, Anisfield-Wolf SAGES Fellow and lecturer in the Department of Music
J. Bruce Jackson, MD, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring
Yoram Daon, lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Deepak Sarma, professor in the Department of Religious Studies
John S. Diekhoff Award for Graduate Teaching
Tim Shuckerow, director of the Art Education and Art Studio Program
John S. Diekhoff Award for Graduate Mentoring
Kurt Koenigsberger, associate professor in the Department of English
SAGES Excellence in Writing Instruction Award
Georgia Cowart, professor in the Department of Music
$2.3 million grant will support research
into child maltreatment rates
Jill Korbin, associate dean and professor of anthropology, is a co-investigator on a $2.3 million study examining factors that influence reported rates of child maltreatment. The study is funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Korbin, director of the Schubert Center for Child Studies, is part of a research team that includes Principal Investigator James Spilsbury, assistant professor in the School of Medicine, and Claudia Colton, the Lillian F. Harris Professor of Urban Research and Social Change, and Associate Professor David Crampton from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.
The team will examine how neighborhood conditions, social service availability and use, and the maltreatment reporting process influence child abuse and neglect rates. The study builds on research that Korbin conducted in the mid-1990s with Spilsbury (GRS ’02, anthropology) and Colton. Read more.
CAS in the News
Biology undergraduate students
publish scientific findings
Two undergraduate students majoring in evolutionary biology have been credited with separate discoveries published in scientific journals.
Russell Engelman, a third-year student, and his mentor, Darin Croft, associate professor of anatomy in the School of Medicine, have identified a kitten-sized predator that lived in Bolivia about 13 million years ago. They made the finding by analyzing a partial skull that had been in a University of Florida collection for more than three decades but had not been carefully studied until now. Read more.
Another third-year student, Riley Tedrow, was part of a research team led by Gavin Svenson of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History that found a new species of praying mantis in Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest National Park. The researchers have named the animal Dystacta tigrifrutex, the bush tiger mantis. Read more.
Climate change, urbanization
affecting butterfly development
Sarah Diamond, assistant professor in the Department of Biology, is the lead author of a a study identifying changes in the life cycles of native Ohio butterflies. The research, published online in the journal Ecology, indicates that increased temperatures and urbanization are causing butterflies to emerge three to four weeks later than normal.
Diamond warns that this change could cause butterfly populations to shrink, as they may have less food or decreased time to reproduce. Read more.
Congratulations to the Class of 2014! View photos from the Art/Sci Graduation Party at our Flickr site.
Issue 41 / May 2014
All [in] Day of Giving
The university’s second annual
All [in] Day of Giving is Tuesday, June 17!
Following a record-setting event in 2013, this year’s goal is for at least 1,234 donors to show their support of the university by making a gift to the Annual Fund in one day.
Learn how you can help set a new giving record here.
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