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2012

Geoffrey Collins, geology professor, co-wrote the National Academies Report Assessment of Planetary Protection Requirements for Spacecraft Missions to Icy Solar System Bodies (National Academies Press, April 2012). He was the vice chair of the committee that wrote the report.

John Collins, physics professor, co-authored the article “The Interconfigurational (4f15d1 to 4f2) Luminescence of Pr3+ in LuPO4, K3Lu(PO4)2 and LiLuSiO4,” in Optical Materials (June 2012). Morgan Jennings ’08 is one of the co-authors. Collins also co-authored the article “Thermal and Concentration Dependence of Cross-Relaxation in Pr-doped YPO4” in the Journal of Luminescence (2012), with Megan Geen ’12 as one of the co-authors.

Mark LeBlanc, professor of computer science and mathematics, presented “Classifying Stages of Retention and Loss of DNA Acquired by Horizontal Transfer between Bacteria and Archaea” on April 23, 2012, in Xi’an, China, at World DNA and Genome Day, an international bioinformatics conference. LeBlanc co-authored the paper with professors Michael Kahn (statistics), and Betsey Dyer (biology) and students Emily Baldwin ’13 and Kelsey Hichens ’13.

Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus, professor of religion, and Professor of Biology Betsey Dyer published the article “Cultures and Cultures: Fermented Foods as Culinary ‘Shibboleths,’” in Cured, Fermented and Smoked Foods: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2010 (Prospect Books, July 2011). He also wrote “Bread from Heaven, Bread from the Earth: Recent Trends in Jewish Food History” in Writing Food History: A Global Perspective (Berg, July 2012).

Kirk Anderson, associate professor of French, translated from French to English the short story “Brown Hounding” by Franck Pavloff in Metamorphoses (April 2012).

William Goldbloom Bloch, professor of mathematics, published the article “Lost in a Good Book: Jorge Borges’ Inescapable Labyrinth” in Springer Verlag (April 2012). Also, Bloch and Michael Drout wrote the essay “Fair and Unfair Division in Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon” in Mathematics and Popular Culture (McFarland, February 2012).

Alex Bloom, professor of history, published the article “The Sixties” in the Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History (Oxford University Press, March 2012). He also presented the talk “The End of the Tunnel: The Vietnam Experience and American Life” on April 11, 2012, at Capitol Community College in Hartford, Conn.

James Byrne, visiting assistant professor of English, published the article “Cultural Memory, Identity, and Irish-American Nostalgia” in Memory Ireland, Volume 2: Diaspora and Memory Practices (Syracuse University Press, April 2012).

Michael Drout, professor of English, presented “In the Named Lands of the North: Beowulf” at the University of New Mexico on April 16, 2012, and “Lexomics: New Digital Methods for Old English Texts” on March 15, 2012, at Cornell University. He also wrote the article “Variation within Limits: An Evolutionary Approach to the Structure and Dynamics of the Multiform” in Oral Tradition (May 2012).

Nancy Kendrick, Prentice Professor of Philosophy, presented “Turning Savage Americans Into Indian Scholars: Berkeley’s Bermuda Project” on May 18, 2012, at Harvard University as one of the keynote speakers at the New England Colloquium in Early Modern Philosophy. She also presented “Berkeley and the Ladies Library” on June 4, 2012, at Université de Sherbrooke, Montreal, at the International Berkeley Conference.

Mark LeBlanc, professor of computer science and mathematics, presented “Classifying Stages of Retention and Loss of DNA Acquired by Horizontal Transfer between Bacteria and Archaea” on April 23, 2012, in Xi’an, China, at World DNA and Genome Day, an international bioinformatics conference. LeBlanc co-authored the paper with professors Michael Kahn (statistics), and Betsey Dyer (biology) and students Emily Baldwin ’13 and Kelsey Hichens ’13.

Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus, professor of religion, and Professor of Biology Betsey Dyer published the article “Cultures and Cultures: Fermented Foods as Culinary ‘Shibboleths,’” in Cured, Fermented and Smoked Foods: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2010 (Prospect Books, July 2011). He also wrote “Bread from Heaven, Bread from the Earth: Recent Trends in Jewish Food History” in Writing Food History: A Global Perspective (Berg, July 2012).

Francisco Fernández de Alba, associate professor of Hispanic studies, published the article “Sexualizing Transatlantic History: Eduardo Mendicutti’s Tiempos mejores” in Nuevos Hispanismos: para una crítica del lenguaje dominante (Iberoamericana Vervuert, March 2012).

Tommy Ratliff, professor of mathematics, in March was elected to a three-year term to the Board of Governors of the Mathematical Association of America, representing the Northeastern Section, which consists of New England and four Canadian provinces.

A. Javier Trevino, professor of sociology, published the article “The Challenge of Service Sociology” in Social Problems (February 2012).


2011

H. Orucu, J. Collins, B. Di Bartolo, "Photoluminescence Spectroscopy of Cr3+ in CaY2Mg2Ge3O12", Journal of Applied Physics 108, 103101 (2010); doi:10.1063/1.3510508 (6 pages).

Drout, M.D.C., M. J. Kahn, M.D. LeBlanc, and Nelson, C. '11. Of Dendrogrammatology: Lexomic Methods for Analyzing the Relationships Among Old English Poems. Journal of English and Germanic Philology, July 2011, 301-336.

John Kricher, 2011. Tropical Ecology. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.


2010

Geoff Collins Associate Professor of Geology, W. B. McKinnon, J. M. Moore, F. Nimmo, R. T. Pappalardo, L. M. Prockter, and P. M. Schenk, Tectonics of the outer planet satellites, in Planetary Tectonics (T. Watters and R. Schultz, eds.), 264-350, Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Patterson, G. W., Geoff Collins Associate Professor of Geology, J. W. Head, R. T. Pappalardo, L. M. Prockter, B. K. Lucchitta, and J. P. Kay, Global geological mapping of Ganymede, Icarus 207, 845-867, 2010.

J. Collins, M. Bettinelli, B. Di Bartolo, “Luminescence and Decay Properties of the 1D2 Level of Pr3+-doped YPO4", Canadian Journal of Chemistry, 2011, 89:415-422, 10.1139/V11-012

J. Collins, “Two-Photon Absorption Spectroscopy and Applications to Biological Systems” in Biophotonics: Spectroscopy, Imaging, Sensing, and Manipulation, Springer 2010.

Maloney, M., Parker, J., LeBlanc, M.D., Woodard, C.T., Glackin, M., and Hanrahan, M. (2010). Bioinformatics and the Undergraduate Curriculum CBE Life Sci Educ: 172–174.

Quinn, P. C., Doran, M. M., Reiss, J. E., & Hoffman, J. E. (2010). Neural correlates of subordinate-level categorization in 6- to 7-month-old infants. Developmental Science, 13, 499-507.


2009

Thandi Buthelezi, Asst. Professor of Chemistry and Laurel Dingrando, Nicholas Hainen, Cheryl Wistrom, and Dinah Zike. Chemistry: Matter and Change. Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2009.

Wahr, J., Z. A. Selvans, M. E. Mullen, A. C. Barr, Geoff Collins Associate Professor of Geology, M. M. Selvans, and R. T. Pappalardo, Modeling stresses on satellites due to non-synchronous rotation and orbital eccentricity using gravitational potential theory, Icarus 200, 188-206, 2009.

Ed Tong Professor of Biology, Geoff Collins Associate Professor of Geology, K. M. Judkins '08, P. D. Manos '08, A. E. Greene-Colozzi '09, J. L. Chen '09, J. A. Lee '08, M. J. Ophir, F. M. Laliberte, and T. J. Levesque, Motion-based angiogenesis analysis: A new method to quantify blood vessel growth, Zebrafish 6, 239-243, 2009.

Geoff Collins Associate Professor of Geology, and F. Nimmo, Chaotic terrain on Europa, in Europa (R. T. Pappalardo, W. B. McKinnon, and K. Khurana, eds.), 259-281, University of Arizona Press, 2009.

John Collins, Professor of Physics, J. Grassetti, K. Mishra, D. Hamby, J. McKittrick, J. Tao, S. Shimizu, J Talbot, and B. Di Bartolo. "Structural and Optical Properties of ZnO-Based Alloys", ECS Transactions, 16 (31), 113 (2009).

H. Orucu, G. Özen, John Collins, Professor of Physics and B. Di Bartolo. "Temperature Dependence of the Luminescence Spectra of Garnet Crystals Doped with Chromium Ions", Optical Materials, 31, 1065-1070 (2009).

W. Wall, B. Di Bartolo, John Collins, Professor of Physics and H. Orucu. "Vibrational Assisted Transitions and Phonon Spectra in Crystalline Solids", Journal of Luminescence, (2009).

Smith, M.J., Rose, J., and Mike Gousie, Assoc. Professor of Computer Science. The Cookie Cutter: A Method for Obtaining a Quantitative 3D Description of Glacial Bedforms. Geomorphology 108. (July 2009), pp. 209-218.

Quinn, P. C., Doran, M. M., Jason E. Reiss, Asst. Professor of Psychology and Hoffman, J. E. (2009). Time course of visual attention in infant categorization of cats versus dogs: Evidence for a head bias as revealed through eye tracking. Child Development, 80, 151-161.


2008

Tom Armstrong, Asst. Prof. of Computer Science and Tim Oates. Which Came First, the Grammar or the Lexicon? Proceedings of the 9th International Colloquium on Grammatical Inference (ICGI), 2008.

Tim Barker, Professor of Astronomy and Balonek, Thomas J.; Chromey, F.R.; Barker, T.; Levandowski, K.; Clements, S.D.; Aller, M.F.; Aller, H.D.; Gurwell, M.A. "The Historic Optical Light Curve and 2007 Outburst of Quasar PKS 1749+096". American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #211, #04.17, January 7, 2008.

Bill Goldbloom Bloch, Professor of Mathematics. The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges' Library of Babel. Oxford University Press, 2008.

Barbara Brennessel, Professor of Biology. Good Tidings: The History and Ecology of Shellfish Farming in the Northeast. UPNE, 2008.

Davies, Christopher; Ren, Li; Gustafson, Ryan; Thandi Buthelezi, Asst. Professor of Chemistry
and Bartsch, Richard A.; Surowiec, Malgorzata. Molecular association of benzene with a new cyclophane receptor. Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry 61, 2008, 347.

Rachelle DeCoste, Asst. Professor of Mathematics. Closed Geodisics on Compact Nilmanifolds with Chevalley Rational Structure, manuscripta math. 127, 309-343 (2008).

Matthew J. Evans Asst. Professor of Chemistry and L. A. Derry, C. France-Lanord. Degassing of metamorphic carbon dioxide from the Nepal Himalaya, Geochemistry,Geophysics, Geosystems, 9, Q04021, doi:10.1029/2007GC001796, 2008. Science Perspectives, 27 June 2008: vol. 320 #5884 1727-1728.

Vance, S. and Jason C. Goodman, Asst. Professor of Physics. Physical Oceanography of an Ice-Covered Moon. Book chapter in Europa, (R. Pappalardo, W. McKinnon, K. Khurana, eds.), 2008.

Mike Gousie, Assoc. Professor of Computer Science, Grady, J., Burrage, B. '08, Grossman, R. '07, Machado, D. '08, Milewski, S. '07, and Stuetzle, C. '07. Using Metaphors in Dynamic Social Stratification Visualizations. In IV08: 12th International Conference on Information Visualization (London, 2008), IEEE, pp. 485-490.

Palmer, S. E., Davis, J., Rolf Nelson, Asst. Professor of Psychology, and Rock, I. (2008). Figure-ground effects on shape memory for objects versus holes. Perception, 37, 1569-1586.

Jason E. Reiss, Asst. Professor of Psychology. Object substitution masking: What is the neural fate of the unreportable target? SaarbrÃπcken, Germany: VDM Verlag (2008).

Scott Shumway, Professor of Biology. A Naturalist's Guide to the Atlantic Seashore. Globe Pequot Press, 2008.


2007

Bill Goldbloom Bloch, Professor of Mathematics. Fractal Boundaries are Not Typical. Topology and its Applications.154 (2007), 533-539.

Geoff Collins, Associate Professor of Geology, Jason Goodman, Assistant Professor of Physics. Enceladus' South Polar Sea. Icarus 189, pp 72-82, 2007.

Geoff Collins, Associate Professor of Geology. Ganymede and Callisto. Encyclopedia of the Solar System (2nd ed.), L. A. McFadden, P. R. Weissman, and T. V. Johnson, eds., Academic Press, pp 449-466, 2007. Coauthors: Johnson, T. V.

Betsey Dyer, Professor of Biology; Michael Kahn, Professor of Mathematics; Mark LeBlanc, Professor of Computer Science. CART (Classification and Regression Trees) analysis of genomic signatures reveals sets of tetramers that discriminate temperature optima of Archaea and Bacteria. Archaea, v2(3).

Mike Gousie, Associate Professor of Computer Science; Sarah Milewski '07. A System for 3D Error Visualization and Assessment of Digital Elevation Models. In Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS '07)(Barcelona, 2007). To appear.

Mark LeBlanc, Professor of Computer Science; Betsey Dyer, Professor of Biology. Perl for Exploring DNA. Oxford University Press, July 2007.

Reiss, J. E., & Hoffman, J. E. (2007). Disruption of early face recognition processes by object substitution masking. Visual Cognition, 15, 789-798.


2006

Tim Barker, Professor of Astronomy. The Case for Third Bodies as the Cause of Period Changes in Selected Algol Systems. With co-authors D.I. Hoffman, T.E. Harrison, B.J. McNamara, W.T. Vestrand, J.A. Holtzman, T. Barker, A.J. The Astronomical Journal, (2006), 132:2260-2267.

Jani Benoit, Associate Professor of Chemistry. Infaunal burrow densities and sediment monomethyl mercury distributions in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts. Marine Chemistry, 2006. Coauthors: D.H. Shull, P. Robinson and L.R. Ucran

Geoff Collins, Associate Professor of Geology. Sediment Transport by Liquid Surficial Flow: Application to Titan.Icarus 181, pp 235-242, 2006. Coauthors: Burr, D. M., Emery, J. P., Lorenz, R. D., and Carling, P. A.

John Collins, Professor of Physics. Up-conversion at different sites in Pr-doped Y3Al5O 12. Journal of Luminescence., 2006. Coathors: G. Ozen, B. Di Bartolo, and O. Forte.

Mike Gousie, Associate Professor of Computer Science. A Robust Web Programming and Graphics Course for Non-Majors. In Proceedings of the 37th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (Houston, 2006), pp. 72-76.

Chris Kalberg, Associate Professor of Chemistry; Katherine Boyle '04 and Emily Lipsky '06. Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Methyl alpha-Benzamido Cinnamate in Ionic Liquid Solvent. Tetrahedron Letters, 2006, 47, 1311-1313.

Mark LeBlanc, Professor of Computer Science; Rochelle (Shelly) Leibowitz, Professor of Mathematics. Discrete Partnership -- A case for a full-year of Discrete Math. InProceedings of 37th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Houston, TX, 313-317.

Laura Muller, Associate Professor of Chemistry. Research Collaborations with Learning Disabled Students: Strategies for Successful Student-Faculty Partnerships. Journal of College Science Teaching, v36, 2006, 26-29.

Tommy Ratliff, Associate Professor of Mathematics. Selecting committees. Public Choice, Vol 126 (2006), pp 343-355.


2005

Tim Barker, Professor of Astronomy. Monitoring the Mass Accretion Rate in Sco X-1 Using the Optical Johnson B Filter. Astrophysical Journal 623, 1070, 2005. Coauthors: McNamara, B. J.; Norwood, J.; Harrison, T. E.; and Dukes, R.

Barbara Brennessel, Professor of Biology; R. Gravel '05. A reassessment of the efficacy of Anglo-Saxon Medicine. Anglo-Saxon England 34:183-195. Coauthor: M. Drout

Geoff Collins, Associate Professor of Geology. Investigations of the Application of Aerobot Technology at Venus.Acta Astronautica 56, pp 477-494, 2005. Coauthors: Gilmore, M. S.; Crumpler, L. S.; Cutts, J. A.; deCharon, A. V.; Head, J. W.; Nock, K. T.; Parry, M.; and Yingst, R. A.

Geoff Collins, Associate Professor of Geology. Strained Craters on Ganymede. Journal of Structural Geology 27, pp 827-838, 2005. Coauthors: Pappalardo, R. T.

Geoff Collins, Associate Professor of Geology. Relative Rates of Fluvial Bedrock Incision on Titan and Earth.Geophysical Research Letters 32, pp L22202, 2005.

Bill Goldbloom-Bloch, Professor of Mathematics. The Unimaginable: Catalogues and the Book of Sand in The Library of Babel, Variaciones Borges 19, 23-40.

Mike Gousie, Associate Professor of Computer Science. Digital Elevation Model Error Detection and Visualization. In The 4th Workshop on Dynamic & Multi-dimensional GIS (Pontypridd, Wales, UK, 2005), C. Gold, Ed., ISPRS, pp. 42-46.

Mike Gousie, Associate Professor of Computer Science. Augmenting Grid-Based Contours to Improve Thin Plate DEM Generation. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 71, 1 (2005), pp. 69-79.

Elita Pastra-Landis, Professor of Chemistry. A Single Amino Acid Substitution in the Active Site of Escherischia coli Aspartartate Transcarbamoylase Prevents the Allosteric Transition. J. Mol. Biol., 349, 413-423. Coauthors: Stieglitz, K. A., , S. C., Xia, J., Tsuruta, H. and Kantrowitz, E. R.

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