NewsmakersLaverne McQuiller Williams, criminal justice department chairperson, and Judy Porter, associate professor of criminal justice, presented “Addressing violence against women: A comparison of Spain and Italy” at the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research conference in October in Las Vegas.
Rebecca A.R. Edwards, associate professor and history department chairperson, College of Liberal Arts, presented “Dick Sipek: A Deaf Ball Player's Legacy in Birmingham” at the American Association for State and Local History Sept. 18 in Birmingham, Ala.
Jonathan Schroeder, William A. Kern Professor of Communications, College of Liberal Arts, presented “Snapshot Aesthetics and the Strategic Imagination,” Sept. 11 at University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Annemarie Ross, assistant professor in NTID’s Department of Science and Math, received the Environmental Merit Award in September from the American Chemical Society after presenting her scholarship related to environmental chemistry at the national conference of the ACS in Indianapolis.
Jonathan Schroeder, William A. Kern Professor of Communications, College of Liberal Arts, presented “Critical Visual Analysis: Toward an Ethics of Representation Institute for the Humanities in Africa” on Sept. 9 at University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Mishkat Bhattacharya, assistant professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, presented “Ray transfer matrix for a spiral phase plate” at the Optical Society of America meeting on Oct. 8 in Orlando, Fla.
Bharat Bhole, associate professor of economics, was invited by Modulus.io, a Node JS web applications hosting company, to write about his experience with Meteor, a web-application framework, and its relevance to economics for their Sept. 25 newsletter.
Andre Hudson and Michael Savka, professors in the Gosnell School of Life Sciences; Han Ming Gan ’10 (biotechnology); and others published “Comparative genomic analysis of six bacteria belonging to the genus Novosphingobium: Insights into marine adaptation, cell-cell signaling and bioremediation,” in BioMed Central Genomics 2013, 14:431.
Nathan Cahill, associate professor, School of Mathematical Sciences, and Raymond Ptucha, adjunct professor, computer engineering, presented at the International Conference on Image Processing in Melbourne, Australia, Sept. 15–18. They both won the “Top 10% Papers Award,” according to reviewer scores and recommendations.
David Messinger, professor in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science; Maria Busuioceanu ’13 (M.S., imaging science); and collaborators published “Compressive spectral imaging for accurate remote sensing” on the SPIE Remote Sensing webpage on Aug. 27.
Amelia Hugill-Fontanel, assistant curator at the Cary Graphic Arts Collection, presented “Your Typographic Librarian” at TypeCon 2013 in Portland, Ore., Aug. 21–25.
Stephanie Ludi, associate professor and graduate program director of software engineering, has been appointed to the Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles Advisory Board for the new AP Computer Science Principles exam offered by the College Board.
Sara Armengot, assistant professor of Spanish, College of Liberal Arts, recently published the book, Antitypical America: Typology and Inter-American Literature and Film.
Barry Culhane, executive assistant to the president, received the American Spirit Award on July 12 from the Reserve Officer Association, given to individuals who have provided outstanding examples for and services to the military community. Culhane has spent years working on veterans issues and is active in caring for veterans in the community.
Patrick Scanlon, chair and professor of communication, delivered the lecture “Plagiarism in the Sciences: Observations on prevalence, causes, detection, and ethics” at Cornell University’s Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Science on July 10 for its summer internship program.
Laurie Ackles of the Spectrum Program, Harold Fields of Residence Life and Rona Skinner of Student Auxiliary Services published “A Collaborative Support Model for Students on the Autism Spectrum in College and University Housing” in the Journal of College and University Student Housing.
Catherine Faurot, visiting assistant professor of English, College of Liberal Arts, has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Small Presses, for her poem The Catherine Wheel, originally published in the 2012 issue of The Westchester Review.
Manny Contomanolis, director, Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services, received the 2013 ASEE Clement J. Freund Award from the American Society for Engineering Education at the society’s conference June 23–26 in Atlanta.
Caroline DeLong, associate professor of psychology, College of Liberal Arts, co-chaired a special session of the International Congress on Acoustics conference and presented “Recognizing Objects From Multiple Orientations Using Dolphin Echoes,” with two RIT alumni co-authors, June 2–7 in Montreal.
RIT people in the news – As of June 1, 2013
Mark Wambach, assistant professor in NTID’s Information and Computing Studies Department, received the 2013 Capacity Building Award from AccessComputing in January in Portland, Ore.
RIT people in the news – Winter 2012-2013
Marcos Esterman, Brian Thorn, Callie Babbitt, Maria Eugenia Fumagalli, won best paper at ASME’s International Design Engineering Technical Conference for “A Framework for the Integration of System Engineering and Functional Analysis Techniques to the Goal and Scope of Life Cycle Assessment.”
James Ferwerda, associate professor and Xerox chair in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, published “Tangible imaging systems merge the real and virtual worlds” in SPIE/Journal of Electronic Imaging.
Ernest Fokoue, assistant professor of statistics in the John D. Hromi Center for Quality and Applied StatisticsCQAS, was recently named a member of the International Statistical Institute.
Scott Grasman, industrial and systems engineering department chair, co-authored three textbooks in 2011-2012: Decision Making in Service Industries, Collaborative and Distributed E-Research, and Hydrogen Energy and Vehicle Systems.
Satish Kandlikar, professor of mechanical engineering, was awarded the 2012 Heat Transfer Memorial Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for outstanding research contribution in the field, at the society’s conference in Houston in late fall.
Satish Kandlikar, professor of mechanical engineering, had the paper, “Controlling bubble motion over hearted surface through evaporation momentum force to enhance pool boiling heat transfer” published in Applied Physics Letters.
SungYoung Kim, assistant professor in the electrical, computer and telecommunications engineering technology department, received a patent for “Device, method, program, and system for canceling crosstalk when reproducing sound through plurality of speakers arranged around listener” in December 2012.
Santosh Kurinec, professor of microelectronic engineering, was awarded the 2012 Technical Field Award for Undergraduate Teaching from the IEEE Education Society at its annual International Electron Devices Society Meeting on Dec. 11 in San Francisco.
James Perkins co-director of medical illustration, won the British Medical Association 2012 Illustrated Book Award for Netter’s Neurology, second edition. The BMA recognized Perkins with the same honor in 2008.
RIT people in the news – Fall 2012
Amitrajeet Batabyal, the Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics, presented “Positive and Negative Externalities in Innovation, Trade and Regional Economic Growth” and “A Multi-Region Model of Economic Growth With Human Capital and Negative Externalities in Innovation,” at the Regional Science Association International in Tokyo.
Ron Hira, associate professor of public policy, participated in a debate on offshoring during the InformationWeek 500 conference in California on Sept. 10.
Anne Houtman, head of the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, co-wrote Scientific American’s Environmental Science in a Changing World, published by W.H. Freeman Publishers in 2012.
Jeff Lodge, associate professor in the Thomas Gosnell School of Life Sciences, presented “Wastewater treatment and algal biofuels production: Feedstocks to use and growth parameters of various algae,” at the New Energy Forum held in Guangzhou, China, Oct. 18-22.
Andrew Phelps, professor in RIT’s School of Interactive Games and Media, presented “Rocket Jumping through the Game of Life” at TEDxRochester in the Geva Theatre Center Nov. 5.
Rudy Pugliese, professor of communication, and Kunal Puri, a recent graduate of the communication and media technologies program, have published “Sex, Lies, and Video Games: Moral Panics or Uses and Gratifications” in the Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society.
Andrew Sears, dean of the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, has been named to the Accessibility Committee of the U.S. Public Policy Council of the Association for Computing Machinery. The council develops tools and standards to help extend Web accessibility to all persons.
Lawrence Torcello, assistant professor of philosophy, presented “Free Speech, Public Discourse and the Moral Blameworthiness of Suffering Fools” at the University of Western Australia on Sept. 4.
RIT people in the news – Summer 2012
Conerly Casey, associate professor of anthropology, recently published “Memory and Ill Health in Post-invasion Kuwait,” in Anthropology News.
Javier Espinosa, assistant professor of economics, recently published “Maternal Bereavement: The Heightened Mortality of Mothers After the Death of a Child,” in Economics and Human Biology.
Richard Newman, professor of history, has been named committee chairperson for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize, presented for the study of the African-American experience. The award, established in 1999 to stimulate scholarship in the field by honoring outstanding accomplishments, will be presented in February.
James Winebrake, dean, College of Liberal Arts, recently published the article “Estimating the Direct Rebound Effect for On-Road Freight Transportation” in Energy Policy. The paper provides a critical review of the literature related to heavy-duty vehicles’ rebound effect.
RIT people in the news – Spring 2012
Mary Lynn Broe, the Caroline Werner Gannett Professor of Humanities, was invited to read from published and new work at the opening session of the annual Women in Music Festival, March 26-31, at the Eastman School of Music.
Bob Chung, professor in the School of Print Media, presented at the ISO TC130 Meeting on international printing standards April 23–18 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Chung also conducted a one-day seminar on ISO printing standards and conformity assessment on May 7 in Taipei, Taiwan.
John Ettlie, the Benjamin Forman Chair for Research, was ranked 12th in the World’s Top Innovation Management Scholars and 10th in the World’s Top Innovation Management Scholars Based on Eight Top Management and Marketing Journals, according to a 2012 Product Development and Management Association perspective by Pianpian Yang and Lei Tao.
Jim Ferwerda, associate professor and Xerox Endowed Chair in Imaging Science, presented “Through a glass brightly: Material appearance and image quality” at Predicting Perceptions, the Third International Conference on Appearance in April in Edinburgh and also at the Vision Sciences Society Conference in May in Naples, Fla.