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Newsmakers

Michael Amy associate professor of art history, wrote Michael Borremans: Whistling a Happy Tune.

Scott Anson, chair of manufacturing engineering technology, presented “REAL-Reliability Education and Analysis Laboratory” at the Academy for Advancement of Science conference in August. Anson also co-chaired an electronics manufacturing technical session titled “Advanced Environmental Product Compliance Issues” at Surface Mount Technology Association’s International Conference in August.

Jeffrey Baker, adjunct psychology professor, had his research on college students with learning disabilities published. “Extended Testing Time for College Students with Learning Disablities” compares the grades of post-secondary students who used the extended testing time accommodation as opposed to students entitled to the accommodation who did not use it.

Susan Barnes, professor of communication, was one of five panelists invited to discuss “Emerging Privacy Challenges and Social Networking” at the 16th National Healthcare Privacy and Security Training Summit at Harvard University in August.

Steven Day, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, Kate Gleason College of Engineering, co-wrote “The forces exerted by aquatic suction feeders on their prey,” which appeared in the June 2008 edition of the Journal of the Royal Society: Interface.

Shatakshee Dhongde, assistant professor, economics, was invited to present her paper on “Analyzing Changes in the Distribution of the Poor” at the Frontiers of Poverty Analysis conference organized by United Nations University’s World Institute for Development Economics Research. The conference was held in September in Helsinki. Dhongde’s research focuses on measuring poverty, segregation and inequality.

Brian Duddy, senior program manager at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, wrote “To boldly go…into defense acquisition,” which appeared in the September-October issue of Defense AT&L Magazine.

Miriam Jurado, senior staff engineer, Golisano Institute for Sustainability, was selected as one of Five Rochester Women to Watch by the Democrat and Chronicle. Jurado was chosen both for her professional accomplishments and her work as a community activist.

Ryne Raffaelle, director of the NanoPower Research Labs in the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, presented the Dermot O’Sullivan Plenary Address at the eighth European Space Power Conference in Konstanz, Germany in September. The talk, “Nanomaterials for Space Power,” highlighted the work that the labs have been doing in collaboration with NASA on next-generation space power systems.

Michael Ruhling, associate professor, fine arts, gave a guest lecture on Haydn’s oratorio The Creation and participated in the Eastman Summer Choral Conducting Seminar in July at the Eastman School of Music.

Nabil Nasr, director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, has been selected to serve as co-chair of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Expert Advisory Group on Sustainable Production. The organization is an international body that works to enhance economic and environmental development between nations, and is based in Paris. Nasr was also recently named to the editorial board of the International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing.

James Winebrake, professor and chair of science technology and society/public policy, was a member of the panel “Energy Choices and Consequences: Individuals, Institutions and Society” at the conference, SUNY and Sustainability: Transformational Opportunities, in Saratoga Springs.

Chris Wahle, assistant professor, School of Mathematical Sciences, co-authored “A Study of Detonation Evolution and Structure for a Model of Compressible Two-Phase Reactive Flow” in Combustion Theory and Modeling.

Joel Zablow, assistant professor, School of Mathematical Sciences, published “Relations and Homology in the Dehn Twist Quandle” in Algebraic and Geometric Topology, vol. 8. He also spoke on this topic at the AMS sectional meeting in Baton Rouge.

Yosef Zlochower, assistant professor, School of Mathematical Sciences, co-authored with Carlos Lousto, “Further insight into gravitational recoil” in Physical Review D 77:044028,2008and “Foundations of multiple black hole evolutions” in Physical Review D 77:024034,2008.

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