Nurettin Ucar (Modern Languages and Literatures-German) attended an advanced seminar in Berlin, Germany from July 2 to July 8. The seminar was organized by the Goethe-Institut. Entitled “Migration and Participation”, its focus was on the long history of immigration and the recent refugee situation in Berlin. Seminar participants also had a chance to talk to and learn from refugees and visit social initiatives.
Heather Hoffmann (psychology) has published (Epub ahead of print, July 2017) an invited essay in Archives of Sexual Behavior entitled “Situating Human Sexual Conditioning”.
William and Marilyn Ingersoll Emeritus Professor of Computer Science John F. Dooley and associate professor of Computer Science David Bunde have been awarded a $27,500 grant from the Scripps Foundation. The grant is intended to upgrade and enhance the Computer Science Department’s laboratory facilities. In addition to new desktop computers and a new departmental server, the CS department will buy 25 Raspberry Pi credit-card sized computers and a number of sensors to work with them. The Raspberry Pi’s will be used for robotics and embedded software projects. The grant will also be used to acquire two new Virtual Reality headsets to be used in the research of new associate professor of Computer Science Monica McGill.