Deirdre Dougherty, Visiting Assistant Professor of Educational Studies,
published “Urban Redevelopment, School Closure, and the Abstract Space of Black Schooling in Prince George’s County, Maryland, 1968-1972” in the Journal of Urban History.
Visiting Assistant Professor Christopher T. Conner has been awarded a summer post-doc position with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Washington DC. Under the direction of Kristen S. Miller, he will be working on expanding current methodological strategies used by the agency. Chris is thankful for his time here at Knox, the kindness shown to him by the faculty and administration, and his renewed sense of self.
Christopher T. Conner, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology-Sociology, is the recipient of the contingent faculty award from the Midwest Sociological Society. This award is given to faculty who have made a contribution to the annual meeting. He is organizing three sessions, and serves on the research grants committee.
Christopher T. Conner, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology-Sociology , and Andrea Dassopolous (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) have been asked to guest edit a special edition of Studies in Symbolic Interaction, a research annual. Due out next year, this special edition of the journal will explore contemporary developments on the topic of subcultures (broadly defined).
The journal’s editor, Norman K. Denzin, is professor emeritus at University of Illinois-Champagn Urbana. You can find out more about the journal by visiting https://www.emeraldinsight.com/series/ssi.
Tim Kasser, Professor of Psychology, had a paper published in the journal Frontiers: Personality and Social Psychology. The paper “Strangers in a strange land: Relations between perceptions of others’ values and both civic engagement and cultural estrangement.” Kasser’s co-authors include Mike Prentice, ’08, as well as colleagues from the Common Cause Foundation, Cardiff University, and the University of Bath.
Two poems by Gino Franco, associate professor of English, “A Foundation Laid on Which the Wall Had Not Yet Been Built” and “Temptation to Say Words that Cause Pain,” were published in the Spring 2019 issue of Beloit Poetry Journal.
A poem by Catherine Denial, Bright Professor of American History and Chair History, was published in Rachel Barenblat, ed., Beside Still Waters: A Journey of Comfort and Renewal. The book is currently #1 on Amazon in Jewish life.
The 2019 Physics Prize Problem is out! The Physics Prize Problem is funded by Carroll Porter, ’32 and in memory of Edgar L Andreas ’69, and is awarded annually for the best solution to a complex physical problem. This year’s mind-boggling physics problem concerns the oscillations of a teeter-totter.
Check out a detailed statement of the problem, posted around SMC or available at http://course.knox.edu/physics130. Any Knox student may submit a solution. Turn in your solution to Prof. Tom Moses, D116 SMC, by 4 p.m. on April 29 and win a place in Knox history (and a cash prize).
Frank McAndrew, Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology, presented a poster at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in Portland, Oregon. The senior author on the poster was Allie Bird ’18, and the research was based on her senior project at Knox titled “Does Namesaking a Child Influence Attachment Style?” Her research will also be published in the March issue of the North American Journal of Psychology.
John F Dooley, the William and Marilyn Ingersoll Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, presented a paper at the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education’s Technical Symposium in Minneapolis, MN. The paper, “The History of the SIGCSE Submission and Review System: From Paper to the Cloud” was one of several celebrating the 50th SIGCSE Symposium.