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.
Tim Kasser, Professor of Psychology, had a paper published in the journal Futures. It was titled “A public opinion survey of four future scenarios for Australia in 2050” and was co-authored with numerous colleagues in Australia.
Nurettin Ucar, Modern Languages – German, gave a presentation at the American Comparative Literature Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting at Georgetown University on March 9. His paper, “Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West: Invisible Borders and Intrusion of the Public Sphere by Refugees,” was part of a panel entitled “‘Europe’ in Contemporary Literature and in Literary Studies.”
Gregory Gilbert, Professor and Director of the Art History Program, gave a talk at the recent College Art Association Conference in New York City, February 13-16. His talk was titled “Challenging the Erasure of War: The New York Avant-Garde and Media Censorship of World War II” and was part of the session “Has anyone seen an image of war? Reassessing the visual culture of war and related disasters, violence and torture in the modern and contemporary moment.” His talk is a chapter in his current book project on the relation of Abstract Expressionist art to the mass visual culture of the Second World War.
Two poems by Gina Franco, associate professor of English, “The Artificial Infinite” and “The Idol and the Icon,” were published in issue 96 of Quarterly West.
The latest volume in the Knox College Lincoln Studies Center Publication Series has recently been published by the University of Illinois Press. Lincoln’s Confidant, written by Wayne C. Temple, is a biography of Noah Brooks, a journalist who became an intimate member of the White House family circle during Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. It was reviewed on February 15 in the Wall Street Journal.
Fred Hord, professor and chair of Africana Studies, gave the talk “Knowing Him By Heart: African American Makings of Abraham Lincoln.” The event was a part of the Armstrong lecture series at Bradley University.
Lynette Lombard exhibits at the Taubman Museum of Art with the Midwest Paint Group: Self- Portraits Feb-Aug 2019
Emre Sencer, associate professor history, discussed his book, Order and Insecurity in Germany and Turkey: Military Cultures of the 1930s, on the television program Live Studio in Odessa, Ukraine. Sencer is spending 10 months in the country doing research through a Fulbright Scholar Fellowship.