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Vol. 38, No. 18


Faculty & Staff, 5/3/07

Charles Neer, Veterinary Preventive Medicine, has been named Veterinarian of the Year by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association for his dedication and service to the veterinary profession, the OVMA and animal welfare.
David Denlinger, Entomology, presented “Heat Shock Proteins Are Critical for Insect Winter Survival” at an invited symposium address, Society of Experimental Biology, Glasgow, Scotland, March 31.
The American Society for Nutrition recently presented Mark Failla, College of Education and Human Ecology, with its Dannon Institute Mentorship Award at the Experimental Biology annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

L.A. Cañas, Entomology, received a $6,900 grant from the Ohio Hydroponics Association for “Implementing and Improving the Use of Biological Control to Manage Pests Affecting Crops Grown Hydroponically;” and with P. Ling and M. Jones, Entomology, received a $4,500 grant from OH-IPM for “Management of Silverleaf Whitefly and Western Flower Thrips Using the Natural Enemies Encarsia Formosa and Amblyseius Swirskii on Petunia Plants Exhibiting Differential Ethylene Sensitivity.”

Chadwick Allen, English, presented “Once More with Feeling: Recentering the Literary in American Indian Literary Studies” at the Native American Literature Symposium, Saginaw Chippewa Reservation, Mt. Pleasant, Mich., March 10.
Tekle Atalay, Christopher Shanahan and Neal Hooker, Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, presented “Exploring Location-Association Quality Claims on Food Labels” at the ACCI Annual Conference, St. Louis, Mo., April 18-21.
David Brewer, English, presented “Attribution and Its Publics in the Late Stuart Atlantic” and “Making Publics: Media, Market and Association in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800” at the Early Modern Center, University of California, Santa Barbara, Calif., March 9; and “The Work of Attribution in the Anglophone Atlantic,” Eighteenth-Century Studies Working Group, University of California, Berkeley, Calif., March 20.
L.A. Cañas, Entomology, presented “Greenhouse Insects and Pesticide Updates” at the Toledo Flower and Vegetable Growers Association and OSU Extension Bedding Plants Clinic, Toledo, March 8; “How to Improve Insect Management in Greenhouses” at the Greater Cleveland Flower Growers Association and OSU Extension Reloaded Program, Cleveland, March 13; and with G.B. Jagdale and P.S. Grewal, Entomology, presented “Factors Affecting the Use of Nematodes as Biocontrol Agents Against Fungus Gnats in Greenhouses” at the North Central Branch Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, March 27.
Susan Delagrange, English, presented “Electronic Written, Aural and Visual Expressions (E-WAVE): Students’ Compositions/Teachers’ Pedagogies;” and with Ben McCorkle and Catherine Braun, English, presented “Multimodal Composing and the Challenge of Assessment” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication,” New York, N.Y., March 21-22.
Alan Farmer, English, presented “Drama Publishing in the Renaissance” in a panel on “The Book as an Object of Historical Inquiry,” sponsored by the Literacy Studies Working Group, Ohio State University, Columbus, March 1.
Hannibal Hamlin, English, OSU Mansfield, presented “God and the King Lears: Once More unto the Breach with King Lear and the Bible” at the Renaissance Society of America annual meeting, Miami, Fla., March 24.
D.A. Hermes, Entomology, presented “Emerald Ash Borer: The Beginning of the End of Ash in North America” at the Kiwanis Club, Wooster, March 13; “Ohio’s Forests under Siege: The Clear and Present Danger Posed by Invasive Insects” at the Monday Club, Wooster, March 12; and “Effects of Abiotic Stress and Cultural Practices on Expression of Tree Resistance to Insects” at Texas A&M University, Departments of Horticulture and Entomology, College Station, Texas, March 29.
Neal Hooker, Wenjing Shang and Robert Scharff, Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, presented “Improving Crisis Communication During Food Recalls: The Role of Retailers” at the ACCI Annual Conference, St. Louis, Mo., April 18-21.
G.D. Keeney, Entomology, presented “Fireflies: Intriguing Illuminators” at the 2007 Wildlife Diversity Conference: Wildlife at Night, sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, Aladdin Shrine Temple, Columbus, March 14; and “Bugs Rule!: A Closer Look at Earth’s Most Diverse, Numerous and Dominant Animal Forms” at the 2007 Women in Science Day Program, Ohio State University, Columbus, March 29.
Gary Kennedy, Mathematics, OSU Mansfield, presented “Tangential Quantum Cohomology of Arbitrary Order” as an invited lecturer at the Institut Mittag-Leffler, Djursholm, Sweden, Feb. 22.
D.M. Kitchen, S. Kenney and R.E. Wilson, Anthropology, presented “Do Male Black Howler Monkeys Assess the Fighting Ability of Individual Rivals During Inter-group Encounters?” at the annual American Association of Physical Anthropology Conference, Philadelphia, Pa., March 30.
Ji Li and Neal Hooker, Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, presented “The Role of Club Goods in Overcoming Childhood Obesity” at the OARDC Annual Research Conference, Columbus, April 19.
Edward Malecki, Geography, presented “Geographical Environments for Entrepreneurship” at the 5th Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research, Montpellier, France,
Feb. 28.
L.V. Misquitta, Entomology, presented “Modeled Distributions of Ohio Butterflies Using Long-term Monitoring Data” at the Tenth Annual Ohio Lepidopterists Butterfly Monitoring Workshop, Cleveland, March 17.
Christopher Shanahan, Neal Hooker and Thomas Sporleder, Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, presented “Pricing Organic Attributes: Dissecting Food Products” at the ACCI Annual Conference, St. Louis, Mo., April 18-21.
Thomas Sporleder, Tekle Atalay, Christopher Shanahan and Neal Hooker, Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, presented “Food Product Reformulation as Innovation: Tracking Recent Labeling Regulations” at Food Product Composition and Public Health: Implications for Food Policy, Economic Research Service, USDA and Farm Foundation conference, Oakland, Calif., April 9-11.
J.W. Wenzel, Entomology, presented “Ecological Characters in a Phylogenetic Context” at the Instituto de Ecologia, Universidad Nacional Autonomo de Mexico, Coyoacan, Mexico, March 4; presented “Animal Migration and Navigation,” “Monarch Butterflies and Conservation Concerns in the United States” and “Unusual Lepidoptera Life Histories” at the American Museum Discovery Tours, Angangeo, Michoacan, Mexico, March 6-7; and presented “Mexico and the Crossroads of Biodiversity” at the American Museum Discovery Tours, Valle de Bravo, Mexico,
March 8.
Chadwick Allen, English, “Earthworks: Native Intellectuals on the Ground,” American Quarterly, Vol. 59, No.1 (March 2007), pp. 199-209.
Catherine Braun, Ben McCorkle and Amie Wolf, English, “Remixing Basic Writing: Digital Media Production and the Basic Writing Curriculum,” Computers and Composition Online (Spring 2007).
Cynthia Brokaw, History, “Commerce in Culture: The Sibao Book Trade in the Qing and Republican Periods,” (Harvard University Asia Center, 2007).
John Burnham, History, “Commentary on Sponsored Session: Popularizing the Human Sciences in Twentieth-Century America,” Forum for the History of Human Science Newsletter, (Spring 2007), p. 4.
L.A. Cañas, Entomology, “How to Prevent Pest Problems by Keeping Good Pest Records: Can We Embrace the Future?” Ohio Florist Association Newsletter April/May (2007).
Doug Dangler, Ben McCorkle and Tim Barrow, English, “Expanding Composition Audiences with Podcasting,” Computers and Composition Online (Spring 2007).
D.J. Haines, Recreational Sports, Veterinary Medicine, “A Pilot Intervention to Promote Walking and Wellness and to Improve the Health of College Faculty and Staff,” Journal of American College Health, Vol. 55 (2007), pp. 219-25.
Andrew Hudgins, English, “My Daughter,” “Swordfish” and “After Teaching,” Poetry, Vol. 189, No. 6 (March 2007), pp. 447-49.
Sebastian Knowles, English, review of Barry Faulk, “Music Hall and Modernity: The Late-Victorian Discovery of Popular Culture,” Victorians Institute Journal, Vol. 34 (2006), pp. 272-73.
H. Manda, L.C. Gouagna,
E. Nyandat, E.W. Kabiru,
R.R. Jackson, W.A. Foster,
J.I. Githure, J.C. Beier and
A. Hassanali, Entomology, “Discriminative Feeding Behaviour of Anopheles Gambiae s.s. on Endemic Plants in Western Kenya,” Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Vol. 21 (2007), pp. 103-11.
R.M. Robich, J.P. Rinehart, L.J. Kitchen and D.L. Denlinger, Entomology, “Diapause-specific Gene Expression in the Northern House Mosquito, Culex pipiens L., Identified by Suppressive Subtractive Hybridization,” Journal of Insect Physiology, Vol. 53 (2007), pp. 235-45.
Lucy Snyder, Academic Affairs, “Sparks and Shadows” (HW Press: 2007), available in May.

David Barker, Horticulture and Crop Science, has been promoted to associate professor.
Ching-Shih Chen and Ho-Pi Lin, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, were granted U.S. Patent
No. 7,026,346 for “Compounds and Methods for Inducing Apoptosis in Proliferating Cells.”
John Maass, History, was awarded a Russell F. Weigley Graduate Student Travel Grant to attend the Society for Military History’s annual meeting in April in Frederick, Md., where he will present “Nathanael Greene, Moderation and the Revolutionary Settlement in the South, 1781-1783.”
Richard McCreery, Chemistry, was granted U.S. Patent No. 7,042,006 for “Micro-Electronic Junctions Devices Containing Same.”
Steve St. Martin, Horticulture and Crop Science, has been promoted to professor.
Kenneth Sandhage, Materials Science and Engineering, was granted U.S. Patent No. 7,067,104 for “Shaped Microcomponent via Reactive Conversion of Biologically-derived Microtemplates.”
Mark Sulc, Horticulture and Crop Science, has been promoted to associate professor.

Derek Alwes, English, participated in “English Grammar School: Rhetoric, Discipline, Masculinity,” a Folger Institute weekend faculty seminar at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., March 2-3.
Hannibal Hamlin, English, OSU Mansfield, chaired a session, “Playbooks and Poems: Into Print, From Print and Upon Print,” at the Annual Meeting of Renaissance Society of America, March 22.

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