Faculty Notes, Sept. 11, 2014

Faculty and staff news and notes

Michael Bazyler, professor, Dale E. Fowler School of Law, published his new book Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust with NYU Press. The book will be available in October 2014.

Phuong N. Le, Ed.D., adjunct faculty in the College of Educational Studies, was selected for a Fulbright Specialists project in Vietnam at the College of Education of Hue University. Le conducted his Fulbright study during the summer 2014. Le assisted the host institution to develop a procedure for learning disability identification and intervention and an operations manual for its counseling center.

Georgiana Bostean, Ph.D., assistant professor, with double appointments in Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Schmid College of Science and Technology, published a paper titled “Who Cares? Caregiver Well-being in Europe” in the journal European Sociological Review, an Oxford University Press journal.

Steven D. Gjerstad, Ph.D., presidential fellow, and Vernon Smith, Ph.D., professor, both with the Economic Science Institute, Argyros School of Business and Economics, have published Rethinking Housing Bubbles (Cambridge University Press). In this new book Smith and Gjerstad examine events that led to and resulted from the recent U.S. housing bubble and collapse, as a case study in the formation and propagation of balance sheet crises.

Andrew Lyon, Ph.D., dean, Schmid College of Science and Technology, published a paper titled “Ultrasoft microgels displaying emergent platelet-like behaviours” published Sept. 7 in the Advance Online Publication (AOP) of the Nature Materials website.

Michelle Miller-Day, Ph.D., professor, Department of Communication Studies, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, was interviewed by Scientific American Magazine for a piece on the new D.A.R.E. drug prevention program that she developed and continues to research.

In addition, her D.A.R.E. curriculum is being used as a model for similar programs in Nicaragua in partnership with the U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.

Todd Plesco, director of information security and cyber security expert, was interviewed by CBS and NBC for his insights into the email bomb threat received at a local high school via a compromised email account.

Dawn Bonker

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