Archive: In Focus

Socially responsible research

Not content with simply studying immigrant populations, anthropology professor Rachel Adler got a nursing degree so she could also deliver healthcare to her subjects.

Stats professor details recent stylometry work at international conferences

David Holmes, professor of mathematics and statistics, spent his fall break giving talks on stylometry at two international conferences. The first conference was the London Authorship Attribution Forum at the University of London, and the second was a symposium on Turkish Language and Literature: Language and Style Analysis of Literary Texts at Suleyman Demirel University in Isparta, Turkey.

Profiles in research: Diane Bates

Sociologist Diane Bates came of age when the links between development and the environment were becoming ever—and, in some cases, disturbingly—clearer. What engrosses her as a researcher is the way societies willfully ignore the limits imposed by their natural surroundings and then respond once they’ve tipped the balance.

Profiles in research: Amanda Norvell

A decade after the fruit fly’s genome was sequenced, biologist Amanda Norvell is zeroing in on the specific roles that certain genes play within a fly’s egg cells.

Adjunct and emeritus profs make toe-tapping music on their band’s latest CD

Ed Goldberg’s Odessa Klezmer Band, which features Robert Mehlman on clarinet, has been making audiences “hetsken zich” for more than two decades.

Psych prof receives award for Distinguished Contribution to Ethnic Minority Issues

Ruth Hall received the award for Distinguished Contribution to Ethnic Minority Issues for 2011. The award is given by the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues (Division 44 of the American Psychological Association).

Business prof says communicating global “corporate social responsibility” is good for the bottom line

Karen Becker-Olsen, associate professor of management, marketing, and interdisciplinary business, has established a link between sales and international activism.

Two science profs awarded Fulbright Scholar awards

Thulsi Wickramasinghe, professor of physics, and Curt Elderkin, associate professor of biology, have each been awarded the prestigious J. William Fulbright Scholar award.

’79 alumnus appointed director of corporate and foundation relations at TCNJ

Greg Caiola will be responsible for planning, operating and managing a comprehensive program to promote, develop and increase foundation and corporate support for the College’s advancement priorities.