Faculty Accomplishments: April 2019

Professor of chemistry Christopher Bailey organized the participation of, and traveled with, three Wells College students to the 33rd National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR), held April 11–13, 2019, at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. This was the 31st NCUR conference in which Wells students have participated! The students who presented their work at NCUR this year—including their research area, the title of their work, and their Wells faculty sponsor—were:

  • Bellina Mushala '19, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, "Preparation of Small Laccase (SLAC) for Immobilization via Click Chemistry and Bioremediation Applications" (faculty member: Lindsay Burwell)
  • Mackenzie Porter '19, Psychology, "Improving Treatment Protocols for Suicidal Patients in the Hospital Emergency Department: A Meta-Analysis" (faculty member: Deborah Gagnon)
  • John Tolley '19, History, "The Mai Mai Militias in the Second Congo War" (faculty member: Michael Groth)

In March and April, Michael Groth, professor of history, moderated different community discussions about the PBS film American Creed at the Aurora Free Library and the Howland Stone Store Museum. The sessions were part of a program sponsored by the American Library Association to promote community dialogue across the country on issues of citizenship and American identity.

An article by Kent Klitgaard, professor of economics and sustainability, entitled "Economy and Development in Modern Cities," appeared as chapter 5 (pages 101 to 116) in the journal Understanding Urban Ecology (Myrna H. P. Hall and Stephen B. Balough, editors). In addition, Charles Hall and Professor Klitgaard published an article, entitled "The Need for and Growing Importance of BioPhysical Economics" in the journal Current Analysis on Economics and Finance (vol. 1, no. 1, pages 75-87).

 

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