January 2015 & December 2014 Faculty Accomplishments

Catherine Burroughs, Professor of English, has just published the following: "Drama." The Cambridge Companion to Women's Writing in the Romantic Period (1780-1830). Ed. Devoney Looser. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 32-43. In addition, her student, REBEKKAH MCKALSEN (2014), has published in the conference's journal the paper she wrote in Critical Theory (ENG 380) and presented at last year's National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR, held at the University of Kentucky). The paper's title is: "'A Stone, a Leaf, an Unfound Door': Traveling and Stasis in Thomas Wolfe's *O Lost! A Story of the Buried Life*."

Two articles by Wells Book Arts Center director Richard Kegler have recently been published. "Aurora Uncial, by Victor Hammer" which describes a typeface named in honor of Aurora NY while Hammer was in residence at Wells (circa 1939) has been published in the Fall/Winter 2014 issue 75 of DA Journal of the Printing Arts in Canada. Print' magazines February 2015 issue, "Type Today," features Kegler's contribution among a collection of essays "from eight of the top minds" in the typography field. In addition to directing the Book Arts Center at Wells College, Richard Kegler is working on new titles to be published by the Wells College Press which was originally founded in by Victor Hammer circa 1941 and revived in 1991 shortly before the Book Arts Center was established.

Milene Morfei, Professor of Psychology, and Marian Brown, director of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, were interviewed on the December 15th edition of The Forecast, a monthly radio program on WRFI 88.1FM that focuses on climate change action efforts. The duo spoke about the work of the Center to enhance the Wells campus community embrace of more sustainable thinking and practice. The archived podcast of their interview can be accessed at: http://www.theforecast.org/.

Niamh O' Leary, Professor of Environmental Studies, submitted a paper to the peer-reviewed Journal of Plant Registrations. Co-authored with Margaret Smith and colleagues at Cornell University, the paper is titled Registration of NY195, NY212, NY215, and NY266 Anthracnose Stalk Rot Resistant Inbred Lines of Maize. An article authored by Niamh also appeared in the latest issue of Network News, the newsletter of the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network. The article, titled Cayuga Lake Studied in Cayuga County, reviewed a conference held at Wells on issues related to research and management of the Cayuga Lake Watershed.

Daniel Renfrow, Associate Professor of Sociology, was quoted in Seth Thomas' article "Let's End the Bad Blood Policy" published at The Good Men Project. The article critically examines current policies prohibiting sexually active gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

Erinn Ryen, Lecturer in the Sullivan Center for Business and Entrepreneurship, published an article entitled "Consumption-Weighted Life Cycle Assessment of a Consumer Electronic Product Community," in the January issue of Environmental Science and Technology. In addition, students in her Fall Innovation and Creative Problem Solving Class (Bus 250) collaborated with a manufacturing company in Auburn, NY and used the design thinking process to develop innovative product designs. In January, the company videotaped brief presentations of the students' prototypes.

Gehan Shanmuganathan, Assistant Professor of Business, in December of 2014 published his research paper on "Influence of Cultural Factors for Global Brand Management" in Journal of Business and Management (JBM)- Vol. 3, Issue 4, 2014.

In January, Professor Shanmuganathan and Erich Kaempffe, Business Senior Student at Wells College, published their (co-authorship) research paper on "Leadership and Team Performance Relationship: Case Analysis" in Scholars Journal of Economics, Business and Management (SJEBM); ISSN 2348-5302 (Online) & ISSN 2348-8875 (Print)- Vol.-2, Issue-1 (Jan, 2015).

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