March 2016 Faculty Accomplishments

LINDSAY BURWELL, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Lindsay Burwell had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Free Radical Biology and Medicine on the effect of long-term vitamin E and selenium supplementation on urine F2-isoprostanes, a biomarker of oxidative stress.  Guertin KA, Grant RK, Arnold KB, Burwell L, Hartline J, Goodman PJ, Minasian LM, Lippman SM, Klein E, Cassano PA. 

GERARDO T. CUMMINGS, Assistant Professor of Spanish
Dr. Cummings presented “Transnational Horror Films: An Analysis of Hollywood’s Incursion in the Hispanic World and its Influence in Latino Filmmakers” at the MACLAS Conference that was held at Fox School of Business in Temple University on March 4-5, 2016.  This year’s conference centered on the theme “Cycles and Encyclicals in Latin America.” At the conference, Dr. Cummings also chaired panel session number 19, titled “Film Adaptations, Hollywood, and Latin America.”  The conference culminated with Dr. Cummings being elected to the Executive Committee of MACLAS—which stands for the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies.

GEHAN DHAMEETH, Assistant Professor of Business
Dr. Gehan Dhameeth was appointed as an editor/referee for the following journal in March of 2016; British Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science (ISSN: 2231-0851) 

DEBORAH GAGNON, Associate Professor of Psychology, CAROL HENDERSON, Library Director, and KATIE WAUGH, Assistant Professor of Studio Art
Wells College was awarded $7,500 in grant funding from the South Central Regional Library Council's Regional Bibliographic Data Bases (RBDB) Fund. The grant proposal, written by Professors Deborah Gagnon and Katie Waugh, and Library Director Carol Henderson secured funds to be used to digitize the Emily Howland Papers, a special collection of the Wells Archives.  Emily Howland worked to establish women's rights, abolish slavery, and democratize access to education. Her niece Isabel served as the secretary for the National American Woman Suffrage Association and together they collected suffrage and anti-suffrage publications. The digitized collection will be incorporated in New York Heritage and the Digital Public Library of America, thus benefiting students, researchers, and lifelong learners everywhere.

JACLYN SCHNURR, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science and BRIAN HOUGH, Lecturer in Chemistry
Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Jackie Schnurr and Lecturer in Chemistry Brian Hough have been invited to participate in Summer Nature Week at the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY, June 13-17, 2016.

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