Faculty/Staff News

Susannah Biondo-Gemmell exhibited artwork in “Earth and Alchemy,” a show surveying contemporary ceramic sculpture, at the Stephen D. Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston.

Education faculty members Kerry Bostwick and Jill Heinrich were awarded the Iowa Association of College and Research Libraries’ 2012 Research Award.

Marty Condon, professor of biology, Darius Ballard ’07, and colleagues carried out research near Iquitos, Peru, with funding from the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Teachers program.

Art Lecturer Sandy Dyas will teach a four-week academic-credit photography workshop in July in Prague.

Professor of psychology Carolyn Zerbe Enns and co-editor Elizabeth Nutt Williams completed a three-year book project with the publication of the “Oxford Handbook of Feminist Multicultural Counseling Psychology.” In addition to editing the volume, Enns contributed to two of the 26 chapters. Enns co-authored two additional articles/book reviews with Ann Fischer and Melinda Green, associate professor of psychology.

Rebecca Entel, assistant professor of English and creative writing, had short stories published in the June issue of Connotation Press and the November issue of The Examined Life Journal, a literary journal of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Her short story “You, Someplace Else” was named a finalist in Kore Press’ Chapbook Contest.

Geology Professor and Associate Dean of the College Ben Greenstein traveled to Australia to give a presentation at the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, which was held in Cairns, Queensland.

Mary Iber, consulting librarian for the sciences and kinesiology and college archivist, will chair the Newsletter Committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and will serve on the ACRL Executive Board for 2013.

An article by Professor of Music James Martin, “Confronting One’s Nazi Past: German Political History with Respect to Wagner and Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nuremberg,” appeared in the September 2012 issue of Wagner News (The Wagner Society of America).

Professor of English Katy Stavreva’s article, “Island Noises: Sound Imprints of the Cultural Encounters in Shakespeare’s ‘Tempest,’” was published in the collection “Cultural Encounters.”

Cindy Strong, professor of chemistry, and Caitlin Blum ’13 were awarded a grant titled “Production and Study of Mutant Forms of Human Copper-Zinc Superoxide Dismutase” from the Iowa College Foundation/R.J. McElroy Student/Faculty Research Program.

Craig Tepper, professor of biology, Robert Black, late emeritus professor of biology, Benjamin Greenstein, professor of geology, and Logan Squiers ’07, Chuck Hay ’10, Danielle Gorbach ’07, and Dana Friend ’09 published a manuscript titled “Cryptic Species: A Mismatch between Genetics and Morphology in Millepora” in the September 2012 issue of Marine Science.

Emily Walsh, associate professor of geology, and Oberlin colleague Zeb Page were awarded a $40,000 grant from the Keck Consortium and the National Science Foundation to conduct research with students on Santa Catalina Island, Calif.