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Wesleyan Faculty and Staff Publications 2005

Richard Adelstein is the author of "Knowledge and Power in the Mechanical Firm: Planning for Profit in Austrian Perspective," published in “Review of Austrian Economics,” V.8,  No. 1, March 2005.

Hilary Barth, assistant professor of psychology, is the lead-author of “Abstract number and arithmetic in preschool children,” published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, September 2005.

Ann Campbell Burke, associate professor of biology, co-authored an article titled "Gastrulation in reptiles" in "Gastrulation," published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, 2005.

Richard Buel, professor of history Emeritus is the author of "America on the Brink : How the Political Struggle Over the War of 1812 Almost Destroyed the Young Republic," published by Palgrave Macmillan, January 2005.

Michael Calter, associate professor of chemistry, is the co-author of “Catalytic, Asymmetric, ‘Interrupted’ Feist-Bénary Reactions”, published in the Web version of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, October 2005.

Frederick Cohan, professor of biology, co-authored “Concepts of bacterial biodiversity for the age of genomics" for "Microbial Genomes,” published by Humana Press Inc.; “Periodic selection and ecological diversity in bacteria” published by Landes Bioscience Publications; “Microbial diversity in hot spring cyanobacterial mats: pattern and prediction,” was accepted for publication in “Thermal Biology Institute;" and “Species concepts in microbes: can we reconcile medicine and evolution?—An E-debate,” was accepted for “Infection, Genetics and Evolution."

Rebecca Donner, visiting writer in English, was published in two literary journals, T"he Believer", Issue 17 and "Post Road," Issue 9, 2005.

Martha Gilmore, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, is the author of “Investigation of the Application of Aerobot Technology at Venus,” published in “Acta Astronautica,” 56, 2005; “Effect of palagonite dust deposition on the automated detection of calcite in visible/near-infrared spectra,” published in “Icarus,” 172, 2004; “Coastal Marsh Characterization Using Satellite Remote Sensing and In Situ Radiometry Data: Preliminary Results,” for the 2005 ASPRS Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, 2005; “Creation and Testing of an Artificial Neural Network Based Carbonate Detector for Mars Rovers,” for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Mont., March 2005 and the IEEEAC paper No. 1527, 7, 2005.

Bill Johnson Gonzalez, visiting instructor in the English, co-edited a book “Passing Lines: Immigration and Sexuality,” published by Harvard University Press, December 2005.

William Herbst, the John Monroe Van Vleck Professor of Astronomy, chair of the Astronomy Department and director of the Van Vleck Observatory, co-authored "Rotational evolution of low mass stars: The case of NGC 2264" published in Astronomy & Astrophysics V. 430, 1005; "Chandra Orion Ultradeep Project Sees PMS Coronae Rotate" published in the Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society V. 205, 105.10; "Anomalously Low X-ray Emission from the Weak-lined T Tauri Binary KH 15D" published in the Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society V. 205, 161.4.

Mark Hovey, associate professor of mathematics, is the co-author of “Comodules and Landweber exact homology theories,” published in Adv. Math, 2005 Issue 192 and “Local cohomology of BP*BP-comodules,” published in the Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society 3, 2005.

Joyce Jacobsen, the Andrews Professor of Economics, chair of the Economics Department and tutor of the College of Social Sciences, is the author of an article titled “Choices & Changes,” published in the “Regional Review,” March 2005. This special edition of the “Regional Review” is based on presentations made at a conference sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in March 2004.

Kathryn Johnston, assistant professor of astronomy, co-authored “A Two Micron All-Sky Survey View of the Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy. IV. Modeling the Sagittarius Tidal Tails” for “The Astrophysical Journal,” V.619, Issue 2, 2005.

Ethan Kleinberg, associate professor of history and assistant professor of letters is the author of the book Generation Existential: Heidegger's Philosophy in France, 1927-1961, published by Cornell University Press in September 2005.

Berel Lang, visiting professor of philosophy and letters, is the author of the book “Post-Holocaust:  Interpretation, Misinterpretation, and the Claims of History” published by Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005; and served as the co-editor of “The Holocaust:  A Reader,” published by Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 2005; the articles “Two Degrees of Difficulty in Writing Difficult History,” published in the Polish version of “A World We Bade No Farewell” by Warsaw: Instytut Studiow Politycznych PAN, 2005; “Evil in Genocide,” published in “Genocide and Human Rights,” published by  New York: Palgrave, 2005; and book reviews “The Fragility of Empathy” by Carolyn Dean, published in the American Historical Review Issue 110, 2005; and  “Fantasies of Witnessing” by Gary Weissman, published by the AJS Review in 2005.

Charles Lemert, the Andrus Professor of Sociology, is the author of "Durkheim's Ghosts: The Logics of Culture & the Sociologies of Culture" published by Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Leo Lensing, professor of film studies and professor of German studies, is the author of the book "Brief über den Vater. Ein Brief des jungen Karl Kraus," ("Letter about the Father. A Letter by the Young Karl Kraus") published by Warmbronn: Ulrich Keicher, 2005.

James McGuire, professor and chair of the Department of Government and Laura B. Frankel ’02 are the authors of "Mortality Decline in Cuba, 1900-1959: Patterns, Comparisons, and Causes," published in “Latin American Research Review” 40 No. 2 84-116, June 2005.

J. Donald Moon, the John E. Andrus Professor of Government and tutor of the College of Social Studies, is the author of “Leadership, Democracy, and Political Ethics," published in "The Art of Political Leadership:  A Festschrift Honoring Fred Greenstein,” Rowman and Littlefield, 2005.

Ed Moran, assistant professor of astronomy, is the author of "Extreme X-ray Behavior of the Low-Luminosity Active Nucleus in NGC 4395," published in “The Astronomical Journal”, May 2005.

Janice Naegele, associate professor of biology and associate professor of neuroscience and behavior; Stanley Lin, biology research associate; and graduate students Roopashree Narasimhaiah and Alexander Tuchman are the authors of "Oxidative Damage and Defective DNA Repair is Linked to Apoptosis of Migrating Neurons and Progenitors During Cerebral Cortex Development in Ku70-Deficient Mice," published in Cerebral Cortex 2005 15(6):696-707.

Maggie Nelson, visiting assistant professor of English, is the author of “Jane : A Murder,” published by Soft Skull Press in March 2005.

Don Oliver, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry and chair of the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Department and Manju Hingorani, assistant professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, are the authors of “Role of a conserved glutamate residue in the Escherichia coli SecA ATPase mechanism” published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry 280 (15):14611-14619, April 2005.

Ulrich Plass, assistant professor of German studies, is the author of the review-essay "Quixotic Struggles. New Books by and about Elias Canetti," published by Austrian Studies 13:234-246, 2005.

Kit Reed, adjunct professor of English, is the author of the short story collection "Dogs of Truth" published by Tom Doherty Associates, September 2005. She is also the author of "Bronze," a horror novel published by Nightshade Books, November 2005.

Dana Royer, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, is the co-author of "Correlations of climate and plant ecology to leaf size and shape: potential proxies for the fossil record," published in The American Journal of Botany, 92: 1141-1151, 2005; and "Contrasting seasonal patterns of carbon gain in evergreen and deciduous trees of ancient polar forests," published in Paleobiology, 31: 141-150, 2005.

Joseph Rouse, the Hedding Professor of Moral Science, professor of philosophy, and chair of the science in society program, is the author of "Mind, Body and World:  Todes and McDowell on Bodies and Language,” published in the in the journal “Inquiry,” 2005;  “Heidegger on Science and Naturalism,” in the Blackwell collection, Continental Philosophies of Science, 2005; “Heidegger on Science,” in Blackwell's A Companion to Heidegger, 2005.

John Salzer, professor of astronomy, is the co-author of “The Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA Survey. I. Science Goals, Survey Design and Strategy” published and “The KPNO International Spectroscopic Survey. V. Halpha-selected Survey List 3,” published in The Astrophysical Journal, December 2005.

Vera Schwarcz, the Mansfield Freeman professor of East Asian Studies and professor of history, is the author of "Truth is Woven," a poetry collection part of the premier Poets Chapbook Series No. 31, December 2005.

Norm Shapiro, professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, is the author of the essay “Farce,” in the two-volume <i>Comedy: A Geographic and Historical Guide</i>, published by Praeger Publishers, September 2005.

Michael Singer, assistant professor of biology, is the author of “Taste alteration and endoparasites,” published in Nature, July 2005; “The tri-trophic niche concept and adaptive radiation of phytophagous insects,” published in Ecology Letters 8, December 2005; “Climatic unpredictability and parasitism of caterpillars: implications of global warming,” for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, December 2005; “Parasitism alters gustatory cell responses,” published in Nature, July 2005; “Acquisition, transformation and maintenance of plant pyrrolizidine alkaloids by the polyphagous arctiid Grammia geneura.,” published in Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, July 2005; "Parasitism alters gustatory cell responses," published in Nature; "Specific recognition, detoxification and metabolism of pyrrolizidine alkaloids by the polyphagous arctiid Estigmene acrea," published in Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 35, 2005.

Greta Slobin, visiting professor of letters, is the author of “Why the First Wave Diaspora Embraced Shklovskian Estrangement?” published in Estrangement Revisited. Poetics Today, vol. 26, Duke University Press, 2005.

Richard Slotkin, the Olin Professor of English and professor of American studies, is the author of the book “Lost Battalions: The Great War and the Crisis of American Nationality,” published by Henry Holt, December 2005.

Erik Grimmer-Solem, assistant professor of history, is the author of “German Social Science, Meiji Conservatism, and the Peculiarities of Japanese History,” published in the “Journal of World History” 16, No. 2, June 2005.

Davis Smith, medical director of the Davison Health Center, and Joyce Walter, director of the Health Services Department, are authors of "Improving Services to Transgender Students, Improving Services to All Students," published in "Spectrum," January 2005.  

Sonia Sultan, associate professor of biology, is the author of "Plant Ecological Development: An emerging focus." Editor's Commentary; New Phytologist (special feature on Ecological Development), 2005. Other recent publications she has authored or co-authored include: "Environmentally contingent variation: phenotypic plasticity and norms of reaction." Chapter 14 (pp. 303-332) in Variation: A Central Concept in Biology, Elsevier Academic Press; "Shade tolerance plasticity in response to neutral vs green shade cues in Polygonum species of contrasting ecological breadth." New Phytologist 166: 141-148; "Seedling expression of cross-generational plasticity depends on reproductive architecture." American Journal of Botany 92: 377-381; "Ecological Consequences of Phenotypic Plasticity." Trends in Ecology and Evolution (in press).

Magda Teter, assistant professor of history, is the author of “Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland: A Beleaguered Church in the Post-Reformation Era,” published by Cambridge University Press, December, 2005.

Ellen Thomas, research professor of earth and environmental sciences, is the co-author of  “Astronomical modulation of late Palaeocene to early Eocene global warming events,” published in the journal, “Nature,” June 2005; and “Extreme Acidification of the Atlantic Ocean at the Paleocene-Eocene Boundary,” published in “Science,” June 2005; “Integrated Stratigraphy and Chronostratigraphy across the Ypresian-Lutetian transition at Fortuna section” published in Newsletters in Stratigraphy, 2005; “Paleoenvironments across the Cretaceous/ Tertiary boundary in the central North Pacific (DSDP Site 465), the Gulf of Mexico and the Tethys: the benthic foraminiferal record,” published in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2005;  “Potential of the Scotia Sea Region for Determining the Onset and Development of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current In: D,” published in Antarctic Contributions to Global Earth Science, ISAES-IX Proceedings Volume, 2005.

Alfred Turco, professor of English, is the author of “Nobody's Perfect: GBS as Wagnerite," published in the Summer and Fall 2005 issues of Leitmotive, the journal of the Wagner Society of Northern California.

Arthur Upgren, the J. Monroe Van Vleck Professor of Astronomy Emeritus, is the author of “Many Skies: Alternative Histories of the Sun, Moon, Planets, and Stars” published by Rutgers University Press, January 2005.

Richard Vann, professor of history, professor of letters emeritus, is the author of “Historians and Moral Evaluations,” published in History and Theory, February 2005; and the review essay in “Watching and Praying: Personality Transformation in Eighteenth-Century Methodism,” from the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 53:4, 1375-81, 2005.

Johan (Joop) Varekamp, the Harold T. Stearns Professor in Earth Sciences, chair of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department and adjunct professor in Latin American Studies, is the co-author of the chapter "Once spilled, still found: Metal contamination in Connecticut wetlands and Long Island Sound sediment from historic industries," published in Our Changing Coasts, 2005 and "Hydrogeochemistry and rare earth element behavior in a volcanically acidified watershed in Patagonia, Argentina," published in Chemical Geology Issue 222, 2005.

Lingzhen Wang, assistant professor of Asian languages and literatures, is the author of  "Reproducing the Self: Consumption, Imaginary, and Identity in Chinese Women's Autobiographical Practice in the 1990s,” published in “Contested Modernities: Perspectives on Twentieth Century” Chinese Literature, Routledge/Curson, 2005.

Stephanie Kuduk Weiner, assistant professor of English, is the author of “Republican Politics and English Poetry, 1789-1874,” published by Palgrave Macmillan in August, 2005.

Ellen Widmer, professor of Asian languages and literatures, professor of East Asian studies, professor of feminism, gender and sexuality studies and co-chair of the Feminism, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department co-edited “Trauma and Transcendence in Early Qing Literature,” published by Harvard Asia Center Publications, December 2005.

Jelle Zeilinga de Boer, Harold T. Stearns professor of earth and environmental sciences, co-authored a book with 1952 alumnus Donald Theodore Sanders titled “Earthquakes in Human History: The Far-Reaching Effects of Seismic Disruptions” published by Princeton University Press, 2005.

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