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Wesleyan Faculty and Staff Publications 2006

Hilary Barth, assistant professor of psychology, is the co-author of "Non-symbolic arithmetic in adults and young children," published in Cognition 98, 199-222, January 2006.

Reinhold Blümel, professor pf physics, is the co-author of “Quantum mechanics of the dynamic Kingdon trap,” published in The Physical Review; “Comment on 'Quantum chaos in elementary quantum mechanics,’” published in the Journal of Physics; and “Ghost orbit spectroscopy,” published in The Physical Review, in 2006.

John Cannon, research assistant in astronomy, is the co-author of "Probing The Multiphase Interstellar Medium Of The Dwarf Starburst Galaxy NGC 625 With FUSE Spectroscopy," published in Astrophysics in the Far Ultraviolet: Five Years of Discovery with FUSE ASP Conference Series, Vol. 348, May 2006.

Douglas Charles, chair and director of Archaeology Program Collections, professor of Anthropology and Archaeology, is the co-editor of Recreating Hopewell published by the University Press of Florida, 2006.

Tony Connor, professor of English emeritus, is the author of the book, Things Unsaid published by Anvil Press Poetry, June 2006.

Tania Convertini, visiting instructor in Italian in Romance Languages and Literatures, is the author of "Insegnare lingua con il cinema: una prospettiva alternativa" (“Teaching language with cinema: a different perspective”), published in Italica Vol. 83, April 2006. The article is written in Italian.

Lisa Dierker, associate professor of psychology, is the author of “The proximal association between smoking and drinking among first year college students,” published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 81, 1-9, 2006 and “Association between Parental and Individual Psychiatric/Substance Use Disorders and Smoking Stages among Puerto-Rican Adolescents,” published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 84, 144-153, 2006.

Rebecca Donner, visiting writer in English, is the author of a book review titled "Frantic Transmissions To and From Los Angeles" by Kate Braverman. It is published in the literary journal Bookforum in the February/March 2006 issue.

Peter Dunn, the Hollis Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Emeritus, is co-the author of the book The Utopian Nexus in Don Quixote published by Vanderbilt University press, July 2006.

Alex DuPuy, chair of the Sociology Department and professor of sociology, is the author of “The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community, and Haiti,” published by Rowman and Littlefield, December 2006.

Mark Flory, assistant professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, is the author of "Signal maps for mass spectrometry -based comparative proteomics," published inside and on the cover of Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, V.5 No. 3, March 2006.

Andreaa Font, research associate of astronomy, is the co-author of “Dynamics and Stellar Content of the Giant Southern Stream in M31. II. Interpretation,” published in The Astronomical Journal, Volume 131, Issue 3, March 2006 and "Chemical Abundance Distributions of Galactic Halos and Their Satellite Systems in a LambdaCDM Universe," published in The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 638, Issue 2, February 2006.

Henry Goldschmidt, assistant professor of religion, is the author of the book Race and Religion among the Chosen Peoples of Crown Heights, published by Rutgers University Press, 2006. The book is based on his doctoral dissertation research about Black-Jewish difference in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights.

William Herbst, chair of the Astronomy Department, director of the Van Vleck Observatory and the John Monroe Van Vleck Professor of Astronomy, is the co-author of "Self-Correlation Analysis of the Photometric Variability of T Tauri Stars" published in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Volume 118, Issue 848, October 2006; "Testing the Disk-locking Paradigm: An Association between U - V Excess and Rotation in NGC 2264," published in The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 647, Issue 2, August 2006; "Testing the Disk-locking Paradigm: An Association between U - V Excess and Rotation in NGC 2264" published in The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 647, Issue 2, August 2006; "X-ray emission in Orion Nebula young stars," published in the VizieR On-line Data Catalog, July 2006; "Evidence for Differential Rotation on a T Tauri Star," published in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Volume 118, Issue 84, June 2006; "The Orbit and Occultations of KH 15D," published in The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 644, Issue 1, June 2006; and "Rotational modulation of X-ray emission in Orion Nebula young stars," published in Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana Supplement, 2006. Herbst and Katherine Rhode, astronomy research associate, are authors of "The Variability and Rotation of Pre-Main-Sequence Stars in IC 348: Does Intracluster Environment Influence Stellar Rotation?" published in The Astronomical Journal, Volume 132, Issue 4, October 2006.

Scott Holmes, associate professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, is the co-author of "New Alleles of SIR2 Define Cell-Cycle-Specific Silencing Functions," published in Genetics 173:1939-1950, August 2006. The paper's authors include Merrit Hickman, BA '03 MA '04.

Kathryn Johnston, assistant professor of astronomy, is the co-author of “The Effect of Substructure on Mass Estimates of Galaxies” published in The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 643, Issue 1, May 2006; “Dynamics and Stellar Content of the Giant Southern Stream in M31. I. Keck Spectroscopy of Red Giant Stars,” published in The Astronomical Journal, Volume 131, Issue 5, May 2006; “Dynamics and Stellar Content of the Giant Southern Stream in M31. II. Interpretation,” published in The Astronomical Journal, Volume 131, Issue 3, March 2006; and “Chemical Abundance Distributions of Galactic Halos and Their Satellite Systems in a LambdaCDM Universe,” published in The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 638, Issue 2, February 2006.

Barbara Juhasz, assistant professor of psychology, is the co-author of “The role of age-of-acquisition and word frequency in reading: Evidence from eye fixation durations,” published in Visual Cognition, 13, 846-863; “Binocular coordination of the eyes during reading: Word frequency and case alternation affect fixation duration but not binocular disparity,” published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 59, 1614-1625; “Orthographic uniqueness point and eye movements in reading,” published in British Journal of Psychology, 97,191-216; and “Immediate disambiguation of lexically ambiguous words during reading: Evidence from eye movements,” published in British Journal of Psychology, 97, 467-482, 2006.

Tsampikos Kottos, assistant professor of physics and Moritz Hiller research assistant and MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization Gottingen, are the co-authors of "Wavepacket Dynamics, Quantum Reversibility and Random Matrix Theory," published in Annals of Physics, Vol. 321; "Complexity in Parametric Bose-Hubbard Hamiltonians and Structural Analysis of Eigenstates," published in Phys. Rev. A, Vol. 73; "Bifurcations in Resonance Widths of an Open Bose-Hubbard Dimer," published in Phys. Rev. A, Vol. 73. Kottos also is the author of "Quantum Graphology," published in Acta Physica Polonica A,Vol. 109, 7; "The conductance of a closed mesoscopic system," published in J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. Vol. 39; "Parametric invariant Random Matrix Model and the emergence of multifractality;" published in Phys. Rev. E, Vol. 73; and "Resonance width distribution for high-dimensional random media," published in Phys. Rev. B Vol. 73, all in 2006.

In addition, Kottos and his graduate student Joshua Bodyfelt and undergraduate Gim Seng Ng and are the authors of "Critical fidelity for systems at Metal Insulator Transition," which has been accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters.

Berel Lang, visiting professor of philosophy and letters, is the author of book reviews “Nietzsche and Zion”  by Jacob Golomb, published in the AJS Review, 130, 2006 and “Achieving Our Country” by Richard Rorty, published in the International Review of Philosophy, XXXVII, 2006. Lang also is the author of the articles “Jaspers' Die Schuldfrage: An Introduction to Hebrew edition of Die Schuldfrage,” published in Jerusalem by Magnes Press, 2006; “The Jewish War against the Nazis,” published in Antioch Review, 2006; “On ‘Holocaust' and 'Poetry' in Holocuast-Poetry,” published in the Michigan Quarterly Review, 2006; and “Hyphenated-Jews and the Anxiety of Identity,” published in Jewish Social Studies, 2006.

Charles Lemert, the Andrus Professor of Sociology, is the co-author of the book The Emotional Costs of Globalization, published by Rowman & Littlefield, May 2006. The same book was published internationally by Routledge UK under the title The New Individualism, January 2006 and by Rowman & Littlefield under the title Deadly Worlds, April 2006. He is aos the author of The Souls of WEB Du Bois, published by Paradigm Publishers, 2006 and Durkheim’s Ghosts: Cultural Logics and Social Things, published by Cambridge University Press, 2006. He’s also the author of “The New Individualism and its Contradictions,” published in Arena Magazine: Australian Journal of Left Political, Social and Culture Commentary, April-May 2006; “Betty Friedan & Simone de Beauvoir,” published in Fast Capitalism 2:1, 2006;  “The Poor, Always with Us” foreword to Scott J. Myers-Lipton, in Social Solutions to Poverty, published by Paradigm, 2006; “Culture as the Zero Signifier of Politics”, an afterword to Joel Pfister’s Critique for What? which was published by Paradigm, 2006. In addition, Lemert wrote at least 15 entries to the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Sociology, published by Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Leo Lensing, professor of German studies and film studies, is the author of the review essay "La cacofonía del sexo," published in the Madrid journal Revista de libros, No. 110, February 2006. The essay, an shorter version of which appeared under the title "Love, Interrupted" in The Times Literary Supplement in October 2005, treats the lost manuscript of the Austrian playwright Arthur Schnitzler's masterpiece La Ronde (1900) and contemporary parodies of the play. He also is the author of the review essay "Repressed Memories of Freud," which was featured on the cover of the Times Literary Supplement in May. "Electra 'ancient and modern'," has appeared recently in Luzifer-Amor, a German journal devoted to the history of psychoanalysis. The article, which documents an unknown meeting in 1905 of Freud's famous Psychological Wednesday Society, is part of a special issue commemorating the 150th anniversary of Freud's birth.

Aaron Matz, visiting assistant professor of letters, is the author of "Terminal Satire and Jude the Obscure" published in English Literary History, 2006.

Michael McAlear, associate professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, is the co-author of "The yeast ribosome and rRNA biosynthesis (RRB) regulon contains over 200 genes," published in Yeast 23:293-306, 2006.

James McGuire, professor of Government, is the author of "Basic Health Care Provision and Under-5 Mortality: A Cross-National Study of Developing Countries," published in World Development Vol. 34 No. 3, pages 405-425, March 2006.

Ed Moran, assistant professor of astronomy, is the author of “Multiwavelength Monitoring of the Dwarf Seyfert 1 Galaxy NGC 4395. I. A Reverberation-based Measurement of the Black Hole Mass,” published in The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 641, Issue 1, April 2006; “Optical Properties of Radio-selected Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 Galaxies” published in The Astronomical Journal, Volume 131, Issue 4, April 2006; “The Central Regions of Galaxies Hosting LINERs as Viewed by Chandra,” published in the Populations of High Energy Sources in Galaxies Proceedings of the 230th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Carmen Moreno-Nuno, assistant professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, is the author of the manuscript "Las huellas de la Guerra Civil: Mito y trauma en la narrativa de la España democratica," which has been accepted for publication in Libertarias, Madrid, Spain, 2006.

Ishita Mukerji, associate professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, is the co-author of "Examination of A-Tract Bending using a Fluorescent Adenosine Analogue," pending revision for Biochemistry, 2006.

Don Oliver, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, is the co-author of "SecA dimer cross-linked at its subunit interface is functional for protein translocation," published in J. Bacteriol. 188: 335-338, 2006.

Andrea Patalano, assistant professor of neuroscience and behavior and assistant professor of psychology, is the co-author “Cross-cultural exploration of the Indecisiveness Scale: A comparison of Chinese and American men and women,” published in Personality and Individual Differences, 41, 813-824; and “The importance of being coherent: Category coherence, cross-classification, and reasoning,” published in the Journal of Memory and Language, 54, 407-424, 2006.

Ana Perez-Girones, adjunct associate professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, is the co-author of an intermediate Spanish program titled "A otro nivel," published by McGraw-Hill. The program includes a textbook, out in November 2005, and other materials such as "Cuaderno de practica," an interactive CDROM video and reader, and an instructor resource kit, which will be published in 2006.

William "Vijay" Pinch, professor of history, is the author of the book, Warrior Ascetics and Indian Empires, published by Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Ulrich Plass, assistant professor of German Studies, is the author of Language and History in Theodor W. Adorno's Notes to Literature, published by Routledge, 2006. He’s also the author of scholarly articles "Journalism, Television, Poetry: Rainald Goetz's 1989," published in Germanic Review No.  81, 2006; "Zum Verhältnis von Begriff und Anschauung in Adornos Ästhetik" ("On the Relation Between Concept and Intuition in Adorno's Aesthetics"), published in "Intellektuelle Anschauung": Figurationen von Evidenz zwischen Kunst und Wissen ("Intellectual Intuition:" Figurations of Evidence between Art and Knowledge), Bielefeld: Transcript-Verlag, 2006.

Greta Slobin, visiting professor of letters, is the author of Russian Literature. In Honor Of Olga Raevsky Hughes and Robert Hughes published by Berkeley Slavic Specialties, 2006; and “Nabokov/Dostoevsky and the Problems of Literary Modernism in Diaspora,” published in Dostoevsky and the Russian Emigration in the XX Century, Moscow, 2006.

Ruth Striegle-Moore, the Walter A. Crowell University Professor of the Social Sciences and professor of psychology, is the co-author of "Pubertal correlates in black and white girls," published in the Journal of Pediatrics, 148, 234-240; “Self esteem in adolescent females,” published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, 39, 501-507; "Acculturation and eating disorders in a Mexican American community sample," published in Psychology of Women Quarterly, 30, 340-347; "Help seeking and barriers to treatment in a community sample of Mexican American and European American women with eating disorders," published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, 39, 154-161; “Self-perceived barriers to activity participation among sedentary adolescent girls," published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 38, 534-540; "Risk factors and patterns of onset in binge eating disorder," published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, 39, 101-107; "Antecedent life events of binge-eating disorder," published in Psychiatry Research, 142, 19029; "Should night-eating syndrome be included in the DSM?" published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, 39, 544-549; "Night eating: prevalence and demographic correlates," published in Obesity Research, 14, 139-147; "Caffeine intake in eating disorders," published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, 39, 162-165; "Fruit and vegetable intake: Few adolescent girls meet national guidelines," published in Preventive Medicine, 42, 223-228; "Correlates of beverage intake in adolescent girls," published in the Journal of Pediatrics, 148, 183-187; and "The adverse effect of negative comments about weight and shape from family and siblings on women at high risk for eating disorders," published in Pediatrics, 118, 731-738, 2006.

Kit Reed, adjunct professor of English, is the author of the novel, The Baby Merchant, published from Tom Doherty Associates (TOR), June, 2006.

Katherine Rhode, research associate of astronomy, is the co-author of “The Effect of Substructure on Mass Estimates of Galaxies,” published in The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 643, Issue 1, May 2006 and "The Variability and Rotation of Pre-Main-Sequence Stars in IC 348: Does Intracluster Environment Influence Stellar Rotation?" published in The Astronomical Journal, Volume 132, Issue 4, October 2006.

Jeff Rider, chair of the Medieval Studies Program, chair of the Romance Languages and Literatures Department, professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, is the editor of appended poems on Charles’ death titled Walter of Thérouanne. Walteri archidiaconi Teruanensis Vitae. "Vita Karoli comitis Flandrie" et "Vita domni Ioannis Morinensis episcopi" quibus subiunguntur poemata aliqua de morte comitis Karoli conscripta et quaestio de eadem facta,” (Walter, Archdeacon of Thérouanne, Lives. "The Life of Charles, Count of Flanders" and "The Life of Lord John, Bishop of Thérouanne") published in Corpus Christianorum, Continuatio Medieualis, 217. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2006.

Paul Schwaber, professor of letters, is the author of "For Better and For Worst: Romeo and Juliet," published in The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child; "So Powerful a Prohibition," a reflection on Freud and History, will appear in a Frestschrift for the novelist Daniel Stern; and "Introduction" to a collection called "Key Papers in Psychoanalysis and Literature," was published by Karnac Books, 2006.

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

Dana Royer, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, is the co-author of “Why do toothed leaves correlate with cold climates? Gas-exchange at leaf margins provides new insights into a classic paleotemperature proxy,” published in the International Journal of Plant Sciences, 167, 2006.

John Salzer, professor of astronomy, is the co-author of "The Diverse Infrared Properties of a Complete Sample of Star-forming Dwarf Galaxies" published in The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 636, Issue 2, January 2006.

Steve Stemler, assistant professor of psychology, is the co-author of "There's more to teaching than instruction: Seven strategies for dealing with the social side of teaching," published in Educational Studies, 32(1), 85-102; "Using the theory of successful intelligence as a basis for augmenting AP exams in psychology and statistics," published in Contemporary Educational Psychology, 31(2), 75-108; and "Using situational judgment tests to measure practical intelligence," published in Situational Judgment Tests, pages 107-131; Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Mahwah, N.J., 2006.

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, 2006.

Ellen Thomas, research professor of earth and environmental sciences, is the co-author of "Potential of the Scotia Sea Region for Determining the Onset and Development of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current," published in Antarctica: Contributions to Global Earth Science, Chapter 8.4, Springer-Verlag, p. 433-440 in February 2006; "Disciplinary and cross-disciplinary study of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum gives new insight into greenhouse gas-induced environmental and biotic change," published in EOS Transactions AGU v. 87 (17), p. 165, 169 in March 2006; "Lower-middle Eocene benthic foraminifera from the Fortuna Section (Betic Cordillera, southeastern Spain)," publiushed in Micropaleontology, 52: 97-150 in June 2006; "Integrated Stratigraphy and Chrono-stratigraphy across the Ypresian-Lutetian transition at Fortuna section (Betic Cordillera, Spain)," published in Newsletters in Stratigraphy 42: 23-41 in October 2006;" "An ocean view of the early Cenozoic Greenhouse World," published in Oceanography (Special Volume on Ocean Drilling, 19: 63-72; and "The enigma of early Miocene biserial planktic foraminifera," published in Geology, 34: 1041-1044, December 2006.


Michael Weir, professor of biology, Michael Rice, professor of computer science, and Wesleyan student Matthew Eaton are the co-authors of “Challenging the spliceosome machine,” published in Genome Biology 7, 2006.

Elizabeth Willis, assistant professor of English, is the author of an article about the American late-modernist poet Lorine Niedecker titled "The Poetics of Affinity: Niedecker, Morris, and the Art of Work" published in Contemporary Literature, Vol. 46, No. 4, February 2006; and a poetry book titled Meteoric Flowers, published from Wesleyan University Press, February 2006.
 

Editor's Note: The Wesleyan Connection will list staff and faculty publications awarded in 2006. To be included on this list, e-mail newsletter@wesleyan.edu. To view publications from previous years, visit The Wesleyan Connection's Archives at http://www.wesleyan.edu/newsletter/campus/newsletterarchives.html.