Biology graduate students Joe Carpentino and Nathaniel Hartman;
Laura Grabel, professor of biology; and Janice Naegele,
professor of neuroscience and behavior, professor and chair of biology, are
co-authors of "Region-specific differentiation of ES-derived neural
progenitor transplants into the adult mouse hippocampus following seizures,"
published in the Journal of Neuroscience Research 86 in 2008.
Biology graduate student Chunyu Cai and Laura Grabel,
professor of biology, are the co-authors of "Hedgehog serves as a mitogen
and survival factor during embryonic stem cell neurogenesis," published in
Stem Cells, April 2008.
Elizabeth Bobrick, visiting scholar in classical studies, is the co-author of Anatomy of Baseball published by SMU Press, April 2008.
Fred Cohan, professor of biology; his Ph.D. candidate Alexander Koeppel; BA/MA students Elizabeth Perry and Nora Connor; undergraduate researcher Andrew Warner ’08; and Danny Krizanc, professor of computer science, are co-authors of “Identifying the Fundamental Units of Bacterial Diversity: A Paradigm Shift to Incorporate Ecology into Bacterial Systematics,” published in the Feb. 11-15 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
associate professor of psychology, is the co-author of "Risk and protective
factors associated with trajectories of depressed mood from adolescence to
early adulthood," published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical
Psychology 76(2), 2008; and "Tobacco, alcohol and marijuana use among
first year U.S. college students: A time series analysis," published in
Substance Use and Misuse 43(5), 2008.
Albert Fry, the E.B, Nye Professor of Chemistry, is the author of
"CBS-QB3 computational examination of substituent effects on the
interconversion of 1,3,5-cyclooctatriene and bicyclo[4.2.0]-2,4-octadiene,"
published in Tetrahedron No. 64 in 2008.
Richard Grossman, professor of economics and chair of the Economics Department, and Masami Imai, assistant professor of economics and East Asian studies, are co-authors of “The evolution of a national banking market in pre-war Japan,” published in the Explorations in Economic History 45(1): 17-29, January 2008. Grossman and Stephen Lee ‘04 co-authored “May Issue versus Shall Issue: Explaining the Pattern of Concealed-Carry Handgun Laws, 1960-2001,” published in Contemporary Economic Policy.
Barbara Juhasz, assistant professor of psychology, is the co-author
of "Immediate and delayed effects of word frequency and word length on eye
movements in reading: A delayed effect of word length," published in the
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance,
34, pages 726-750, 2008. She and and Margaret Gullick '07, are the
co-authors of "Age of acquisition's effect on memory for semantically
associated word pairs," published in the Quarterly Journal of
Experimental Psychology, 61, 1177-1185, 2008.
John Kirn, chair of the Neuroscience
and Behavior Program, associate professor of neuroscience and behavior,
associate professor of biology and director of Graduate Student Services, is
the co-author of "Nest of Origin Predicts Adult Neuron Addition Rates in the
Vocal Control System of the Zebra Finch," published in Brain Behavior and
Evolution 71, 2008.
Tsampikos Kottos, assistant professor
of physics, is the co-author of "Control of atomic currents using a quantum
stirring device," accepted for publication in Europhysics Letters,
2008. Kottos and physics graduate student Joshua Bodyfelt, are the
co-authors of "Universal scaling properties of delay times in 1D random
media," published in Physical Review Letters Vol. 77, 2008. This
publication was selected for presentation by Virtual Journal of Nanoscale
Science and Technology, 17, Issue 2, 2008.
Matthew Kurtz, assistant professor of
psychology, assistant professor of neuroscience and behavior, is the
co-author of "Social skills training for schizophrenia: A meta-analysis of
controlled research," published in The Journal of Consulting and Clinical
Psychology, April 2008 and "Symptoms versus neurocognition as predictors
of change in life skills in schizophrenia after outpatient rehabilitation,"
published in Schizophrenia Research, April 2008.
assistant professor of government, is the author of The Anti-Intellectual
Presidency: The Decline of Presidential Rhetoric from George Washington to
George W. Bush, published by Oxford University Press in May 2008.
Mike Lovell, the Chester Hubbard
Professor of Economics, emeritus, is the author of "A Simple Proof of the
Frisch-Waugh-Lovell Theorem," published in the Journal of Economic
Education in the Winter 2008 edition.
Dick Miller, the Woodhouse/Sysco
Professor of Economics, emeritus, and Visiting Professor of Economics, is
the author of "Capitalism With Capital: A Suggested Remedy for the Absence
of Investment Decision Making in Basic Microeconomics Teaching," published
in the International Review of Economics Education 6(1).
professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, and David Beveridge,
the University Professor of the Sciences and Mathematics, professor of
chemistry, are the co-authors of "Spectroscopic and Molecular Dynamics
Evidence for a Sequential Mechanism for the A to B transition in DNA,"
published in the Biophysical Journal V. 94, No. 12 in June 2008.
Wesleyan alumni Kelly Knee '07, Sergei Ponomarev '04 and Colin Aitken '03
contributed to the article.
Tom Morgan, the Foss Professor of
Physics, is the co-author of "Plasma power measurement and hysteresis in the
E-H transition of a rf inductively coupled plasma system," published in
Applied Physics Letters, Feb. 2008; "Two-color photoexcitation of
Rydberg states via an electric quadrupole transition," published in the
Journal of the Optical Society of America, February, 2008; and "Photoionization
spectroscopy of even-parity autoionizing Rydberg states of argon:
experimental and theoretical investigation of Fano profiles and resonance
widths," published in The Physical Review, June 2008.
Janice Naegele, professor of neuroscience
and behavior, professor and chair of biology, is the co-author of "Status
epilepticus induced neuronal stem cell proliferation is stimulated by
sequential waves of NMDA- and IGF-1 receptor-mediated ERK/MAPK signaling,"
published in Glia 56(7): 791-800, in 2008.
Rex Pratt, the Beach Professor of
Chemistry, is the author of "Substrate specificity of bacterial
DD-peptidases (penicillin-binding proteins)," published in Cellular and
Molecular Life Sciences, 2008.
Francisco Rodriguez, assistant professor
of Latin American studies, assistant professor of economics, is the author
of the article "An Empty Revolution: The unfulfilled Promised of Hugo
Chavez," published in the March/April 2008 issue of Foreign Affairs.
In addition, his research was discussed by The Economist in the
article "Propaganda, not policy," which appeared in the Feb. 28 issue;
"Venezuela's Revolution in Decline: Beware the Wounded Tiger," published in
the Spring 2008 issue of World Policy Journal, 25(1), pp. 45-58, by
MIT Press; "Response to Venezuela's Ambassador to the US," published in the
July/August 2008 issue of Foreign Affairs, pp. 160-2, Council on
Foreign Relations; and "Washington Consensus," published in Stearns, The
Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World by Oxford University Press.
Cameron Shelton, assistant professor of economics, is the author of
"The aging population and the size of the welfare state: Is there a puzzle?"
published in the Journal of Public Economics, Volume 92, Issues 3-4,
647-651 in April 2008.
Anna Shusterman, assistant professor of
psychology, is the co-author of "Young children's spontaneous use of
geometry in maps," published in Developmental Science 11(2), 2008.
Gil Skillman, professor of economics and tutor in the College of
Social Studies and Joyce Jacobsen, Andrews Professor of Economics and
tutor in the College of Social Studies are both contributors to the New
Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Skillman, for "exploitation" and
Jacobsen for "gender roles and division of labour."
Kirk Swinehart, assistant professor of
history, is the author of the book review "The View from Jacksonville: Miles
Harvey explores the world of French artist Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues in
Florida nearly 450 years ago," published in The Chicago Tribune July
Erika Taylor, assistant professor of
chemistry, is the co-author of "Second-sphere amino acids contribute to
transition-state structure in bovine purine nucleoside phosphorylase,"
published in Biochemistry, 47, 2008.
Gina Ulysse, assistant professor of
African American studies, assistant professor of anthropology, is the author
of Downtown Ladies: Informal Commercial Importers, a Haitian
Anthropologist and Self-Making in Jamaica, published by the University
of Chicago Press, March 15.
T. David Westmoreland, associate professor of chemistry, is the
author of "Symmetry control of chemical reactions: Applications to the Berry
pseudorotation of five-coordinate transition metal complexes," published in
Inorganica Chimica Acta 361, 2008.
Gary Yohe, the Woodhouse/Sysco Professor of Economics, is the co-author of "The Value of the High Aswan Dam to the Egyptian Economy," published in
Ecological Economics 66: 117-126, 2008; "Future Scenarios for Emissions Need Continual Adjustment," published in
Nature 453: 155, 2008; "Applying Risk Analytic Techniques to the Integrated Assessment of Climate Policy Benefits," published in
Integrated Assessment Journal 8: 123-149, 2008; "A Research Agenda to Improve Economic Estimates of the Benefits of Climate Change Policies," published in
Integrated Assessment Journal 8: 1-17, 2008, available online here; and "Evaluating Climate Risks in Coastal Zones," published in the May 26, 2008 issue of
RFF Weekly Policy Commentary.