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Wesleyan Publications 2008

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.

Lisa Dierker, 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.

Elvin Lim, 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).

Ishita Mukerji, 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 12.

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.

Editor's Note: The Wesleyan Connection will list staff and faculty publications awarded in 2008. 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.